Large firms with many projects must be able to organize them into a logical hierarchy. The folder logic is up to the company’s strategy: set up folders based on studios, offices, project types, owners or architects. The folder organization even allows for setting up several completely different business units on the same BIMcloud. The visibility of these folders can be controlled based on responsibilities.
The folder organization is not limited to projects. Folder hierarchies enable managers to quickly and centrally modify backup strategies and access permissions, because lower-level folders and items in the folder hierarchy inherit these parameters from a higher level. Changing the backup settings for the folder immediately changes the backup settings for all the projects in that folder and all its sub-folders. If for some reason a particular project requires unique backup settings, these can be easily customized without affecting the whole system inheritance.
Note: Inheritance is not available in BIM Server.
Folders can be also useful for organizing the BIMcloud Servers (for example, all BIMcloud Servers located in a particular office can be organized in a single folder). Their settings are inherited within the folder hierarchy, just as for projects.