Friday, November 06, 2020

Insert From File and BIM 360

When we're working on a BIM 360 hosted project there are times we'd like to use the Insert From File > Insert Views tool. Unfortunately BIM 360 isn't an available path in the Insert From File dialog.

Yes, we can download a copy of the project or open both projects and use Copy/Paste but it would be nicer to be able to use the tool itself as it is an easier/faster (more obvious) process.


Aaron Maller said...

FYI: BIM360 is a viable path to use Insert From File, if you do it through Desktop Connector. You just need to be aware that its using the latest PUBLISHED model, which might not be the latest Model.

In the near future, we are working on an update for Linked Details ( that will allow you to basically do Insert From File, from a file that is currently LINKED in to your current model, which is a way of circumnavigating the BIM360 requirement.

Steve said...

Cool, forgot about that!

artistchiq said...

I must be missing a step. I tried by browsing to the file location via desktop connector and I get the "Failed to open document." error.

Steps: Insert view from file > Browse to BIM 360 > Hub > project > find file and click open.

Blue442 said...

It does not work for me either using the Desktop Connector.