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BIM 360 Docs Extended Access Program

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, Autodesk is offering certain products as an extended trial, free to use until May 31st. One of those products happens to be BIM 360 Docs. Let’s get into the details:

Let’s start with an overview of the Extended Access Program and how it applies to BIM 360 Docs:

Here is a link to some very useful information about the Extended Access Program: Extended Access Program for Cloud Collaboration Products

Are you a new customer or an existing customer? Have you been invited to a project or do you need to host your own? How does the extended trial apply to you? This video should clear it up:

Project Setup Videos:

  1. Adding a BIM 360 Account Admin
  2. Creating a Project
  3. Inviting Members to Your Project
  4. Creating Folders and Setting Permissions

So how do you actually sign up for the trial? The next video walks you though it:

BIM 360 Docs Trial Page

Project Setup Videos:

  1. Adding a BIM 360 Account Admin
  2. Creating a Project
  3. Inviting Members to Your Project
  4. Creating Folders and Setting Permissions

So all that is great! You get to use BIM 360 Docs for free until May 31st. But what happens to your project data when that time is up? Watch the next video to learn your options:

That’s all there is to it. If you’re able to take advantage of the Extended Access Program, hopefully that clears things up so you can proceed with confidence. Good luck!

BIM 360 Design Extended Access Program

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, Autodesk is offering certain products as an extended trial, free to use until May 31st. One of those products happens to be BIM 360 Design. Let’s get into the details:

Let’s start with an overview of the Extended Access Program and how it applies to BIM 360 Design:

Here are some very useful links to additional information:

Extended Access Program for Cloud Collaboration Products

BIM 360 Design EAP Trial Program

Revit Users – Work From Home Options

Are you a new customer or an existing customer? Have you been invited to a project or do you need to host your own? How does the extended trial apply to you? This video should clear it up:

BIM 360 Design Day One video series

So how do you actually sign up for the trial? The next video walks you though it:

BIM 360 Design Trial Page

BIM 360 Design Day One video series

So all that is great! You get to use BIM 360 Design for free until May 31st. But what happens to your project data when that time is up? Watch the next video to learn your options:

That’s all there is to it. If you’re able to take advantage of the Extended Access Program, hopefully that clears things up so you can proceed with confidence. Good luck!

Uploading Revit Models to BIM 360 Design for Collaboration

So you’ve got your BIM 360 project set up and your teams defined on the Design Collaboration page. Now it’s time to upload those Revit models so that the collaboration can begin. How do you do it? Watch the video below for the long version or skip it to go straight to the steps.

1. Open the model you’d like to publish in Revit

2. Check the Publish Settings dialog. You’ll find this on the Collaborate tab. Make sure you’ve selected all the sets, views, and sheets that you’d like to share.

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Creating a Project

Before you can get any work done in BIM 360, you’re going to need to create a project. Here’s how it’s done:

You can watch the video below or scroll down to the step by step, your choice!

  1. Log in to BIM 360 and select BIM 360 Accound Admin or, if you’re already logged in, click the module selector, then Account Admin.
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Adding a BIM 360 Account Admin

One of the first things you’ll want to do with your new BIM 360 account is add one or more account administrators. Why? First of all, you don’t want to be the only one with admin capabilities. What happens if you’re out of the office or unavailable for some reason. Second, what if you’re an IT Manager or in some other non-BIM role. You won’t want to be hands on with the day-to-day activities of creating projects, managing members, etc. You’ll be glad you added additional account admins to offload these tasks, for sure.

Adding one or more account admins is easy. Here’s how it’s done:

You can watch the video if that’s your thing…

Or you can follow the steps below:

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