Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Manage Cloud Models - UI Real Estate

 I wish the list of projects I get when I use Manage Cloud Models (BIM 360 projects) didn't waste sooo much real estate. These big icons are a waste of space, they just mean lots of scrolling. Well if you only have a couple projects on BIM 360 maybe it's no big deal to you. But hundreds? I keep looking for a View option of "List" or "Details" ... something to shrink this bugger down.

That's my experience with Revit 2020 at the moment when a good many projects that I get to look at reside. I'll have to check out 2021 to see if it is any different.


KamranMIrza said...

Yes, totally agree. Plus the icons don't even use the images that we've saved as the project avatar on BIM360, instead we have to see that clip art of 'clip art city buildings' :)

Jason said...


This doesn't solve the problem as a whole but you can hold your control key down and scroll the mouse wheel to make the icons smaller or larger.

Small fix until it has a better way.

Steve said...

Jason, Cool? Didn't try that, tho I don't really like how that "works". A simple list would be awesomerer. :)

Steve said...

RE using CTRL and scroll does shrink the size of the icons but the columns get spread out so it still wastes space even worse...then when you select a project you have to zoom back in because the project files are now listed too small to read. -sad face-

Rolly Stevens said...

Totally agree. Two things here; first, make 'manage cloud models' accessible from the account manager screen in BIM360 (shouldn't the account manager be able to manage cloud models?) And second, since we have to actually be in a model in Revit to select 'manage cloud models', why shouldn't it at least open the project you're in? (with an option to back out to the broader view).
In an age of minimalist UI's, this one has stumped me for years.

Daniel said...

It's painful, every time I open that dialog. If we could somehow convince Autodesk that it would bring shareholder value to show it as a list, maybe it would happen.