8 May 2024

Autodesk Data Exchange connectors and SDK now support BIM 360

We are happy to announce that Data Exchanges can now be stored within BIM 360 Docs in addition to the original ACC Docs storage. Customers with existing BIM 360 projects can now utilize Autodesk Data Exchange to unlock coordination and collaboration workflows by simplifying data interoperability across multiple Autodesk and non-Autodesk applications.

By using a wide array of available Data Exchange connectors for desktop applications, customers can create packages of their data and share it with internal and external teams. As parts of the design change, Data Exchanges remain up to date with those changes creating an accurate, reliable, and secure way to share information.

BIM 360 support in Data Exchange connectors

With this release, any user with admin access to a BIM 360 project can:

  1. Use a supported Data Exchange connector to create an exchange and store it in the BIM 360 Docs project.
  2. View that exchange within BIM 360 Docs web viewer.
  3. Load an exchange that is stored within BIM 360 Docs within corresponding desktop application using a supported Data Exchange Connector.

Creating Data Exchange

Data Exchanges can be created in BIM 360 Docs via Data Exchange Connectors.

If you are using the Revit 2024 connector:

  1. Browse to ‘Collaborate’ tab.
  2. Click ‘Data Exchange’.
  3. Click ‘Create Data Exchange’.
  4. Click on the ‘Save To’. The resulting list will now show all existing BIM 360 Docs.
    1. If you have access to ACC Docs, this list will list all the Docs projects in addition to BIM 360 projects.

**A supported Data Exchange connector is required to create a Data Exchange within BIM 360 Docs . A Data Exchange cannot be created from the BIM 360 Docs web interface. See 'Data Exchange connectors supporting BIM 360 Docs' section below for more information.

A computer screen shot of a blue and white building</p>
<p>Description automatically generated

Viewing Data Exchange in BIM 360 web Viewer

Once an exchange is created within BIM 360 docs using any application connector, it can be viewed in one of the following ways:

From within the Data Exchange connector in the desktop application

  1. Browse to ‘Collaborate’ tab.
  2. Click ‘Data Exchange’.
  3. Click ‘Load Exchange’.
  4. Right-click any exchange and select ‘View on Web’.

A screenshot of a computer</p>
<p>Description automatically generated

From BIM 360 Docs web interface

  1. Login to BIM 360 Docs.
  2. Browse to the project.
  3. Browse to the Data Exchange folder.
  4. Click on the Data Exchange file. The data exchange will be visible in the viewer.