How to connect Captivate and Infinity to Autodesk Construction Cloud and BIM360 docs

Leica Captivate and Infinity can easily connect to BIM 360 docs, to have access to all the documentation and design data, needed for the staking out of design elements or measuring of the as-built elements.

Instructions for Adding Leica Captivate to an AutoDesk BIM 360 Account:

  • BIM360 Admins can find the Leica Captivate BIM 360 Integration in Account Administration under the “Apps” tab. Select to add to your BIM 360 Account.
  • Your Leica Captivate BIM 360 Integration is now active in BIM 360.

**Note if you are running an AutoDesk ACC account the Captivate activation is still done within the BIM 360 administration as there is no Captivate selection within ACC.

Instructions within Leica Captivate:

Access the BIM 360 Docs tool within the Settings - Tools menu or tap on the Connections bubble ("@"), in the Leica Captivate Home panel, to trigger the authentication of the user and the authorization for setting up the connection.

This will open an Internet browser, where the user can enter his AutoDesk credentials. Once this process is finished, the user can access BIM 360 docs tool and execute the Download and upload functionalities. Download functionality will allow the user to browse through his BIM 360 Docs folders, select the files to download, and execute the downloads to store those files in your instrument running Leica Captivate.

Upload will allow the user to browse through the data stored in his device running Leica Captivate, select the files to upload, and select the location within BIM 360 Docs where to store those files.

Instructions within Leica Infinity:

  • Make sure Infinity is activated within the ACC or BIM 360 Autodesk account admin first.
  • Then within Leica Infinity go to File/Services select Autodesk BIM 360 and then select Authorise Infinity to connect to Autodesk and it will open up a web browser to log into your Autodesk account.
  • Once this is done close the browser and within Infinity open a project and you should now be able to Import/Export data from/to BIM 360 folders as if they were a drive on your PC.