BIM 360 Team Release: Better Design Collaboration with Expanded User Permissions

November 4, 2016 Rahul Bhandarkar

Design collaboration with BIM 360 Team just got even better with our latest product update delivering one of our most highly requested features: expanded view-only permissions, along with numerous bug fixes and enhancements that will improve the overall stability of the product.

Introducing: Expanded View-Only Permissions

Previously, there were only two roles supported within a BIM 360 Team project:

Editor - can view, edit, download, delete, share, comment and markup design files

Project Admin - can do all of the above, plus edit and manage overall project access, approvals, settings, and the access levels of all other project members.

As design teams collaborate, many project admins want to invite a variety of stakeholders into a project including subconsultants, and clients, so they can have access and visibility into the latest project information. However, teams often don’t want to give every one of these stakeholders the ability to modify, download or delete project files.

To resolve this issue, we are introducing a new Viewer role. Any project member who is assigned a Viewer role will only able to view, markup and comment on designs, but cannot share, download, modify or delete files within the project.

These expanded permissions allow project admins to have more options and control over who can access or modify project files, making the design collaboration process much smoother.

With this release, the updated project member roles are:  Project Admin, Editor or Viewer.

Project access levels for the three roles are defined below:


BIM 360 Team User Permissions Design Collaboration Better permissions, better design collaboration.


Managing Roles for a Project

A Project Admin can assign a Viewer role to a project member via the Project Members dialog as shown below:


BIM 360 Team Design Collaboration - Project Members Window Assign user role of existing project members...


Invite Process

There is now an option to specify a Role when a new user is invited into a project.


BIM 360 Team Design Collaboration Invite Members Specify user role directly within the project invite.


Stay tuned -- we’ll be adding more highly requested features soon!


Learn more about streamlining your design collaboration with BIM 360 Team.



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