UNIFI Release 2021-3

OVERVIEW

This latest release focuses entirely on improving how UNIFI operates behind the scenes (in other words, bug fixes!). Our Engineering team has worked hard to enhance your day-to-day experience with UNIFI. Check out the list below to see all that they’ve done!

Please note you will need to update UNIFI to take advantage of this update

 

– Fixed an issue where RVT files uploaded with TXT file of the same name were showing as Family with Type Catalogs.

– Fixed an issue where content creation & approval notifications were not sent for some shared libraries.

– Fixed an issue with Browse Content section being unresponsive for some users.

– Desktop client wouldn’t crash on Insert or Request update if there is no active file revision.

– Fixed an issue with Saved Search results not populating.

– Fixed an issue with Preview Images not populating for newly uploaded families.

– Fixed an issue with filtering content by Favorites & Rank.

– Clicking on Parameters filter now scrolls to the top of the filters window automatically.

– Fixed an issue where Saved Searches were retaining tag data from other searches.

– Fixed an issue where clicking Save multiple times for a Saved Search resulted in creation of multiple Saved Search duplicates.

– Fixed an issue with new Saved Search not showing correct results when search term is changed in between previews.

– Requesting an update for content in Pending status will not cause application crash anymore.

– User is notified if some of the files had failed to download.

 

WRAP UP

Thank you for being a valued UNIFI customer and taking the time to check out our 2021-3 release.  If you have any questions or want to learn more, please don’t hesitate to reach out directly

Until next time,  if there’s a feature, update, or bug fix you’re hoping for in a future UNIFI release, please don’t hesitate to let us know. 

August 11 @ 11 am PDT: 15 Min to BIM Invite

You’re invited to join our 15 Minutes to BIM webinar, “Enscape and Material Management”

July 14 @ 11 am PDT: 15 Min to BIM Invite

You’re invited to join our 15 Minutes to BIM webinar, “Type Cataloging”

UNIFI Release 2-2021

OVERVIEW

We’re excited to announce that our latest software update is now live! You can now take advantage of:

•Search Functionality Enhancements

•Type Catalog Support Updates

•Autodesk 2022 Compatibility 

•Several bug fixes

Keep reading for the full scoop and please note you will need to update UNIFI to take advantage of this update and as of this release, UNIFI version 3.4. and earlier will no longer be accessible.

HIGHLIGHTS

•SEARCH ENHANCEMENTS

We’re excited to announce significant enhancements to our search functionality, including:

•Search relevancy upgrades: find the content you’re looking for faster with more intelligent search results fetching.
 
•Search performance and stability upgrades: Our search logic has been improved throughout our platform. As a result, users will now experience faster response, indexing, and file update processing times.
 
•Search UI improvements: New options that are intuitive to end-users including search filter consolidation, merged standard and saved search filters under the filter modal window, plus “favorites” have been added under your browse content tab. 
 
•Type Catalog Support UPDATES

Type catalog compatibility changed with Revit 2021. Now UNIFI supports multiple type catalog formats for a single Revit family.

 •AUTODESK 2022 Compatibility

UNIFI now supports Revit and AutoCAD 2022 (including MEP and Civil 3D). In addition, we removed support for Autodesk versions 2016 and prior. Please note that families saved in Revit 2016 and older can still be uploaded to UNIFI and will be automatically upgraded to all currently supported Revit versions.

Over 20 bugs and issues were resolved in this release, including: 

Drafting View properties are now displayed on File Details page

•Tags information was added to the exportable Library report. 

•Resolved UNIFI Pro crash issue when adding notes to batch uploads too quickly. 

•Resolved UNIFI Pro crash issue while attempting to upload preview image for some files. 

•Resolved the issue with UNIFI Pro Installer not populating UnifiLabs > Assets folders in AppData > Roaming upon •install. 

•Resolved UNIFI Pro issue with update causing the uninstalling in some cases. 

•Improved processing stability of large RVT files. 

•Bentley Microstation Insert count is displayed correctly now. 

•Fixed the issue with Base File and Insert counts on new uploads being incorrect. 

•Fixed the issue with wrong date modified/created is displayed for the family which was rejected on upload. 

•Fixed the issue with adding 2018 Models to a Project in Project Analytics. 

•Fixed the issue with Library Admins not receiving the Content Request creation email notifications. 

•Fixed the Web Portal issue with Library names shown as ‘unknown’ in Batch Editor History. 

•Fixed the issue with 2017 Revit Families data not being shown on the file details page. 

•Fixed the Web Portal issue with being unable to download Content Request design documents. 

Fixed the issue with Library Admins being unable to add tags on file upload. 

Channel Brand Images are now displayed properly in search results. 

All Search fields are enabled by default after update form UNIFI 3.6.0. 

Fixed the issue with Library Admin be unable to see the Content Requests made by company admin/standard user •against a shared library. 

•Fixed the issue with the first underscore in the file name not being shown during Batch Upload. 

•Fixed the issue with inability to download non-RFA items with special characters in the name form the Content Request. 

•Fixed the issue with unnecessary appendix being added to the file Legend name while using Project Harvest functionality. 

•Fixed the issue with invalid year folder structures being created when downloading Revit and Non-Revit content together. 

•Special characters (/,*,”) can be used in Drafting View names now. 

•Special characters in Revit Families names (/,*,”) are not being replaced with hyphens during export anymore. 

 

WRAP UP

Thank you for being a valued UNIFI customer and taking the time to check out our 2021-2 release.  If you have any questions or want to learn more, please don’t hesitate to reach out directly. You’re also welcome to join our upcoming  webinar, “Savvy Searching” on June 9 at 11 am PDT to see the new search functionality from this release in action.

Until next time,  if there’s a feature, update, or bug fix you’re hoping for in a future UNIFI release, please don’t hesitate to let us know. 

June 9 @ 11 am PDT: 15 Min to BIM Invite

You’re invited to join our 15 Minutes to BIM webinar, “The Teeny Tiny Template – Template Best Practices”

May 26 @ 8 AM PDT: Webinar Invite

You’re invited to join our webinar, Speed Dating for Revit Add-ins” on May 26 at 8 am PDT. 

Join us along with other top Revit add-ins including Ideate Software, Enscape, and RushForth.

Join our webinar to get the scoop on these Revit add-ins that will save you time. 

UNIFI Release 1-2021

OVERVIEW

We’re excited to announce that our latest software update is now live! You can now enjoy an enhanced UNIFI experience via:

•SSO Enhancments

•Several bug fixes and much more!

Keep reading for the full scoop and please note UNIFI Pro does not need to be updated to take advantage of this update.  UNIFI Pro 3.7 remains the latest version.

HIGHLIGHTS

•SSO ENHANCEMENTS
We’re excited to announce significant enhancements to our Single Sign On (SSO) functionality. 
 
Prior to this release, UNIFI’s SSO functionality included the ability to automatically create new users in UNIFI. Now, once SCIM provisioning is enabled, customers can also automate:
 
•User deactivation 
•User group updates 
•PATCH operations for updating users and user groups.
 

This additional functionality significantly reduces the manual effort required to manage users in UNIFI.

In addition, SSO provides significant efficiency gain for users by:

•Reducing password fatigue
•Simplifying username and password management
•Improving used identity and data protection
•Increasing speed by simplifying the login process
•Relieving help desk workloads
•Reduced security risk
 

To take advantage of SSO today, please reach out here. 

 

•Fixed an issue where Content Request email notifications were not sent to admins.

•Filtering by library on the Web Portal Notifications page now displays the library names.

•Fixed an issue where Unicode characters were replaced with a question mark when uploading Shared Parameter files in Shared Parameter Management.

•In Project Analytics, the Unique Team Members in Active Projects module is now populating correctly.

•In Project Analytics, local saves are no longer recorded for projects that have worksharing enabled.

•Fixed an issue where channels that have been shared with another company could not be deleted.

•Fixed an issue with User Group memberships not updating correctly via SSO.

•The “Token” field is no longer required when setting up a new SSO Identity Provider.

•The Content Management API now properly rejects requests that do not specify a Revit year.

WRAP UP

Thank you for being a valued UNIFI customer and taking the time to get the details on our 2021-1 release.  Speaking of, you may notice that the numbering structure looks different from our previous releases. To keep things simple, we’ll utilize this structure moving forward where each release will start with the calendar year, followed by the release number in chronological order of that year.  Retroactive releases will be referenced by their original number.

Before you go, we want to quickly preview what you can expect in our next release, 2021-2:

•Search enhancements: Performance enhancements, optimized search results, additional search filters, and a streamlined search UI.

•Type Catalog Updates: As of Revit 2021, certain unit of measurement definitions have changed which can cause type catalogs to become incompatible between Revit 2021 and previous Revit years. As of our next update, customers will be able to manage multiple type catalogs for a single Revit family.

As always, if there’s a feature, update, or bug fix you’re hoping for in a future release please don’t hesitate to let us know.

UNIFI Labs Appoints Dan Reid As Their New CTO

Dan Reid CTO

Las Vegas, NV, April 2021 – UNIFI Labs is excited to announce the addition of a new member to their ever-growing team as Dan Reid, joins the team as CTO. With over 25 years of experience, Dan strengthens UNIFI’s expertise at both an executive level and across multiple technologies. We’re excited to have him help us advance in our efforts to deliver revolutionary BIM solutions to our customers.

We are very excited to have Dan Reid join us as UNIFI’s CTO. Dan’s extensive software experience paired with his passion for technology, domain context, and track record in scaling technical organizations will accelerate the expansion of our platform and products.” said Dwayne Miller, CEO at UNIFI.

In his new CTO position, Dan will enable UNIFI to capitalize on new technical opportunities around machine learning, cloud services and automation, and high-performance Agile product development.

As we invest in growing our technical resources to support our ever-expanding platform and accelerate the development of new features, we were looking for an experienced technical leader who has built and scaled development teamssaid Virginia Senf, COO at UNIFI.  “In Dan, we found the rare combination of that seasoned technical and leadership experience accompanied by deep customer centricity and domain expertise. We are looking forward to the immediate impact Dan will have on advancing our roadmap and his longer-term influence on building on UNIFI’s commitment to journeying with our customers by diversifying the building industry stakeholders we are serving,”

Prior to joining UNIFI Labs, Dan held leadership roles at several companies in different capacities, ranging from CTO, Cloud Architect, and VP of Engineering. Some of the companies he’s worked for include BSG, Proctor & Gamble, Luminant Worldwide, Triple Point Technology, and Waste Management. Dan is an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, has served as founder of several startups, and has architected numerous delivery stack frameworks and enterprise software products.

Dwayne shared how Dan’s role supports UNIFI’s mission,  and growth plans, As a key member of our leadership team, we are confident Dan will help UNIFI accelerate in our journey as we continue forward in our purpose of facilitating common data environments and enabling fluid data collaboration for all building life cycle stakeholders.”

For more information about TEAM UNIFI and our Better BIM solutions that save designers 200 annually. To learn more, please visit us at https://unifilabs.com/

About UNIFI Labs

UNIFI Labs is a global leader in cloud-based BIM content management and project health analytics. The company’s essential data platform is designed to deliver a Better BIM experience by helping users navigate the DARK BIM. Over 40,000 users from hundreds of organizations across the globe trust UNIFI for their BIM content/data management needs, including Stantec, HDR, Arcadis, Kimley Horn, and Chick-fil-A. To try UNIFI free, visit us at UNIFIlabs.com 

April 28 @ 11 AM PDT: Webinar Invite

You’re invited to join our webinar, “Revit Tips and Tricks” on April 28 at 11 am PDT. 

Join us along with Revit expert Brian Mackey to get the efficiency gains you need to save time and make an impact on the bottom line.

April 13 @ 8 AM PDT: Festival of Digital Construction

You’re invited to join our Festival of Digital Construcion panel discussion “Coordinated, Accurate, Efficient, and Organized: Optimizing Collaboration Using BIM” on April 13 at 8 am PDT. 

Join us along with panelists:

•Damien DeSantis, BIM Manager, DeSimone Consulting Engineers

•François Appéré, Regional BIM Manager, North America, Arcadis US Inc

•Sahil Shah, Design Technology Manager, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. 

•Sean McDonald, Regional BIM Manager, Thornton Tomasetti

•Paul Highley, P.E., Electrical Engineering Manager, McKinstry

•Shannon Lightfoot, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Manager at McCarthy Building Companies

Join our session to get the down-low on how to ramp up efficiency in the design process.