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BIM 360 Field Management Update – August 6, 2018

Shirin Arnold
August 6, 2018

Introduction

The August 6, 2018 BIM 360 Field Management update delivers new functionality to support issue management, including:

  • Ability to create custom Issue Types and Sub-Types
  • Ability to add attachments from your Document Management library as well as hard-drive to your issue
  • Ability to drop a pin during the creation of an issue
  • Enhancements to workflow permissions

Ability to create custom Issue Types and Sub-Types

With the recently released enhancement allowing the customization of  Issue Types and Sub-Types, we provide you with the ability to use Field Management to fit your projects Issue Management needs.

Issue Types

Field Management provides 7 Issue Types out of the box, Quality, Safety, Punch List, Commissioning, Work List and Warranty. Each Issue Type has to a minimum one default sub-type. If an out of the box issue type does not fit your projects needs, you have the option to set it to “Inactive”. An “Inactive” issue type cannot be selected as a type when generating an issue. In the case where your project requires additional issue types, you have an option to add additional types as necessary.

 

Issue Sub-types

As mentioned above, each issue type has to have to a minimum, one sub-type. Sub-types are what the issue is assigned to. New sub-types can be added to a given issue type. Each of these sub-types can also be de-activated as required depending on the standards within the project.

When creating an issue, the Issue Type is first selected and then the sub-type as shown below on the iOS device.

Ability to add attachments from your Document Management library as well as hard-drive to your issue

This recent update to Field Management brought with it the ability to add attachments other than photos to an issue. As shown in the images below, a new Attachments tab has been added to the issue form. Within this tab, any individual depending on their permissions can now add additional supplemental information to the issue from the Document Management library or simply from their hard-drive.

Ability to drop a pin during the creation of an issue

The relationship to a pin dropped on a drawing or model for an issue adds tremendous value. Within Field Management we now have the ability to drop a pin for an issue while creating the issue even when the issue creation was not initiated from a drawing or model. In this case, the user has the option to navigate to the desired file within the Document Library from the issue directly, drop the pin and continue with the issue creation.

Enhancements to workflow permissions

Issue workflow permissions have now been enhanced to only allow the Project Administrator as well as the Issue Owner to change the status of an issue to Closed. This now ensures the right people are validating issue responses and ending an issues workflow.

 

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Shirin Arnold

Shirin leads product management for BIM 360 Field Management. Shirin holds a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from Stanford University and has over 16 years of experience in construction management and technology for the AEC industry. Since joining Autodesk, she has focused on delivering the Next Generation solution for BIM 360 Field as well as the BIM 360 Platform.

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