Define project properties

Define project properties

After you have created a new project you can now change the project’s properties so that it meets your requirements.

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  1. Go to your project’s Settings page in BIMcollab Cloud

  2. Click on any property and then on the ‘New’ button to create a new value 

  3. In order to modify an existing value you can click on it in the list or remove it by clicking on the ‘-‘ button

  4. BIMcollab Cloud allows you to modify the following properties: 
    1. Milestones
      Milestones in a project are created to identify specific goals or stages in a project. When creating a milestone, give it a clear name, and define a start and completion date. These dates will be used to highlight issues which are beyond their due date. You can set as many milestones as you like and they can be used in filtering and graphs.

      When editing a Milestone, you can deactivate the button 'Assignable'. All milestones which are assignable can be chosen in the settings of an issue. This way it is also possible to archive old Milestones. 
      When creating or editing an issues, you can choose from the milestones which have been set as 'Assignable'.
    1. Areas
      Areas can be used to group issues in certain logical or geometrical parts of the building. Most common uses can be: Specific sections of a building, building stories or subprojects within a project.
      When creating an area, give it a clear name and optionally an Area owner. When an Area owner is defined, any new issues assigned to this Area will also be automatically assigned to this team member.

    1. Labels
      Labels can be very helpful when filtering issues. They can be used to define the discipline, the model or any other metric.
    1. Types
      This is used to distinguish between different types of issues.
    1. Priority
      This is used to communicate how urgent it is to find a resolution for an issue. 
      There are five priorities by default. Unlike the other values, the number of priorities is fixed but the values can be edited. You can change the name of the priority by clicking on the name, and editing it according to the needs of your project. The default priority will always be no.3.
    2. On, the priorities cannot be changed
    3. Groups
      Groups represent sub teams within your project. Once defined, users can be assigned to one or more groups in the Team member settings of the project.

      Issues of which visibility is set to a specific group, will only be seen by the team members belonging to this group.
      In Connected and Enterprise plans, it is also possible to limit the assignment of issues. In that case, issues can only be assigned to team members belonging to the same group. Team members who are in multiple groups can transfer the issues between the groups if necessary. The way of assigning does not influence visibility.
      For more information on the issue visibility in combination with user groups, consult the article The issue visibility setting and user groups.
    4. Custom Fields
      Custom fields allow you to define extra fields for issues.
      For more information on the Custom Fields, consult the article Custom fields.
    5. The user groups and custom fields are features of the Connected and Enterprise plans.
The properties which are defined in the project settings, will be available in the dropdown menus of the Issue settings in the project.
You can set as many properties as you like and they can be used in filtering and graphs.

If the project leader has not hidden the project from the administrators, the properties can be managed by an administrator as well. This can be done from the tab 'Projects', on the Administration page.

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