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 on June 24, 2020. The features will be available in production tenancies on July 6, 2020.
The 2020 Q1 release enables these completed major features:
Transmission Document Type
A new document type Transmission Document is available for managing documents related to linear assets like utility transmission and distribution lines or process industry pipelines. It provides a new corresponding property set Transmission Classification that contains a hierarchy of five classification properties. The new document type can be found in a new navigation view named Transmissions.
Tenant administrators can now see the features that have been enabled for their tenancy.
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The Dashboard-Reporting page has been greatly improved and now presents a dashboard of pie charts and statistics for projects, packages, and documents. Filters can be set for specific projects and time periods. Dashboards are provided on the tenancy Landing page and on each project home page.
Project Owners may see information about their assigned projects, Tenant Administrators for all projects, and Contractors may see a basic dashboard for their assigned projects.
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Meridian Cloud API
The Meridian Cloud API is a new REST API that allows Accruent Professional Services teams, customers, and partners with programming skills to create integrations between Meridian Cloud and other on-premises or cloud systems.
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Maintenance Connection Integration
New and modified assets, locations, and work orders and their relationships in Maintenance Connection are automatically synchronized to Meridian Cloud. Engineers can link design and project documents to assets, locations, or work orders in Maintenance Connection. Maintenance technicians can easily view Meridian Cloud documents related to an asset, location or work order in Maintenance Connection. Maintenance technicians can add new operations and maintenance documents to Meridian Cloud and link them to assets, locations, and work orders.
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Custom Document Types
You can now use the built-in document types as the basis to create your own custom document types. Custom document types act identical to their parent built-in document types except that their property visibility and required properties may be configure per project type.
|Manage Document Types|
Custom Lookup Lists
Custom properties may now be created with the Lookup data type similar to built-in properties. A limited list of standard values and their codes may then be specified to limit and standardize user input.
Review Package Improvements
The review package functionality has been greatly improved with package comments and downloadable attachments that appear in a new sliding panel.
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This release also includes the following minor improvements, including some that Meridian Cloud shares in common with Meridian Enterprise (on-premises).
|MPS-24781||A new section Enabled Features has been added to the Subscription page in the tenancy configuration.|
|MPS-22683||Tenancies at the Meridian Cloud Project subscription level no longer show the Analytics, Mobile, and Desktop tiles, which are not included in their subscriptions.|
|Custom properties may now be restricted to configurable lookup (not hierarchical lookup) lists.|
|MPS-25895||Tenant administrators are now notified by email when a user invitation is accepted and the user registers.|
|MPS-25185||Packages to be sent to no longer need to wait for new documents to be synchronized to the repository by a scheduled publishing job. The first synchronization job defined for a vault will now be run automatically if a new document or one of its references is not synchronized.|
|MPS-25615||Fixed an issue in the Connector installation package that prevented European users from logging in through Application Integration|
|MPS-21927||Tenant administrators may no longer modify the internal name of users after they have been created. This is to prevent synchronization problems with PowerWeb.|
|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 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.|
|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-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-28219||When documents are uploaded as described in Submit New Or Revised Documents, if only one existing document with the same name is found, it will be matched automatically. Previously, the match had to be confirmed by the user.|
|MPS-17756||The For Revision reason of the Sending to Portal option of the Send to Portal command is no longer available unless the document is in the Quick Change or Under Change states and assigned to the current user.|
|Generic Document type documents may now be linked to assets.|
|MPS-19251||The Meridian Enterprise to Explorer synchronization has been improved so that if there is a corrupted document in a batch, only that batch fails and the rest of the synchronization job runs normally.|
|MPS-23682||A new option The latest released revision has been added to the Send to Meridian Portal dialog. When selected, the latest released revision of the document is sent to Meridian Portal instead of the working copy (default).|
|MPS-23687||The New Version and New Revision options are no longer available for import packages that have their import profile destination set to Meridian Portal.|
|The Set Property Value command now allows the user to ignore validation rules per property instead of only for all properties. The audit log now includes the old property value as the third argument. The new option is only available to users with the new Advanced Set Property Value privilege described in Vault Privileges.|
|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 local workspace copies are synchronized to Meridian Portal before they are sent and the documents will stay locked until they are returned to Meridian from Meridian Portal and update the vault copy as described in Send Documents To Meridian Portal.|
|MPS-24728||The collection name list in the Add to Collection dialog has been widened to 100 characters.|
|Users with the Advanced Document Properties privilege may now select from all defined properties in the Find dialog. Users without the privilege are limited to the properties specified in the Preferred for Search column collection as described in Configure Column Layouts.|
|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 Find.|
|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-25763||New documents that have not already synchronized to Meridian Explorer may now be sent to Meridian Portal without waiting for the synchronization to occur. They will be synchronized automatically when sent.|
|MPS-25880||Fixed an issue that could cause Cannot get object.; Object not found errors when a user opens PowerWeb to a previously visited document that has since been revoked.|
|MPS-25889||A new command Reset Profile has been added to the users' Preferences page that, when run, sets all options to their default values and clears any session errors.|
|MPS-26056||Fixed an issue that could cause The wait operation timed out errors when sending documents to Meridian Portal.|
|MPS-26207||Fixed an issue that could cause sending large PDF documents to Meridian Portal to fail.|
|MPS-26333||Fixed an issue that could cause A document or folder with this name already exists errors when an image is converted to a hybrid drawing, then moved to a different folder, and then moved back to its original folder.|
|MPS-26644||In Meridian PowerWeb, when you link a folder to a new Meridian Portal project, the Project Number and Project Name fields on the New Meridian Portal Project dialog box are automatically filled with the folder name.|
|MPS-26847||Fixed an issue that could prevent corrupted AutoCAD drawings from logging errors when content searches fail.|
|MPS-26939||In PowerUser, a script error no longer occurs when changing the state of a document on a workflow transition that uses a script.|
A synchronization error no longer occurs when:
Previously, this was resolved by running the Explorer Sync job before sending the document to Meridian Portal.
|MPS-25196||Fixed an issue that could prevent annotations from being saved for a user with extended characters in their full name.|
|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-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-19674||The security of Explorer has been improved.|