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November Release Roundup
From new Aconex modules and features to exciting new beta products, in the last few months we’ve delivered some great improvements to all users.
Just want the highlights?
Reports: We released a new module to Aconex: Reports. This collection of predefined reports makes reporting on RFIs, Workflows, and Bids and Tenders much easier.
Mail enhancements: We added new mail threading functionality and brought everyone over to improved Aconex Mail. Now we can all enjoy a better mail experience that’s much easier to use.
Workflows improvements: We gave Aconex Workflows Administrators the ability to create their own review status sets using the language that suits specific workflows, and phases of the project, best. See the demo below for more insight.
Field Checklists: Checklists can now be viewed and shared by more people, on more devices. Checklist templates can also be shared between organizations on a project, and between projects too. The demo below shows Checklists in action.
Multi File Upload beta: We made our new drag-and-drop Multi File Upload tool available to all users. Next step? Retiring the current one.
We’ve also added other enhancements:
- Cascading Metadata now supports 14 fields, giving project owners greater control over the accurate capture of document data.
- Project Owners can now share Mail and Documents searches across the whole project, to help all project participants by creating common, standard views into the Document and Mail registers.
- The Connected BIM Sectioning tool has been enhanced for greater usability. It now lets users apply up to six planes to a model, then share the sectioned areas and save them as viewpoints.
Aconex Reports, our newest addition to the Aconex family, is a collection of predefined reports that are easy to customize and save for quick access next time. Reports data refreshes each time you open a report, so you’ll always have access to the latest information, the way you want it.
After detailed research with users all over the world, we put the final touches on our new mail thread and rolled all users onto this improved experience. The new mail thread is specifically designed to make more information more accessible, more of the time.
Now, for every mail in a thread, you can see the status, the companies and individuals it was sent to, and how many attachments it has—without scrolling away from the mail you’ve selected to read.
Aconex Project Administrators are enjoying the flexibility of a new tool that lets them build their own review status sets for Workflows and Supplier Documents. Now they can tailor Workflows to a broader range of processes, to the specific items in review, and to the individuals reviewing them.
Aconex saves all the review status labels, so they’re easy to reuse across status sets. The Admin can also assign status sets to particular project roles, giving the users who set up Workflows and Supplier Documents templates a choice of terminology to used in each template.
Field users love our new Checklists. Now, you can log into the web application to access checklists for an area, view their progress, and download checklist reports. And Checklists are available to all users on a project, irrespective of their role, which means you can share checklists with anyone on your Field project.
It’s also easy to share Checklist templates now. Project Administrators can export the templates for import by another organization on the same project, or by the same organization into a different project.
New drag-and-drop Multi File Upload tool
You may have noticed our new drag-and-drop Multi File Upload beta project. Along with our new Mail Search tool, it’s one of two beta projects we’ve been working on.
We’ve just made the new Multi File Upload tool available to all users around the world. This tool doesn’t rely on Java, so we encourage you to give it a try.