File Selection

When Naviate Cloud Manager performs an Export job, it exports all designated files from the indicated BIM 360® project(s). According to the options that are set, selection of files to be exported can happen in one of two different ways.

Filter Application is Dynamic

When Dynamic Filter Application is set, Naviate Cloud Manager selects the BIM 360® files to be exported at the time the job is run. The files selected are based on the filter settings that are stored as part of the job. For example: 

    • All files for a selected project or projects.
    • All files located in one or more specific BIM 360® folders.
    • All files having an extension of .pdf, .nwc, or .dwg.
    • Any combination of the above.

The advantage of this approach is that according to the filter settings, all files for a project or folder(s) can be dynamically selected and exported at runtime. This allows deployed jobs to recognize newly added BIM 360® projects, folders and files that may not have existed at the time the Export job was first deployed.

Filter Application is Static; Individual Projects/Folders/Files Selected 

When Static Filter Application is set, the user selects the BIM 360® files to be exported at the time the job is defined. The standard filters are set to display projects, folders and files in the BIM 360® project file tree as usual. However, when Static is selected, all projects, folders and files also have their own checkbox. Only the checked items are exported when the job is run, based on finding corresponding projects, folders and files in BIM 360®.


Please refer to Export Type for specific information relating to the different Export job types.