Construction professionals can’t stop talking about Autodesk Build. Since its launch just one and half years ago, the software solution has been making a significant impact on how teams across the office and the field collaborate and manage their projects.
Our customers remain our biggest source of product enhancements and changes. This month, our product teams are excited to share nearly 30 product updates – many of which are driven directly by customer feedback.
Scroll down or skip to the workflows and features you and your team care most about:
- Highlighted Releases
- Issues | BCF Export
- Submittals | Custom Review Workflows
- Admin Console | Export Account Members [coming soon]
- Admin Console | Exporting Project Members
- Admin Console | Remove Companies [coming soon]
- Admin Console | View My Subscription & Sheet Count
- Location | Location Tab and QR Scanner
- Notifications | Opt-out Notifications
- Document Management
- Files | Advanced Search in Files
- Files | Model Browser [coming soon]
- Markups | UI Experience Improvements
- Reviews | New Date Status*
- Bridge | Builders Network Integration
- Bridge | Folder Share Automation
- Quality and Safety
- Forms | @ Mentions in Comments
- Forms | Form Descriptions
- Issues | Add/Remove Issue Placement
- Issues | Hide and Reorder Fields
- Photos | Multi Capture Camera
- Data & Intelligence
- Reports | Additional Project Filters for Account Level Reports
- Reports | Optional Components Enhancements
- Cost Management
- Cost Management | Flexible Change Order Display Option within Cost Payment Application Tab*
- Cost Management | Grouped Summary Level Budget Report*
- Cost Management | Main Contract Editing Enhancements*
- Cost Management | Main Contract Export Enhancement*
- Cost Management | Mapping Docs Folder Auto Set Permissions* [coming soon]
- Project Management
- Meeting Minutes | Mobile Enhancements
- RFI | Additional References
*=features in both Autodesk Build & BIM 360
**=features in both Autodesk Build & PlanGrid
*** = Autodesk Docs feature (available across all unified products)
Issues | BCF Export
Autodesk Construction Cloud users can now export Issues in a BCF file format so the issues can be shared with other BCF compliant software.
Submittals | Custom Review Workflows
Users will have the submittal review workflow flexibility they’ve been asking about for a long time. They will have the option to customize their submittal review workflows to add multiple review steps and multiple reviewers per step, improving review documentation while keeping all stakeholders in the loop.
Admin Console | Export Account Members [coming soon]
From Account Admin, members on web can export a list of the members for the whole account including metadata details, such as default company name, default role name, access level(s), and more. Also, members can filter and/or sort the list and export the filter/sorted results.
Admin Console | Exporting Project Members
From Project Admin, members on web can export a list of members of a project including metadata details, such as company, role(s), status, and date added to the project.
Admin Console | Remove Companies [coming soon]
Members on web can now easily remove a company from two levels:
- Project level: removes it from all project members automatically.
- Account level: removes it from all projects, project members, and account members automatically.
Admin Console | View My Subscription & Sheet Count
Members on web now see their detailed subscription information, including the sheet count for those who have Autodesk Build.
Location | Location Tab and QR Scanner
Members on mobile now see two improved workflows, Location tab and QR scanner, for accessing data on Locations.
- Location Tab: Click on “More” to be redirected to all data associated (issues, assets, RFIs) to the specific location.
- QR Scanner: Utilize the mobile device’s camera to scan the barcode or QR code that is associated with the specific location.
Notifications | Opt-out Notifications
Within Settings, project admin members can select specific members, roles, and/or companies to opt out from receiving notifications.
Files | Advanced Search in Files
Members on web can now use an enhanced search within Files. By clicking on the “Search and Filter” button and entering their terms, members can search and filter in one convenient step. Additionally, members can now filter attributes across all folders to which they have access within the project. Members will also see search tips on using advanced Boolean operators that will help them get the most out of their search.
Files | Model Browser [coming soon]
Members on mobile can utilize the Model Browser to view and navigate a categorized list of all elements in the model. Within this list, members can bulk hide/unhide elements and select an element to be redirected within model.
Markups | UI Experience Improvements
Members on web now see several UI enhancements to the Markups tool:
- Font Size: Select from 16 font size options.
- Stroke Size: Select from 10 smaller options for stroke width.
- True Yellow Adjustment: Fix original “Yellow” to reflect true to color and add “Orange” in markup color options.
- Shift + Line: Hold the “Shift” button to create a straight line with the pen or highlighter tool.
Reviews | New Date Status*
On the Review list page, Autodesk Construction Cloud and BIM 360 members on web now see two new columns, “Created On” and “Finished On.” Members can filter the data within these two columns to navigate and organize through their reviews more efficiently.
Bridge | Builders Network Integration
Leveraging the Builders Network in BuildingConnected, Autodesk Construction Cloud teams will now see more detailed information about users they are sharing sheets or files with including name, email, company, etc. This makes it easy to give users more context for who information is being shared with outside of their project.
Bridge | Folder Share Automation
When sharing files across projects or accounts, users can now select to share updated versions automatically. To implement this automation, users can select folders to share and all files within that folder will get updated to the receiving user. If files are added to that folder, they will also get sent to the receiving projects. This ensures that receiving teams always have the most updated information.
Issues | Add/Remove Issue Placement
When creating or updating an issue from the Issues log, web and mobile users can now place that issue on an existing model, sheet, or file – or – remove its placement. This provides context and clarity for users.
Issues | Hide and Reorder Fields
Within Issue categories and types, Project Admins can reorder, hide and/or remove select fields. This makes it easier for field teams to create issues, ensuring that they are filling out only the most critical information.
Forms | @ Mentions in Comments
Web and Mobile users can ‘@’ mention a specific user in the comment field of forms. This will notify the user and draw their attention to the specific form.
Forms | Form Descriptions
When using the template builder to create forms, Autodesk Build users can add a description to the template, section, or specific question which will give users additional context when they are filling out the form.
Photos | Multi Capture Camera
Autodesk Build users now have a fast and easy way to collect photos in the field. With multi capture camera, users can take multiple photos at once and then easily add them all to the photo gallery.
Reports | Additional Project Filters for Account Level Reports
Users will now be able to use additional filters including Business Unit, Platform, Project Address, and Job Number when creating account level reports within the Executive Overview on Insight. This allows teams to drill down more accurately to show the information they need.
Reports | Optional Components Enhancements
If the optional component of a cover page or table of contents on a report is toggled off, the report will now default to keep the title block, including a logo, on the first page of that report.
Cost Management | Flexible Change Order Display Option within Cost Payment Application Tab*
Members now have the flexibility to toggle change orders from being shown at the bottom of the schedule of values (SOV) to inline in a separate column within the Cost Payment Application details view. For cases where the list of SOVs is lengthy, this will make it easier to quickly identify the line time and related change order to track progress.
Cost Management | Grouped Summary Level Budget Report*
To support the export of summary level budget reports, members can now utilize a new group level view selector that expands and collapses groups to the selected level members want for their report.
Cost Management | Main Contract Editing Enhancements*
The enhancement relaxes some restrictions to provide limited ability to unlock a main contact’s schedule of value (SOV) and edit select data. In addition, members can now create budget payment applications without locking the main contract SOV.
Cost Management | Main Contract Export Enhancement*
The export option for Main Contracts now supports both Excel and PDF formats.
Cost Management | Mapping Docs Folder Auto Set Permissions* [coming soon]
In general settings after the mapping docs folder is enabled, the system now auto-sets the supplier permission to “create” direct from Cost Management. This increases efficiency by removing the need to set permissions manually.
Meeting Minutes | Mobile Enhancements
Autodesk Build users have new mobile functionality. With this release, they can create new meetings and new meeting items and topics all from their iOS devices.
RFI | Additional References
Linking data in Autodesk Build is crucial for informed decision making—it’s one of the core strengths of the product. By having the option to add RFIs, Schedule, and Issue references from the RFI reference picker when editing or creating an RFI, teams get access to a wide range of historical and planned information to make decisions faster.
To see the full list of our latest updates across all Autodesk Construction Cloud as of July 2022, please read this blog post.
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