What's New in ArcGIS GeoBIM (October 2023 Release)



ArcGIS GeoBIM delivers an innovative, easy-to-use web-based experience for teams to collaborate on building information modeling (BIM) projects and issues in geospatial context. Architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations teams can make better decisions by securely accessing up-to-date project and asset information, including digital models, documentation, issues, and reality capture.

The October 2023 release improves the user authentication experience for connecting to Autodesk Construction Cloud®.


Release Highlight

Users of ArcGIS GeoBIM will notice an improved experience for logging into their associated Autodesk accounts. Connecting to an authenticated Autodesk account is required for accessing design and construction information stored in Autodesk Construction Cloud. Prior to this release, some users experienced issues when authenticating their Autodesk accounts with pop-up blocking enabled in their browsers.

Two areas in ArcGIS GeoBIM have been enhanced to simplify Autodesk account authorization:

Projects — After signing into ArcGIS GeoBIM, users are brought to the Projects page. When inspecting project details without an authenticated Autodesk account, users will now see a prompt to “Log in to Autodesk to view projects“. Clicking this prompt directs users to sign in to their Autodesk account and authorize access with ArcGIS GeoBIM. Once completed, users will see links to all associated projects in Autodesk Construction Cloud.


Users will now see a link to log into an authenticated Autodesk account when viewing project details in ArcGIS GeoBIM.


Apps — Users viewing the Apps page while not logged into an authenticated Autodesk account will now see a new prompt window directing them to log in. Users who have unsuccessfully signed into their account via the Autodesk login page will continue to be prompted in order to proceed.


Users will now see a new login prompt when accessing ArcGIS GeoBIM apps without an authenticated Autodesk account.


Join the Esri Community

Want to help us drive new capabilities in future releases of ArcGIS GeoBIM? Have a question for our GIS and BIM experts? Visit the Esri Community and add your ideas for consideration.


Discover More Resources

Access tutorials, videos, and articles for ArcGIS GeoBIM

You can learn more about GIS and BIM collaboration in the cloud by visiting the ArcGIS GeoBIM resources page and video playlist. Upcoming webinars and past recordings presented by Esri and Autodesk can be found on the ArcGIS GeoBIM webinars page.


About the authors

As a product manager at Esri Inc, Andreas Lippold focuses on customer requirements in the area of Esri's 3D/AEC/Smart Cities products. He has extensive experience in product management and design thinking based customer support, especially in the AEC area. Over the last 12 years, he has worked in product management in AEC, 3D and AR/VR and has 15 years of experience in the geospatial industry. As a thought leader at Esri, Andreas helps shape the vision and direction of Esri's 3D/ Digital Twin initiatives, data models and solution development by interacting with customers and translating their requirements into useful technology.


Geoff is Senior Product Marketing Manager for ArcGIS GeoBIM and GIS/BIM interoperability at Esri. With 10+ years working in the technology and sustainability sectors, he has supported the go-to-market and growth efforts of several enterprise cloud solutions. First encountering GIS during his Environmental Management studies, Geoff has always had a passion for design, innovation, and sustainable practices.

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