The September 28, 2017 BIM 360 Docs update includes new viewing, navigation, and measurement tools in Docs web. This release also includes an iOS update with the ability to better analyze a 3D model with new sectioning tools, extended RFI and Issue management capabilities (create Issues and RFI’s on 2D drawings and 3D models in any folder), and the ability to create project-level Issues and RFI’s.
New viewing, navigation, and measurement tools
The new “First Person” walk mode in Docs makes it easy to navigate the model and experience the design before it is built. From the new toolbar, select the “First Person” tool:
Next, you’ll see this handy tutorial for the navigation controls, which you can dismiss.
The “First Person” tool in action:
The measure tool has been completely updated, now with point-to-point, angle, and area measurement options.
- create multiple measurements (of any type) in the same view
- manipulate anchor points after you have placed them
- clearer snapping indicators and snapping to center points of circles and arcs.
- completely new look and feel
The new point-to-point measurement tool:
Multi-sheet / Multi-view File Navigation Improvements
We have added thumbnail images for multi-sheet / multi-view files, for improved navigation within files managed in “Project Files” folders.
Multi-sheet PDF with thumbnails:
Multi-view RVT with thumbnails:
Docs iOS app V2.7, now with model sectioning tools and Issue and RFI improvements
The latest version of the Docs iOS app (V2.7), now available on the App Store, provides the ability to easily explore and understand any aspect of the model with intuitive X, Y, Z, and Box sectioning tools.
Select a plane and drag the control to view model details.
This update also includes the ability to create RFI’s and Issues on drawings and models managed in “Project Files” folders, as well as the option to create RFI’s and Issues on 3D models in both “Plans” and “Project Files” folders.
In addition, we have added the option to create project-level Issues and RFI’s from the project Issue and RFI lists.