Release Notes

V2.1 Release Notes

A post-script – at the front of this release note…2.1 is now generally available as of 1/6/2017.

We are excited to announce the availability of new features in UNIFI through our 2.1 release!  The new release is being rolled out in phases, with customers who deploy manually receiving it first.  Within the next week or two, we’ll then deploy 2.1 to all users who have used the ‘Per User’ installer.

New Features/Enhancements:

  • Schedules – UNIFI now supports Quantity and Key schedules.  This capability compliments an existing support for system family types, drafting views, and of course families.  All of these are stored as individual elements – allowing rapid retrieval of specific things you need without having to open and wade through old Revit projects.  UNIFI also offers a preview of the schedule itself without having to use Revit!  Go here for more info
  • New Sort Types – Date Created and Date Modified have been added to the UNIFI Filter Menu and in the online Batch Tag Manager
  • Cloud Parsing Status – The details page for any element will now display a variety of ‘cloud parsing status’ messages – Instead of a generic ‘Pending’ label, you will now see where the file is at in the process, particularly if the file has stalled due to an issue with the file itself.
  • Fulfill Content Requests with Project Content – You can now fulfill content requests with Revit project elements (schedules, groups, etc.). This is done by having the request open in UNIFI, then using the Export option from the Revit Add-in.

*We fixed 11 minor bugs.  Other underlining improvements were made to improve performance and accuracy of your searches.

Known Issues:

  • US-780, US-794, US-767, US-599 – Several other add-ins have known issues when installed together with UNIFI.   These add ins include: Dyno, Enscape, Archicad Add-In.  We are attempting to work with the developers of these tools to correct areas of add-in conflict.
  • US-662 – One user has reported that a type catalog is appearing empty, despite it working properly without UNIFI
  • US-962 – We are investigating an issue where a user was unable to insert Curtain Wall Types whose panels utilize nested families.
  • US-566 – A user has reported that when returning to a search result, some of the entered search terms are not present any longer, particularly when using explicit tags and other terms.

We continue to work hard on yet more features that will add further value to your company!  Take a peek at our announcement of upcoming availability of Manufacturer content – directly within UNIFI.  Whether these libraries appear to your users, will of course depend on how you configure user permissions! Click here for more info!

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:
Feature-Rename1   Feature-Rename2
  • *[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.
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

Release Notes

v1.8.1 Release Notes

We are very happy to announce the release of Unifi v1.8.1. Lots and lots of bugs have been squashed in this version in our continual effort to provide a stable enterprise level application!

Exterminated Bugs:

  • Fixed a bug where a URL in file details was being truncated when clicked on and would not send the user to the correct URL in the web browser. Whats the point of a web link if it doesn’t work?
  • Fixed several areas where Unifi displays date so that it will display in the correct format per your region of the globe. (dd/mm/yyyy & mm/dd/yyyy)
  • Fixed an issue when renaming a User Group would not save the new name correctly, and for this we apologize.
  • Fixed an issue where Library names that began with underscores, did not show the prefixed underscore in the library selector on the search page. (Thanks Jason R!)
  • Resolved a couple issues with the Type catalog window:
    • No longer will inserting from a Type Catalog will it overwrite all existing types and their values, this was not cool.
    • Once types have been inserted into a project, and you select the family again to insert more types, all existing types in the model are highlighted in the Type Catalog interface.
    • Some Type Catalogs were not being displayed correctly due to various delimiters that can be used, whether a semicolon or comma is used, both are now displaying as expected.
  • “Star Rating Ascending” sort option was not displaying 0 (non-rated) content up top. This has been fixed.
  • During a content request, if an Admin dragged and dropped content into the screen to upload it, then canceled the request, that content was still uploaded to Unifi and available in search/browse. We have stopped this madness.
  • Fixed a bug where clicking on a tag from the File Details page was not firing off a new search.
  • Fixed an issue when a Admin is reviewing a batch file upload, and clicks the back button, the page is reset to the first page in a multi page review. It has been reported that this was making people throw things at their colleagues. In an effort to promote workplace safety this bug has been fixed.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed a user to create two saved searches with the same name.
  • Fixed a bug where renaming a Saved Search Group would allow you to create another Saved Search Group with the same name.
  • Fixed a bug where when logged out of Unifi with the app still open, and a user attempts to Batch Export content from a open Revit project, Unifi gets angry and crashes.
  • Fixed a bug where in some cases if an Admin changes the libraries of a In Progress content request, the library changes would not stick.
  • Fixed a bug where entering “<3” in the search bar was returning all results not just favorites. This shortcut now shows you just the content you love.
  • Added labels to the Identity Provider text fields so you know what info goes where when editing.
  • Fixed a bug when an Admin would Delete a library and choose to “Move files to another library”, the files where not being moved and stuck in purgatory. We are all happier now that Unifi does what it says it will do.
  • The Live Chat support has been removed from this release. We are planning to replace it with a more scalable solution, but for now it is now we feel its better to remove it than to have it not work consistently.

Have a new idea you would like to see added to Unifi? A new Ideas portal is now live and open to all customers! Your ideas matter, login and start submitting your ideas directly to the Unifi team today. You can vote on other peoples ideas and let the Unifi team know what YOU want us to build next!

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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 data!!

The Unifi team is already working on Unifi 2.0 which is being released at Autodesk University Dec 2nd-4th!! If you are attending AU be sure to swing by our booth and try out the new Unifi yourself at our demo center!

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

SG

Release Notes

v1.8 Release Notes

We are very happy to announce the release of Unifi v1.8. Highlighted in this release is the beginning of our graphic styling project including new colors, logo, and several UI/UX enhancements to make your experience using Unifi more enjoyable and streamline your efficiency!

A new Ideas portal is now live and open to all customers! Your ideas matter, login and start submitting your ideas directly to the Unifi team today. You can vote on other peoples ideas and let the Unifi team know what YOU want us to build next! To top it off a brand new Unfii website has been launched, check it out!

New Login Screen

New Unifi Login Screen

New Features:

  • New logos, color palette, and branding graphics have been updated across the Unifi application.
  • New Unifi Ideas Portal has been launched! Start submitting your ideas today – https://unifi.ideas.aha.io 
  • New DiscoverUnifi website is up and live, check it out here–> https://www.discoverunifi.com
  • Admins can now edit the Library of a Content Request! (Thanks Fergus!)
  • Type Catalogs now display sorted exactly the same way as Revit does. Previously it was sorted per type name by default. (Thanks Ryan!)
  • New User Information button added to the top header bar of Unifi. This will show the currently logged in user and allow them to logout. More features will be added to this button very soon!
  • Dates displayed across the Unifi application have been set to the users local date/time format. (Localization of Data/Time)
  • Added several stability enhancements

Exterminated Bugs:

  • Fixed the Unifi installer to now show the current Unifi version in the Windows Add/Remove programs dialog. Previously it was stuck on v1.6..for some silly reason.
  • Fixed an issue where if a library was removed from an existing saved search the user or admin was never alerted of this. If this scenario happens Unifi will now display a human readable error message.
  • If a user was once part of a User group then removed, they would still have access to that User Groups permissions. We have fixed this so Unifi Admins across the world can now stop pulling their hair out.
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases newly uploaded content would not immediately be shown in searches and browsing.
  • Fixed an issue where some content requests where not showing up for Company Admins. This annoying behavior has been resolved.
  • Fixed an edge case of company saved searches not appearing once all libraries in a company were deleted. This would never happen in reality, but hey we fixed it anyway.
  • Fixed an issue where the sorting options for a saved search were not working. Whats the point of sorting if it doesn’t work?

 

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 data!!

The Unifi team is already working on the next release. We will not sleep, sleep is for the weak…and that is making us walk around the office like…the undead.

zombies!!

Enjoy your Halloween!!

Cheers

SG

Release Notes

V1.7 RELEASE NOTES

Updated: 1.7.0.2 released 10/7/15 (bug fixes below)

We are very happy to announce the release of Unifi v1.7. Highlighted in this release is the rollout of new cloud infrastructure across the Amazon AWS backbone including a completely new search engine! This new search engine project (codenamed Dewey) is all about enhancing the user experience with faster browse and searching speeds on a global scale. The Unifi team has invested heavily into a new search engine technology which is extremely scalable and reliable, two major factors we take very seriously for the Unifi product. Our ultimate goal is to provide you with an enjoyable experience when finding content for use in Revit projects!

Library Browsing v1.7

Library Browsing v1.7 now shows total amount of categories available

What does this mean for your designers?

  • Our internal metrics show that current Unifi search times average 2 – 8 seconds globally depending on the size and complexity of the search. The new search engine testing metrics show global search times that average .5 seconds regardless of the size or complexity of the search.
  • A new “Search information bar” has been added to the top of the search and browse screens which displays how many results are being returned. This bar will also tell the user if any content is being hidden due to a incompatible Revit year among several other informative notes. You will notice the information bar also appears while browsing letting you know how many libraries or family categories are being displayed in the UI.
  • The new enhanced search engine now shows reduced results the more words you add to the search bar making it easier than ever to quickly refine your search to exactly the type of content you are searching for.
    This is something the majority of our users have been asking for so you got it! Your searching will be even more intuitive then ever with the intent on getting you to the right piece of content faster than ever.
Screw Chillers search example v1.7

Screw Chillers search example v1.7

New Features:

  • New Amazon cloud servers added to global cluster making international search times quicker (More improvements in this area are coming soon!)
  • New Elastic search engine added (More improvements in this area are coming soon!…can you say integrated parameter searching!)
  • Hidden results will now be displayed in the Search Information bar, users can click a link to see all incompatible Revit families
  • URLs in Family parameters will now be hyperlinks within the Unifi File Details page. (thanks Ji-Yong)
  • Library Admins can no longer delete libraries (thanks Fergus)
  • Changed the way the Favorite icon works. The favorite (heart) icon will now toggle your favorites filter to quickly see only the items you have favorited in the current results screen.
  • Any incompatible (future Revit version) families are now displayed greyed out and are unable to be inserted by the user.
  • Added several stability enhancements

Exterminated Bugs:

  • Resolved a bug where certain files could not be uploaded do to inaccurate file header data within the RFA file
  • Fixed some wonky text that would display in some system family names
  • Fixed a bug in the content request screen where when the ‘Specific Standards’ option is selected, but no text is entered into the textbox Unifi would get angry (thanks Fergus)
  • Resolved a bug where in some cases opening a PDF from a content request would crash Unifi
  • Resolved a bug where certain formatted type catalogs would not insert correctly (thanks Blake)
  • Fixed some labels in the Content request screen that were confusing
  • Fixed a bug where some file details would appear blank if not parsed yet in the Unifi cloud. If a family is still being parsed on the cloud you will now see a “In Progress” message indicating that the cloud is still busy herding the kittens (thanks Jason)
  • Fixed a bug with rolling back a file to a previous revision
  • Fixed a bug where when a pending file was deleted, it would still show in the Batch Upload Review screen
  • Resolved a timeout issue when if a User does not use Unifi for 30 minutes Unifi would release the licenses and the app would not log the user out. (thanks Blake)
  • Resolved a bug where certain fill pattern parameters values where not being displayed correctly in the file details page

Known Bugs: We will be working quickly to resolve these known issues in v1.7. 

  • Queuing large batches of files for upload (2500+) is taking several minutes as the files are checked on the servers to see if they already exist first. We fully intend to make this wicked fast, but right now its not.
  • Sorting by Star Rating is not working properly in the filter dialog. Fixed v1.7.0.1
  • The “TC” icon shown overtop of the preview image, when in the file details page, is not aligned properly. Fixed v8
  • The “TC” icon is not shown in the search results view, both in Grid mode or Row mode Fixed v1.7.0.1
  • New user activation emails may take up to 24 hours for the recipient to receive it. We are working with our 3rd party mail system to get this back to instantly send upon user creation. Fixed v8
  • If an Admin rolls back to a previous revision of a file, the parameter values do not update in the File Details page to show the current versions parameter data values.
  • On very large searches, while results are still loading and the user opens up a file details page, the information can take up to 10-15 seconds to populate. This is not acceptable to the instant gratification generation and will be fixed. Fixed v1.7.0.1 instant gratification achieved!
  • The “delete” button on a new saved search has been changed to “Cancel”, you can’t delete something that doesn’t exist. Fixed v1.7.0.2
  • Newly uploaded content may be shown as a revision to previously deleted content with the same name. This is a case of content identity theft, and has been resolved. Fixed v1.7.0.2
  • Automatically adding users to user groups was not working in some cases. Fixed v1.7.0.2
  • File underscores are not being removed from the content display name causing problems with finding the content while searching. (Thanks Ryan!) Fixed v1.7.0.2
  • Uploaded and approved content was sometimes not available in the search engine. Fixed v1.7.0.2

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 data!!

The Unifi team is already working on the next 1.8 release which will include new highly requested workflow features! Stay tuned for more update news soon!

Cheers

SG

Release Notes

V1.6.1 RELEASE NOTES

Hot on the tails of our V1.6 release comes this smaller release.  If you haven’t noticed, we like releasing smaller features and fixes on the tails of larger releases.  Sometimes we just can’t help but sneak in some features in that have been highly requested. Some of these shouldn’t be held up by the rigamarole of larger releases. Here’s what’s new:

New Added Features/Enhancements:

  • Search Results in ‘Row’ mode now show more results due to a more condensed layout.
  • Tags can now be applied to multiple selected items in a single operation. Right click on your selection, choose ‘Add a tag’.

Exterminated Bugs:

  • Attaching a folder to a content request no longer crashes the Unifi client.
  • Inconsistent behavior with the tag auto-complete menu has been resolved.
  • ‘Capture Image’ from the details page of an element wasn’t showing the updated capture until the page was refreshed.  This has been fixed.
  • Batch Export Dialogue (Revit Add-In):  Inconsistent behavior with the quick filter form was reported. This now works as expected.

We thank you for your continued support and feedback.  More exciting things coming up!