We’re excited to announce our latest software update is available now! Pro 3.5 and Portal 2.12 updates include performance enhancements, saved search updates and several bug fixes.
At UNIFI, our main focus is to journey with our customers in their BIM data management strategies and deliver a best-in-class platform. Thanks to the feedback from our customers and Executive Advisory Board members, we’ve worked hard to address your valuable input with this release. We are thrilled to report you can now expect your UNIFI experience to be significantly enhanced across the board.
Keep reading for the low down and please note you need to update your platform to access these enhancements now.
We’ve focused on improving the overall infrastructure of the UNIFI platform which ultimately means you’ll enjoy an enhanced experience. You will notice a better general performance across UNIFI, including when you’re navigating and performing tasks, such as search and browse.
We’ve updated Saved Searches to include options for selecting search fields as well as filtering by Revit parameters. We also updated the UI for creating/editing saved searches to improve user experience.
We’ve made several improvements to Pro. Namely, Revit materials will now simply load into an active project (rather than initiate paint mode) and your shared parameters will be checked for updates more frequently to ensure the latest version is in use. In addition, content request comments can be saved with CTRL + Enter and time can be specified as part of the due date.
As previewed in our last release, the event stream has been removed from portal and is no longer supported.
• Project Analytics
Upon syncing a Revit model that has analytics turned on, you will now receive an alert letting you know UNIFI is collecting data for Project Analytics along with a progress bar.
•Autodesk 2021 Support
We’re just as excited as you are for Autodesk 2021 software! To prepare, we’re already working on 2021 support. You can expect that UNIFI will be ready to support Autodesk 2021 software shortly after it’s released. We’ll notify you directly when it’s officially live. Until then, check out the Autodesk software versions we’re currently compatible with here.
We’ve fixed several issues affecting your experience with UNIFI including:
•Fixed an issue where companies that had non-alphanumeric characters in their company name could not download their shared parameters stored in UNIFI
•Increased the number of users that can be saved in a user group
•Fixed an issue where non-Revit file revisions fulfilled through content requests would fail to download and subsequent revisions would fail to upload
•Fixed an issue where some channel selections were not being maintained when creating a saved search by saving
• Fixed an issue where users could not view family types for content in a shared library
•Previewing saved search results will now display the proper results
•Using the Sort By search filters now sorts the results correctly
• Using F5 to refresh UNIFI Pro while browsing will no longer navigate the user to Search
•Revit materials and fill patterns can now be inserted into 2D RFA files
•Usernames can now contain single quotes
•Fixed an issue where batch inserting multiple sheets would fail to insert all selected sheets
•Fixed an issue where base files of Revit families that contain an en dash in the name could not be downloaded
•User groups are now listed in alphabetical order when creating/editing users
•UNIFI will now connect to BIM360 project files that have tabs in the name
•Inserting content from UNIFI that already exists in the project, but the name differs in case will now insert and trigger the overwrite dialogue
•Navigating to a file or content request using a UNIFI URL will now work while the UNIFI application is both running and not running
•Fixed an issue where the material class filter would stick after selecting a material class in browse
•Material class names that contain a dash will now display results in search/browse
•An error message is now displayed when attempting to insert a Revit family that already exists in the project, but the types have all been deleted/purged from the project
•Inserting drafting views and schedules into a project that has the “Open workset default” setting set to “Specify” will no longer prompt the user with the specify worksets dialogue
•On the Dashboard page in the UNIFI Web Portal, the Licenses graph has been updated to properly calculate the values using the UTC time zone
•Fixed an issue where the family category would not update in UNIFI after uploading a revision where the family category was changed
•We have updated all dates and times to be displayed in local time, unless specifically stated otherwise
•File names in the batch editor now match the same formatting as displayed in UNIFI Pro
•Fixed an issue where the Administrators table would not list new admins when viewing library details in the UNIFI Web Portal
•Project Analytics data will no longer be collected when locally saving a workshared model
•In Project Analytics, when exporting Family data to Excel the number of instances is now per type instead of per family
•Fixed an issue in project analytics where data for large projects and models would not display in the project and model level dashboards
One final note, for customers using Project Analytics: Please ensure all users have the Revit TLS update applied to all Revit versions, otherwise Project Analytics data collection may not occur.
Thanks for being a valued UNIFI customer and taking the time to get the scoop on our latest update. We hope you find the updates and fixes in this release useful.
While we have you, we want to mention that in the wake of the COVID-19 news, we’d like to reinforce our commitment to journey with our customers and offer you additional licenses on us. If this is something you would find useful, please contact us here. We’ve also shared some tips for working from home specifically for the AEC industry that you may find useful here.
The health and safety or our customers and employees is our top priority and we hope these tips will be helpful to your team. We’ve implemented these tips at UNIFI to ensure we’re fully prepared, don’t miss a beat, and continue to provide top notch products and support to our customers.
Please stay tuned for updates on Autodesk 2021 support! In the meantime, please remember that your feedback is very important to us and we use it to continually improve our platform. If you have suggestions for future updates, please click here to learn how to submit your recommendations directly in the UNIFI platform.
As of April 20, 2020, the following bugs reported by users who updated to Pro 3.5 have been fixed:
•Receiving a “Could Not Insert” message when inserting an object with a name that already exists in the Revit project
•System family types that have been renamed in UNIFI inserting incorrectly
•The UNIFI desktop application crashing while performing operations that involve user interaction
•The UNIFI desktop application becoming unresponsive when uploading files while maximized at certain display resolution and zoom combinations
•The “External Tool Failure” message appearing for some users when launching Revit
For Project Analytics users, as a temporary measure in reducing data collection times, parameter data collection has been disabled in order to bring collection time to an acceptable level:
•This will not have any impact on the prebuilt dashboards in the web portal. If you are accessing the data via our API, you will notice that syncs performed with UNIFI 3.5.1 will not contain parameter data.
•We are developing a permanent solution that will allow you to choose what data is collected, including parameter data, that will be available in an upcoming release.