In 2020, we delivered hundreds of product enhancements, features, and launches for Autodesk Construction Cloud. For 2021, we remain committed to continuously strengthening the products and features our customers love and rely on.
This month, we’re kicking off the new year with a fresh start with nine updates across BIM 360, BuildingConnected, and Autodesk Construction Cloud Connect (ACC Connect). Scroll down and read more about what’s new across Autodesk Construction Cloud.
- Scheduling Data Connector Reports
- Checklist Default Assignee
- Checklist Signatures on Web
- Budget to Contracts: Many to Many
- Method Related Costs: Phase 1 Planning
- Reports: Custom Columns
Scheduling Data Connector Reports
Being able to efficiently access data is critical to understanding project performance and making informed business decisions. Coming soon, users will be able to schedule Data Connector reports on a weekly or monthly cadence, automating the process and saving time.
Checklist Default Assignee
Some checklists are always assigned to the same people. Our new time saving feature will be released early February and will allow users to setup default assignees on checklist templates – both on checklist level and section level. This way, if there’s a default assignee set up, a newly created checklist will automatically be assigned to them.
Checklist Signatures on Web
Checklists often require multiple signatures before they can be submitted. In BIM 360, signing checklists has been easy via the mobile app. Now, we are making it available from a desktop as well. Starting in February, users will also be able to add their signatures via the web version, making submitting checklists easier and faster.
Budget to Contracts: Many to Many
Depending on how the project is setup, users often need to link multiple contracts to a single budget item. Starting this week, new functionality will allow BIM 360 Cost users to link multiple contracts to a budget line item as well as multiple budget line items to a single contract.
Method Related Costs: Phase 1 Planning
For some GCs, there are allowances, such as General Conditions, that need to closely align with the project schedule. New functionality will be released this week that will allow users to plan these allowances in a visual way. With this BIM 360 Cost release, users will be able to add in key schedule references and budget line items and view both as a Gantt chart. For the budget items, users will be able to customize the duration of time and the ratio of time charged to the project as well as add in unit costs to visually plan their budgets.
Reports: Custom Columns
Important project cost information often needs to be reported to stakeholders outside of the BIM 360 platform. New functionality will be released in BIM 360 Cost that provides further customization of budget reports. With this release, users will be able to select which columns and rows and what order they appear in exported budget summary pdf and Excel reports.
Learn more about this month’s product updates across BIM 360 on our blog.
Qualification Status Denied Reason
Risk managers can now more easily report on why a vendor has been denied a qualification status. Select from predetermined denial categories, add additional context in the ‘Summary’ field, and even filter for specific categories when reporting/analytics are required.
Version history allows users to clearly see the differences between a subcontractor’s current and more recent previous qualification submissions. Get notified when data inputs are updated and review what exactly has been updated without having to check line item by line item.
Pype and PlanGrid Connector
The Pype Connector on Autodesk Construction Cloud Connect is now live. Customers can now use ACC Connect to integrate Pype AutoSpecs and PlanGrid to push auto-generated submittals from Pype into PlanGrid. ACC Connect can also hook into over 200+ applications such as solutions for other ACC products, cloud storage, spreadsheets, tasks lists, and more.
Learn more about the Pype Connector on our blog.
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