At Autodesk, our goal is to help your teams work faster and smarter all year long. This month, we have 20+ product releases across Autodesk Construction Cloud platform and products including Autodesk Build, Autodesk BIM Collaborate, BuildingConnected, ProEst, and BIM 360.
And because your time is valuable, we don’t need you to sweat the details. Click below to get the key info you need to know:
- Autodesk Construction Cloud platform
- Autodesk Build
- Autodesk BIM Collaborate
- BIM 360
*=features on both Autodesk Construction Cloud unified platform & BIM 360
API | Admin API [Coming Soon]
This is a set of APIs that support project creation and user management in Autodesk Construction Cloud, including but not limited to: the ability to post a project in an account with a template, add user(s) to a project, get a project by ID, and remove a user from a project.
Reports | Delete Report Template
Within the Report tool when viewing the Templates tab, users can now select to ‘Delete Template’ to permanently review old or unused reporting templates. This will help declutter information that is no longer used and make sure teams are using the most up to date version.
Reports | ‘Updated by’ column in Report Templates
Within the Report tool when viewing the Templates tab, users will now see a new column to filter and sort for ‘Updated by’. This will allow users to see who last updated each report template and gives more historical context.
Reviews | Archive Reviews*
Now available in Autodesk Docs and BIM 360 Docs, members on web can simplify and organize their viewing experience with the new ability to archive closed and void reviews. Once archived, only project admins can access and perform the same capabilities on these reviews such as transmit files, however, project admins cannot undo the archive action.
Reviews | Edit Naming of Active Reviews*
On web, Autodesk Docs, and BIM 360 Docs project admins and initiator can edit the review name after it has been initiated, allowing for more flexibility to the Reviews workflow.
Reviews | Choose Time Allowed type for Reviews*
When creating or editing a Review approval workflow, Autodesk Docs and BIM 360 members on web can choose how the approval workflow counts the days leading up to the due date. Project admins can select:
“Calendar day(s)” – counts all days including weekends.
“Workday(s)” – counts only Monday to Friday (no customizations).
This feature affects new reviews created after this release, meaning all existing reviews are still counted by calendar days.
Reviews | Create Transmittal from Closed Reviews*
Now on web, Autodesk Docs and BIM 360 members can easily create a transmittal from a closed review, allowing members to select all or specific files to transmit. For new reviews, an option to transmit from the source folder or target folder appears for members to select. As always, transmitting is based on folder permissions.
*=features in both Autodesk Build & BIM 360
Assets | Progress Tracking + Assets [Coming Soon]
The new progress tracking features within the Assets tool in Autodesk Build deliver a simple intuitive way to visually markup and track asset progress on 2D sheets. This keeps the office team aware of project progress and empowers field teams with productivity forecast to adjust or make improvements. It also helps to ensure that different trades and teams understand what’s ready now, what’s next, and what’s falling behind.
Assets | Asset Category Permissions
Users can now set asset category permissions within the settings tab of the Assets tool. This means that teams can now control which asset category types are able to be viewed depending on role-based permissions.
Cost Management | Clear Schedule of Values Evolution within Contract View*
Within the contract full page view, users can visualize how each schedule of values (SOV) has evolved throughout the project. By turning on new columns, users can now easily see the original SOV, change orders, and revised SOV to have a granular view of costs.
Cost Management | New Custom Approval Workflow Response Due Option*
To eliminate the risk of response due dates occurring over the weekend, users can now choose Workday(s) as an option when setting custom approval workflow response due dates.
Cost Management | Verification Setting for Cost Payment Application Approval Workflows*
Companies utilizing custom approval workflows for Cost Payment Applications can now choose whether to have the system automatically start the approval workflow or manually trigger an item to proceed. Manual trigger allows users to review and fix any issues with payment application before it proceeds in the defined workflow.
Cost Management | Certified/Claimed Work Completed Tracking and Reporting*
(For Customers that utilize capped retention, claimed and certified amount-based processes for payment applications) Within Cost Payment Applications, teams can now turn on a new column group to track claimed work completed, then shown alongside the certified/approved amounts and line-by-line comments to describe reasons for variances. Document templates are updated to pull this within generated documentation.
Cost Management | Display Associated xCO Number in all xCO Table Views*
Within all table views within the Change Order tool, users now have the option to display associated xCO numbers (e.g., PCO, RFQ, COR, OCO, SCO) in a column for each cost item. With this activated, users can view and access information pertaining to the change order life cycle.
Data Connector | Assets Data Schema / Template Updates
A new update to the Data Connector Assets Data Schema set and associated Power BI template to align with some of the changes that have been made within the Asset tool itself. Changes will be reflected in the ‘asset_permissons’ table. To learn more please visit our help site.
Notifications | New Project Frequency Defaults
Personalize Autodesk Build notifications to stay up to date on projects. With New Project Frequency Defaults project members can tailor their email notifications to their preference.
Submittals | New “Review Responses” Column
Users will be able to view the final response and the review responses of all the review steps on the Submittals items list.
Submittals | Publish Closed Submittals to Files
When closing a Submittal, users will have the option to save the Submittal item to a selected folder within Files.
Bridge | Share Closed Submittals
Now with the ‘Publish Closed Submittals to Files’ release users can also share closed submittals across projects or accounts using Bridge. This broadens the types of information that can be shared across projects and gives teams even more visibility and ownership of the data created during construction.
Coordination | Automatic Issue Creation from Navisworks Clash Groups | Navisworks Add-In
Create Issues in Model Coordination, faster, by using the clash grouping feature in Navisworks. BIM Managers creating clash groups with parameters like “level” or “type” can now automatically create and assign several Issues all at once with fields populated with the same data.
Coordination | NEW Clash Engine
Now in Autodesk BIM Collaborate, any new project will come with the NEW clash engine that only clashes the objects that change as opposed to the full files—speeding up clash results significantly.
BuildingConnected Pro and Bid Board Pro
There are visual enhancements, mainly color changes, to both BuildingConnected Pro and Bid Board Pro. The product functionality remains the same.
Centralized Certification Tracking Data
Certification tracking and business enterprise-type data is now centralized in BuildingConnected and TradeTapp, giving users access to the same data in both platforms.
Financial Statement Automation
Once the subcontractor uploads their financial documents, TradeTapp automatically extracts information from the documents to suggest values to input into the GC’s financial qualification forms.
Bid Day Enhancements [Coming Soon]
Incoming proposals from subcontractors can be inputted for easier side-by-side comparison, including alternates and inclusions. Select an awarded subcontractor to dynamically change the final estimate based on their proposal.
*=features on both Autodesk Construction Cloud unified platform & BIM 360
Issues | Changes to Issue Assignee Permissions [Coming Soon]
Assign, track, and resolve issues. Changes to Issue Assignee Permissions in BIM360 updates the permissions available to non-administrative users so assigned issues are addressed in expected workflows.