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BIM 360 Release Notes

The March launch includes several exciting updates for the Insights module in BIM 360 including a new Executive Cost Dashboard, updates to Data Connector including early access to the Power BI Connector, as well as several reporting enhancements.


  1. Executive Cost Dashboard​

BIM 360 Cost Management users with executive level permissions will see a new tab in the Executive level Insight module. This new tab will show a roll up summary of cost information across projects helping executives better visualize cost performance and monitor cost overruns.

Within the Executive Overview Insight module, click on the new Cost tab. Users can view a summary of all project costs, sort by business unit or project type, as well as click into a specific project to get detailed cost information.


*Permission is required to view individual project cost details.

Please click here for more information on how to use Cost or the Executive Overview in Insight within BIM 360.


Data Connector:

  1. Power BI Connector (early access)​

BIM 360 users can now automate data extraction through the Data Connector directly into Power BI. This allows project teams to get instant visibility of companywide performance using robust business intelligence tools.

Once the Power BI Connector is downloaded and connected, users can schedule data extractions from the Autodesk Construction Cloud platform or BIM 360 and then click the ‘Refresh’ button in Power BI to see instant updates to dashboards.


Here are the links to download the Power BI Connector as well as our Power BI Templates.

There is also helpful set up information on the Data Connector help site page


  1. Assets, Meeting Minutes, & References Data​

BIM 360 users now have access to download Assets and Meeting Minutes data using the Data Connector. Additionally, teams can download cross workflow relationship data like PCOs that reference RFIs or Assets that reference Issues. This broadens the visibility into cross project data for different workflows to improve decision making.



  1. Labor & Workforce Report​

BIM 360 users can now download a PDF labor and workforce summary report based on the information inputted into Daily Logs, which can be grouped by company or date. This allows teams to easily track workforce and resources on a jobsite and can help verify and manage payments to subcontractors.

  1. Enhancements to Issue Summary Report​

BIM 360 users will now see two new updates to the Issue Summary report; the ability to group content by Company, Location, and Type and the ability to include custom attribute information in the report. These updates will help teams better review and manage open issues in both the punch list process and regular management of daily issues.

  1. Reports | Templates for Project Setup

BIM 360 users can now add a previously created report template into a new project during the project setup process. This helps teams improve standardization across the company and saves time.

  1. Enhancements to Checklist Report​ PDF

BIM 360 users will now see more filtering options in both the checklist summary and checklist detail report, including filtering by multiple locations, archived vs. active, and the ‘assigned to’ filter now includes section assignees. This helps customers create more relevant and meaningful reports

  1. Checklist Detail Report in Excel

BIM 360 project admins can now create a Checklist Detail report and export the report in excel in addition to the previous PDF format report option. This allows users to take the report data and customize or edit columns / layout to fit their specific needs and use it in external tools.

For more info on Reporting in BIM 360 please visit the Reports page of the BIM 360 Help Site.

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Manu Venugopal

Manu Venugopal is an Architecture, Engineering, and Construction technology expert and thought leader focusing on Building Information Modeling, data and analytics. As a Senior Product Manager at Autodesk, Manu helps the BIM 360 team build innovative products using cloud and mobile technologies and improve the Construction industry processes. Manu is currently working on introducing machine learning and predictive analytics to construction industry providing insights to customers to help them deliver projects successfully. He is passionate about interoperability and helps partners and developers build apps and integrations with BIM 360 on the Forge platform. Manu has a Doctoral degree from Georgia Tech, under the guidance of Prof. Chuck Eastman. Manu’s doctoral research introduced semantic web technologies to solve AEC industry challenges. He also has a Masters in Computational Science and Engineering. He is a co-author of the National BIM Standard and more than 30 publications.