Meridian Cloud is software as a service (SaaS) that is continuously improved. We deploy these improvements to your account (tenancy) as soon as they are completed and tested. Some of the improvements are minor and are immediately available to you to use. These typically have little to no impact on your data and processes and do not require configuration. Some of the improvements are part of a major feature that has not yet been completed. These typically can have an impact on your data or processes and might require configuration. The partial improvements are typically hidden (disabled) in your account until the entire feature has been completed and tested. Each quarter, we reveal (enable) the completed major features either for all Meridian Cloud accounts or for specific accounts after consulting with you.
These new features will be available in test tenancies within 24 hours of when you receive direct email notification of the 2020 Q2 release. The features will be available in production tenancies on October 1, 2020.
The 2020 Q2 release enables these completed major features:
Insights on document and package status for contractors similar to that provided for internal users.
|View the Dashboard|
Custom logo and preferences.
Configurable text applied to PDF renditions for e-signature, status, and effectivity.
|Configure Watermark Types|
Streamlined Document Exchange
Documents sent by contractors can be automatically acknowledged and accepted in Portal, and forwarded to Meridian Enterprise users.
|Configure Package Types|
User Experience Improvements
Various changes to improve data display, streamline tasks, and reduce steps and clicks.
Review Package Improvements
The review package functionality has been greatly improved with package comments and downloadable attachments that appear in a new sliding panel.
This release also includes the following minor improvements, including some that Meridian Cloud shares in common with Meridian Enterprise (on-premises).
|MPS-28890||Fixed an issue that prevented Meridian Mobile from connecting to Meridian Cloud.|
|MPS-28284||Fixed an issue that could cause an Error writing to file error when installing the Meridian Cloud Connector for the current user and the Offline Client group is selected but no components are selected.|
|Electronic signature watermarks may now be configured as described in Configure Signature Watermarks.|
|MPS-27859||Fixed an issue that could allow users to be assigned to review or approve documents for which they do not have sufficient privileges.|
|The criteria that determine when uploaded documents match existing documents can be configured as described in Configure Document Matching.|
|MPS-27384||The terminology shown for review responses may now be customized as described in Manage Review Responses.|
|MPS-27151||Each of the watermark types: signatures, in-progress overlay, prior revision overlay, and print stamp, may be enabled separately for each document type.|
|A non-configurable watermark may be printed on rendition hardcopies of documents under revision as described in In-Progress Overlay.|
|A configurable print stamp may be added to PDF rendition hardcopies as described in Configure Print Stamp.|
|A configurable watermark may be printed on rendition hardcopies of superseded document revisions as described in Configure Prior Revision Overlay.|
|MPS-25944||Automatic acknowledgement may now be configured for transmittal type packages as described in Configure Package Types.|
|MPS-27201||The order and width of columns in the views may now be configured as described in Configure View Columns.|
|MPS-25936||For documents that originate in Meridian Enterprise, the Document Number property is now available in Meridian Portal as the Master Document Number property as described in Standard Property Descriptions. It may be shown as a column in views and incorporated into the Meridian Portal Document Number property.|
|MPS-21895||The AutoCAD application link no longer prompts the user to open a document read-only or start a workflow when inserting an Xref in AutoCAD and application integration is in remote mode.|
|MPS-21906||When Application Integration is in Remote Mode, a document thumbnail is now shown when you click the name of a document that has a thumbnail stream. Previously, a thumbnail was not available.|
|MPS-25292||Fixed an issue in the AutoCAD application link that could cause the properties of only one of multiple title blocks to be shown on the Title Blocks property page.|
|Meridian now supports AutoCAD 2021 including these 2021 industry editions:
|MPS-25623||Meridian now supports Autodesk Inventor 2021|
|MPS-25624||Meridian now supports Revit 2021.|
|MPS-25628||Meridian now supports DWGTrueView 2021.|
|MPS-25629||Meridian now supports Inventor Viewer 2021.|
|MPS-25888||Support for versions of Revit, SolidWorks, and Inventor earlier than 2016 is removed.|
|MPS-26421||Fixed an issue in the AutoCAD application link that could cause references to be disconnected between project copies if an Xref is edited in place in AutoCAD.|
|MPS-27001||If using two AutoCAD profiles and the first one failed, the second one started to work, but the first one could not be used for subsequent documents. The error "Detected unexpected AutoCAD process" was shown.|
|MPS-27581||The AutoCAD link has been upgraded to use RealDWG 2021.|
|MPS-27836||The performance of the Autodesk Inventor link in remote mode has been significantly improved.|
|MPS-28456||Fixed an issue in the MicroStation link that could cause title block synchronization to only work for the first drawing that is opened in a MicroStation instance and not for additional instances.|
|MPS-28463||A new command Update References has been added to the MicroStation link in MicroStation (x64) Connect Edition.|
|MPS-27108||When a contractor uploads documents and a metadata spreadsheet as described in Import Document Properties, the documents will now be matched to existing documents (if any) on the Filename property if the Item ID property is not present in the metadata. If the Filename property of a document is empty or duplicated, it will be skipped. If the metadata spreadsheet was originally exported from Meridian Portal and it includes Item ID property values, then the documents will be matched on the Item ID property.|
|The document type of documents sent to Portal from Meridian Enterprise are now shown in Portal even if the document type is not defined in Portal. Conversely, document types sent to Meridian Enterprise appear as such if the display name of the type matches a type defined in the vault configuration. If not, the documents are assigned the default document type.|
|MPS-26062||The Download Documents dialog has been streamlined.|
|MPS-25952||All documents in a package may now be added or appended to the clipboard in one step without having to select each document as described in Add Documents To the Clipboard.|
|MPS-25947||Unchanged documents that were sent to a contractor for revision may now be included in packages along with draft documents returned to the document controller for review. Previously, only draft documents could be returned.|
|MPS-25909||Lead reviewers may now register document review responses on behalf of other users or on other than the current date as described in Respond About a Document.|
|MPS-28003||The Document Range property is now editable after a document has been created. If switched from Manual to Automatic, the document number is calculated based on the configured syntax and the document number is not editable. If switched from Automatic to Manual, the current document number doesn't change but it becomes editable. Run the Issue New File Name command to synchronize the file name with the document number.|
|MPS-27698||The order of the Floor and Room levels in the Building Breakdown Structure view has been corrected.|
|MPS-27684||Fixed an issue that could cause the Alternate Revision ID property to be visible on the Details property page even if it was not configured to be shown.|
|When a document is routed for approval or issuance, the user can now be prompted to select one of the approval reasons configured as described in Manage Approval Reasons [LINK].|
|MPS-26919||Documents uploaded from Maintenance Connection are now placed in the Documentation branch of the vault and assigned the Generic Document type unless a different document type is selected|
|MPS-25915||Fixed an issue that could cause an extra vertical scroll bar to appear when creating a new document or copying a document with references.|
|MPS-25800||Fixed an issue that cause a scripting error to appear when logging in through the Meridian Cloud Connector.|
|MPS-25640||Fixed an issue that could cause Facility Document creation to fail when the Building, Floor, and Room properties are empty.|
|MPS-14739||Fixed an issue that could cause documents that were under change when they were sent to Portal for revision to return with the status of New Revision instead of Update.|
|MPS-26546||In the Archive branch of the Folders view, the folder name of the year level is now set to the year in which documents are archived. Previously, it was set to either the year the project was created when documents were archived during Release to Master operations or to the year the document was last modified when documents were archived when they were retired.|
|MPS-26747||A new navigation view Project Breakdown is available that has this property hierarchy:
\<Project Type>\<Project Folder Name>\<Discipline Label>\<Classification Label>
|Autodesk Forge is now supported for viewing AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, and SolidWorks drawings.|
|MPS-25196||Fixed an issue that could prevent annotations from being saved for a user with extended characters in their full name.|
|MPS-25446||Fixed an issue that could prevent the viewer from loading documents from a site cache after the first document is viewed in a session.|
|MPS-26137||Fixed an issue that could cause a manually attached rendition to appear for all prior revisions of the document. The issue does not occur for automatically generated renditions.|
|MPS-27100||The default zoom level of the PDFtron viewer is now the full page.|
|MPS-28549||Fixed an issue that could cause the source document to be shown instead of its rendition when opened from a full-screen property window.|
|MPS-29308||The rendition tab is now shown for 3D models if the Autodesk Forge configuration is invalid.|
|MPS-29794||The Autodesk Forge Rendering Module now supports IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) and DGN (Bentley MicroStation) formats.|
|MPS-26661||The properties that are available for searching now includes all visible properties that are configured as descried in Manage Document Types. The available properties that are not also configured as default search properties as described in Configure the Advanced Search Page are hidden by default and must be added manually to the user's search as described in Search In Document Properties.|
|MPS-24688||When Meridian Mobile users add or update annotations, the results are shown in Meridian Explorer and email notifications are sent.|
|MPS-19674||The security of Meridian Explorer has been improved.|
|MPS-21700||The Download command has been divided into separate Download (to LWS) and Download Rendition (to LWS) commands.|
|MPS-25911||Fixed an issue that could cause the wrong watermark to be shown in Print Preview mode.|
|MPS-25286||Fixed an issue that could cause Access denied errors when attempting to view a prior revision with PDFTron configured as the viewer.|
|MPS-25267||Fixed an issue that could cause documents to stop being shown in the viewer after deleting redlines and refreshing the page.|
|MPS-26118||Fixed an issue that could cause the error Invalid XOD file: Zip end header is wrong size! when viewing a superseded revision of a document.|
We have added the Stop on validation error option to the SCAN OPTIONS group in the Miscellaneous page that appears when you create an import profile.
If the Do not import package if property validation failed check box is selected, when you scan the import package and there are validation errors, that import package cannot be imported and an error message is shown in the Status field.
|MPS-29329||Fixed an issue that could cause searches to return incomplete results due to timeout errors .|
If a file is submitted to Forge and converted, you can now view it from Meridian Explorer. The Open in Forge button allows you to view the document in Forge Viewer in a new browser tab as described in Third Party Viewers.
If the rendition is already in Forge, you can change the URL of the Forge Viewer for that document as described in ChangeForgeURL method.