Right now the BIM360 Glue and the BIM360 Field Noticiations are far from the same.....glue you can only get immediate notifications; where as with field you can get daily summarizes. In Buzzsaw you have the option for immediate or daily summarizes. In the next year as things move to a more uniform / integrated platform hopefully the same occurs with notifications in all the systems.
Looks like today the "Daily Update" Module went live today, and I am curious why it was released so soon without some key functionality such as:
These seem like things that should have been included before it was released?
Great module in theroy and I hope it will get developed more, but not much we can do with it when its best feature is the ability to pull weather information in from a website.
360 Field Desktop - Setup>Issues>Standard Propeties - allow unlocking of locked properties.
Allow adminstror to fully customise what is locked/unlocked/required/visible for Issues standard properties.
Please enable the ability to create an issues when viewing photographs.
Similar to another users request to raise when viewing documents in the Library.
The creation of issues for the purpose of attaching data should be 2 way - i.e you can start with the data and then create the issue, as well as the current way of creating and issue then finding the attachments.
It would be great to be able restrict issue types to certain roles as this will improve useability and ensure that certain users are only raising issues that are applicable to their role type. For example, if i invite my Architect and Engineer to perform defects/punchlists on a project I may not want them to have the ability to raise certain Safety Issue or Commissioning Issue Types as this could lead to a number of invalid records being entered into the system.
Is there a way to dock the BIM360 Glue toolbar or at least make it stay with the view window. It just seems to want to jump around too much. When the application is maximized or minimized on the screen the toolbar moves around. It would be real nice if this could be docked. Sometimes the user loses the toolbar, because it moves around relative to the size of the screen. This means that the user must resize the application then manually move the toolbar around.
Currently in BIM 360, if you edit or add a markup to an attachment of an issue/checklist/task the date value displayed is updated from when it was last modified. (see below). It would be great if we could also see the original date that the photo was taken as this would with reviewing of progress and issue resolution.
How tediuous is creating locations manually once you import your project heirarchy via excel import. Pick a room, apply to the uploaded PDF and draw your blue box... There's gotta be a way to automate this especially when there are THOUSANDS of locations to setup... enough said.
What if in Revit you could have the ROOM SPACES drive the location creation in Field - automating the manual process.
This could also be an opportunity to upload your 2D plans to B3F right from Revit so it can eliminate the pdf upload process...
The workflow would be - setup your room spaces in Revit, export to Field and once it is in B3F, goto library and click on generate room locations.
Obviously there would be upstream and downstream steps as this does not address how a project will be organized within Field. But typically we create a location per room...
Does this make sense?
Currently the navigation within the Photo tool is quite limited in that you can only sort the photos and search within the tags and labels. If you are wanting to scroll through the list it can be quite tedious in that you have to keep selecting "Show More" to expand the photo options (see below);
This also presents problems when you expand a photo to markup etc, as when you close it will default back to the start of the list. It would be good to have the ability to select "Show All' or view in a list view as well as be able to search by Date./Source/Author etc.
Currently, time/date is not visible on photographs taken within BIM 360 FIeld.
Having visible time/date stamps on photographs would be a huge improvement of the system for UK contractors and a question I have been asked countless times this year.
We looked into purchasing a separate app but the operation would be cumbersome as the time/date would still not be automatically applied to the image itself and the user would have to go through the process of adding the time/date stamp after taking the photos.
We would like to see this added to BIM 360 Field at some point to avoid our Site Managers having to take both their iPad and a digital camera into the field. It would definitely streamline the process somewhat.
Can there be more permission levels added for the Library edit function. For example, can Links/Mark-Ups or Library edits only be moved or edited by Doc Managers and Admins. We have Supers using the iPad and it is too easy to add links or move them and we need more control or permissions within the contractors realm
Please bring back the ability to create an issue directly from an opened library document. Many times issues are discovered while browsing the documents and it takes many steps now to go to Issues, add attachement, select library, remember the right file, etc.
Currently in the Issue List View in BIM 360 Field there is an optional field that displays the source that generated the issue (i.e. Checklist, Task or Equipment), see below;
It would be good to have an option that when a user selects the issue from the list that you have the option to open the source that generated the issue, wether it be a checklist/task/equipment.
It would be great to have some further information displayed related to completed checklists that are linked to Tasks. Currently when you have a linked completed checklist to a task the only information that is displayed in the list is created date, modified date, name, author and issues (as in the example below). It would be good to have some of the other Checklist header information displayed in this list view also (i.e. Status, Company Name, Location etc.)
When generating issues from the equipment module, there should be a way to add the equipment name/tag to the issue so it is searchable/filterable and visible on the issue description.
You can customize your view so the Source is visible on your issue log, but if you look at individual issues that information is not there.
This information should be automatically added to the issue along with the location, if the issue is generated from within the Equipment module.
We looked at BIManywhere and thought this should be functunality inside Field/Glue... Well it's not. So we found a work around for this.
We used B3Field's equipment module to track rooms so that we can track multiple items in each room from checklists/issues/PHOTOS... the big plus is that the "show in model" can be used to load up the location in the model. We trigger this with Barcodes or QRcodes in the room. There's always a way...
Here is the overview of the work around: We create a dummy equipment object in center of each room, (making the room a piece of equipment). This is starts in the authoring program (revit), then you glue it. Once in Glue, right click on the dummy object and create a equipment set. Then take model into field. Once your done, then when you are in the field, each room has a barcode which is tied into that dummy room equipment. Scan the barcode, it will bring up the equipment module of that equipment set and then click on "show in model" - voila! Barcode opens the location in the model...
When working in a mixed environment with Navisworks and BIM 360 Glue, it is currently not possible to share a viewpoint (camera position, target position and sectioning settings) into a BIM 360 Glue model.
This is a vital piece of the collaboration puzzle that is currently missing. If Navisworks XML import is not an option for BIM 360 Glue development, these are other possibilities:
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