Within BIM 360, Role is the means of indicating the members job title within the project or organization, such as Architect, BIM Manager, or Project Manager.
Today assigning a role to a project member will automatically set the default access to certain service modules on the Project Members page. For example, assigning someone the “Architect” role sets default access to Document Management, Project Management, Design Collaboration, Model Coordination, and Field Management. The project admin can change the defaults, but that can be tedious and time-consuming for a large project. And it may result in unintended variations. “Configurable roles” enables Account admins to view and configure the default module access associated with each role, in the new “Roles” tab in Account Admin. Your default access by role will appear each time a Project Admin adds a project member and assigns them to that role.
BIM 360 Administration is also continuing to work on the “Custom Roles” feature to let Account Admins remove or add roles to their account. When you add a new role, you can configure the default access for that role. Your set of account roles will determine which roles are available to Project Admins and will also set the default access for each role.