Interestingly, there is some talk of a completely free offering, after the free preview: Autodesk is now accepting reservations for a limited release and free preview version of Autodesk BIM360Docs at www.bim360.com/docs. The product is expected to come to market in early 2016. In addition to the free, limited version of BIM360Docs, Autodesk will offer the option to subscribe to additional capabilities that scale to meet more advanced needs of construction firms. The product will initially be available in English only.
A recent Youtube upload gives us a teaser-style look at what some of the features of Project Alexandria may be, including:
part of BIM360 platform
handling 2D documents like plans, drawings etc
ability to create and assign issues
iPad implementation, possibly able to attach photos to issues etc
This is a competitive market now… Revizto has a good head start on some of this, and FieldLens has a nice mobile implementation. So, the question is, will Project Alexandria (BIM360 Docs??) be compelling enough?
If you are having trouble getting a particular NWC uploaded to Glue, here are some steps to try:
you can open it in Navisworks, export to DWF and try Uploading that using the Glue client
you could open it in Navisworks 2015 and then Glue It from there. Unfortunately, there is no ‘Glue It’ addin available for Navisworks 2016. As I understand it, the new Glue sync features in 2016 mean that a simple Glue It button for Navisworks will not be available in Navisworks 2016.
Also, there are new addins available today (11 May 2015):
Who owns and can potentially access your project data in the cloud? What are the legal implications? Many potential users of BIM360 and other products are concerned about this. Here is Scott Reese (Vice President, Cloud Platforms & Operations at Autodesk) speaking about this during a Q and A session at the Autodesk University 2014 Extension in Sydney, Australia on 10 November 2014.