A common question that arises in most of the discussions we have with prospective customers wanting to use BIM 360 products and services (Team, Docs, Field, Glue, Plan, Layout and Ops) is how the licenses are managed.
When thinking about Autodesk BIM 360 products and services one should really split them into three sections when referring to license models:
BIM 360 Team:
When one acquires a BIM 360 Team license it is attached via its contract number to a HUB. Once the HUB has been assigned it cannot be changed. Typically the HUB is chosen to be the buyer’s HUB. Each BIM 360 Team license adds 500 GB storage space to the HUB on the cloud. A Team license allows one to be invited to any projects on other HUBS in the world. One may also invite anyone else that runs a BIM 360 Team License to collaborate on projects on one’s own HUB. One may reassign a Team license if necessary:
BIM 360 Team, Docs, Field, Glue, Plan, and Layout
Packs of user licenses are bought by the Lead Design or Construction Company (having one’s own license of a service does not allow one to be invited to join projects). Licenses packs must be bought for each service independently but may be spread out across multiple projects and assigned to users, which may be external parties. Licenses may be recycled: to remove a user once they no longer need access to the data/project and add another user. Doing this will retain all of the old user’s comments, uploads and Metadata in general, they just will no longer have access the service.
BIM 360 Ops:
For free, you may create an unlimited number of Buildings. You may add an unlimited number of Assets, Contacts, and Tickets. There are no limits to the amount of data you may upload, download, or store. You are limited to seeing, searching, and reporting on the most recent 100 tickets per Building. To access more than the most recent 100 tickets, you will need to purchase a subscription. When converting to the paid offering, all Buildings in a Portfolio will convert to paid.