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.
Here are the scheduled dates of when the release will be made available to your tenancy.
- Not for Production: May 27 (US), May 28 (EU)
- Production: June 30 (US), July 1 (EU)
Meridian Cloud Business*
- Not for Production: May 28 – May 31
- Production: Jun 30 – Jul 5
*Exact dates will be communicated for each tenancy individually by email and inside the software.
Release Toggles And Feature Toggles
A release toggle is a temporary switch used while a feature is being developed and tested on Accruent-only tenancies. It hides the feature from production releases until the feature is ready for release. We enable all release toggles as part of the release process—first for Accruent-only tenants, second for customer non-production tenants, and finally for customer production tenants. There is 3 to 4 week gap between each step. The functionality enabled by a particular release toggle is noted below.
A feature toggle is used to configure an application depending on a customer's subscription level or unique needs. These can be changed per customer via a Support request.
Improvements In This Release
The following tables list improvements in specific application or functional areas.
|MPS-26658||A new REST API named the Meridian Configuration API supports the retrieval and update of lookup list definitions and values used by the Meridian Cloud apps. All API documentation can be found in the Accruent API Developer Portal described in Meridian Cloud API.|
|MPS-31046||Pending member invitations may now be exported to a CSV or XLSX file as described in Manage Member Invitations.|
A new tenancy setting New documents has been added to allow control over which users can upload new documents as described in Configure Document Matching.
This feature is enabled by feature toggle 2021_Q1_Cloud_Restrict_Create_New_Docs.
|MPS-32342||A new privilege Edit Redlines Of Other Users has been added to allow the editing or deletion of redlines created by other users as described in Annotate a Document.|
|MPS-32732||Subscribers of Meridian Cloud For Life Sciences may download reports of software testing results for production releases in PDF format.|
|MPS-32911||The visibility and requirement of the Importance and Intellectual Property properties can now be configured in the Meridian Portal tenant administration settings as described in Manage Document Types. Values set in PowerWeb are also synchronized with Portal. These properties are disabled by default in new tenancies.|
|Security against cross site request forgery (CSRF) has been improved.|
|MPS-33281||To prevent uploading potentially malicious file types, users may now only upload .xlsx files as metadata for import packages.|
|MPS-33282||To prevent uploading potentially malicious file types, users may now only attach files to comments that have file extensions listed in the file type field of the file dialog.|
New property pages named Audit Trail and Project Audit Trail are available to tenant administrators to view and download events related to the current document or project, respectively, as described in View And Edit Document Properties.
This feature is enabled by feature toggle 2021_Q1_Meridian_Audit_Filters.
|MPS-33887||A new field named Tenant Category appears on the Subscription page and shows category assigned to your tenancy for deployment management.|
|MPS-34007||User names (not full names) must be unique and will be automatically adjusted by the system, if necessary, by appending the company name and a sequential number (if the combination of <user name>_<company> already exists).|
|MPS-34065||When migrating vault data to Meridian Cloud, an FTP file space up to 1 TB may be requested. Archive files larger than 20 GB are not supported.|
|MPS-34974||MicroStation custom pen settings files (.rxc, .tbl) can now be uploaded as described in Manage Pen Settings Files.|
The performance of committing batches of documents after having uploaded them has been improved.
This feature is enabled by release toggle 2021_Q1_Cloud_Performance_Repos_Commit.
A rendition is now generated automatically when a document is received from Meridian PowerWeb.
A rendition can now be generated automatically when a new document is made from a template as described in Create New Documents From Templates or when documents are uploaded as described in Submit New Or Revised Documents.
To enable this feature, contact Accruent Support.
Uploaded PDF files are now stored as source files instead of renditions.
To enable this feature, contact Accruent Support.
A transmittal sheet is now automatically created when you download a document package sent for information. You can choose whether to include that transmittal sheet in your download using an option in the Download Package dialog box.
|MPS-23752||The Start Quick Change command can now be invoked on a selection of documents.|
|MPS-24940||The Unlock Another User's Document command can now be invoked on a selection of documents.|
|MPS-26346||Users may no longer execute workflow transitions from Application Integration or CAD links that require e-signature authentication when SAML authentication is enabled.|
|MPS-30312||When users delete a document, if that document has incoming references, a dialog box now prompts whether to delete or retain the linked documents.|
|Hybrid part files may be deleted from a locked document if a site cache is configured or if no mode is selected.|
|MPS-31994||Users may now use the Copy Multiple option to make multiple copies of documents in a folder as described in Copy a Document.|
|MPS-32076||A new navigation view named Ready To Release has been added to make it easier to find all releasable documents.|
|Minor user interface enhancements related to branding.|
|MPS-32383||Fixed an issue that could cause documents created with derived document types to not appear in navigation views.|
|Some commands on the Document menu have been moved to the New menu and some commands on the Project menu have been rearranged.|
|MPS-32568||The audit log view now includes only actions related to the current vault.|
|MPS-32770||Fixed an issue that could cause a blank page to result after attempting to create project copies of two documents, one of which is not released.|
|MPS-32903||Fixed an issue that could cause the Discard Project Copy command to not delete the local workspace copy when a site cache is connected.|
|MPS-32918||A new document rendition property named Print Quality can be set to optimize the print quality of document renditions between 1 (highest, default) and 15 (lowest) as described in Document Properties.|
|MPS-32952||When Application Integration detects documents in the local workspace folder that do not exist in the vault, a warning is now shown to the user and they can import the files as new documents.|
|MPS-33017||Fixed an issue that could cause focus to jump to the root folder instead of its parent folder when a document is deleted.|
|MPS-33686||Fixed an issue that could cause attaching a PDF rendition to a PDF source document by drag-and-drop to fail without error.|
|MPS-33977||Fixed an issue that could cause saving a new MicroStation drawing to the local workspace to fail to upload the document to the vault.|
|MPS-33979||Fixed an issue that could saving a new Word document in the vault to fail with the error You cannot delete the root folder.|
|MPS-33999||Fixed an issue that could cause the Apply to all other documents of this type option to be unavailable when an assembly is selected for the Copy With References, Derive With References, and Create Project Copy With References commands.|
|MPS-34047||The Set Property Value command may now be run on search results of less than 100K documents.|
|MPS-34073||Fixed an issue that could cause renditions to fail to generate when the XOD Resolution property of the document was set higher than 600.|
|MPS-34087||The Add to Package command can now be invoked on a search result.|
|MPS-34279||Fixed an issue that could cause the Create Project Copy And Lock command to fail.|
|MPS-34353||Fixed an issue that could cause the difference image to be larger than the source document when comparing documents if the Windows display scale is set to 125% or more.|
|MPS-34392||Fixed an issue that could cause a download to fail without error if multiple files with the same name are selected or if an assembly is selected that has references with the same name.|
Meridian Cloud Business subscriptions now export additional columns from the audit trail: ObjectPath, ObjectName, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3.
|MPS-34740||Fixed an issue that could cause the second property page of a new document wizard to appear twice during Copy With References and Derive With References commands.|
|MPS-34779||Fixed an issue that could cause the privileges for shared dynamic collections to be revoked during an upgrade.|
|MPS-34818||Fixed an issue that could cause a custom navigation view that has filters only for custom documents to be reset to include all document types after a lookup list synchronization occurs.|
|MPS-34564||Fixed an issue that could cause the user's last name to not be added in the comment log when they started a change from within AutoCAD.|
|MPS-34603||Fixed an issue that could cause non-English symbols to appear incorrectly in project workflow transition comments.|
|MPS-34803||The Unlock command can now be invoked on a search result.|
|MPS-35123||Fixed an issue that could cause XSLT Template '' is not available errors when the Change Document Type command is invoked from the ribbon menu.|
|MPS-35196||Fixed an issue that cause a Meridian EDM Server: Reference to the transaction still exists error to occur when references were synchronized from a file (such as from AutoCAD) and properties were synchronized from a batch of Office documents at the same time.|
|MPS-35248||The Release Quick Change command can now be invoked on a selection of documents.|
|MPS-35249||The Revoke Quick Change command can now be invoked on a selection of documents.|
|MPS-35472||The How can we help you? popup menu and interactive guides have been removed and the help icon now opens the online help system when clicked.|
|MPS-33057||Fixed an issue that could cause a source document that does not have a rendition to produce an empty rendition when a source document that does have a rendition is selected with it during a rendition download command.|
|MPS-34035||Fixed an issue that could cause download of a hybrid document to fail without error.|
|MPS-34497||In the new Explorer beta, the order of the files shown when comparing revisions has been corrected, a legend added, and correct tooltips are shown.|
|MPS-35472||The How can we help you? popup menu and interactive guides have been removed and the help icon now opens the online help system when clicked. A replacement in-app assistance experience is expected to be released in a future release.|