Power Search

Power Search

, English

BlackSmithSoft LLC
Power Search for Autodesk® BIM 360® extends the file searching and location capabilities of BIM 360.

General Usage Instructions

Use Power Search’s advanced search features for your BIM 360 projects and documents. 

Step 1: BIM 360 Administrator needs to Authorize app 

  • If you are a new user, forward the instructions below to the BIM 360 Administrator in your company:
    • Login to https://apps.b360.autodesk.com/
    • Make sure you are on the Account Admin page, then click on the APPS tab.
    • Select the “Power Search” app and click on Add to BIM 360.
    • Authorize the application by clicking Authorize


Step 2: Signing up 

  • Browse to https://power.blacksmithsoft.com/
  • Click on Sign Up Now and fill out the sign-up form.
  • Check your mailbox for a confirmation email and follow instructions to activate your account. 


Step 3: Signing in and basic use 

  • Browse to https://power.blacksmithsoft.com/ and sign in with your username and password.
  • Click the Authorize BIM 360 button. On the next screen click the ALLOW button.
  • On the left side of your screen, double click on a folder to select, or Find a folder.
  • On the right side of the screen select and enter the criteria you wish to search for and click search. Multiple search criteria are allowed.
  • Search results will appear in the bottom half of the screen. Click on any files to open them in BIM 360, or download directly to your device.
  • You can export any results to Microsoft® Excel by clicking Download result as XLS.




Additional Information

Known Issues

Not compatible with Internet Explorer (IE).


Company Name: BlackSmithSoft LLC
Support Contact: info@blacksmithsoft.com

Author/Company Information

BlackSmithSoft LLC

Support Information

Support email: support@blacksmithsoft.com

For support and documentation please visit: https://blacksmithsoft.com/docs/power-search-for-bim-360/

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Ability to do multi-criteria searches for files based on name, version, date, created by, created on, last modified, last modified by, and file type.
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