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.
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).
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)
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.”