Test 6: Publish a New Version to BIM 360 Docs

Overview

In this test, you'll publish a new version of your shared Cloud Revit model to BIM 360 Documents so:

  • your owners, mentors, and reviewers can view the latest updates using the BIM 360 web interface or mobile apps
  • your design collaborators (teammates) can verify their models and detect any clashes between your models using the Model Coordination tools in the BIM 360 web interface

As you are synchronizing the changes in the local copy of your model to the Revit Cloud model, you are making incremental updates -- new working drafts -- so that your teammates who are also working on the shared model can see your latest work.  These incremental updates to the Revit Cloud model are private to the designers editing the model.  They are not shared publicly with a larger audience of reviewers.

When you Publish a new version of your Cloud Revit model, you are placing a static copy of the model at this point in time into a more public space -- BIM 360 Docs -- where "consumers" of your design work can review this version and use it for model coordination.  The Published version does not get updated automatically every time you synchronize your changes to the Cloud Revit model.  To update the version available on BIM 360 Docs, you must explicitly publish a new version.

Steps to Follow

  1. Open the Revit 2021 application and sign in to BIM 360 using your Autodesk ID.
  2. Open the Cloud Revit model to edit.
    • Open the CEE 222 - Global AEC Testing 2021 project using the BIM 360 link on the Revit Home screen.
    • Open the Project Files folder, the open the Cloud Revit Models folder.
    • Double-click the link for the Cloud Revit model named Arch_Model v2021.rvt to open a local copy of the model on your computer.
  3. Create a new 3D view that focuses on the edits that you made to the model for Test 5.
    • Duplicate your Default 3D view (the one named {3D - YourAutodeskID}).
      • Important: This must be a Default 3D View (no perspective), not a Camera view.
    • Rename your duplicate view with a new name that will make it easy to identify as yours -- for example, 3D Changes - YourName.
      • Be sure to remove the "{" and "}" special characters from your view name.
  4. Apply a View Template to your new view to focus on the Model Text that you added in the last test. This will be used to filter the objects that will be included in the view -- a useful technique for specifying which objects should be included (and excluded) when coordinating (looking for clashes) with other models.
    • Make sure that your new duplicated view is open and displayed in the Revit drawing area.
    • Open the View > View Templates > Apply Template Properties to Current View tool.
    • Choose Clash Testing - Added Names from the list of available view templates.
    • Click OK to apply this View Template to your view.
  5. Add your new 3D view to the list of views that will be Published.
    • Open the Collaborate > Publish Settings tool.
      • The Publish Settings dialog displays a list of Publish Sets -- groups of Sheets and Views that have selected to be published as a set.
        • You can use the Include checkboxes in the Select Sets list to choose which Publish Sets will be included in the next version of the model that is published.
      • When you select a Set in the list, the views included in the Set are displayed in the list at the bottom of the dialog.
    • Select Set 1 from the list of publish sets, and make sure that the Include checkbox is turned on.
    • Open the Show in List pull-down menu, and choose All views and sheets in the Model.
    • Scroll down in the list of views and sheets and turn on the Include checkbox for the view that you created in Step 3.
      • Don't turn off the other checkboxes. Your classmates will want to have their views included in the new published version too!
    • Click the Save & Close button to save your changes.
  6. Use the Collaborate > Synchronize > Sync Now tool to save these changes to the Cloud Revit model.
  7. Publish the new version (including your view) to BIM 360 Documents.
    • Open the Collaborate > Manage Models > Manage Cloud Models tool.
    • Click the CEE 222 - Global AEC Testing 2021 tile to see the Cloud Revit models within that project.
    • Hover your cursor over the Arch_Model v2021.rvt model in the list, then click the Publish Latest button that appears to the right of the model name.
    • Close the Manage Cloud Models dialog.
      • Revit will continue to publish the new version in the background as you continue working.

What's Next

Please note that it may take up to 20 minutes to publish your new version of the model to BIM 360 Documents.  So, take a break and check with the course assistants about when you'll be moving on to the next test.

Test 7: View Your New Published Version on BIM 360 Docs