Overview of BIM 360 Work Modes & Tools
BIM 360 offers many tools and modes to support different needs in your modeling, reviewing, and coordinating workflows:
In your day-to-day work, you're typically in modeling mode. You work in the Revit application to place and edit your model elements, and you may link to other Revit model to assist in the placement of your elements. In this mode, you can:
- SAVE — to create a local copy of your model as an RVT file on your computer.
- SYNC NOW — to sync the changes that you've made on your computer to the Cloud Revit model (the shared central model that synchronizes the updates from all your collaborators on this model)
- PUBLISH LATEST VERSION — at key milestone, you can publish views from the latest version of this model to BIM 360 Document Management, where they can be viewed and consumed by other reviewers.
The BIM 360 Document Management environment (available at https://docs.b360.autodesk.com) allows you to share published versions of your model with reviewers.
- Reviewers do not need to have the Revit application installed. They can view published version in the web interface to:
- Walkthru the model
- Add Markups or Issues
- Compare published version for changes (added elements, deleted elements, updated elements)
- Reviewers cannot change your model — they are consuming, not modeling.
- Note that these published version of your model are not the same as the full Cloud Revit model.
- If you COPY a model in this interface, you're making a copy of the published version.
- If you MOVE a model in this interface, Revit will no longer be able to access Cloud Revit model. You'll need to download the published version and create a new Cloud Revit model using the Collaborate tool in Revit.
- In general, you should do all operations that alter the Cloud Revit model from within the Revit application.
The BIM 360 Model Coordination environment (available at https://model.b360.autodesk.com) allows you to :
- Merge published versions of your models by Copying them into your Coordination Space folder.
- Create Coordination Views that contain only the elements from specific 3D views in your published models.
- Views clashes between model elements in those views.
- Classify clashes as Issues (important to follow up on) or Not An Issue (can be ignored).