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 notification of the 2019 Q4 release. The features will be available in production tenancies on April 9, 2020.
The 2019 Q4 release enables these completed major features:
Tenant Administrators can view an audit log with delivery results. Notifications sent from trusted domains to improve delivery. Senders of undeliverable notifications are notified.
Document Naming Conventions
Tenant Administrators can configure a different document naming convention for each available classification value.
|Configure the Document Number Syntax|
Document Controllers can set and track periodic review dates and assignees. New navigation view shows upcoming reviews.
|Schedule Periodic Reviews|
Generated automatically in MS Excel formats from package data. Downloadable by project members that have access to the package.
|Download transmittal sheet|
Cancel Review Packages
Document Controllers or Project Owners can cancel and roll back an entire package of documents that are under review in one step.
|Cancel a Review|
This release also includes the following minor improvements that Meridian Cloud shares in common with Meridian Enterprise (on-premises).
|MPS-20806||The Meridian Cloud Connector installation package now includes the same application links as the full client installation package. Title block synchronization is not yet supported.|
|MPS-22206||Documents imported from Meridian Portal with the issue reason of For Handover are now released instead of routed to the Quick Change state and assigned to the BC_MeridianService account.|
|MPS-22265||Fixed an issue that could cause the Meridian Portal tenancy name to appear incorrectly for imported packages.|
|MPS-22292||Documents in a workflow with the status of Update may now be imported from Meridian Portal packages.|
|MPS-23393||TLS 1.2 is now supported by all Meridian applications by default for compatibility with SAML authentication.|
|MPS-19114||Fixed an issue that could cause MicroStation v8i to crash when attaching external references.|
|MPS-19436||The CAD application links now support updating title blocks with script functions in Remote mode.|
|MPS-19627||The AutoCAD link now creates references between AutoCAD drawings and Inventor models inserted with the VIEWBASE command as described in Working with Inventor models.|
|MPS-20261||In the MicroStation link, stability and performance have been improved.|
|MPS-20684||Fixed an issue that could prevent documents in a shared workspace accessed in Remote mode from a mapped drive from being recognized as being managed by Meridian.|
|MPS-21373||In the MicroStation link, the performance of synchronizing tag hotspots from MicroStation drawings has been improved.|
|MPS-21528||In the MicroStation link, references created with absolute paths are no longer converted to relative paths.|
|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-22223||In the AutoCAD link, fixed an issue that could cause Internet Information Server to stop working if multiple users import documents with title block synchronization enabled.|
|MPS-22353||Fixed an issue that could cause AutoCAD title block synchronization to fail in Remote mode.|
|MPS-165||Fixed an issue that could prevent the workflow Status property of a document from updating after running the Start Change, Revoke Documents, or Approve Documents commands after changing a lookup property on a custom page.|
|MPS-376||Canceling a Copy with References or Derive with References operation now gives the user the choice to revoke any copies made up to that point.|
|MPS-144||Fixed an issue that could cause an error when linking a project to an empty Meridian Portal repository.|
|MPS-432||When opening a document using Application Integration from within an application, users can now select any valid workflow transition similar to what is described in Opening a document from within Meridian.|
|MPS-16129||Fixed an issue that could cause Object not found errors when attempting to revoke a newly imported document .|
|MPS-16796||New commands Download to Folder and Download Renditions to Folder have been added to allow easy downloading of documents to a specific folder (other than the local workspace folder) as described in Downloading documents and Downloading renditions, respectively.|
|MPS-17141||Fixed an issue that could cause the Rendition updated property to not appear in the correct color unless the mouse cursor is hovered over the field.|
|MPS-17400||Fixed an issue that could cause files for deleted documents to appear in folders copied out of the vault.|
|MPS-18521||Minor UI text improvements.|
|MPS-18600||General usability and visibility for users with color vision deficiency has been improved in the workflow diagram window.|
|Fixed an issue that could cause excessive memory consumption and sub-optimal performance by the Meridian application server when folders are expanded that contain >1000 items.|
|The package names on the Export Packages property page are now hyperlinks that, when clicked, open the package in Explorer where its contents can be viewed and if desired, opened in Portal for collaboration with external contractors.|
|MPS-19308||Fixed an issue that could cause the current revision to appear in the viewer when a user clicked the thumbnail of a prior revision in the list of revisions as described in Viewing prior revisions.|
|MPS-19710||Fixed an issue that could errors when a site cache is connected and downloading documents with fully qualified paths longer than 260 characters.|
|The stability of user sessions under stressful conditions has been improved.|
|MPS-20073||Documents sent to Meridian Portal in a package for modification while they were in a workflow are now automatically imported back into the vault when they are returned from Portal. The To-Do Person value is restored to the user that was assigned at the time that the documents were sent. Previously, the package had to be imported manually. However, the documents are not automatically released from their workflow even if the Workflow state option is set to Released in the import profile.|
|MPS-20301||A new command Open Document has been added to the Assembly ribbon menu to make it easier to download an assembly or part from the Assembly Browser and to open it in its registered application.|
|MPS-20520||A new folder command Unlink From Meridian Portal has been added as described in Linking folders to Meridian Portal.|
|MPS-20582||When a package is sent to Meridian Portal and later retracted, the documents are now automatically unlocked in the Meridian vault.|
|MPS-20635||The usability of the Send to Meridian Portal dialog box has been improved.|
|MPS-20932||Documents may now be sent to Meridian Portal with the Issue Reason of For Information as described in Sending documents to Meridian Portal.|
|MPS-20949||A new Send to Portal option is available when packages are created as described in Sending documents to Meridian Portal.|
|MPS-21234||Batches of renditions may now be printed as described in Printing documents.|
|MPS-21254||Fixed an issue that could prevent virtual tags from appearing for project copies without at least one literal tag reference.|
|MPS-21350||Fixed an issue that, when using a document property page to navigate to a different document in a different scope, changed the current scope.|
|A new clipboard feature has been added to make moving and copying items easier. New commands Cut to Clipboard, Copy to Clipboard, and Paste from Clipboard have been added as described in Meridian clipboard.|
|MPS-21712||When a user has a document selected and the page is refreshed because the user changed navigation views or selects a different document, the navigation tree automatically scrolls to make the selected document visible.|
|MPS-21973||Fixed a bug that could cause focus to jump to the root folder of the vault when a document is opened but the active focus is on a folder other than the folder where the opened document will be released to.|
|MPS-21996||Fixed an issue that could cause PowerWeb to stop working during an import.|
|MPS-22066||A new option Include transmittal in report has been added to the Generate Transmittal Sheet dialog box that, if enabled (the default is disabled), causes the transmittal report itself to appear as a row in the report as proof that it was included in the briefcase.|
|MPS-22088||Fixed an issue that could cause focus to jump to the root folder of the vault when a folder is deleted instead of to the parent of the deleted folder.|
|MPS-22309||Fixed an issue that could cause a custom workflow transition to be assigned to the wrong user.|
|MPS-22343||Fixed an issue that could prevent shared workspace files from being removed after they were deleted from the vault with a site cache connected.|
|MPS-22723||The Meridian Cloud Connector installation package now includes the AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, MicroStation, Solidworks, and MS Office application links.|
|MPS-22803||Fixed an issue that could cause only the first document in a selection to be added to an export package and the rest to fail with the error Invalid pointer.|
|MPS-23410||Fixed an issue that could cause sending of packages to fail due to long project names.|
|MPS-23501||A new option Include objects has been added to the Create Project Copy dialog. When enabled, asset tags are also shown and can be included in the copy operation if permitted by the reference type.|
|MPS-23537||Fixed an issue that could prevent new users from logging on with to create their account. They will now only receive the User...is locked or not identified as a valid user error message if their account is actually locked.|
|MPS-23549||The error message has been improved that is shown when a user's session times out during a lengthy operation such as importing documents.|
|MPS-23600||Fixed an issue that prevented the Create Project Copy with Lock command from appearing in the ribbon menu if the Copy Project Copy command is disabled in the current scope.|
|MPS-23706||Clipboard cut and copy operations are now logged to the audit trail.|
|MPS-24008||For the Send to Meridian Portal dialog Issue Reason option, the For
Revision option is now available only for documents in an editable workflow
state and assigned to the current user. The documents will stay locked until
the documents are returned to Meridian Enterprise from Meridian Portal and update the vault copy as described in Send Documents To Meridian Portal.
|MPS-24361||Fixed an issue that could cause duplicate files to be created in the local workspace in remote mode when saving a document in the vault with a type that calculates the file name.|
|MPS-24554||Fixed an issue that could cause Execution Timeout Expired errors when opening large audit logs.|
|MPS-24642||Fixed an issue that could cause the Select Folder dialog to be empty when a newly imported document in a project folder is released as a new master document with a scope active that has a root folder set for it.|
|MPS-24675||Fixed an issue that could cause custom commands that are run on a batch of folders and documents to generate errors for the folders even if the Execute recursively if applied to folders option of the custom command is disabled as described in Creating and editing custom commands.|
|MPS-24797||Fixed an issue that could cause errors when attempting to open in its native application a hybrid part that is attached to a main document with a file size of 0.|
|MPS-24959||Fixed an issue that could cause an incorrect revision information to be shown for a previous revision of a document in PowerWeb.|
|MPS-25094||Fixed an issue that could cause error messages to be repeated in the progress
dialog of batch operations.
|MPS-25112||Fixed an issue that could cause Unable to set property 'serverUrl' of
undefined or null reference errors when the page is manually refreshed
while viewing a rendition in the viewer pane on Internet Explorer 11.
|MPS-25186||Fixed an issue that could cause the References dialog to show the first
revision of a selected document instead of the current revision when
navigating between references.
|MPS-25325||Routed properties can now be selected as search criteria as described in Using
|MPS-25393||Fixed an issue that could cause automatic CAD drawing title block updates that
occur during a workflow transition to leave the local workspace file in a
writable state and prevent further actions.
|MPS-16878||The PDFTron viewer now supports marquee zoom when comparing documents.|
|MPS-21632||Fixed an issue with printing the differences between two revisions.|
|Fixed an issue that could cause some documents to fail to load in PDFTron.|
|Fixed an issue that could prevent annotations from being saved for very large PDF files.|
|MPS-22605||Source PDF documents and their revisions may now be compared using PDFTron.|
|MPS-23591||Fixed an issue that could prevent a confirmation dialog from appearing when a user has unsaved annotations made by PDFTron in an undocked window and they close that window or change focus to another document.|
|MPS-23616||In PowerWeb, if the View renditions option is disabled as described in Setting personal preferences and a source document in PDF format is selected, it cannot be viewed with PDFTron in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. The workaround is to download the document and view it in Adobe Reader or a similar viewer. This issue is expected to be resolved in a future release.|
|MPS-24208||Attempting to print a rendition from PDFTron in full-screen view can cause Out of memory errors on Windows 8.1 in Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.19573 only. Repeating the command requires terminating the extra browser process with Task Manager.|
|MPS-24718||Fixed an issue that could cause a master document that has had its rendition manually updated by a project copy to show the outdated rendition in the viewer.|
|MPS-25196||Fixed an issue that could prevent annotations from being saved for a user with
extended characters in their full name.
|MPS-16796||New commands Download to Folder and Download Renditions to Folder have been added to allow easy downloading of documents to a specific folder (other than the local workspace folder) as described in Downloading files.|
|Fixed an issue that prevented DWG and DGN references in sub-folders from being resolved when packages are imported.|
|MPS-19674||The security of Meridian Explorer has been improved.|
|MPS-20398||The home page now initially shows the lists of views collapsed for easier selection when many views are available.|
|MPS-20583||Fixed issues with the Open In New Window command that could cause property pages to not open or the same page to open repeatedly.|
|MPS-21235||Batch printing of renditions is now supported by the PDFTron viewer.|
|MPS-21464||Fixed an issue that could cause Document count is invalid errors when attempting to download a document that is locked in an export package.|
|MPS-21529||Fixed an issue with the Contents page when downloading both content and the rendition of documents.|
|MPS-21607||Exporting metadata to Excel is no longer limited to 1000 items.|
|MPS-21831||Fixed an issue that could cause an error message to appear when creating an import package and the Source folder option is left blank.|
|MPS-21898||Fixed an issue with documents appearing in the wrong orientation in the Draft Print selection window when a non-English language is enabled.|
|MPS-22168||Fixed an issue that could cause moved references to not appear in the correct folder.|
|MPS-22246||Fixed an issue that prevented item names from not appearing completely in the Recent Items list on the home page.|
|MPS-24761||If a user removes all columns from a document list view, the grid header will disappear and the view can no longer be reconfigured. The user can now press and hold the Ctrl while clicking the document list to restore the hidden columns.|
|MPS-24793||Exporting a package now requires that a project name be selected to which to link the package as described in Exporting a package.|
|MPS-24945||Creating a new export package by adding a document to a collection is no longer allowed. Packages may now only be created as described in Creating a package.|
|MPS-25037||Fixed an issue that could cause a blank page to appear when attempting to view a rendition in a new tab after already viewing the document on a property page.|