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Seamlessly connect BIM360 to DroneDeploy. Overlay design files from BIM360 onto high-resolution aerial DroneDeploy maps to accurate measurements so you can compare design to reality. Export what you captured with DroneDeploy into BIM360 for access with the Autodesk suite.

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Checkout the Auto Export to BIM 360 documentation

Auto Sync to BIM 360

Install DroneDeploy app to your BIM360 account

  1. Login as an Account Admin on BIM 360 and navigate to the Account Admin module
  1. Click on the "APPS" tab from the console
  1. Scroll and find the DroneDeploy app and click on it
  1. Click on "Add to BIM 360" to install the application

Install AutoDesk BIM360 to your DroneDeploy account

  1. Please navigate to the App Market icon on the left side of your dashboard. You can then search for the BIM360 app in the 'All Apps' section.

Navigating to the App Market from your dashboard.

  1. You can also install the application by searching for it on the App Market webpage.

The 'install' popup.

Add BIM360 drawings as DroneDeploy Overlays

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  1. Navigate to a DroneDeploy map and click 'Add' next to 'Project Files' on the left hand side of your screen.

Clicking 'Add' to select an overlay file from BIM.

  1. Click on the 'Autodesk BIM360' tab in the new overlay window and sign in with your BIM360 account.
  1. Select your desired BIM360 Hub and Project from the drop-downs to see its Plans.

Your drawings may be in folders. If so, please click on the folder that contains the drawing you'd like to use.

  1. Once you're viewing the drawings at the file-level, you're ready to import your desired overlay. Please click on the overlay file and select 'Import' in the bottom right corner of the window.

After clicking on your file you can press import to add your overlay to DroneDeploy.

  1. From here, you can go ahead and add your overlay using our normal worfkow. More information can be found in our Overlay CAD Files with DroneDeploy document.

Auto-sync DroneDeploy overlay drawing revisions from BIM 360

  1. Configure your admin connection. If you are not an admin, contact your DroneDeploy admin to help set this stage up.

  2. Navigate to your project settings in DroneDeploy

  1. Select the BIM 360 account and project that you would like to synchronize to and toggle on "Auto-sync drawing revisions"

Step 4 - now the drawings that you import from BIM 360 will always stay up to date with the latest revisions.

Exporting Your DroneDeploy Map To Autodesk BIM360

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Application Installed?

Please ensure the BIM360 application is installed. Installation instructions are provided at the top of this article.

  1. After selecting a map, please click on the 'Export' button in the bottom left corner to be brought to the 'Export' window.

The 'Export' button in the left bottom corner.

  1. Expand the Autodesk app and sign in with your BIM360 account if you have not already.

Export apps such as BIM360 live on the 'Export' page instead of the 'Explore' tab.

  1. The first three options are 'Hub', 'Project', and 'Folder'. They determine where in your BIM360 account this file should be saved.
    The second two options are 'Layer type' and 'Resolution'. Layer type allows you to specify between the RGB Orthomosaic, the Plant Health view, and the Elevation model. Resolution affects how detailed and large the file is.
  1. Once you are satisfied with your selections, press the 'Export' button to send your file to BIM360.

Press 'Export'

The file will need to process, and you'll receive an email when the export is done.

Auto-sync your progress photos to a folder

  1. Configure your admin connection. If you are not an admin, contact your DroneDeploy admin to help set this stage up.

  2. Navigate to your project settings in DroneDeploy

  1. Select the BIM 360 account and project that you would like to synchronize to and toggle on "Auto-export Progress Report photos"

4 - Test it out by uploading progress photos with "Create a Report" under the upload tab

5 - You should see those photos appear in your BIM 360 project!

BIM 360 Dashboard Card Link

DroneDeploy is part of BIM 360 project home card library. You can see your latest project site, or the latest 3D model from directly within BIM 360.

  1. To get started, navigate to your project in DroneDeploy and press on the share button at the bottom of the page.
  1. Copy the view only link to your clipboard.
  1. Go to customize your BIM 360 Dashboard and select the Card Library
  1. Filter on Partner Cards
  1. Choose the DroneDeploy card
  1. Click on Configure
  1. Paste into the Partner URL field and save
  1. See your DroneDeploy project on your BIM 360 dashboard

Configure your admin connection

In order to leverage auto-sync, you will need a BIM 360 admin account to facilitate the synchronization between the two systems.

If you are not the admin of your DroneDeploy organization, please ask an admin to complete this task.

  1. Navigate to your organization settings
  1. Navigate to your app management page

Step 3 - Sign into your BIM 360 admin account and you're all set!

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Autodesk BIM 360


Seamlessly connect BIM360 to DroneDeploy. Overlay design files from BIM360 onto high-resolution aerial DroneDeploy maps to accurate measurements so you can compare design to reality. Export what you captured with DroneDeploy into BIM360 for access with the Autodesk suite.

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