What is happening?
On February 9th, Autodesk added Autodesk Docs to the AEC Collection.
This is a phased launch meaning the product will be available on February 9th (“Global Availability”), with more features and functionality will be rolled out in the future.
Autodesk Docs (through the AEC Collection)
*Insight refers to the module that provides project analytics visibility on both, BIM 360 and Autodesk Construction Cloud platforms.
What is Autodesk Docs?
Autodesk Docs, a common data environment, is a centralised document management solution that acts as a single source of truth across the project lifecycle for all teams.
With Autodesk Docs, AEC teams can simplify collaboration & data management across design to construction & streamline document review & approval workflows.
Seats of Autodesk Docs will be added to current AEC Collection subscriptions at a 1:1 rate.
Single user subscribers to the AEC Collection will see Autodesk Docs added to their AEC Collection entitlement on February 9th.
Multi-user subscribers to the AEC Collection will see Autodesk Docs added to their Autodesk Account between February 15th and April 30th.
How are seats allocated? I have a subscription to both the AEC Collection and BIM 360 Docs?
Autodesk Docs subscriptions will be allocated based on the number of AEC Collection subscriptions. That corresponding number of subscriptions would also be added to your BIM 360 account; however, only the number of Autodesk Docs subscriptions allocated would have access to the Autodesk Construction Cloud platform - not the combined number of Autodesk Docs and BIM 360 Docs subscriptions. For example, if you have 10 subscriptions of the AEC Collection & 5 subscriptions of BIM 360 Docs, you will be automatically allocated 10 subscriptions of Autodesk Docs while maintaining your current access to 5 BIM 360 Docs subscriptions. This brings your total of available BIM 360 subscriptions in their account to 15, but as the 5 BIM 360 subscriptions do not include access to the Autodesk Construction Cloud platform, you would only have 10 subscriptions available for use in Autodesk Construction Cloud projects.
What is happening to the BIM 360 platform?
Autodesk have no plans to discontinue the BIM 360 platform & will continue to provide customers with the access and support they need for existing projects.
What happens to current subscriptions of BIM 360 Docs?
Existing BIM 360 Docs users will be able to keep & renew their current subscription.
However, BIM 360 Docs subscribers will not have access to Autodesk Docs & the Autodesk Construction Cloud platform.
Does Autodesk Docs include access to projects on BIM 360?
If you have access to Autodesk Docs through a subscription of the AEC Collection, Autodesk BIM Collaborate, Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro then you can access projects on both the Autodesk Construction Cloud & the BIM 360 platforms.
If you have a subscription to only BIM 360 Docs, then you can only access projects hosted on the BIM 360 platform.
To access projects on the Autodesk Construction Cloud platform, you’ll need access to Autodesk Docs by purchasing one of the products above or Autodesk Build.
What is the difference between Autodesk Docs and BIM 360 Docs?
While each offering contains many of the same common data environment features today, Autodesk Docs supports document management for projects on the Autodesk Construction Cloud platform, while BIM 360 Docs supports document management for projects on the BIM 360 platform. With Autodesk Docs, AEC Collection subscribers can access projects on the Autodesk Construction Cloud or BIM 360 platforms.
How do I access Autodesk Docs?
Once you see Autodesk Docs added to the AEC Collection in Autodesk Account, have the contract manager click on “Access Now” next to Autodesk Docs. This will bring them to a page where they’ll be prompted to create an Autodesk Construction Cloud account which will have access to both the Autodesk Construction Cloud and BIM 360 platforms.
For contract managers of single user subscriptions of the AEC Collection, Autodesk Docs will show up as a product under the AEC Collection. For contract managers of multi-user subscriptions of the AEC Collection, Autodesk Docs will show up as a separate line item in Autodesk Account.
Once your Autodesk Construction Cloud Account is created, your account admin will need to invite users who will be project administrators. From there, the project administrators can begin creating projects and inviting users. Users can also log into acc.autodesk.com to access their project list.
If you have an existing BIM 360 account, hitting “Access Now” will enable access to the Autodesk Construction Cloud on the US data centre.
Note: If you want access to the Autodesk Construction Cloud on the Europe data centre, you’ll need to wait until the Europe data centre supports new Autodesk Construction Cloud accounts. This includes new subscriptions of Autodesk Build, BIM Collaborate, & BIM Collaborate Pro.
Is Autodesk Docs available on Europe data centre?
New accounts on the Europe data centre will not be available at launch but is targeted for availability later.
Current BIM 360 accounts on the Europe data centre will continue to be fully supported.
Is Autodesk Docs ISO 19650 compliant?
Not currently, but both Autodesk Docs & BIM 360 Docs are targeted to become ISO 19650 compliant in the future.
Does Autodesk Docs have unlimited cloud storage like BIM 360?
Yes, Autodesk Docs subscribers through the AEC Collection, Autodesk Collaborate, & Autodesk Collaborate Pro will have unlimited storage on the Autodesk Construction Cloud.
What are the differences between Autodesk Insight and Insight for Autodesk Construction Cloud products?
Autodesk Insight empowers architects & engineers to design more energy-efficient buildings with advanced simulation engines & building performance analysis data integrated in Revit.
Insight for In Autodesk Construction Cloud is an ecosystem that delivers Autodesk Construction Cloud project-level data, analytics, & predictive insights.
It can help get you up to speed with what's going on in a project, assess trends & patterns in project data, identify any gaps & problems, & use predictive risk data to improve project efficiency.
The Insights module in BIM 360 offers similar functionality as Insight for Autodesk Construction Cloud.
How do I see projects if I have them on both platforms?
You can log into acc.autodesk.com & see and access projects on both Autodesk Construction Cloud & BIM 360 in a combined list. The icon next to the project name denotes the platform it’s hosted on.
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