FormIt is Upgrading to BIM 360 Docs

About This Change

    • Starting with v17.0, FormIt is upgrading to BIM 360 Docs for cloud storage, replacing A360 Drive.
    • BIM 360 Docs is Autodesk's premier cloud storage solution and brings new benefits to FormIt customers:
      • Open, Save, and Export FormIt data across multiple BIM 360 Accounts/Hubs and Projects.
      • Access to the BIM 360 suite of collaboration and coordination tools.

BIM 360 Docs Subscription

    • BIM 360 Docs is a subscription service separate from FormIt Pro.
      • If you have a BIM 360 Docs subscription, you can start saving and opening FormIt files on the cloud using BIM 360 Docs, as well as locally. Access your BIM 360 Docs account here.
      • If you do not have a BIM 360 Docs subscription, you can start a 30-day free trial of BIM 360 Docs.
      • When your trial expires, you'll only be able to save locally in FormIt for iOS, Web, and Windows.
        • You can use third-party cloud storage services such as iCloud, Dropbox, Box, etc. to sync your files to a cloud location.
    • You can download your files from A360 Drive, and move them to BIM 360 Docs or another destination of your choice. Learn how below.



Download Your A360 Drive Files


If you have files on A360 Drive, download them and move them to BIM 360 Docs or another destination:

    1. Go to A360 Drive and log in with your Autodesk account.
    2. Navigate to the FormIt folder.
    3. You can select individual files to download, or click the checkbox at the top to select everything:
      Click the checkbox at the top left to select everything

    4. Then click the Download icon at the top right of the page:
      Click the download icon in the upper-right corner of the screen

    5. Depending on your browser settings, you can choose a location to save the .zip file containing all the files you selected, or it will go directly to your Downloads folder.
    6. You can extract the .zip file, then upload the contents to another location such as BIM 360 Docs if you have a subscription, or your favorite cloud sharing service like iCloud, Dropbox, Box, etc.



BIM 360 Docs Desktop Connector


Connect Windows to BIM 360 Docs

    • With the BIM 360 Docs Desktop Connector, you can connect your desktop environment with your BIM 360 Docs account:
      • View and open files
      • Upload and download documents
      • Edit and delete files
      • Create project folders
    • In FormIt for Windows and Web, enjoy the convenience of saving locally to folders inside the BIM 360 Docs Desktop Connector.
      • Your local FormIt files will upload in the background to your cloud-based BIM 360 Docs account.

BIM 360 Docs Desktop Connector



 Important Notes


The FormIt Folder

    • FormIt automatically organizes your sketches in each BIM 360 Docs project into a FormIt folder:
      • My Project / Project Files / FormIt
    • The folder is automatically created when FormIt accesses your project the first time.
    • Be sure any files you want to access from FormIt are located in the FormIt folder.

FormIt for iOS Changes

Future Improvements

    • We continue to improve the FormIt + BIM 360 Docs experience. Below are a few of the known issues we're working on for an upcoming release:
      • Restore support for thumbnail images.
      • Add support for BIM 360 Docs + Content Library.
      • Add support for nested folders in the BIM 360 Docs Gallery.

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