A360 Updates – Calendar, Markup, and more

2016 has been off to a busy start here on the A360 team, and today we pushed out a product update that includes some exciting new features, including calendars, markup enhancements, and more. Check out the full list below.

1. Calendar

This has been a highly requested feature from customers. It allows a project team to track events and project milestones in a single place. Check it out and let us know what you think

A360 Updates Calendar

2. Progressive Translation 

This feature allows users to start viewing sheets , 2D views, etc. in their file/model as soon as they are ready, instead of waiting for the entire file and all its viewables to be translated. When a user uploads a file to A360 there is a translation step that processes the file and all its viewables (Sheets, 3D Views etc.) quickly so that they can be displayed inside the viewer. In the past, a user would have to wait longer (until all the viewables were ready) before they were able view the file. With this new update, users are now able to view parts of their files faster, while they wait for the full model/file to finish processing.

Here’s a short video of this feature in action on a Revit file (notice how quickly the individual sheets are accessible):

A360 Updates Progressive Translation

3. Better Error Handling

This enhancement presents better error/warning messages at the Viewable level so that users can continue to explore the designs/viewables that have been translated successfully. In the following example, the 3D view is made available even though the 2D Sheets have failed to translate. On clicking the individual files we display more information on what caused the translation failure.

A360 Updates Better Error Handling

4.  Markup Enhancements

  • Ability to select Font Size, Color, Thickness of markup
  • Ability to post markup comments with non-english text

A360 Updates Markup Color

5. Enable right click menu on an item in Model browser  – Options include Isolate/Hide/Show all/Focus/Clear

In response to customer feedback, we’ve now added the ability to isolate/hide a part using the left navigation model browser rather than finding the part in the design viewer so that users can quickly focus in on the area that they are interested in.

A360 Updates Nav Browser Menu

6.  Copy Files from Drive to a Project

A360 Updates Copy Files to Project

7. File Activity feed for Drive

A360 Updates File Activity

8. Revit Sheets in Sorted order

A360 Updates Revit File Sort Order

9. Additional Updates

A360 Team Trial Message Improvements, Public Share link now points to the new A360 viewer (password protected links and embed links still point to the old A360, this will be updated soon) and numerous other bug fixes and minor UI enhancements

We hope you like the updates.

We hope you like enjoy the updates – let us know what you think in the forums.

Rahul Bhandarkar

Rahul Bhandarkar is a Senior Product Manager for the Autodesk A360 product focussed on the A360 Web experience. He has almost 20 years of experience in building and managing software products and teams. With A360, he is passionate about providing a world-class design & collaboration experience that will delight customers. Rahul joined Autodesk in June, 2015 and is based out of the Hyderabad, India office.

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