Almost exactly a year after it rebranded its core product, London-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider Asite this week announced availability of its summer release, Adoddle 16, which – according to the news release – includes some “hot new features”:
- Smartphone and tablet users can now directly check whether a printed (paper) drawing is the latest revision or is a superseded version and instantly see the drawing metadata by scanning the quick response code (QR Code) applied to the drawing. [Some readers may recall similar functionality described earlier this year in my review of UNIT4’s Business Collaborator 6.1 release.]
- There is a new Microsoft Office Excel plug-in which enables users to automatically assign metadata attributes to files being uploaded to Adoddle, based on their own file-naming conventions. [Second time this week I’ve written about Excel and metadata – see previous post on TeamBinder.]
- For CAD external references, Adoddle users can now choose to validate and revise the X-Refs of either the specific Document Reference or across the entire project.
- Copy Filename to Document Title where auto-numbering is set
- Support for moving documents for non-administrative users
- Extending the ability to save Views to include Custom fields
The Adoddle cBIM application also has some new features such as:
- Setting the default tile picture of Project Model
- Download native files
- Support is added within the web application for the View Manager functionality
Meanwhile Asite will also be hosting free monthly breakfast focus group meetings in London. The first will be on 15 August looking at E-Procurement and Supply Chain Management. US readers can join Asite at the AGC Construction Event in Chicago on 14-15 August. See Asite’s events page for more details.