V2.0.4 Release Notes

It’s release time again at UNIFI!  We are excited to showcase the newest features to the platform that make it even easier to manage your BIM content!  Please take a minute to review what’s new in UNIFI 2.0.4 below.  But first, we’ll take this opportunity to mention a few other important updates:

Webinar: Gain Control Over Your BIM Content

Please join us Wednesday, September 7th at 10amPT / 1pmET) to hear from directly from the UNIFI team how these new features in Version 2.0.4 allow greater control of your growing BIM content library.  *Spoiler alert: we will also be unveiling some of our recent work in the Web Portal! Register for the webinar HERE – an on-demand recording will be available for those unable to attend the live webinar, but you need to register.

Twitter Support Handle:

UNIFI now has a support Twitter handle @UNIFIsupport.  We will use this account to post links to webinars, helpful tips and tricks, announce service maintenance and respond to product or support questions.  We invite you to follow us there as well as our main @UNIFILabs account for service updates and announcements.

Ideas Portal:

We want to thank all of you who geek out with us on the Idea Portal!  We love the feedback and are listening to every vote, comment and idea.  We evaluate every bit of it in our decision making process.  The 2.0.4 release feature additions fulfills 7 submitted ideas and 73 total votes!

New Features/Enhancements:

  • *Support for Revit 2017 files.  Don’t worry, we already upgraded all your content for you so you don’t have to wait for content upgrades when you insert files! Our Cloud generated over a million upgrades in less than 3 days!
  • *Added the ability to rename elements. Here’s a snapshot:
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  • *[UC-86, UC-172] 2.0.4 now shows the full filenames as element titles, rather than scrubbed text (2.0.3 showed titles without special characters). Also, search results and File Details pages now indicate Revit ‘Family’ as a separate field where it was previously included in element titles. Other field names have been renamed to be more consistent throughout the UI.
  • *[UC-207] The search results and File Details pages now include the following fields: Family, Rating, Last Modified, Date Modified.
  • *[UC-163] The User Management page now includes columns for ‘Company Administrator’ and ‘Date Created’. The Library Management page now includes a ‘Date Created’ column.
  • *[UC-74] Library reports now include more fields and are consistently named with other fields.
  • *[UC-58] Email addresses throughout UNIFI appear as clickable links.
  • [UC-165] UNIFI updates now occur more seamlessly. The new .MSI updater completely removes old versions and reports the current version in the Add/Remove Programs dialog.

*Indicates idea submitted via Ideas Portal.

Bugs Fixed:

  • •[ULA-54] Some user accounts assigned to a new identity provider were not remaining assigned to that identity provider.
  • [ULA-50] The ‘Is Default Provider’ setting for OneLogin was not setting new users to use OneLogin by default.
  • [US-413] Elements that were a part of a batch upload, when approved individually, were being separated from the original batch and still ‘Pending’.
  • [US-289] While fulfilling a content request, applying a custom preview image caused a library communication error.
  • [UC-243] Content Request Due Dates were not being properly converted to UTC causing the dates to not show properly for some users.
  • [UC-456] Toggling ‘Favorites Only’ from within a Saved Search results page, causes ‘Favorites Only’ to be toggled when navigating to the search page.
  • [US-392] Inserting a system family type with a long name caused a crash of the UNIFI client.
  • [US-473] Clicking on the ‘Run Diagnostics’ option from support menu returned an error’.
  • [US-108] The Administrative Help Document was not accessible from the support menu.
  • [US-301] The Status column in the notifications page wasn’t accurately showing the filtered status in some cases.
  • [US-344] Some URL parameters were not being shown as clickable links on the file details page.
  • [US-302] ‘Completed’ content requests still allowed different libraries to be selected after marked as completed.
  • [UC-247] Improvements were made to the overwrite prompts when inserting elements.
  • [US-271] We fixed a couple issues associated with inserting families that utilize Type Catalogs.
  • [US-328] Clicking ‘Send Activation Email’ when creating a new user failed to actually send an email.
  • [UC-30, UC-38] Two or more users logged into the same machine can now simultaneously have UNIFI open.

Remaining Known Issues:

  • [US-585] Some files continue to show as ‘Pending’ on the file details page, despite already having been parsed.
  • [US-566] Search criteria from the search page is not remembered in some cases when entering the file details page and returning to the search results.
  • [US-557] Elements that have pending revisions are displaying the uploaded date of the pending file instead of the last approved revision.
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Library Best Practices Webinar Recording

With your organization’s ever-expanding BIM content, it is critical to find the right library strategy to effectively organize your firm’s content to support efficiency and usability. Listen to this webinar which was recorded on Wednesday, July 27th, and learn how BIM thought leaders have designed and implemented library strategies that enable their teams to spend more time designing and less time searching for files.

The roundtable discussion will be moderated by Steve Germano, UNIFI’s Director of Strategic Intelligence, and include Nancy McClure, Digital Design Application Specialist at Interior Architects and Brian D. Nickel – Mechanical Designer at Harvey’s Heating and Plumbing, who authors the popular blog, The Revit Saver.

They explore what library management best practices these organizations are employing, focusing on the following discussion topics:

• How did you identify which library management strategy was right for your organization? What unique requirements were most influential in creating that strategy?
• How did you implement and test the library management strategy and what approaches did you follow to successfully introduce it to users?
• How do you maintain and (continuously) optimize your library management strategy to ensure your are delivering maximum value to your users?
• What was a strategy that didn’t work? How long did it take to find out?
• How do you ensure that all content gets into your library? Are their creative ways to make sure people don’t secret away content on their desktop?

3 Quick Tips to Get Started with UNIFI!

Thanks for giving UNIFI a try. To help you start more efficiently organizing, accessing and managing your BIM content, we’ve put together a quick start guide to help you get you, well, get started!

  1. Upload content
  2. Add users
  3. Search & insert content

 

1. UPLOAD CONTENT

UNIFI comes with two empty libraries already set up and just waiting for you to upload your content. Feel free to upload your existing content to these pre-made libraries or create your own on the LIBRARY MANAGEMENT screen.

  • Company Library – Your main content library
  • Detail Library – This library can be used to store all of your company details (drafting views)

Below, we show you how to navigate to the Upload screen and then drag & drop a folder of content/.rfas directly into UNIFI:

UNIFI_FolderUpload

 

Looking to upload your system families and details as well? No problem! UNIFI is compatible with multiple Revit element types:

  • Families (.rfa)
  • System Families (Walls, Floors, Ductwork, Piping, Cable Tray etc)
  • Details (Drafting Views)
  • Schedules

2. ADD USERS

UNIFI has three user “Roles” for various security and workflow purposes. Company Administrator, Library Administrator, and User.

Role Suggested Users
User Used for majority of design staff to supply access to specific libraries of content
Library Administrator Ideal for regional BIM managers or office BIM managers who are responsible for managing content within specific libraries, but do not need full firm wide library access rights
Company Administrator We recommend that a small group of users are in this role

Here’s how to add users:

  • Navigate to the USER MANAGEMENT screen within UNIFI by clicking on the People icon on the left-hand tool bar.
  • Then click the Manage Users button under the Active Users section
  • Insert the user’s first name, last name, email address and password, and hit save user
  • The user has now been successfully created and will receive an email inviting them to reset their password

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3. SEARCH & INSERT CONTENT

Now that your content has been uploaded and your users are all set up, it’s time to start designing with your team! You can search for content, browse content within libraries, and insert directly into your Revit design.

Navigate to the SEARCH screen within UNIFI to quickly find content and insert into Revit.

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We also have a video that shows how much more quickly UNIFI is than traditional methods.  Here’s a link to a video.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • When you drag and drop a folder structure of Revit content into UNIFI, the names of the folders will automatically be added as tags to the content. This quickly and effortlessly allows you to batch upload thousands of pieces of content and make them instantly
  • When you drag in a Revit family (.rfa) UNIFI will automatically look for an associated Type Catalog file. No need to worry about forgetting to upload the Type Catalog!

Now, you are well on your way to becoming a UNIFI power user!

Library Sharing: A new way to think about your content workflows with design partners!

Recently, we announced a brand new way to think about how you collaborate with outside design partners on content – Library Sharing.  Library Sharing is now officially supported for all UNIFI customers!  It’s been thrilling to see how UNIFI continues to add value to bridge information gaps and foster collaboration across the building lifecycle – first through improving how content is consumed, and now offering new ways that it can be distributed.  

Here are a few ways UNIFI’s Library Sharing is already being utilized:

Joint Venture Workflows – UNIFI has two customers engaged in a multi-billion dollar joint venture that requires a significant amount of collaboration including the sharing of BIM Execution Documents, standards and templates. Sharing content is a natural evolution in that process and UNIFI’s Library Sharing enables this to seamlessly occur.  Staff from both companies particularly enjoy being able to request content for libraries, regardless of who owns the library.

Owner ↔ Consultant – One of UNIFI’s customers is a real estate management firm that literally builds cities.  UNIFI is effectively allowing this firm to create content once, store it in the cloud and provide a single source of objects to any of their preferred design consultants.  This single source of information provides essential consistency to their entire building ecosystem, which is particularly helpful as the firm is constantly rotating through different consultants.  UNIFI is also a win for each consultant because it removes the burden of creating content.

AEC Firm ↔ UNIFI Create Services – Many design firms are increasingly turning to UNIFI to create their BIM content.  This allows firms to specialize in their core competencies – designing buildings – while efficiently meeting the cyclical demand of content creation.  A firm shares its libraries with the UNIFI Create Team, a group of seasoned experts in content creation.  Requests from the firm are easily sent through the Content Request form, providing a complete spec of the content and the content is then completed by the UNIFI team within a day or two and returned to the firm’s libraries.

“UNIFI is the bridge, allowing all of our staff, offices, consultants and clients access to critical content.”   Guy Messick – Interior Architects

These are just a few stories of how customers are currently using Library Sharing.  How will you use Library Sharing?  We’d love to hear your story!

Here’s how it works:

A company administrator can initiate sharing of a library by navigating to app.discoverunifi.com and logging in with their UNIFI credentials.   The user then should navigate to ‘Libraries’.

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(Note, other areas of the portal are still in beta and may not be entirely functional.)

Then click on the link of the library to open up its page:

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The library can then be shared by clicking on the ‘Share’ link:

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The pop up dialog will step you through the process. You will be prompted to select the permissions level (currently, only collaborative is available), designate a recipient email address, enter a custom message and agree to the term of service.

Following this, the recipient will receive an invitation email.  If the recipient is a company admin of another company, they will be able to follow the included link, sign into the portal and accept the invitation. Note, once an invitation has been sent, any company administrator for that company may log in to the portal and accept the invitation, regardless if the invitation was sent to them.  If an invitation is sent to a non UNIFI customer, they will be given the option to try UNIFI.

Once an invitation is accepted, administrators for the company that initiated the sharing will see the shared relationship under ‘Shared History’ and any pending invitations that have been sent will appear under ‘Pending Outgoing Invites’.  Pending invitations and current sharing relationships can be canceled and revoked here on the ‘Sharing’ tab.

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And that is it!  Libraries that are shared with you in UNIFI will appear like this:

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Libraries that are shared with another company appear normal.

Here are some considerations:

  • Library Sharing is part of the core product, there is no additional cost to use it.
  • Only company administrators may set up a shared library with another company.
  • Libraries can be shared with entire companies, not single individuals.  However, that company may choose to allow access with only select individuals.
  • When shared with another company, that company must also be a UNIFI customer to access the library.
  • When that company receives and accepts the sharing invite, the library is available to them in the same way that their own libraries are. Users and groups can be granted access to the shared library and saved searches can be created that reference that library.  In short, the consumption of content in a shared library works identically to ‘owned’ libraries.
  • Content in a shared library (whether you belong to the company that owns the library or subscribing company) can be tagged, rated and favorited like any other content.
  • The owner of a library may share it with an unlimited number of other companies.
  • If another company has shared a library with your company, you are not able to share the library with others.
  • If another company has shared a library with your company, content within that library cannot be added across to your own libraries… but only to other libraries that the same company may have already shared with your company and that you have administrator access to.

If you have any questions about Library Sharing, please contact us.  And, stay tuned for more exciting features from UNIFI.

Release Notes

V2.0.3 Release Notes

We are pleased to announce that our 2.0.3 release is live!  This morning, 2.0.3 was pushed to production in a quick, 15 minutes process that required no downtime for our users.  We are excited to see another monthly release that makes several improvements to our platform and bug fixes. Check out what’s new below:

Collaborative Library Sharing

This release includes the exciting capability, previously only available in beta, to share libraries between companies! UNIFI is the only content solution to enable collaborative workflows for not just individual companies, but between those companies and their consultants.  Libraries may be shared through our web portal here. Look for a news posting soon with additional information.

Enhancements / Features:

  • [UD-642, UD-640, UD-615, UD-542] The Manage Users page improvements are: (See image)
    • The page loads much faster, particularly when working with many users.
    • A new search filter is available, allowing quick filtering down to specific users.  The filter works across all visible fields.
    • Improved look and feel
  • [UD-512, UD-496] The Notifications page improvements are:
    • The page loads much faster, particularly when many requests and uploads exist.
    • The default column filters are only applied at log in and when clicking refresh. Changes to the filters are maintained when browsing away and returning to the page.
  • [UD-718] The User Menu has been improved to include more profile and library permissions information. (See image)
  • [UD-633] UNIFI branding changes.  Several subtle changes to the log in page, logo and the general color theme have been made. (See image)
  • [UD-590] The User Management page now displays a default selected time period and the magnitude is indicated by hovering the cursor over the graph.
  • [UD-588] Applied tags are now displayed in sequential order.  Thank you A Manning for the suggestion.

Bugs:

  • [UD-706] Removing tags from elements shown in search results will now display UI feedback.
  • [UD-74] Navigating away from browse results and returning again will maintain the displayed position of results.
  • [UD-704] Libraries selected during a search are now preselected when creating a new Saved Search.
  • [UD-671] In some cases, the review page for batch uploads wasn’t correctly showing the libraries selected during upload.
  • [UD-648] In some cases, library administrators were able to ‘complete’ requests of other libraries they were not administrators of.
  • [UD-645] When browsing, empty categories will no longer appear.  This was happening when the connected Revit version filtered out elements available only in later Revit versions.
  • [UD-626] In some rare cases, UNIFI was unresponsive after periods of inactivity greater than 30 minutes.
  • [UD-613] On the Notifications Page, Approve / Reject buttons did not appear in some cases for individually selected uploads.
  • [UD-587] Duplicate group names were allowed when renaming existing groups.
  • [UD-510] New files in a batch upload did not recieve applied provided notes.
  • [UD-460] When adding new revisions to existing elements, different filenames were allowed.
  • [UD-436] Tags that were applied to ‘In Progress’ content requests were not being saved if UNIFI was restarted.
  • [UD-432] When logging in with an identity provider, UNIFI will open up the login page for the provider.  If this page is closed in the browser, UNIFI will no longer display an infinite loading bar but will return to an active log in screen.
  • [UD-329] Some improvements were made to searching with multiple word industry synonyms.
  • [UD-328] Revisions to existing elements made by library admins were not automatically approved.
  • [UD-296] Some issues with deleting elements have been resolved.
  • [UD-114] In some cases, library permissions showed user accounts that had been previously deleted.
  • [UD-62] When groups were renamed, the new names were not reflected elsewhere in the application.

Known Issues:

  • [UD-717] Reverting to existing revisions of an existing element overwrites upload notes.
  • [UD-509] Admin comments to content approvals overwrite upload notes .
  • [UD-493] Search filters clear and are not remembered when navigating away and returning.
  • [US-108] In some cases, users were unable to view the help doc.
  • [US-69] Some rare cases of other add-in conflicts exist
  • UNIFI has some issues with inserting drafting views when Autodesk Collaboration for Revit is installed and utilized on the active project.
  • Autodesk Revit 2014 has some API limitations related to inserting objects that are face-based or work-plane-based.
Release Notes

V2.0.2 Release Notes

We are pleased to report of another successful update to UNIFI! Version 2.0.2 represents another minor release and is comprised mostly of bug fixes and improvements to the installer and automatic update system.  We expect this release to result in a more streamlined automatic update experience going forward.

Bugs:

  • [UD-490] Uploads and exports couldn’t be completed for some users due to a missing Temp folder.
  • [UD-554] Resolved an issue that caused usernames to occasionally appear in both the ‘Included’ and ‘To Add’ columns in group settings.
  • [UD-530] Searching and Saved Searches: Tags specified in brackets will return results with only those tags applied.
  • [UD-525] When browsing categories, preview images were appearing for files not yet approved. This has been resolved.
  • [UD-557] When fulfilling requests, changes made to the selected library by Company Admins were not applied.  The content will now appear in these libraries rather than the original selection.
  • [UD-570] Attaching large files to content requests caused uploads to timeout. This resulted in duplicate requests in some cases. Also, some file formats caused Unifi to crash.
  • [UD-445] Resolved a “Library communication error” that appeared when deleting a library and choosing to move the content to another library.
  • [UD-441, UD-401] When deleting, some files were not being deleted.  This caused the elements to appear in search after being deleted.  This issue is fixed.
  • [UD-507] Some users who didn’t have a default browser defined were having issues logging in to their SSO identity provider.
  • [UD-414] Inserting a type catalog family into a project a second time unnecessarily prompted an overwrite dialog.
  • [UD-308] Load times have been improved for the Users and notifications pages.
  • [UD-359] Resolved an issue that caused a type catalog family type to not load properly into Revit.  Thanks Elizabeth M for reporting!

We are working hard to provide regular and frequent updates to UNIFI and are excited about the improvements and features we have planned for the platform in the next few months!  We appreciate your feedback!

V2.0.1 Release Notes

We are happy to report a successful 2.0.1 release today!  This release is a minor increment to the UNIFI version but significant nonetheless! Over 100 bugs and requests were addressed, making this one of our largest bug fixing releases ever.  We were also able to deliver on requests made through our customer ideas site.  Six user requests have been marked as ‘Shipped’ that together garnered nearly 50 votes.  You asked and we delivered!

We thank you for your continued enthusiasm for the UNIFI platform!  Items marked in BLUE below came from our IDEAS PORTAL.  Add your ideas today!

Enhancements / Features
  • [UD-326] Enabled partial word searching.  Search terms that match the beginning of words will return those results. (Image)
  • [UD-298, UD-295] Added an option to Auto Start Unifi when Revit is opened.  The option appears in the Unifi Revit Add-In. We heard you loud and clear! (Image)
  • [UD-290] Several improvements have been made to the searching system. Results will be even more relevant. Take that Windows Explorer!
  • [UD-158, UD-98, UD-51, UD-267] Consistency improvements have been made to the interface. Dialogs, buttons, header bars and library selector menus are now more consistent UI wide.
  • [UD-400] The user management page has a new look with improved layout and license usage graph and corresponding user activity table.
  • [UD-300] The tag autocomplete menu no longer is limited by 10 items.
  • [UD-353] Mouse-back button functionality has been added to pages where the ‘back’ arrow appears.

Bugs:

  • If UNIFI is already open and a user clicks on the UNIFI icon (whether taskbar or desktop shortcut), UNIFI will no longer close and reopen.  Thank you D. Uy for reporting!
  • [UD- 264, UD-259, UD-305, UD-400] Several UI bugs have been resolved in the following areas: Library Selector Menu, Notifications column filters and date sorting.  Popup dialogs are now topmost to Unifi only.
  • [UD-401, UD-398] Following upload, some files were not showing up in search results or while browsing. Great find T. Merchel!
  • [UD-261] Elements not compatible with current Revit version were not appearing in search results.
  • [UD-266] Tag searches were case sensitive causing searches such as [Doors] and [doors] to return different results.
  • [UD-358] Saved Searches were not running if searching across libraries with a “ – “ in the name.
  • [UD-288] Some users were receiving messages that they do not have permission to access certain saved searches.
  • [UD-116] Some users were receiving a library permissions error when using individual Saved Searches that search across libraries the users no longer have access to. The Saved Searches will properly search across libraries only the user has access to and prompt the user to edit the search if the user no longer has access to any of the original libraries saved as part of the search.
  • [UD-289] Adding a tag to an In Progress content request caused the Request Content page to open the next time the In Progress request was opened.
  • [UD-313] J. Snyder reported that in some rare cases, uploads marked as approved would revert to pending status.
  • [UD-263] Library admins were able to approve uploads that were only part of libraries they were not an administrator of.
  • [UD-246] The Notifications button on the Library Management page opened the notifications page but didn’t filter the Uploads and Request tables by that library.
  • [UD-311] Users will now see the alert badge on the button for the Notifications page prior to actually opening the page.
  • [UD-292] F. Herbere reported that revision notes to existing elements were not appearing in the File History tab.
  • [UD-422, UD-271, UD-416, UD-385] Resolved several issues with inserting types from the Type Catalog dialog and the dialog itself.
  • [UD-299] Holding Shift while right clicking on an element, followed by clicking the delete button caused a crash. Thank you R. Bell!
  • [UD-327] Multiple categories for the same category were appearing in browse mode.
  • [UD-268] Users were unable to set an element as favorite if the element was part of a shared library.
  • [UD-350] Minimizing the Batch Export dialog caused it to disappear, locking users out of the Revit session. Removed topmost behavior to all applications, it now appears in the taskbar and minimize and maximize buttons have been removed.
  • [UD-233] Shared libraries didn’t appear in the Library Selector Menu until a restart of Unifi.
  • [UD-312] Some drafting views with long names were failing to export to Unifi.
  • [UD-119] Resolved a crash that resulted when inserting a drafting view, and clicking again to insert the drafting view.
  • [UD-290, UD-283] The Unifi temp folder utilized for uploads wasn’t getting purged upon successful upload.
Release Notes

V2.0 Release Notes + Unifi Analytics portal release

We are very happy to announce the release of Unifi v2.0 and the announcement of the new Unifi Analytics portal to public BETA!! This release also includes an industry first – Company to Company Library Sharing! Collaborate around your BIM projects in a new way, with content, providing a more data consistent design for your clients. This is a very exciting release for us and our customers as we further expand the value of the Unifi platform.

 

Release Highlights:

  • Unifi Analytics Portal BETA
    • Unifi in the web, its a intriguing idea… thats what we heard from our customers over the past year so thats what we did! Currently available to Company Admins only with plans to extend to all user types, the Unifi portal is where admins can visualize Unifi usage data from their entire global design force! Analytics, batch tag/library utilities, user management, reports & several other admin focused tools will be available during this Beta release.
    • FEEDBACK – Please provide your ideas to make this product better in our ideas app here: https://unifi.ideas.aha.io/?project=UWP
    • ACCESS – All Company Admins may access the web app here: https://app.discoverunifi.com

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  • Company to Company Library Sharing
    • How do we collaborate around design? Can we make it easier to share design assets between firms so our clients receive design and data consistency from project to project? As a building owner how can I easily share a single federated library of design content to my design partners across the globe? These are the questions our customers were asking and Unifi Company to Company Library Sharing is answer we created to help make our industry more collaborative around content!
    • All Unifi customers may “Share” a library with another Unifi customer for collaboration around projects. Full read/write access is currently available with more access permission rights to come soon. So what are you waiting for, start collaborating easier and provide more consistent designs to your clients!
    • All sharing must be initiated from the Unifi portal.
    • Both the sharing company & the recipient company bust be Unifi customers to take advantage of this feature.

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  • Unifi 2.0
    • Several enhancements have been made to the Unifi desktop client including a replacement to the Alerts screen which has been redesigned as Notifications. Library sharing is now fully integrated and live! Full release notes below.

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Unifi 2.0 New Features:

  • Industry acronyms now use the “OR” operator when being searched
  • Unifi Search > Filter > Category – You can now type a letter and the Family Category list will jump to location in the list. Your mouse scroll wheel will finally get some rest from scrolling through the large list of categories.
  • The Alerts screen has been redesigned and renamed to “Notifications”.
    • A new design with sortable and filterable column headers makes it easier then ever to sort through hundreds of content uploads or requests.
  • File Download – You can now multi-select elements from either the browse or search results view, Right Click > Download. A new dialog will present several options for downloading your RFA’s from the Unifi cloud.
    • Currently only RFA’s are available for download with more element types coming in the future.
    • You can download a single file at a time, or in batch!
  • Unifi now automatically starts with Revit. This has been a highly requested feature for firms who have rolled out Unifi and would like to increase awareness of Unifi across the firm.
    • Please note that Unifi will NOT pull a license from the company pool until a user logs into their account.
  • Single Sign On Enhancement
    • SSO customers will now experience a more seamless integration with Unifi. A new “Authenticate with Identity provider” button is available on the Unifi Login Screen which will allow the user to simply type in their email address. Unifi will then open a we browser based on the SSO choice the company has connected to Unifi’s API. The browser will take over from there allowing the user to login once and the token will be stored for all future Unifi starts until the SSO provider expires the toke. This will now make Unifi automatically log the user in as it starts without any user input of login information resulting in a happier workplace 🙂
  • Login Screen – Email form now has validation to ensure proper email format is entered.
  • Shared Libraries
    • Search – Library selector will now show both Company Libraries AND Shared Libraries.
    • Library Management – Shared Libraries will now display if available
    • Browse – Shared Libraries will now display if available. The library name will be shown with the company name who shared it in brackets; ie. “Furniture Library (ACME company)”. There will also be a shared icon on the tile for quick visual identification that the library is shared with your company.
    • Content Request – Shared Libraries will now display if available
  • Support > Request a Feature – Now takes user directly to the Unifi ideas website
  • Upload Page – Revised design with added selection of Company & Library to distinguish between shared libraries if they exist.
  • Unifi Installer – various updates have been made to the installer and the updater to allow for a better overall user experience.

Exterminated Bugs:

  • Fixed an issue with slow or laggy experience opening the User Management screen when a company has 1000+ users. (Thanks Fergus!!)
  • Fixed an issue in search when the Search Favorites icon does not change when Favorites filter is toggled
  • Resolved an issue when Deleting a library and choosing to Move the content to another library the files were not being moved, rather stuck in purgatory…
  • Adding a tag to content where the tag already exists now triggers a new tag alert to the user
  • Resolved a bug where some users could not be removed from the “Automatic User Group”, this was less than optimal
  • Resolved a bug where file names were being truncated at a period “.” on a revision. This was bad “um kaaay”
  • Fixed some stability issues with Type Catalog files that would not parse due to white space or break lines in our cloud parsing engine.
  • Fixed a bug where Admins could not cancel their content requests, only Reject them which was just silly.
  • Fixed some UI consistency issues app wide, screen widths, text wrapping etc.
  • Fixed a bug where underscores “_” where not being shown in Browse – Small view mode

 

We truly hope you enjoy this release. Thank you to all our great customers who share our vision of organizing, analyzing, and distributing the worlds BIM content!!

The Unifi team is ready for the holidays! Its been an amazing year of collaborating with our customers to identify how we can provide their design firms value and enhance their BIM processes. So many of our customers are doing some really amazing things with technology to assist them with designing & constructing incredible buildings all around the globe. The Unifi team is honored to be a part of a industry that is full of passionate design technologists and practitioners!

 

Happy Holidays to you and yours,

/SG