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BIM 360 Release Notes

BIM 360 Docs Update – August 2019

Joan Allen
September 10, 2019

During the month of August, the BIM 360 team delivered a number of features and enhancements to improve document collaboration, visibility, and control:

  • Document Control
    • File-level Activity Log
    • Document Log – now with custom attributes
    • Set deletion
  • Review and Markup
    • Review workflow report (individual review)
    • New callout markup tools (text with arrow and cloud)
  • Updated Issues feature (ability to re-open and other usability improvements)
  • Other improvements
    • Search results in thumbnail view (in addition to list view)
    • Copy and Move files that are still processing
    • Copy and Move – folder selection improvements


File-level Activity Log

BIM 360 provides improved accountability and control with the project-level activity log, which provides a full document history for review or export.  Until August, this level of detail has only been available to Project Admins.  In order to improve collaboration and visibility for more project team members, we have introduced the new file-level activity log feature.  Currently available for all new projects created after August 2, the file-level activity log, available to users with “edit” permission or higher, provides the following capabilities:

  • View a complete history of file level activity.
  • Filter the file level activity log by action owner, activity type, and time period.
  • Export the file level activity log for offline use.

In order to make this feature available for projects that existed prior to August 2, we need to perform an extensive data migration (this must be done to ensure that each file-level activity log contains all previous activities for a complete historical record).  Full availability for existing projects will be announced after the data migration has been completed.

Document Log with Custom Attributes

The Document Log feature, first introduced in October 2018, provides a report showing the latest version of each document in a folder.  In the latest release, we added custom attributes (metadata) to the Document Log report.  Any custom attributes associated with a document will be automatically included in the report.

Delete a Document Set

The Document Set feature makes it easier to organize and manage specific versions of documents into “Sets” (packages) that are issued for a specific purpose during the project life cycle.  The latest Docs update includes the highly-requested ability to delete a Set for improved usability and document control.


Review Workflow Reporting

Now you can run a report on any Review workflow.  The report provides a comprehensive summary of the documents, approval status, markups, and comments.

Other Improvements


Search – Now you can view search results in Thumbnail view (in addition to List view).


Copy and Move – now you can copy and move documents that are still processing (for viewing).  We have also improved the folder selection user experience for copy and move operations.


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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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    Hi @Joan Allen, thank you for all these nice updates. I’m wondering if the “Copy and Move – folder selection improvements” means you can actually copy and move Folders. There is a bit of confusion about this one. Is it possible to clarify if that feature refers to files within folders only? Thank you in advance

  2. Avatarstanley.chia

    Hi able to publish short videos to illustrate the enhancement areas with the release notes? This can lead users to understand the improvements made faster. tyia!

  3. Avatarmac_EH

    Great to see the review reporting enabled, but it would also be good to be able to copy and move folders, as connector doesnt have the option. Is this on the roadmap?

  4. Avatarshaunfarrell5867

    It would be useful to be able to generate a document log for all folders in the tree and not just at a folder or file level. Is this on the roadmap?

    1. AvatarJoan Allen (Post author)

      Hi – Thanks for the feedback! The ability to run a document log for all folders is on our roadmap.