What’s new with Autodesk Build? This month, we’re thrilled to show you over 30 new releases for our project management, cost, and field collaboration solution. Dig in below to learn how our new product releases and enhancements provide more flexibility and options to help you build better.
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Bridge in Autodesk Construction Cloud allows teams to share data across accounts, like a general contractor to a subcontractor, in order to improve cross team collaboration, reduce rework, and improve control and ownership of project information. Last year, we released the ability to share Sheets across accounts or between projects within the same accounts. With this most recent release, users are now able to also share Files as well as set up direct links to projects for easier data federation. Learn more about Bridge here.
Web users now have the option to migrate their “For the Field” folders under “Project Files.”. From there, they can perform regular folder operations, such as rename the folders, move them within the folder tree, assign any permissions, and delete folders. Customers can also perform this migration on the folder structure for Project Templates. This allows members to curate their experience more efficiently.
After selecting a PDF file to export markups onto, members on web now see two options when choosing to export markups onto a PDF file: “Single selection” and “Standard markups and hyperlinks”.
2D minimaps are available while navigating any 3D model that has been previously aligned. This allows users to orient themselves in 3D, more easily navigate complex models, and quickly jump into associated 2D representations of their model.
Similar to the web functionality, members on mobile can now see a 2D map of their model while they navigate in 3D, if the model has been previously aligned.. This 2D minimap will appear at the top of their phone screen. Also, members can move the blue dot on the 2D model to adjust their viewing on the 3D model.
The "Everyone" user group, which allows everyone on a project to assign folder permission, is now assignable to any folder and with any folder permission level. Previously, it could only be used by the “For the Field” folder with the permissioned actions of “View” and “View + Download.”. Now, members have the option to allow everyone on the project to have permission to specified folders.
Members can leverage the mobile device’s built-in gyroscope to experience an immersive interaction with their models while in the field. This “look-around” feature brings a more dynamic and visual approach to modeling.
Members can utilize the up/down arrows to easily navigate between levels within their model, simplifying the model viewing experience for field teams.
Available on Autodesk Construction Cloud and BIM 360, a new "Description" column will be added to the Transmittal detail page. The value within the "Description" column highlights key information at the time of transmitting but will remain empty for transmittals created before this release.
Members can undo and redo single markup interactions on a sheet (on all platforms) or document (on web). This update does not include feature markups.
Members on web can now see two new checkboxes, “Include Hyperlinks” and “Include Auto-callouts” on the sheet export configuration panel. From there, exported PDFs highlight any linked markups to simplify the process of accessing needed information.
Autodesk Build users can now manage cost management templates at the account level within the Library. This allows teams to quickly distribute updated document templates across all projects, saving time and ensuring teams have access to the most up-to-date templates.
Within account level Insight, users with Executive Overview access can now run a Cost Management Budget report which shows a summary of cost information by project including original budget, revised budget, projected budget, forecasts, and more. This is the first account level report within Autodesk Construction Cloud and allows users to filter outputs including project type or business unit. The report gives executives a quick overview of relevant cross project information.
Autodesk Build and BIM 360 Cost Management admins now have access to a project configuration wizard called Project Process. This optional setting provides a more straightforward setup process for different user cohorts. Based on the selected role and project preferences in this setting, it configures what components in Cost Management display and configures permission options.
Autodesk Build and BIM 360 Cost Management now provides an optional collaborative potential change order workflow for upstream and downstream change orders as part of the new Project Process setting. This release offers streamlined change order collaboration between owners and general contractors or general contractors and subcontractors in a single environment that fosters accountability and transparency.
A new collaborative permission level for the main contract is available in Autodesk Build and BIM 360 Cost Management to increase transparency with owners. With this permission, owners can view details related to their signed contract directly in the system and upload attachments.
Autodesk Build and BIM 360 Cost Management can now integrate with Viewpoint Vista through Morpheus Technology Group. By synchronizing critical financial data, teams can reduce the risk of error and streamline processes.
Members can edit general meeting information on their mobile device. This allows users to collaborate on meetings in the field or office.
Members can add a location to their RFI. This provides critical context and creates consistency.
With watcher enhancements, members can add watchers when creating a submittal item, will see the default watcher, and have ability to bulk add watchers. This increases accessibility and creates transparency for all necessary stakeholders.
Cover pages can now be added to submittal attachments. Members can add a blank page, upload their preferred cover page, or leverage the built-in cover page that has all relevant submittal information including Name, Status, Spec Section, Due Date, and Responsible Contractor. Once the cover pages are created, members can annotate and add their own stamps. This summarizes critical information and helps members comply with contractual requirements.
Members can create a new report highlighting the status of submittal items. The Status Summary report will summarize the status of submittal items by company. This makes it easy for each company to track their submittal status
Users can now link references to schedule activities in iOS such as Photos, Files, Sheets, Assets, and Issues to provide the necessary context into what can impact the schedule.
Autodesk Build users will soon be able to access the Schedule tool on Android. This ensures that field teams have real-time access to the latest schedule information.
Users can share a filtered schedule view instantly from the web with other project members saving time surfacing the exact information needed.
Users can now filter by activities that contain references, as well as filter by specific reference type to quickly access the activities tied to references.
Users can now enable the reference field as a column when viewing schedule.
Users can now add vertical lines for milestones when viewing the schedule in Gantt view to better visualize project progress.
Users can now sort schedules by name in the thumbnail page as well as view the schedules in list view making it easier to manage multiple schedules on a project.
Users can now sort and group the activities by different schedule details to better visualize the schedule based on different parameters.
Users can set permissions to Form templates to a Company or a Role – and then assign collaborative forms to a specific Company or Role. This provides flexibility and ensures that Forms get filled out in a timely manner.
When creating a markup on a Sheet, users can directly link an asset to the markup. This will help users easily get the asset information they need from the context of where it is located on a drawing.
Both Autodesk Construction Cloud and BIM 360 have added partner cards to the Card Library including SignOnSite, Billd, AnchoRock, Touchplan, eMOD, what3words, Tenna, Document Crunch, and Tread.
To see the full list of our latest updates across all Autodesk Construction Cloud as of March 2022, please read this blog post.