Last updated: 3/31/22
BC Pro and Bid Board Pro | New BuildingConnected API Improvements: The BuildingConnected API is now available on the Autodesk Platform Services, supporting connections across multiple applications and products. Virtually all BC Pro and Bid Board Pro data is available in the API. See the documentation here.
BC Pro and Bid Board Pro | New Industrialized Construction Keywords: GCs and subs can find contractors that in the Industrialized Construction market with new keywords.
TradeTapp | New Product Picker: For users that have logged in with Autodesk ID, there is a new product picker at the top left of the screen. This enables teams to switch to BuildingConnected or Autodesk Construction Cloud projects.
TradeTapp | Financial Statement Automation: Once the subcontractor uploads their financial documents, TradeTapp automatically extracts information from the documents to suggest values to input into the GC’s financial qualification forms. Learn more here.
TradeTapp | Centralized Certification Tracking: Certification tracking and business enterprise-type data is now centralized in BuildingConnected and TradeTapp, giving users access to the same data in both platforms.
Builders Network | Certification Tracking: Subcontractors can add their business enterprise certifications (e.g. disadvantaged, veteran, minority, small business, local) to their profile so that GCs can reliably search, identify, and track diverse partners during the bidding process. Learn more on how GCs can use Certificates here. Learn more on how subs can add their Certificates to the company profile here.
BuildingConnected Pro | Project History on Sub Profile: GCs can see the project history and list of which projects they have invited the subcontractor to in the past.
TradeTapp | Audit Log: GCs have access to an audit log that tracks important events in the app, including when and by whom an invite is created, deleted, and more. Learn more here.
TradeTapp | Vendor Application Progress: GCs can track the progress and percentage of completion of each vendor application. Learn more here.
TradeTapp | Editable Fields: GCs can edit certain fields from a subcontractor’s submission, such as insurance. This gives GCs more control over their data accuracy.
TradeTapp | Vendor List Building and Tag Removal: GCs can search and select specific invites to create a list at the top of the Vendor Grid. Users can then remove tags from these invites in bulk.
Bid Board Pro | Set Primary Contact: Bid Board users can set one or more "Primary Contacts" at their office, indicating the person(s) who should receive bid invites. Primary Contacts will be surfaced to GCs, so that they can easily identify who they should select when inviting a sub to bid. This ensures that the right person receives the invite every time.
Bid Board Pro | Service Area Suggestions: Bid Board Pro automatically suggests to the sub to either remove or add a work service area based on their bidding patterns. This increases the quality of relevant bids that subs receive.
BuildingConnected Pro | Updated Files Experience: BuildingConnected Pro users can now experience a new and improved files section. Unlike the previous experience, project and bid package files are now uploaded in different pages and can be moved around seamlessly. There is also a new modal for uploading files and the ability to bulk edit and delete files with ease.
TradeTapp | Vendor Grid Improvements: Several Vendor Grid improvements have been made to TradeTapp for a better and faster user experience. First, the endless scroll of vendors is replaced with pagination (up to 50 vendors to a page). Second, when selecting multiple vendors, a new banner is there to indicate the number of vendors selected with the option to select all vendors to perform bulk actions. Third, there is a new modal to confirm and show the progress of a bulk action being taken.
Bid Board Pro | New CRM Integrations via ACC Connect: By using ACC Connect, Bid Board Pro users with API access can integrate with CRM tools like Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics. Users can automatically create opportunities in Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics when they accept bid invites on Bid Board.
BuildingConnected Pro | Suggested Edits Improvements: BuildingConnected users that “suggest an edit” to another user’s profile can (1) see the status of the suggested edit (whether confirmed or declined) and (2) see or use the suggested edit throughout parts of the platform while the status is pending. This adds a layer of transparency and continues to showcase the power of the crowdsourced Builders Network. Learn more here.
BuildingConnected | Autodesk ID for New Users: Signing up with Autodesk ID is now required for all new users.
BuildingConnected Pro | API Credentials Creation: For those that have purchased the BuildingConnected API, users can generate their own API credentials in their Account Settings for prompt and secure access to the API. Learn more here.
TradeTapp | Autodesk ID Login: TradeTapp users are now able to login using Autodesk ID for a faster and seamless unified login experience across all Autodesk products. Learn more here.
TradeTapp | Internal IDs for Vendors: GCs can add custom internal IDs for their vendors into TradeTapp from their ERP (or another internal) system. When using the API, GCs can quickly match their network of subcontractors to the internal vendor records for a simpler integration.
TradeTapp | Sync TradeTapp Data to Multiple BC Pro Companies: GCs that have more than one entity (e.g. subsidiaries, “sister” companies) can sync and access the same TradeTapp data across multiple BC Pro accounts.
Bid Board Pro | Opportunity Rules: Users can create opportunity rules (“if/then” statements) to help organize opportunities and filter out irrelevant invites by either applying tags or removing followers. Learn more here.
BuildingConnected Pro | Updated Look and Feel: Users can now experience an updated look and feel with new typography and colors in BuildingConnected Pro. Product functionality remains the same.
BuildingConnected Pro | New Proposals API Endpoint: For users that consume BC Pro’s API, there is a new API endpoint available for proposals submitted. Information such as line item descriptions, unit costs, total cost, and revisions are available to use.
Bid Board Pro | Updated Look and Feel: Users can now experience an updated look and feel with new typography and colors in Bid Board Pro. Product functionality remains the same.
TradeTapp | Expanded Auto-Renewals: Users can now configure auto-renewals to send based on qualification status expiration, financial statement expiration, and/or certificate of insurance expiration. Learn more here.
TradeTapp | Exportable Blank Questionnaires: Whether a qualification questionnaire needs to be internally reviewed, a risk manager needs to guide a sub through a specific question on their custom form, or a trade partner needs a reference for document preparation — blank versions of all questionnaires in your TradeTapp account are now readily available to you anytime. Simply select the one you want and export it to your computer. Learn more here.
TradeTapp | Custom Email Templates: When communicating with subcontractors in TradeTapp, you can now use pre-built email templates to save you time. Create and store as many templates as you’d like in your TradeTapp account and easily access them when you need them. Learn more here.
TradeTapp | Look and Feel: Enjoy the sleek new design of TradeTapp. 100% the same functionality and layout – just with a new look and feel.
Bid Manager | View files in-app: Save time by directly viewing files in BuildingConnected instead of needing to download files first.
Bid Board Pro | Bulk “decline” or “archive” opportunities: Select individual or all opportunities (in each view per page) to decline or archive.
Bid Board Pro | Folders in Internal Files: Create or upload folders for better file management in the ‘Internal Files’ section.
Bid Board Pro | Search filters: Quickly find opportunities to bid using new filter options such as by client, assignee, and tags.
Bid Board Pro | Activity log for opportunity status changes: Any opportunity status that is changed (e.g. declined, accepted, archived) or proposals that are submitted are tracked with timestamps in the activity log.
Bid Manager | Publish project to Autodesk Build: Push project and bid package files from BuildingConnected to an existing or new project in Autodesk Build.
TradeTapp | Added risk and financial data to the BuildingConnected API: Users with access to both BuildingConnected Pro and TradeTapp can now export all data calculated and stored inside of TradeTapp with the BuildingConnected API. This will provide a more comprehensive opportunity to analyze risk data alongside other data gathered through in-house systems or other tools. Vendor risk evaluations, benchmarking, key and financial metrics, and financial statements are all now available for extraction.
TradeTapp | Select TradeTapp questionnaire versions from inside BuildingConnected: When bid management teams invite a subcontractor to qualify from within BuildingConnected, they can now also select which type of TradeTapp questionnaire to send with their invitation to bid. Learn more here.
TradeTapp | Qualification Status Denied Reason: Now easily determine why a vendor has been denied a qualification status. Set a denial reason by selecting from predetermined categories or add more unique context in the ‘Summary’ field. This data is also filterable in TradeTapp if you are need to report on subcontractors that were denied for a specific reason.
TradeTapp | Version History: Clearly see the differences between a subcontractor’s current and most recent previous qualification submissions. Get notified when data inputs are updated and review what exactly has been changed without having to check line item by line item. Learn more here.
Bid Manager | Export quantities from Assemble: Export quantities from Assemble (as a Microsoft Excel file) to easily upload them into scope-specific bid forms in BuildingConnected. Learn more here.
TradeTapp | Additional Risk Data Shown in BuildingConnected Pro: EMR Rating, Internal Backlog, and Application Status now seamlessly flow from TradeTapp into BuildingConnected Pro automatically and can be viewed in BC Pro’s ‘Bidders Tab’, ‘Bid Leveling Experience’, and ‘Company Profile’. Each time one of these data points is updated in TradeTapp, it will instantly update in BC Pro as well. See more details here.
TradeTapp | 'Reviewers' and 'Last Qual Status Update' Columns: Quickly identify who is managing a specific vendor’s ‘Company Review’ without clicking into their profile and easily see when their qualification status was last updated.
TradeTapp | Enterprise Certification Expiration Dates: Capture vendors’ certification expiration dates and track which certifications need updating by filtering the TradeTapp grid.
Bid Board Pro | Project creation enhancements: Improvements to the Bid Board Pro and BuildingConnected Pro integration include the ability to create a new project from a group of opportunities, select team members to follow-up on projects, and attach a client’s bid form or NDA to a project.
Bid Board Pro | Performance improvements: The bid board is now paginated (instead of an infinite scroll) for faster page loading time and improved performance.
Bid Board Pro | Enhanced search for opportunities: Users can now find opportunities by opportunity name, number, location, or client.
Bid Manager | Updated address and phone number formats: Based on the country selected, address and phone number formats will change to accommodate diverse postal or country codes.
TradeTapp | Improved 'Contacted By' Username Experience: When reviewing invitations, TradeTapp users can now clearly see the first and last name of the individual on their company’s estimating team that initiated an invite from BuildingConnected Pro.
TradeTapp | Enhanced 'Complete' Invite Status: An invite’s status will no longer be automatically moved to ‘Complete’ when a vendor application is submitted. Having complete control over an application’s ‘Submitted’ and ‘Complete’ statuses allows you to ensure no application data is missing or further review is needed before officially assigning a ‘Complete’ status.
The Network within Bid Manager | Delete office from company: Office leads can remove an office from a company (by going to the office profile page). The office's data will be migrated and merged to a different office.
TradeTapp | Public Link to Qualify: Publicly encourage new subcontractors to start the prequalification process with you by quickly copying a hyperlink instantly provided by your TradeTapp account and placing it on your website for subcontractors to click on and then automatically get the prequalification process started on their own. More details on how it works here.
Bid Manager | Enhancements to indirect project costs: Select from a new list of calculation types to input accurate indirect project costs. You can also add, delete, rename, or drag and drop to rearrange selections and line items.
Bid Board Pro | Enhancements to integration with BuildingConnected Pro: After a new project has been created, find all project details summarized in the Project section. In the projects tab, there is a new client notification center where you can get notifications about new unread messages and files form clients. Easily push addenda and new files directly to bidders so they have the most up-to-date information on the project.
Bid Board Pro | New opportunity creation: When creating a new opportunity, a sidebar (on the right) opens for faster invite creation and seamless data entry. Add all of the opportunity information without leaving the bid board.
TradeTapp | "No Status" Filter Qualification Status: A new option within the ‘Qualification Status’ column filter is now available to better surface subcontractor invites that have not yet been assigned a qualification status.
TradeTapp | Record Request For Corrections (Formerly 'Reject Submission'): When a request for corrections is sent on a subcontractor invite, TradeTapp will record the event on the ‘Company Review’ activity thread as well as the message that was sent with the request.
Bid Manager | Add additional project costs: Include indirect costs (e.g. insurance, taxes) with your total bid package costs and forecast a more accurate total cost for the project. Learn more here.
Bid Manager | Login with Autodesk ID: Login with the new Autodesk ID for improved security and an integrated experience with other Autodesk Construction Cloud solutions. Learn more here.
Bid Board Pro | Integration with BuildingConnected Pro: Push project information from Bid Board Pro to BuildingConnected Pro. You can significantly reduce the time to bid and solicit bids on the same project by minimizing manual entry with centralized bidding information. Learn more here.
Bid Board Pro | Customize columns: Customize your Bid Board by rearranging the order of the columns. “Click” and “drag” columns in order of what’s most relevant to you.
TradeTapp | Subcontractor Qualification Experience with BuildingConnected: All current and future subcontractors will now prequalify with TradeTapp inside of the BuildingConnected app. Learn more here and here.
Bid Board Pro | Change Opportunity Request Type: Easily relabel the type of opportunity with either ‘Proposal’ or ‘Budget’ if a client incorrectly labels the invite.
Bid Board Pro | Color Picker in 2D Takeoffs: Now you can select different colors for your takeoff items.
The Network within Bid Board | Trade information maoved to office profile: Subcontractors will receive higher quality bid invitations for only the trades listed in the office profile, and gain visibility into who on their team made edits last.
Bid Board | Smart Job Groups: Easily group the same job opportunities together. When a group is created, project data is used from all the individual jobs submitted by clients to automatically prefill the details of the job, reducing time and minimizing loss of information. Learn more here.
Bid Board | Suggested Groups: Related job opportunities are automatically surfaced, inviting the user to create a group, helping organize and declutter opportunities available.
Bid Board | Bid Viewed Activity Card: Quickly identify who and when bids are being viewed after submission. Indicators are displayed in the opportunity’s overview for easy tracking and follow up.
Bid Board | Take Off Across Sheets: Create and aggregate takeoff items across all sheets in a file. The takeoff panel can be categorized by takeoff item or by sheet. This flexibility reduces error and manual entry when exporting.
The Network within Bid Manager | Suggest Edits on Subs Office Profile: GCs will be able to save time editing a subs' profile with automatic recommended edits, eliminating the need to edit trade information manually. Recommendations are not final until approved by the user.
Bid Manager | Download bidder history in Reports: Instead of downloading bidder history one-by-one per bid package, you can download bidder history for the whole project on the Reports tab.
Bid Board | New bid forwarding email: Forward bid invites to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure all invites are being correctly added to your bid board.
Bid Board | Takeoff tool: Reduce your takeoff time and generate faster and more accurate proposals by immediately quantifying 2D views in Bid Board Pro. Learn more here.
The Network within Bid Manager | Best and potential matches: Your search results are now categorized into ‘best matches’ and ‘potential matches.’ Your ‘best matches’ will be those that match your exact filters, while potential matches are those that could be a good fit.
Bid Board | Side Panel: Quickly assess each opportunity from a single page view that includes full project details.
TradeTapp | Single & Aggregate Capacity Calculations: The logic for recommended capacity (both a single project and aggregate total) has been updated to be more dynamic and include additional data points from the subcontractor submission.
TradeTapp | Line of Credit: Building off of last month’s update, an optional Line of Credit section has been added to the financial entry interface. Values from this section can be used when building a custom financial ratio or a configuring an automated internal limit calculation. Note: these values do not override information submitted by the subcontractor.
TradeTapp | Parent Company Financials: When inputting a subcontractor’s financial statement, you can now distinguish whether the information is from a parent company. If checked, TradeTapp will treat parent financial statements differently when identifying risks.
TradeTapp | Custom Financial Ratios: If you have a set of in-house financial ratios that are not included in the default financial formulas available, you can now add them to TradeTapp. Learn more about this feature and how to set it up here.
TradeTapp | Custom Internal Limit Calculations : Internal single and total project limits can now be automatically calculated for a vendor using formulas you provide. Learn more about this feature and how to set it up here.
Bid Manager | Color cells within Bid Leveling: Highlight and leave notes on specific cells you want to draw attention to within Bid Leveling. Learn more about it here.
Bid Manager | Find leveled bids in bidders tab: Quickly identify which bids have been leveled in each bid package in the Bidders tab. Anytime a bid has been leveled, the bid estimates will be displayed.
Bid Manager | Work Service Areas: Subcontractors can now indicate specific areas that they are willing to accept work. This change will improve your search results, surfacing the best and most relevant subs by location. Learn more about it here.
Bid Manager | Apply plugs from previous bids: When a new revised bid is submitted, the plugs that you created in the previous version will be automatically applied to the new bid. Learn more about it here.
Bid Board | File Viewer: View files directly in Bid Board without having to download the files. You can quickly take measurements on the files directly as well as zoom, rotate, and pan. Learn more about it here.
Bid Board | Work Service Areas: Receive more relevant invites based on your service areas. You are now able to select areas where you’re willing to work so general contractors know when to invite you to projects, and also when not to. Learn more here.
Bid Manager | Customize bid package table view: Filter, sort, and customize columns in the bid package table to view what’s most important to you.
Bid Board | Customize calculations in Reports: There is a calculation bar at the bottom of the report that allows you to see specific calculations, such as average, median, or sum.
TradeTapp | Backlog Table View: Building off our previous update, you can now view backlog details per project in addition to the total backlog value displayed. Learn more about this feature and how to set it up here.
Bid Manager | Export bid package table view: Export the contents of your bid package table to Excel for easier management of project costs.
Bid Board | Search in Reports: Quickly find the client name, job name, or job location in the Reports.
Bid Manager | Costs and Forecasts in Bid Package Table: Stay on budget with forecasted costs that help you plan your projects accurately. As you level bids, your forecasted bid costs will update automatically. Learn more about it here.
Bid Board | PlanGrid Integration: If you are a subcontractor with Bid Board Pro who also has a PlanGrid account, you can connect both accounts to instantly transfer projects files from BuildingConnected to PlanGrid. This will help you and your team seamlessly transition from preconstruction to the field. Learn more about it here.
Bid Board | Reports sharing: Share out reports to all stakeholders by office name or by creating a shareable link.Learn more about it here.
Bid Manager | Private Attachments: You can now securely attach and download files that are visible to your team members only.Learn more about it here.
Bid Board | Access Help Center in-app: You can quickly access the BuildingConnected Help Center while in the platform to answer commonly asked questions about different features.
Bid Board | Duplicate domestic opportunities: Bidding on multiple projects from a single opportunity? Clone the opportunity to add multiple assignees per trade and track their responses.
Bid Board | Enhanced Reports features: You can now filter and select specific columns that automatically save to your report.
Bid Manager | PlanGrid Integration: If you are a general contractor with BC Pro who also has a PlanGrid account, you can connect both accounts to instantly transfer project files from BuildingConnected to PlanGrid. This will help you and your team seamlessly transition from preconstruction to the field. Learn more about how to connect your accounts here.
Bid Board | Bid Viewed Notification: Understand when recipients view your proposal for the first time through our new notifications. The assignee and bid submitter will receive an email notification.
The Network within Bid Manager | Filter for Domestic Bidders: We included the ability to see “domestic bidders only” for those who need to filter out bidders in bordering countries. Learn more about it here.
Bid Manager | Improved display of self-submitted bids: Self-submitted bids will be sorted to the left and visually differentiated in the Bid Leveling tab so that you can compare your budget with other bids more easily.
Bid Manager | Resizing the Bid Form column: Long line item descriptions will no longer be cut off and can be entirely viewed by expanding the Bid Form column in Bid Leveling.
Bid Manager | NDA project names: The project names of NDA projects can be displayed when sending ITBs and messages to subs, even if they haven’t signed an NDA.
TradeTapp | ERP/Accounting Backlog Sync: Through SFTP, you can now automatically push backlog information from your ERP or accounting system into TradeTapp. Risk profiles will update based on the information sent to TradeTapp. Learn how to add this feature here.
TradeTapp | Canadian Vendors: We’ve made it easier for Canadian vendors to submit qualification applications. Questionnaires now support Canadian provinces, business numbers, and currency. No action is needed to update US-based existing forms.
Bid Manager | Export Plug Notes to Excel: Now when you export bid leveling information to excel we will carry any notes that you input within BuildingConnected into your excel sheet. This will help provide clarity to any plugs that have been made. Learn more about exporting plugged notes to Excel here.
Bid Board | Profit Margin Field: We’ve added a new field within the ‘Internal Use’ section under the opportunity called “profit margin” for your team to fill in per project. This information is not viewable by your client. Learn more about it here.
Bid Manager | 'Soft Award' Status: We have updated the language behind awarding subcontractors within a bid package to better reflect that they will not be notified of this designation. Learn more about “softly” awarding bids here.
Bid Board | Headline Editing: Easily stay organized and edit key opportunity details with our new inline editor. You can update the name, number, trade, due date, status, and more.
TradeTapp | Insurance Policies: Now you are able to filter your vendors based on insurance expiration dates. We’ve added columns for each of the seven insurance policy types and the ability to filter by these dates.
The Network within Bid Manager | Flag and Hide subs: You can flag the subcontractors that are irrelevant to your search and hide them from subsequent searches. Learn more here.
The Network within Bid Manager | Preferred Company: Keep the best subs at the top of your search results by preferring the company for your entire office. Learn more about preferred companies here.
The Network within Bid Manager | Preferred Contact: By indicating a preferred contact within a company, you ensure that bid invites are getting into the right hands.Learn more about preferred contacts here.
Bid Manager | Sort By Adjusted Total: We now allow GC’s to re-sort bids within the bid leveling tool based on an adjusted total. Learn more about sorting “Adjusted Totals” here.
Bid Board | Bidding outside of BC: You can now respond to invitations to bid on a project that originates outside of BuildingConnected directly from Bid Board. You can also send emails to your client with an attached proposal. Learn more about submitting bids here.
TradeTapp | API: Vendor qualification data is now available through our API. Pass individual submissions, vendor limits, questionnaires, and more to the location of your choice. Learn more about using TradeTapp’s API here.
Bid Manager | Search Filter Improvements: The filter has now been enhanced to first display your exact match and then the remaining relevant matches after.
TradeTapp | Vendor Grid: With our latest update, you are able to customize the vendor grid to your specific needs. Adjust the order of columns by selecting ‘customize’ in the top right-hand corner and drag columns to your preferred order. Learn more about customizing the vendor grid here.
Bid Manager | Proposal Viewer: Now you can load a PDF proposal straight into BuildingConnected and reference it as you complete a bid form to facilitate the bid leveling process. Learn more about Proposal Viewer here.
Bid Board | Comments: When you leave notes, we automatically record a timestamp and place an avatar next to your name. This makes it easier to identify different collaborators. Learn more about adding, editing, and deleting comments on bids here.
Bid Manager | Search Filter Improvements: All project fields are displayed on the ‘Opportunities’ overview so you can see what fields are available and which fields require updating.
TradeTapp | Vendor Grid: These features have been moved to the top navigation so that you can access from anywhere within Bid Board.
TradeTapp | Vendor Grid: To quickly locate companies on your vendor grid, we’ve made the first column and column headers sticky as you scroll. We’ve also improved the time it takes to load the grid. Learn more about customizing the vendor grid here.
The Network within Bid Manager | Suggested Edits: You can suggest an edit to a company or user’s profile. This helps maintain our network of general contractors and subcontractors with the most recent and accurate contact information. If the suggested edits are accepted by the other party, the new information will be public across BuildingConnected’s network. Learn more about suggesting an edit here.
TradeTapp | Company Review: Now you can assign reviewers to a specific company, allowing you to delegate annual company reviews. Learn more about the company review process here.
Bid Board | Follow-up dates: Use our new follow-up dates on Bid Board, Opportunity Overview, and Calendar pages to remember future tasks. Learn more about adding follow-up dates to submitted bids here.
Bid Board | Multi-office Filters: Filter opportunities by multiple offices in the Bid Board, Leaderboard, and Analytics pages.
Bid Board | Grouped Events: With our latest update, you are able to customize the vendor grid to your specific needs. Adjust the order of columns by selecting ‘customize’ in the top right-hand corner and drag columns to your preferred order.
Bid Board | Opportunity ID in Reports: We’ve added the ability to expand your grouped opportunities in the calendar. Now you’ll see scheduling details associated with each opportunity within the group independently. Learn more about editing opportunity groups from the calendar here.
TradeTapp | Internal Backlog: To better understand your vendor’s backlog, we’ve improved the limit flags on vendor profiles and included backlog data within the vendor grid. Now, when a vendor’s backlog reaches 80% of the internal total limit, you will see a message.
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