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Release 21.04.100

View and send documents as mail attachments in Mobile, view issues from inspections in Field, Oracle Aconex meets Revit and more.

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This release is for:

  • Anyone who likes to be efficient with documents and drawings on Mobile
  • Inspectors after an easy way to see which issues are linked to which inspections
  • Anyone who has ever needed to find their User, Project or Organization ID
  • Application developers looking to integrate Cost and Field using our new API

Release dates

We'll start the release on April 14, but it depends on what instance your project is on. Some items will be released during the 30-day release cycle. View schedule

Release locations

All instances.

Viewer

Improvements and fixes

  1. In a previous release, we removed download icons in the submission modal as part of some larger UI changes. After feedback from users, we've reintroduced them.
  2. You told us the Unpublished markups messaging in the submission modal was a bit unclear in its meaning. We've added a hover tip over it to help clarify the error message.

Viewer new icons and error message

Mobile

What's new

View, attach and send. Share documents without the fuss.

Say goodbye to viewing important documents, but not being able to share them. You can now send documents as a mail attachment from the Drawings and Document tabs. Easily share the latest documents with your team for better collaboration on your project, without the extra steps of navigating back to Mail.

Once you select Send with Mail, you'll be able to choose to send the document as a transmittal or another mail type. You can send to third party apps via the Share button.

The new share button in Mobile

Field

What's new

Track issues from their source. A new filter to narrow your search.

Need to find an issue that was captured from an inspection checklist? We've got a new filter for you. Regain precious time spent on tracking issues related to an inspection. You can now filter by Inspection (under Source), and all related issues will appear in the viewing pane. Select the desired inspection/s under the source filter, and click Apply. You’ll see the visual summary bar at the top to give you a snapshot of where the issues are in their life cycle plus the related issues listed underneath.

We've also added the issue source to the event log. Any issue from an inspection will now appear in the event log with the inspection number and title.

Note: This feature is currently only available on the web app.

Field's new inspection filter in action
The event log with the issue source

Models

What's new

More hours back in your day - life's better with Revit.

We're excited to introduce Revit format compatibility to Aconex. Gone are the days of exporting to IFC format to collaborate in Oracle Aconex Model Explore / Model Coordination. Now you can directly process and open native Revit files in Aconex. Not only does this improve model data accuracy, but it saves you a significant amount of time so you can get on with your project.

Improvements and fixes

We've made it easier for you to understand error feedback with model stack tiles by adding in specific error messaging. This includes a suggested resolution on the error popup screen, with a pathway to help you identify and fix errors.

Error messaging in model stack

Insights

What's new

Reporting good news. Field Daily Reports now integrated with custom reports.

Keeping up to date with your project has never been easier, with support now added for the Field Daily Reports feature (Release 21.01). We’ve also added a new Daily Report Summary standard report that will allow you get an overview of your project site details.

With this integration, it's not just about keeping track of important site details such as the weather, site numbers, and equipment - you’ll also be able to use this data to create your own custom report, direct from the Insights module.

Find out more about Daily Reports

New search filters added to Reports.

Looking for a specific report? We’ve made it easier for you to find it with the addition of new filters to narrow down your search. You can search standard and custom reports by entering the criteria under Filters such as the report name or report metadata, and your result will appear in seconds.

New My Organization attribute added.

You now have the flexibility to report on your organization's activities with the new My Organization attribute in the general subject area. Display your organization name or filter transactions sent to your organization. For example, if you want to see all mail sent to your organization, select the My Organization attribute and your results will appear in the corresponding report. See Improvements below for some more guidance.

Note: This will be released to the US1, UK1 and AU1 instances only. We’ll communicate other instances in due course.

Daily report summary

Improvements and fixes

We've fixed an issue where the report was incomplete and didn't show all organizations that were part of a mail. It only listed mail entries where the user's organization was in the To and CC fields. This may have caused issues for users who wanted to accurately track outstanding / overdue mails.

All mail entries of both the user’s and other organizations are now included in the report.

Remember that any saved RFI Received and Mail Status reports will now have these additional entries for mails that had other organizations.

To restrict entries only for the user's organization:

  1. Choose the chart or table which needs to be filtered in the layout.
  2. Select Filters from the top pane.
  3. Choose To Organization for the data field to be filtered.
  4. Operator is equal to.
  5. Under value, choose the second radio button and select the My Organization attribute under the general subject area. Remember to add this attribute in the data model.

A new look for Insights.

We're excited to introduce a new look for Insights, including updated colors and icons. This is a part of our new design direction at Oracle. Although Insights will look different, rest assured everything is where you would normally find it - except for the Add Report button. We’ve made it easier for you to add a report, with the new Add Report button relocated to the top right corner.


Restricting entries for only the user's organization

New look and new Add Report button


The new look with the new Add Reports button at the top right

Directory

Improvements and fixes

We've made an update so that it's easier to access your identifying information for your account, organization or project. This can be useful for when you need to ID yourself when talking to Service Desk or Client Services. From now on, you'll see:

User ID on the user account details screen
Setup > User > Account Details
Org Admins can also see User IDs for all the users within their organization from both the User Accounts List and the Account Details screen

Organization ID on the organization details screen
Setup > My Organization > Organization Details
You can also see your Organization ID by clicking on the Org Name in either the Project or Global Directory

Project ID on the project information screen
Tasks > Project Details > Project logo (top right of the Tasks page)

Account details screen where you can see User ID

User ID

Organization info screen where you can see Org ID

Organization ID

Project details screen where you can see project ID

Project ID

 

API

What's new

Develop your applications with our new GraphQL API (US1 only)

We've launched a new version of our API utilizing GraphQL technology to make it even easier to integrate Aconex with other apps.

Note: GraphQL API is currently only available for the Cost and Field modules on the US1 instance of Aconex. We’ll communicate other instances in due course.

Read the documentation

Graph QL icon

 

 

 

Release schedule

 

 

 

We take a staggered approach when rolling out features and improvements to each instance. This means that on the release date, you may not see all updates immediately. Features are progressively rolled-out over a 30-day period, starting from the indicated release dates below.

We can’t guarantee a global rollout of features across instances within the same timeframe. Features that are not available on all instances are listed here.

AU1: Apr-18
AU2: Apr-21
CA1: Apr-17
CN1: May-13
EU1: Apr-17
HK1: May-12
KSA1: Apr-16
MEA: Apr-16
UK1: TBA
US1: Apr-18
US2: Apr-21

 

This information is accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change without notice.

 

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