Power Search

Power Search

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Power Search extends the file searching and editing capabilities of the Autodesk Construction Cloud® and Autodesk® BIM 360®. Now with Editor mode, you can modify custom attributes and more!

General Usage Instructions

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

Step 1: ACC / BIM 360 Administrator needs to Authorize app.

  • If you are a new user, forward the instructions below to the ACC / 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 the 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 them 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
Support Contact: info@blacksmithsoft.com

Author/Company Information


Support Information

Support email: support@blacksmithsoft.com

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

Version History

Version Number Version Description


- Autodesk Single Sign-on - 'Description' field retrieval - Enhance update by Excel and bulk update limits - Minor changes to UI/UX - Performance enhancements and stability.


- Partner card compatibility added - Updated support for Document management API - Minor changes to UI/UX - Performance enhancements and stability.


Added the ability to search by file size. Performance enhancements and stability.


Add Editor Mode to allow for editing of custom attributes, filtering by Excel, and copying files to folders. Performance enhancements and stability.


Now with Customs Attribute searching and exporting to Excel. Performance enhancements and stability.


Added option to open the folders of the searched items. Performance enhancements and stability.


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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