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BIM 360 Design: Basic Configuration

Autodesk has released a major update to the popular Collaboration for Revit and BIM 360 Team services. The new BIM 360 Docs and Design platforms are quite different from these legacy services, so let’s explore how to configure the new services.

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Electronic Software License Delivery

Software has changed a lot in the past years. It used to be that you would purchase a box with a disc inside that you would use to download the software and typically a manual.

Nowadays many software companies like Autodesk are no longer sending the discs and are instead providing electronic delivery options on their products to send you the product faster and to help eliminate shipping box waste.

Whether purchasing a new license or getting the newer versions through your Autodesk subscription contract, your automatic delivery method will be via Electronic License Delivery.

If you are currently active on your Autodesk subscription, Autodesk will notify you when a new release is out via a notification email. The notification will be sent when you have upgrades or products available for download.  Please keep this email for your records as it will contain:

  1. Serial Number(s)
  2. Links to access the Software Media
  3. A consolidated license certificate as an PDF attachment

Still need physical media?

You can purchase physical media (delivered via a default method of USB or DVD) if you would prefer a physical media. You can find instructions on requesting the download on How to request product media on Autodesk account if you have an active subscription. You can also  contact your Microsol Resources Account Executive directly or email us at info@microsolresources.com.

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BIM 360 Team License Activation

If you haven’t activated your Autodesk BIM 360 Team license yet, you’ll want to follow the simple steps below to get your software up and running!

Step 1 Log into your Autodesk Account. You can do so by clicking here.

Step 2 – Under All Products & Services you should see the BIM 360 Team icon (it may appear twice, either one will work).

  • If Yes – please click on Access Now on the right hand side and skip to Step 3.
  • If No – there is no BIM 360 Team in my list, please contact us at info@microsolresources.com.

Step 3 You should now be on the Contract Management page. This page will ask you to assign the contract to a HUB.

Step 4 – Do you or your company have an existing HUB? You can check by seeing if there is a HUB URL listed in the Choose a HUB option.

  • If Yes – skip steps 5-12 and head to Step 13.
  • If No – you will need to create a new HUB (Step 5).

Step 5 To create a new HUB please select Don’t have a HUB and click on Set up Now.

Step 6 – A new screen will pop open asking you to sign up with your email address.  Enter your email address and click.

Step 7 – An Account Activation message will come up stating that an invite has been sent to your email address.

Step 8 –  Please login into your email and verify your email address.

Step 9 – You will now be asked to set up your password and agree to the Terms and Conditions – fill in the required fields and submit.

Step 10 – Once the stages above are completed, you should be routed to your BIM 360 Team HUB – In the top right hand corner you’ll see a statement in orange stating that this is Trial HUB.

Step 11 –  Click on the circle with your initials in it next to that statement – and select My Account.

Step 12 – This will take you back to your Autodesk Accounts page – select Access Now.

Step 13 – On the Contract Management Page select Choose a Hub. You should see the HUB URL populated in the bar below – Select the HUB name in the bar.

Step 14 – Click Assign Contract button below.

Step 15 – You will now be asked to confirm the assignment of contract – Click Confirm.

Step 16 – A green banner with the contract number and HUB URL will come up informing you that a successful assignment has been completed.

Step 17 – Click the Go to BIM 360 Team button below and it will take you to your HUB. You are now ready to use BIM 360 Team!

 

Experiencing issues activating your license? Feel free to contact us and we would be more then happy to assist you.

 

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