BuildBook Product Updates

See all of the latest BuildBook feature enhancements and releases, product improvements, and bug fixes.

November 19, 2021

Filter by assignee in the global schedule

New

  • Even more awesome improvements to the Super Schedule - Filter by Assignee! Now you can filter by Task assignees in your master Schedule across all of your projects, so you can get a view of who has what on their plate and if you need to re-allocate resources.

Fixes & Improvements

  • Clicking "Download Image" in item attachments now downloads to the default browser save location vs. opening in the same window.
  • New projects created from a Project Template including Tasks without due dates resulted in the new Tasks appearing out of order. Now Tasks created from a template are in the same order.
  • Identified and resolved an issue within the iOS app, where reopening the app after the app had been backgrounded for an extended period of time would show a white screen and require a restart.
  • Fixed an issue in the schedule where certain changes weren’t appearing without refreshing the page.
  • Using Save & Add Another from Selection Category or Items wasn’t to clear out the cost fields, which is now fixed.
  • Resolved a bug where a Task or Phase date range wasn’t accurately represented on the calendar and was off by one day
  • Many other small improvements to the Schedule.
October 22, 2021

Cross project schedule enhancements and other schedule improvements

New:

  • On the cross project schedule, you can now adjust the color and short code for calendars, giving you more control and flexibility. 
  • You can also quickly navigate to the project via the dropdown menu.
  • We’ve also added more calendar colors, for a total of 12. 
  • The schedule now automatically reorders items based on their start date, so you no longer need to refresh the page to see the items arranged properly.

Fixes and improvements:

  • The percentage complete for a Phase or Task is now correctly shown, based on the number of complete Activities within the phase, or Subtasks in the Task.
  • Improvements to how time zones are calculated, so that due dates accurately reflect your current time zone.  
  • When hovering over items on the schedule, the tooltips now show the duration of an event. 
  • Many other small improvements and bug fixes to make the Schedule even better.  
October 8, 2021

New: reordering of subtasks, budget and selections, and Phase activities!

New:

- Re-ordering of subtasks within Tasks, activities in Phases, budget items, and selection items! Previously, subtasks in Tasks and activities within Phases were in the order you entered them, but we heard from many of you that have lots of subtasks and activities that you need to easily move around as things change. 

Just click the three lines next to the item to rearrange.

And while we were at it, we also added the ability to rearrange your budget AND selection items! Just hover over what you’d like to drag and move. Three lines will appear to the left for you to adjust the order.

This update will give you and your team much more flexibility to customize your budget, selections, and tasks 👌👌

- Technical enhancements behind the scenes to the Chat feature to give you more visibility into when messages are delivered or if there are any connectivity issues.

In situations where you are on the go and don’t have great service, a message will appear in Chat to let you know if the app is connecting and will show you the upload status on files.

Fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed a bug where in some cases, items in Up Next were showing twice
  • Resolved an issue where some new budget items didn’t appear without refreshing the page
  • Improved the experience for marking Selection items as complete directly from the budget so that the completed state is reflected in the Budget without needing to refresh the page
  • Replaced pagination in Daily Logs with lazy load (so that as you scroll older posts will automatically appear)
  • Added tooltips for scenarios in the schedule when a date is required to give an explanation as to why a date is required
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some comments from saving in a Selection 
  • Enhanced the appearance of URLs in Chat so that long URLs wrap to prevent anything from being pushed off of the screen
September 24, 2021

New Schedule with all of your projects in one place 🎉!

New:

- Cross Project Schedule View: A new “Schedule” tab in the navigation bar takes you to a calendar with all projects in one place! You can select which projects you want to appear in the calendar. 


- Enhanced permissions to Files for Limited Access users: The Files area of projects was available to both Full Access members and Limited Access members. We released an enhancement to this area of the app that allows project owners to control which files and folders Limited Access members can see. This has been a widely requested feature and we are excited to be rolling it out to everyone! 

The new feature works the same way it does for sharing files and folders to Clients. You simply click or tap the 3 dots next to the file or folder, and choose to share/hide from Limited Access.

Fixes and improvements:

  • Added context about the difference between Full Access and Limited Access project roles when assigning them to either Pro Team Members or Collaborators.


  • Made field labels in Budget items more consistent
  • Improved custom tag creation in Tasks when clicking “Save and Add Another” 
  • Fixed an issue where some images in Daily Logs were displaying wider than others
  • Enhanced clearing dates in date pickers: made the “clear” button always present, adjusted how clearing a date works, and now the clear button is disabled if the dates are already cleared
  • Removed the “Add Scheduling” icon if the scheduling box in a modal is already visible
  • Fixed a bug where right clicking on the Schedule to delete caused a Data Synchronization Error
  • Adjusted Budget items with no value to return a $0 amount in the Budget
  • Fixed a saving issue for some Tasks that were marked as completed
  • Resolved an error where some notification items remained unread on mobile, even after tapping the bell
September 17, 2021

Schedule fixes and improvements

Fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed a bug where Phases and Tasks couldn’t be created on new or existing projects
  • New logs that are backdated and had photos attached weren’t appearing in the correct chronological order in the Photos Only view of Daily Logs. This has been fixed.
  • Gantt Chart Schedule Improvements:
  • There was some inconsistency with adding and deleting a dependency using the “Begins After” dropdown where this change wasn’t saving, which is now resolved.
  • Fixed an issue where Phase dates weren’t automatically updating to include a new Task date range if it falls outside of the original Phase dates when creating a new Task on the schedule via the right click menu, and then scheduling that Task within a Phase.
  • Improved the date picker
  • Adding a dependency from 'Ends Before' dropdown required refresh to see the line connecting the items.

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