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!

Release Notes

v1.6 Release Notes

We are very happy to announce the release of Unifi v1.6. Highlighted in this release is the compatibility for Autodesk Revit 2016! A 2016 version of all your content is now readily available in the Unifi cloud. If your teams are inserting content into a Revit 2016 project, Unifi will automatically download and insert the 2016 version of that content.

 

New Added Features:

  • Added the Revit 2016 addin.
  • Added Revit 2016 option to the upload screen.
  • Added the Revit 2016 option to the content request version selection.

 

Exterminated Bugs:

  • Resolved a bug where if a library name included a comma, the library alerts would not function properly.
  • Resolved a bug where if a library name included a space at the end of the name, the library alerts would not function properly.
  • Fixed a bug where if a Library Admin fulfills a content request, with a unique file to the company, the file details page would show a “communication error.”
  • Library Management – Fixed a bug where the name of the group would display “New Group” until the screen fully loaded.

We hope you enjoy this release! We are already hard at work working on the next version of Unifi. Thank you to all our great customers who continue to collaborate with us to make Unifi a great platform!

Release Notes

v1.5.3.2 has been released!

We spent a lot of time on this release, more than usual for a minor release. We wanted to clear the plate of all known bugs prior to releasing some really big upcoming features. You will notice some subtle changes in the User Interface of some screens within Unifi like the File Details page. These small subtle design changes are part of a larger project to completely streamline the entire user interface in Unifi. Bits and pieces of this initiative will be released incrementally.

We hope you enjoy this release! Please leave us feedback in the comments below.

Unifi v1.5.3.2 | Release date 5/29/2015

New Features

  • Date/Time Localization – More work was done to display dates and times in local region formats. Where times are shown the column label will now display “(UTC)” for clarity.
  • Added a Edit button to Users Admin and Library Admin screens
  • Added an “Updated” date column to the search results details view. You can now sort by data modified by selecting this column header to sort.
  • Search Engine modification – When more than one meta tag is used in the search, the engine will now use the AND operator instead of the OR.
    • For Example – a search of “[wall hung] [toilets]” will return all content that has BOTH tags applied.
  • Library & User Management – A loading bar has been added in both views during operations for a better user experience
  • File Details Page updated UI
    • New header with edit button
    • Delete Button has been removed
    • Revision has been renamed to “Active Revision”
    •  Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 10.12.37 AM
  • File Details Page – new Library Management tab (Admins Only)
    • This new tab will be visible to Company & Library admins only.
    • You can now move a piece of content from one library to another.
    • If all libraries are deselected (and the admin has rights to all libraries) the content will be deleted.
    • Only the libraries the user has access to will be displayed.
    • Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 10.21.22 AM

Exterminated Bugs

  • Disabled the user from searching with an empty search term
  • Saved Search Edit Screen – Removed the meta tag hover state that indicates “Search this tag” as it is not intended to search from this screen.
  • Upload Screen – While Unifi is in collapse mode and you tried to drag and drop files to upload, Unifi would not auto expand. Unifi will now automatically expand to allow users to drag and drop files while in collapse mode.
  • Batch Exporting Views – When batch exporting views from certain work shared enabled projects, a Revit work share dialog would popup for every view causing the export to not progress. This dialog has been suppressed to resolve this issue.
  • User Detail Screen – Fixed a bug that would cause Unifi to crash in some cases when the user would try to log out of Unifi from this particular screen.
  • Content Request Screen (Admin) – Fixed a bug that was not allowing tags to be added or removed after a file was uploaded to an “In Progress” content request. Tags must now be added prior to uploading a file.
  • Content Results Screen – Fixed a bug when in detail view when you would rapidly click the column headers an error message would incorrectly appear stating that Unifi failed to insert the file.
  • Browse – Fixed a bug where in some cases double categories were being displayed.
  • Content Results – Fixed a bug where in some cases when content was removed from a library the content would still show up in a search. This was due to a cached search result and all caches are now cleared when changes are made to a library.

I wanted to give a shoutout to a couple of great customers who have been awesome at submitting bugs and working with our support teams to hunt down issues for this release.

Helen, Fergus, Ryan, & Luke

A BIG thank you! 

v1.6 is already in our QA department and includes Revit 2016 integration / support for Unifi! All of your existing content has already been updated to 2016. As soon as v1.6 is released your entire catalog will have 2016 version of families, details, and systems ready to be used on projects. Check back soon for more news on the upcoming v1.6 release!