When it comes to Autodesk Build, our product teams are not slowing down. We’ve recently added dozens of product enhancements and updates to support our customers across the field and the office. From enhancing quality and safety to improving critical schedule and cost workflows, dig into all the latest product releases and enhancements for Autodesk Build.
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- Files | PlanGrid Build Mobile App Access
- Photos | Autotags
- Admin Console | Unified Company Management
- Files | Export Asset Hyperlinks to PDF
- Files | Batch Export PDF Files with Markups
- Files | Default PDF Viewing Setting
- Files | Export Issues Stamp on PDFs
- Files | Filter Custom Attributes and Review Status Improvements
- Files | New Tag Filtering in Sheets
- Files | PlaceMe on Mobile
- Markups | Font Size Enhancements
- Markups | Precise Backlinking on Web
- Reviews | Add Workflows to Project Template
- Sheets | Auto-calibration for Revit Sheets
- Forms | Comments
- Issues | Issues API [public preview]
- Issues | Bulk Import
- Dashboards | Additional Partner Cards
- Data Connector | Project Level Access* [coming soon]
- Data Connector | Template Gallery View* [coming soon]
- Data Connector | Power BI Connector Microsoft Certification*
- Reports | Optional Components
- Reports | Project Member Report
- RFIs | Open RFI Visibility
- RFIs | RFI Types
- RFIs | Upload Files to RFI
- Transmittals | Add “Status” Column to Detail Page
- Cost Management | Home Page Chart*
- Cost Management | Contract Schedule of Values Full Screen*
- Cost Management | Budget Payment Application Custom Approval Workflow*
- Cost Management | Budget Payment Application Associated Costs Report Export*
- Cost Management | Expense Import*
- Cost Management | Display Markups on Supplier Change Order Page*
- Cost Management | Payment Application Document Generation Enhancements*
- Library | Filter Templates
- Library | Parameters
- Schedule | Sort/Group activities in Web
- Schedule | View Schedule Suggestions in iOS [coming soon]
- Schedule | Add comments to schedule activities in Android [coming soon]
- Assets | Asset Detail Report
*=features in both Autodesk Build & BIM 360
**=features in both Autodesk Build & PlanGrid
*** = Autodesk Docs feature (available across all unified products)
Files | PlanGrid Build Mobile App Access
Accessibility to the PlanGrid Build mobile app is available to Autodesk Docs, BIM Collaborate, and BIM Collaborate Pro users. All users will have access to Files, Folders, Markups, Issues, and Meeting Minutes (BIM Collaborate and Pro users only).
New: We’ve launched a collection of BIM workflows on mobile and web in Autodesk Construction Cloud. Learn more here.
Photos | Autotags
Autotags leverages machine learning to automatically add tags as metadata to photos within Autodesk Build. This technology saves teams time by organizing photos with key construction elements so that it is easier to find the right photos needed for progress tracking, work completed, or general reference needs.
Admin Console | Unified Company Management
Account admin users on web see an improved management experience of their companies, including limit creation of a net new company based on access levels, view updated list of companies within project to avoid duplication, and add/edit company information.
Files | Export Asset Hyperlinks to PDF
If a markup on a file or sheet links to any assets, members can now see those URLs when exporting to a PDF file.
Files | Batch Export PDF Files with Markups
In Files, users can select and export multiple PDF files into a ZIP file with the option to include markups, markup links, and issues.
Files | Default PDF Viewing Setting
On the web browser and viewer for Autodesk Construction Cloud, admins can set a default viewer for PDF files for the entire project. Previously, individual users could only set the viewer for each file; this functionality is still available.
Files | Export Issues Stamp on PDFs
When exporting a file or sheet to a PDF, members can now include issues stamps by selecting the new options in the export panel: “Published Issues” and “Unpublished Issues.”
Files | Filter Custom Attributes and Review Status Improvements
Members on the web have two new options for filtering their files:
- Filter by no review status
Filter by custom attribute that do not have a value for that attribute
Files | New Tag Filtering in Sheets
Users on web can now add the “Results must include all tags” checkbox to their filtering process. This results in an And-Or filtering on the selected tags.
Files | PlaceMe on Mobile
Within Files, mobile users can select a point in a 2D model to seamlessly jump into a 3D view of that exact point. This functionality is only available on Revit files.
Markups | Font Size Enhancements
On web and mobile, users can create and edit text in 11 additional font sizes through the dropdown list. This allows members to match font sizes on markups to the font sizes used on sheets and documents.
Markups | Precise Backlinking on Web
When selecting a linked markup on a PDF or within a 3D model, users on web are directed to the markup’s location for easier viewing.
Reviews | Add Workflows to Project Template
Within a project template, account admins can now add Review workflows. These workflows will be copied when the user creates a new project based on it or when creating a project template from an existing project.
Sheets | Auto-calibration for Revit Sheets
When publishing from Revit, members on web no longer need to manually calibrate the scale of their sheet as the sheet calibration will automatically be set based off its data.
Quality and Safety
Forms | Comments
Autodesk Build users can add in comments on forms to provide additional context to the form.
Issues | Issues API [public preview]
Users can leverage the Issues API to create, update, and retrieve information about all the issues in a project including designated root causes, comments, attachments, references and custom fields. For more details on the API, see the Forge blog.
Issues | Bulk Import
Users can now save time and simplify their workflow by importing issues in bulk. With the provided template, users can easily upload up to 500 Issues into Autodesk Build at one time.
Data and Intelligence
Dashboards | Additional Partner Cards
Both Autodesk Construction Cloud and BIM 360 users now have access to two additional partner cards, Hiboo and Airsquire, and are accessible via the card library within Insight.
Data Connector | Project Level Access* [coming soon]
Both Autodesk Construction Cloud and BIM 360 users can now extract data at an individual project level using Data Connector. This allows project leaders to drill down and visualize analytics for specific projects as well as compile portfolio views for custom groups of projects, whether that is by region or project type, so that they can easily see only relevant dashboard views.
Data Connector | Template Gallery View* [coming soon]
Both Autodesk Construction Cloud and BIM 360 users now have access to a gallery view of all Power BI templates for various tools or workflows including cost management, document management, assets, and more. This new tab makes it easier to discover new templates or access updated versions of templates so that teams can ensure better connectivity to data extracted with Data Connector and visualized with Power BI.
Data Connector | Power BI Connector Microsoft Certification*
The Power BI Connector is now officially Microsoft certified and available to download from the Microsoft Store. This makes it much easier for users to set up this connection between Autodesk Construction Cloud and Power BI so that any data exported from Data Connector can automatically sync to Power BI for more accurate and valuable dashboard views.
Reports | Optional Components
Within the reporting tool, users can now select if they want to include a cover page or table of contents when generating a report. This gives teams the ability to customize their reports look and feel to provide more context to an actual report.
Reports | Project Member Report
Project Admins can now generate a report showing all members included on a project. This is essentially an excel export of the list shown on the Members tab within Project Admin and will quickly allow teams to get a contact list of project team members.
RFIs | Open RFI Visibility
By default, all reviewers can view open RFIs in Autodesk Build. With Open RFI visibility, Project Administrator are now able to change RFIs’ viewing permissions. If turned off, visibility of RFIs will be limited to project Admins, RFI managers, and individuals involved in the RFI.
RFIs | RFI Types
With RFI Types, Autodesk Build users will be able to configure different RFI workflows to be used in the same project. For example, they will be able to set different default RFI reviewers, coordinators, and set the RFI workflow.
RFIs | Upload Files to RFI
Autodesk Build users have additional ways to add documents to RFIs. When creating an RFI, Autodesk Build users will now have the option to upload a file to that RFI. Users will also be able to upload documents from the reference picker.
Transmittals | Add “Status” Column to Detail Page
Autodesk Construction Cloud and BIM 360 users on web now see a new “Status” column that will highlight approval results on their transmittals.
Cost Management | Home Page Chart*
The first chart is now available on the Home Page. This pie chart displays the percentage distribution and cost values of the total budget and can be toggled to display values from a selection of five columns from the budget overview. Note, the chart is only visible to members with Budget View All or Full Control permission.
Cost Management | Contract Schedule of Values Full Screen*
In support of a better user experience for owners, members can now expand the schedule of values (SOV) section within the Contract page to full-screen and group by budget code segment. When the Contract SOV root nodes exceed hundreds of items, having the full-screen view makes it easier to visualize the data.
Cost Management | Budget Payment Application Custom Approval Workflow*
Members can now utilize the decision-based workflow engine to automate the approval routing of budget payment applications based on specific conditions like every main contract or period of work completed.
Cost Management | Budget Payment Application Associated Costs Report Export*
Members can now export an associated costs back-up report of all cost payment application details and expenses, detailed out per line of the schedule of value to support the budget payment application.
Cost Management | Expense Import*
Members can now quickly bulk import expenses via Excel, saving teams time and simplifying processes.
Cost Management | Display Markups on Supplier Change Order Page*
For members who need to calculate supplier markups, they can now turn on a project-level setting to allow financial markups on cost changes. This will enable the markups to display on the supplier change order page.
Cost Management | Payment Application Document Generation Enhancements*
Generated budget payment applications can now list all Owner Change Orders separated by change order type into separate columns as well as the summary column. Change orders now also populate directly below each of the impacted line items in the column view so reviewers can quickly identify the linked cost items. In addition, members can now add variables from custom attributes created on a contract in cost payment application documents.
User and Project Data
Library | Filter Templates
Within the account level library users now see the option to filter the forms or cost templates by type. This will help teams save time by easily finding the form templates they need.
Library | Parameters
Revit parameters can now be accessed and created in the account level library in Autodesk Construction Cloud. This greatly improves the control and standardization of parameters your team and the teams you work with use on a project. From design to construction this unified library of parameters can be set up in Revit or in the Autodesk Construction Cloud account library and accessed directly within Revit.
Schedule | Sort/Group activities in Web
Users can now sort and group the activities by different schedule details to better visualize the schedule based on different parameters.
Schedule | View Schedule Suggestions in iOS [coming soon]
Users in iOS can now see schedule suggestions made on an activity on the web for improved communication and transparency around elements that can impact a schedule. Schedule managers can see all suggestions made and others can only see suggestions submitted by them.
Schedule | Add comments to schedule activities in Android [coming soon]
Continuing to improve communication between the office and the field around schedule, Android users can now add comments to a schedule activity. This functionality already existed for iOS users.
Closeout and Handover
Assets | Asset Detail Report
Autodesk Build users now have access to a new Asset Detail report directly from within the Assets tool. The report can be filtered and run for selected assets or all assets and shows all relevant information around a specific asset including reference details and thumbnail photos.
To see the full list of our latest updates across all Autodesk Construction Cloud as of May 2022, please read this blog post.
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