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BIM 360 Docs Search, Filter and Custom Attributes Enhancements – March 23, 2021

Audrey Boguchwal
March 23, 2021

The March BIM 360 release contains improvements to search and filtering and improvements to custom attributes administration.

Search Improvements

BIM 360 users can find what they need faster with the following search and filter improvements:

BIM 360 Docs Custom attributes filteringCustom Attributes Filtering – Projects created September 2020 onward only

BIM 360 Docs users can now filter search results and filter folders by a custom attribute and its value, increasing their search’s relevancy. Click the filter icon next to the search bar to view custom attributes available for filtering.


BIM 360 Docs relevance highlightsRelevance Highlights – Projects created after September 2020 onward only

BIM 360 Docs users will see their search query highlighted in their search results, helping them understand why a file matched their search.


BIM 360 Docs option to include or exclude subfolders from searchOption to Include/Exclude Subfolders From Search – Projects created September 2020 onward only

BIM 360 Docs users can further narrow down their search results by choosing to include or exclude subfolders from their search, helping them find what they need quickly.


BIM 360 Docs view and rerun searchesView and Rerun Recent Searches – All projects

BIM 360 Docs users will now see their five most recent searches when clicking into the search bar, saving users time and increasing efficiency.

BIM 360 Docs Search

Content results indicator for Vector PDFs – Projects created September 2020 onward only

BIM 360 Docs users will be informed if their search results have content matches inside vector PDF files. When the search results return a vector PDF file with content matches, an icon will display on the grid. The icon has a tooltip that reads “has content match.”

Custom Attributes Management

BIM 360 Docs Project Admins can now go to the new Attributes settings page to manage project level attributes for documents. Improvements for projects created March 2021 onward only. BIM 360 Docs custom attributes project level administrationOn the Attributes page, Project Admins can delete attributes from the project and add or remove attributes from a folder. Additionally, in Project Files, they can define the project-level custom attribute column order for the project, while Project Members can customize their own view.

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Audrey Boguchwal

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  1. Avatarafshin.jafari

    Hi, this is great news, just wondering if these changes are also applied to Doc. Management APIs too?

    1. AvatarAudrey Boguchwal (Post author)

      Thank you for your feedback. These new features are in the BIM 360 user interface on web only.

  2. AvatarJosue.RomeroMUBNY

    Well, is a massive improvement, a very needed one. Pity to do not have it in any of our current projects, but at least new ones we can start to manage the attributes in a better way.

  3. AvatarL_Barnett

    Great this feature has finally been added, does the attribute feature have the ability to copy across when creating a new project hub? We would want our custom attributes on every project going forward.

    1. AvatarAudrey Boguchwal (Post author)

      Currently, it is not possible to copy custom attributes to new projects in BIM 360 Docs. This ability is possible in Autodesk Docs, using the project template feature.

  4. Avatarondrej.marsik

    I dont see first two of these improvements on any of my projects. Is this, again feature that will be activated only on new projects ? If so, than this update is really not helping

    1. AvatarAudrey Boguchwal (Post author)

      Thanks for your feedback. The first two improvements, custom attributes filtering and search highlights, are available on projects created September 2020 or later as of the March release.

      We are actively working on bringing these specific search features to all BIM 360 Docs projects, regardless of creation date.