BIM 360 Field iPad release and BIM 360 Docs Update
Autodesk has released
the latest BIM 360 Field iPad 4.35 which contains the following improvements:
New setting ‘Share Image Quality’ added to BIM 360 Field app settings, allowing user to control image quality when emailing attachments from issues, tasks, equipment and checklists
When project setting “Closed checklists cannot be edited or deleted” is enabled, Field mobile users no longer will be able to add new attachments to checklist items or create new issues to closed checklists
Improved sync performance
The latest BIM 360 Document Update delivers these highly-requested document control and collaboration capabilities:
Additional permission level, “View Only,” that allows viewing but not downloading
New permission management user experience
Support for file locking and unlocking in Desktop Connector
Introducing the New “View Only” Permission
We have added a new permission level to BIM 360. The new “View Only” permission provides greater control over project documents by allowing viewing while restricting the ability to download and use outside of the project collaboration environment.
Permissions now available in BIM 360 Document Management:
View only (New!)
View/Download (previously known as “View” or “View Only”)
View/Download + Upload
View/Download + Upload + Edit
Note that the new “View Only” is an additional permission level, and any project member with the previously-labeled “View” permission (that allowed download) will not experience any change in behavior (but the permissions is now listed as “View/Download” ). For more information regarding permissions in BIM 360 Document Management, please refer to this help topic.
New Permission Management User Experience
We have also completely redesigned the user experience for managing folder permissions. This design provides greater visibility and control over the permissions granted to individual team members, roles, and companies. The features and benefits of this new design:
“Flyout” menu – this provides the ability to set folder permissions while maintaining visibility into the folder contents.
Expand Role and Company permission settings – provides the ability to see the individual users that have been granted permissions via Role and Company settings
Filtering and sorting – provides the ability to view by permission level or type (user / role / company) to more easily review the permissions granted.
Search – provides the ability to search for an individual user and review the permissions that have been assigned.
Improved Collaboration with Desktop Connector File Locking
We have added support for file locking and unlocking in Desktop Connector. This provides greater support for collaborative workflows using desktop applications such as AutoCAD and other authoring apps. Now desktop users can be confident in the status of documents managed in BIM 360 and can lock and unlock files while editing and saving a new version. Desktop users can also see the current locking status of a file (if it is locked and the user who locked it).
Version 188.8.131.528 of Desktop Connector is now available and can be downloaded from this page.