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BIM 360 Docs Update – November 8, 2016

Joan Allen
November 8, 2016

The November 8 update to BIM 360 Docs delivers highly-requested usability enhancements and improved document and folder operations.  Now you can rename the top-level “Plans” and “Project Files” folders and delete and restore folders, files, and documents in a consistent manner across all project folders. In addition, all users users can view subfolders in both list and thumbnail view, making it easier for project team members to view the documents they need.  

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Folder Naming and Actions 

Every BIM 360 Docs project is pre-configured with two top-level folders:  “Plans” (intended for drawing sets with automated sheet extraction behavior for multi-page PDF files and RVT files) and “Project Files” (with standard viewing for all project file types).  In order to address the various regional differences in terminology and to provide you with more control, we are providing the ability to rename these top level folders.  Also, in order to make the extraction behavior more clear to all project users, we have changed the “Plans” area subfolder icon (same as the top-level folder).

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Delete, Restore, and Make Current – Big Changes! 

This update includes a completely new – and consistent – experience for managing folders, documents, and files.  Now you can delete and restore any project folder (including folders in the “Plans” area of the product).   This also includes some important changes to the previous “recycle bin” behavior.  Previously, only admins could restore documents that had been deleted.  Now, we are displaying deleted documents at the folder level (access these deleted docs by selecting the “Restore” button).  This provides the team members with “Edit” and above access to a folder the ability to restore documents and folders.  

If you had any deleted items in the recycle bin prior to this release, you can now find them in the “deleted” view(s) of the original folder(s)

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In addition, you can also take action on any document – even extracted sheets in the “Plans” area – to delete, restore, and make an older version “current.”

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Joan Allen

Joan leads product management for BIM 360 Docs. Joan is a registered Civil Engineer with over 25 years of experience in construction management and technology for the AEC industry. Since joining Autodesk, she has focused on delivering innovative, cloud-based solutions for connecting AEC project teams and improving project delivery workflows, including Autodesk BIM 360 Glue and Autodesk Buzzsaw.


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  1. Avatarjoan.allen



    Hi Mark,

    Thank you for your interest and feedback!  We are currently working to support copy / move of all files, documents, and folders in all folder types in Docs.  Watch this space for further updates on those capabilities.

    Best Regards,

    Joan Allen

    Sr. Product Manager, BIM 360 Docs

  2. Avatarmark.morleyWYS6S



    Are there any plans to allow moving/copying of subfolders from one folder to another just like you can move/copy documents

  3. Avatarbrendillon



    Nice to see, but when is loading a file or model to Docs going to automatically populate in Field/Glue? Docs has a very low level of functionality without that essential integration.