40+ Fresh Releases for Autodesk Construction Cloud  

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Next week, we have our biggest customer event of the year– Autodesk University. We couldn’t be more excited to meet and connect with our product users in real life after two years of virtual events. That being said, we have plenty to talk about considering we released hundreds of product features and enhancements in just the past year. So, what’s 40 more?  

Use the links or scroll below to check out what’s new this month across Autodesk Construction Cloud unified platform and products:  

Autodesk Construction Cloud Unified Platform 

Reality Capture Files in ACC_

*=features on both Autodesk Construction Cloud unified platform & BIM 360 

API | Issues API GA  

Members 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.  

API | Location Nodes GA  

Members on web can seamlessly retrieve, create, and delete Autodesk Construction Cloud location nodes. To learn more about this API, view these Forge resources to retrieve, post, delete, and update nodes. 

API | Sheets CRUD API  

Sheets can integrate with custom and third-party solutions. This API allows your sheets to be accessed outside of Autodesk Construction Cloud products. To learn more about this API, view this step-by-step tutorial. 

Bridge | Deactivate / Reactivate Automations  

Members on web can now temporarily stop sending or receiving content across hundreds of automations. This allows members to pause a specific automation without having to delete it from the account and recreating it from scratch. 

Document Management | Reality Capture Models | ReCap  

Reduce rework and improve closeout documentation with digital representations of existing conditions. Using reality capture methods like laser scanning or photometry, project teams can capture real-world characteristics to be used in virtual design and construction. ReCap mesh files can now be saved as NWC models in Autodesk Construction Cloud for model coordination, issue resolution, recording precise measurements, providing comprehensive closeout documents, and more. 

Location | 2D Areas [coming soon]

Now on web and mobile, project admins can create areas (or 2D locations) in a sheet and associate an issue to that location area. To increase project alignment, non-admin members can view these 2D areas on the new Location tab on a sheet. 

Reports | Column Control Account Cost Reports  

Within the Executive Overview of Insight, members on web can now customize the columns to hide or change the order on the Budget Project Overview report to show only the relevant information. 

Reports | Non-Admin Report Creation [coming soon]
On web, non-admin members can now create a report in the Reports tool. Previously, non-admins can only create reports in the workflow tools (e.g., Issues, RFIs, Submittal). This new permission improves consistency for non-admins to create reports across the tools.

Reports | Photos Control  

Members on web can now toggle on/off the photo references and change the number of photos displayed in a row for all detail reports in the Reports tool. The includes Issue detail, RFI detail, Submittal item detail, and Form detail reports.    

Reviews | Add “In Review” Status*  

Available in Autodesk Docs and BIM 360 Docs, members on web now see a new review status and link when their files are under review. The link allows members to quickly access the file that is or was attached to the review. It is important to note that files already in review before this release may not have this functionality.     

Reviews | Edit Active Reviews  

On web, admin members can now make changes to an active step of a review, such as change the reviewer(s) and the due date.  

Templates | Account Published Templates  

Now on web, account admins can enable project templates to be available at an account level, allowing members (who have the permission to create a project) to now access these templates. This expands the availability of preset project templates to more users within an account, driving standardization across broader teams. 

Transmittals | Include Subfolders in Folder Transmittals  

Now when members transmit a folder, the metadata within the subfolders is also included. This removes any disconnect in the data, improving the member’s product experience. 

Transmittals | Export Summary Report of Multiple Transmittals*  

Available in Autodesk Docs and BIM 360 Docs, members on web can export a summary report of multiple transmittals. The metadata of documents within each transmittal are included in the report.   

Autodesk Build 

Model Based Workflow - Assets

*=features on both Autodesk Construction Cloud unified platform & BIM 360 

Assets | Model Based Workflows  

Gain greater precision and visibility in asset tracking and commissioning. Model based workflows in the Assets tool in Autodesk Build allows users to easily extract and map asset and equipment information from a model so that teams can start visually tracking assets.  

Cost Management | Performance Tracking*  

With the new Performance Tracking toolset in Cost Management, contractors who self-perform can analyze productivity and cost data in ‘near’ real-time to gain clear visibility into the potential risk of schedule delays and cost overruns to enable accurate forecasting.  

Read more about the feature in our blog. 

Cost Management | Compliance* 

Teams can now create a list of specific compliance document requirement attachments for contracts and cost payment applications. This ensures all required documents are included upon submission, speeding up the approval process 

Cost Management | Expense Custom Approval Workflow*  

To better manage the review of expenses, teams can now create custom single or multi-approval workflows for expenses in Settings.  

Files | Mobile Model Functionality Enhancements 

On the mobile app, members can now perform model functionalities (i.e., measure, view properties, levels, section, joystick, etc.) on all file types, including DWGs and 2D RVT files. This functionality enables Autodesk BIM Collaborate and Autodesk Docs members to utilize a whole new set of workflows in the field.  

Read more about the feature in our blog.  

Forms | Project Templates Level Permissions  [coming soon]

Promote standardization across projects through Form Permissions in Project Templates. When creating Form templates within a Project Template, teams may now add member roles as contributors, reviewers, and managers. When a project is created from a template, team members assigned to these roles will automatically populate when a form is generated.  

Markups | Linked Markups on Mobile (Sheets)  

On mobile, members can now create and remove linked markups, and find references through precise backlinking. This allows members to complete more workflows, such as generating an RFI from the field or adding a link to a relevant drawing or file  

Photos | Saving Photos to Device Gallery  

Ensure site photographs are saved while in the field. Now, when taking photos in the PlanGrid Build app, photos will also be automatically saved to your device gallery.   

RFIs | Reports Improvements  

Customize RFI reports with cover pages, table of contents, and more.   

RFIs | View Uploaded Files on Mobile  

Get a clearer understanding of RFI details using references on mobile. Mobile users can now view all uploaded files to an RFI, including files uploaded to the project folder and in the RFI directly, making it easier to make decisions wherever they are. 

Submittals | Review Templates in Custom Review Workflows  

Save time and reduce errors with the new Review Templates in Custom Review Workflows. Submittal Managers can now pre-define review workflows using templates that can be created from scratch or saved as a template from an existing workflow. 

 As-Built Export | Additional Export Details [coming soon]

 Users can now include or exclude Forms and Photos in their As-Built export. 

Schedule | Version Management 

Users can now set version names, add a narrative, and choose a distribution list when updating newer versions of a schedule. This notifies key stakeholders to draw their attention to specific details regarding the new updates while keeping logs to easily refer to in the future.  

Schedule | Version Comparison 

Users can now visually compare up to five different versions of a schedule to quickly identify changes in activities including activities delayed, forwarded, new activities added, along with any name changes. This makes it easier for users to identify and consume changes in a faster, more efficient manner.  

Schedule | Activity Version History 

Users can access version history within the activity panel to see how a specific activity changed between different versions giving additional insight to easily identify trends.  

Read more about all our latest Schedule tool updates in our blog. 

Autodesk BIM Collaborate 

Model Property Breakdown

*** = Autodesk Docs feature (available across all unified products) 
****=features in both Autodesk BIM Collaborate and BIM 360 
*****= features in both Autodesk BIM Collaborate and Autodesk Build  

Model Coordination | Model Property Breakdown ***  [coming soon]

BIM Managers can now provide project stakeholders with only the information needed to get the job done. When creating a view, BIM Managers can select or deselect from the properties within a model, such as level, room, object, or custom-made properties.   

Model Coordination | NWC Export | Revit NWC Add-In ***  

Quickly share the latest designs with project stakeholders using lightweight NWC files directly from Revit. With the new NWC Export Add-In, architects and engineers can export NWC versions of their designs to Autodesk Docs, saving time and providing the most up-to-date information.  

Design Authoring | Collaboration for Civil 3D | Web Sheet Set Manager    

Better organize and manage your Civil designs with the new Sheet Set Manager for web. Using this tool designers can simply create new sheet sets, import layouts, add sheets, rearrange sheets, lock and unlock sheet sets, and update properties all from the cloud.       

Autodesk Takeoff 

ATO print to PDF

Takeoffs | PDF Export with Takeoff Legend 

Users can now export the current page with takeoffs and legend as a PDF.  This allows users to save and share information with internal and external stakeholders that may not have access to Autodesk Takeoff. 

BuildingConnected 

TradeTapp - Vendor Application Progress

TradeTapp 

Vendor Application Progress [coming soon] 

GCs can now track the progress (percentage of completion) of each vendor application, increasing transparency and communication between the GC and vendor.  

Audit Log [coming soon] 

GCs now have access to an activity log that tracks important events in the application, including when and by whom an invite is created, deleted, and more. This increases transparency and accountability across the team.  

Assemble 

Assemble model publishing imrovements

Model Publishing Enhancements  

Continuing to improve on the cloud publishing workflows in Assemble from BIM 360 Docs and Autodesk Docs, users will experience more predictable selection of default publish view, along with added indicators for in-progress and complete published models. Prior to publishing, users will be able to decide whether they want to include elements with non-visible geometry, as well as elements from models in linked files. 

Compact Views List  

To reduce the amount of scrolling necessary for projects with many views, a compact view option will be available. 

BIM 360 

Cost Management Performance Tracking

*=features on both Autodesk Construction Cloud unified platform & BIM 360  

Cost Management | Performance Tracking*  

With the new Performance Tracking toolset in Cost Management, contractors who self-perform can analyze productivity and cost data in ‘near’ real-time to gain clear visibility into the potential risk of schedule delays and cost overruns to enable accurate forecasting. 

Cost Management | Compliance* 

Teams can now create a list of specific compliance document requirement attachments for contracts and cost payment applications. This ensures all required documents are included upon submission, speeding up the approval process 

Cost Management | Expense Custom Approval Workflow*  

To better manage the review of expenses, teams can now create custom single or multi-approval workflows for expenses in Settings. 

Reviews | Add “In Review” Status*  

Members on web now see a new review status and link when their files are under review. The link allows members to quickly access the file that is or was attached to the review. It is important to note that files already in review before this release may not have this functionality.    

Transmittals | Export Summary Report of Multiple Transmittals*  

Available in Autodesk Docs and BIM 360 Docs, members on web can export a summary report of multiple transmittals. The metadata of documents within each transmittal are included in the report.   

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Jadie Fanganello

Product Marketing Manager, Autodesk Construction Solutions

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