How to add your Power BI Dashboard to your BIM 360 Project Home Dashboard

Hello there, Allan Cantos here. I hope you are all well.

As a pre-requisite to this tutorial, I assumed you already have built your Power BI Dashboard that you would like to link to your BIM 360 Project Home Dashboard. If not yet, I would advise you to build one first then come back to this tutorial.

Alright, let’s get started.

Here is what we are trying to achieve:

Before you can do modifications to the “Project Home” page, you must have as admin rights.

You can access the “Project Admin” page by clicking the “9-dots” located at the upper left-hand corner (just below the Autodesk BIM 360 logo).

And, once again, before you can modify the “Project Home” page, you must have a “Project Admin” rights.

Now, go back to the “Project Home” page and click the “Customize” setting icon that you’ll find at the upper right-hand side of your dashboard.

An now you are ready to add a new visualisation card. Click on Card Library.

And from the “Card Library”, scroll down until you find the “Power BI”.

Select it and then click “Add Card”.

Click “Configure”

Next, log in to your Power BI account on your Chrome browser and open the Power BI report.

After that, select “File” and from the drop-down list, select “Publish to web”.

And this will give you the “Embed code”. Select the link highlighted in yellow below and hit CTRL-C to copy.

Go back to your BIM 360

Give your Power BI “Card Title” a name then paste (CTRL-V) the link copied from the previous step to “Partner URL”. Make sure to delete the texts before https and the texts about frame border at the end of the pasted URL.

Click the “Save” button and you’ll now be able to see your Power BI dashboard from you BIM 360 Project Home page.

I hope you find this tutorial helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know by leaving your comments.

Have a great day!

Cheers!

How to Share Power BI Reports with Secure Code

Hello there, it’s Allan from Allscan12.

It’s been a while since I wrote my last post. I was just too busy these days. Anyway, I wanted to write a tutorial on how you can publish your Power BI reports with the secure code. However, instead of doing my own screen capture and explanation with the process, I will refer you to another website which explains well in detail how it could be done.

This is only available in Power BI Pro version.

Please visit Reza Rad blog post HERE.

Happy reading and learning.

Cheers

BILT EUR 2018 Speaker Feedback

Hello everyone,

I trust you are all doing well.

Allow me to share with you some feedback I received from attendees of my laboratory session at BILT EUR 2018 held at Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 12th of October 2018.

Statistics for your references

Of 93 sessions (presented by 85 speakers)

9 – received an excellent

70 – received a good,

9 – received an average

0 – poor

0 – not rated.

Average Speaker Score: 2.16 | Average Material Score: 1.52

Here is the link for those speakers who made it to the top 10: Top 10 from BILT Europe 2018.

A big hand of applause to all the speakers who made it to the top 10.

My Laboratory Session number: 2.2

Topic: Structural Data Mining using Revit-Dynamo-Power BI Workflow

How would you rate this speaker (*Average Speaker Score): 2.20

How do you rate the quality of the speaker materials (*Average Class Material Score): 2.30

The number of responses: 15 out of 16 attendees

A selection of comments:

  • Was speaking too fast for the accent, but very interesting topic.
  • Very good content. Just could have been a bit slower and make sure everyone is on the same page at each step.
  • Helpful, willing to explain and repeat. Created enough fail-safe points if stuck with the practical part to keep up with lessons.
  • Too much for the short time -> too fast
  • Interesting and a good deep dive into the topic. Perfect for my personal skill level.
  • A good class session, he covered it all and had the time to help out when needed
  • Quite interesting lab – but the speed was rather high. I was able to follow but only be leaving a few of the repetitive items out – maybe that would help others too to relax the timing.
  • Nicely organised content
  • Easy to follow and detailed enough to recreate everything at home again

*Attendees rated speakers as follows:

3 = Excellent, 2 = Good, 1 = Average, 0 = Poor

Considering the topic where we had to look at 3 software packages, four actually with a little bit of Microsoft Excel, for the span of 75 minutes, there are so much to discuss and I did my best to deliver the presentation at slower speed in comparison to that when I delivered this in live presentation (where delegates just watch and listen) during BILT ASIA 2018 and BILT ANZ 2018. Nevertheless, thank you for the wonderful experience of being part of the BILT Europe 2018 family.

If you happened to be one of the attendees in my session, your feedback is highly appreciated and thank you for your support. I hope you learned something new in attending my laboratory session.

Have a wonderful day.

Cheers,

Allan Cantos EngTech MICE

BSc Civil Engineer / Principal Structural Technician