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Web & iOS Release -- September 28, 2017
Our latest release includes new viewing, navigation, and measurement tools. This release also includes an iOS update with the ability to better analyze a 3D model with new sectioning tools, extended RFI* and Issue management capabilities (create Issues and RFI's on 2D drawings and 3D models in any folder), and the ability to create project-level Issues and RFI's*.
- "First Person" walk mode for 3D models makes it easy to navigate the model and experience the design before it is built.
- The measure tool has been completely updated, now with point-to-point, angle, and area measurement options.
- Thumbnail images have been added for multi-sheet / multi-view files, for improved navigation within PDF and model files managed in "Project Files" folders.
- Model sectioning tools have been added to the iOS app
- iOS users can now create RFIs* and Issues on drawings and models managed in "Project Files" folders, as well as the option to create RFIs* and Issues on 3D models in both "Plans" and "Project Files" folders.
- iOS users can now also create project-level Issues and RFIs* from the project Issue and RFI lists.
Web Release -- September 13, 2017
Our first September release contains two exciting new features for project teams that work with 3D models -- 3D model compare, and RFIs* for 3D models. We've also expanded the ability to create RFIs* on documents in any folder, and improved search capabilities.
- The new Model Comparison tool provides insights on geometry and property changes, enableing a solid understanding of the most current published model by providing a visual representation of detailed change information.
- Support for adding RFIs* to 3D models, as well as PDF documents and design files in the Project Files folders. This now extends our ability to use markups, issues and RFIs in any folder type in BIM 360 Docs.
- Search improvements include tuning the search profile for file names, recognition of spaces, hyphens, underscores and periods, and search up to 32 characters (up from 10).
Web Release -- August 30, 2017
This update extends issue management capabilities with support for creation and management of issues on 3D models (in any folder), enhances collaboration with intuitive, secure, document and folder sharing, and delivers usability and quality improvements.
- Now you can create and manage issues on 3D models managed in either the Plans or Project Files folders.
- Secure sharing of documents or folders is now enabled through a "Share by email" option. Users will receive an email with a link to the document or folder within BIM 360 Docs. All sharing activities are tracked in the Activity Log.
- Usability improvements including updated context menus, a "locked" indicator and share/download options in the viewer, and changes to the default column widths for the list view in the Project Files folders. The column width change supports customers who need longer file names, such as those required by PAS 1192-2 in the UK.
iOS App Release -- August 25, 2017
Version 2.6 of the iOS app includes.
- Support for viewing and creating private and published markups
- Support for PDF hyperlinks created in external PDF applications
- Improved search results display and user experience
Web & Android App Release -- August 17, 2017
This latest update delivers a number of highly-requested features, including a number of markup tool enhancements, RFI workflow improvements, and a new Android app version.
- The markup tools have been updated to support the ability to edit existing markups, and to control markup visibility as either "Private" or "Published".
- Private markups can be deleted, and Published markups can now be "Archived" instead of the previous "Closed" functionality. This maintains the critical automatic slip sheeting functionality for new versions. Archived markups can be viewed by selecting "Show Archive" in the markup panel.
- The markup toolbar has added functionality including a new highlighter tool, and the inclusion of "undo" and "redo" controls for markup creation and editing.
- Folder subscription options have been added to allow users to choose whether to subscribe to just a single folder, or a folder and all of its subfolders.
- The RFI workflow setup now reflects roles (creator, reviewer and manager) instead of titles. You can still assign any user, role or company to each workflow step.
- A new upload experience is available for the "Project Files" area to match the experience for uploading files to the "Plans" folders.
- A new Android app release now supports viewing and creating private and published markups, allows for creation of issues on a project-level, view the project-level RFI list and view issues and markups in Project Files.
Web Release -- July 29, 2017
BIM 360 Docs now supports the ability to lock, and unlock, project documents in order to support work-in-progress design workflows, as well as avoid over-writing the final version of a record document. This functionality is available for any drawing, model or file managed in the "Project Files" folders.
Web Release -- July 26, 2017
This release delivers important new capabilities and enhancements to support better project collaboration and document management.
- Support for hyperlinks that were added to PDF drawings in native PDF editing software, including external hyperlinks and relative hyperlinks.
- Ability to download PDF drawings including markups. These downloaded markups are "annotations" in the PDF files, making them fully editable.
- Ability to download the source files that were uploaded to the Plans folder.
- Issues can now be added to documents in the Project Files folders.
- For Administrators, BIM 360 Docs is now integrated with the unified BIM 360 platform Project Administration and Account Administration user experience.
iOS Release -- July 10, 2017
Version 2.5 of the iOS app is now available with added search, markup and Issues/RFI capabilities.
- Document search within a folder or all folders is now supported. From the results page, documents can be made available offline, and users can easily scan results or use the viewer to navigate the search results.
- Polyline and polycloud markup tools are now available.
- Updates to the status colors for Issues and *RFIs
Web, iOS & Android Release -- June 27, 2017
These releases include support for publishing IFC files to the Plans folder, PDF publishing and exporting improvements, measure tools for iOS and a number of Android updates.
- PDF publishing improvements, including filtering of documents by empty or duplicate fields during the review step to make it easy to identify and fix errors prior to publishing.
- PDF export now support the ability to download with hyperlinks included.
- IFC files can now be published to the Plans folder, providing improved support for project teams using this platform-neutral file format.
- iOS improvements, including the ability to measure 2D drawings and 3D models, markup capabilities for documents in any folder, and a new "Downloads" view to make it easy to manage and view documents offline.
- A number of Android app features, including creating issues and markups in offline mode, a project-wide issues list, issue activity list, and a document list view to make it easy to scroll through drawings.
Web Release -- June 12, 2017
Our June 12th release includes a host of major changes, including a new UI, major viewing and markup updates, upload enhancements and more PDF export capabilities.
- The Web UI has been migrated to a new look and feel, which will be in use for an upcoming unified BIM 360 experience.
- For Revit files, a new "split view" lets users view a 2D sheet and a 3D model view -- or two different 2D sheets -- side by side in the viewer. Selecting an object in one view will highlight that object in the other view.
- Markup capabilities have been improved with the ability to delete a markup, and the addition of polyline and polycloud tools.
- PDF drawing export now supports the ability to select and download multiple drawings at once and export them as a single, multi-page PDF.
Web Release -- May 26, 2017
Updates include the first phase of an initiative to support downloading PDF drawings, RFI workflow setup improvements, publishing improvements and the ability to markup NWD, NWC and IFC files in the Project Files folders.
- PDF export of single PDF files from the Plans folder. This is the first of a multi-phase release of export features.
- Added ability to view, navigate and zoom in on drawings during the Review step of the publishing process to easily confirm the title block data is correct.
- *Assign RFI workflow roles to individual users, roles or companies.
Android Release -- May 15, 2017
Version 1.4 of the Android App is available in the Google Play store, including updates to the Issues feature, model navigation improvements and document navigation.
- Added ability to edit issues online and offline, including status, assignee and due date.
- Model navigation capabilities, including review model object property data, and select and reveal 3D model objects.
- Navigation between documents using arrows, and view recently viewed documents
- Remove documents downloaded for offline use from your device
- Change markup status
- Support for Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Dutch.
Web Release -- May 12, 2017
This release delivers markup and measure tools for drawings, models and PDF files in the Project Files folders.
- Markup and measure tools are now available for drawings, models and PDF files managed in the Project Files folders.
- Streamlined the template definition experience for uploading PDF drawings, including switching the order of the "Number" and "Title" boxes, and removing the "Size" text box.
Web & iOS Release -- April 27, 2017
Our second April release delivers major improvements for uploading, reviewing, publishing, and viewing PDF drawings and design files. We have completely redesigned the PDF upload experience and now provide a single project-level “publish log” for managing your uploads in one central location. In addition, we have added the highly-requested ability to upload and view linked Revit models and DWG files with XRefs!.
- New PDF drawing upload experience and capabilities provides at-a-glance views of publishing status, and simplified workflows for publishing both multi-page PDFs and multiple, single-page PDFs
- Support linked file (including AutoCAD XREF and Revit linked files) upload in BIM 360 Docs, and this capability is available for both “Project Files” folders and “Plans” (sheet extraction) folders.
- iOS app update that includes additional support for RFI and workflows, including the ability to filter and sort the RFI list and the ability to navigate directly to an RFI from an email link.
Web Release -- April 6, 2017
Our first April release features a number of performance improvements, and adds the ability to navigate directly to a drawing from the email notifications sent for RFIs and Issues.
Android Release -- March 29, 2017
A new version of the Docs Android app is now available that includes the ability to navigate between drawings using callout hyperlinks and the ability to create issues on 2D drawings.
Web & iOS Releases -- March 28, 2017
Highlights of our second March release include the ability to copy specific versions of a documents, links to drawings from RFIs and the ability to export the Activity Log as a .CSV file:
- The Activity Log items can now be exported to a .CSV file. Project Administrators can select a specific time period of log items to export, or export the full list.
- The ability to copy files has been in the product for a few months, and we have now added the ability to copy a specific version of a file. This supports work-in-progress design collaboration, allowing project teams to select what version of a file to share with the broader team.
- We continue to improve the RFI functionality, and have added the ability to navigate directly to a drawing from the RFI card via hyperlink.
The Apple iOS app was updated to improve the RFI workflow feature with the ability to view the RFI list, and add comments to an RFI while offline.
Web Release -- March 15, 2017
The March 15 release introduces improvements to the project-level Activity Log, including new folder actions of: delete, restore and permission settings.
Web & Android Releases -- February 28, 2017
The February 28 update is packed with highly-requested features such as document-level hyperlinking, improved PDF title block management, the ability to move any document in any folder, a measure tool for 2D & 3D and the ability to create and edit RFIs on the iOS app:
- Users of the iOS app can now create new RFIs, as well as comment on existing RFIs.
- Links from Issue and RFI notifications, as well as links from the Activity Log, will now navigate directly to the drawing, model or document.
- URLs for models, drawings or files can be copied and sent directly to team members (requires the user to have permission to view the document).
- A new measure tools is now available to verify dimensions in 2D drawings and 3D models, including a calibration tool to easily determine dimensions on a drawing once the calibration has been set.
- To improve the publishing experience, Title Blocks can now be re-used across the project. Once a title block has been defined, it will be available for future uploads of PDF drawings (this applies to Title Blocks created after February 28). The ability to cancel a publishing job after the initial upload has also been added.
- Any document (all versions) can now be moved from one folder to another, allowing users to easily re-organize project documents without losing the history and audit trail. This also allow users to upload a multi-page PDF drawing set or Revit model, then organize the extracted sheets into discipline specific folders, such as architectural, mechanical and structural.
Web & Android Releases -- February 14, 2017
The latest release brings two powerful capabilities to the Android app, as well as continued enhancements to features available on the Web:
- For users who work in areas without an Internet connections, the BIM 360 Docs Android app now includes the ability to download documents for offline viewing and the ability to change the status of an issue when offline.
- Android app users can now view RFIs created on the Web, including details, activity and history.
- The RFI feature on the Web has been improved with updates to the input form, the ability to review RFI details from the RFI log, and the ability to create an RFI without associating it to a drawing
- Additional Web UI improvements include the ability to create, review or edit issues directly from the Issue list, the addition of the Project Name to folder notification emails, and an improved workflow for viewing previous versions.
Web, iOS & Android Releases -- January 27, 2017
Our January 27 release included significant updates across the Web UI, as well as both the iOS and Android apps. Highlights include:
- New features in the Android app, including the ability to create markups and access to project issue and activity history.
- iOS app users can now view RFIs created on the Web.
- Web UI enhancements include folder-level hyperlinking from a project notification email or the Activity Log
- Activity tracking now includes document attribute edits or changes, providing a more complete audit trail
- Finally, we've added a new Sample Project for users that sign-up for a 30-day trial that includes drawings, models and other data
Web Release -- January 11, 2017
Our first release of 2017 includes expanded OCR language support, project administration improvements, and early access to the RFI feature under development.
- OCR language support for PDF drawings is now available in 13 additional languages (in addition to English): Danish, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish and Swedish. The OCR language is determined by your browser language setting.
- Project administrators now have the ability to completely remove one or more users from a BIM 360 Docs project. In addition, the "Controller" permission level no longer includes access to the Project Administration screen.
- BIM 360 Docs is adding support for key AEC-industry workflows, and we are starting with RFIs (Requests for Information). This release provides early access to the BIM 360 RFI feature, which includes the ability to create, respond to, and track document-based RFIs; workflow configuration options; and a project-level RFI list. We plan to release additional capabilities to this feature in subsequent product updates.
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