Power Search 2021

Power Search 2021

, English

BlackSmithSoft
Power Search extends the file searching and editing capabilities of the Autodesk Construction Cloud® and BIM 360®. Now with Editor mode!

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 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.

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Additional Information

Integrates with Autodesk Construction Cloud® which includes support for Autodesk Docs and BIM 360®.

Known Issues

Not compatible with Internet Explorer (IE).

Contact

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

Author/Company Information

BlackSmithSoft

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

2021.3

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

2021.2

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

2021.1

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

2020.2

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

1

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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