In the project structure, administrators can view, set up or edit the project structure. It is the core of every project and consists of folders and subfolders.

Furthermore, administrators can subscribe users to certain folders and attach a workflow or a form to a folder in this part of the Administration app.

Project tree

The project administrators define a hierarchical list of all the folders in the project.

User can see this structure (or parts of the structure, according to the access rights) in the Structure App.

Structure inspector

The structure inspector is the last column on the right. It enables you to quickly have an overview of who can view the folder, attached workflows and forms...


The number of roles that have access to the folder. When hovering over the icon, an overview with all the roles that have access will be shown.

Folder subscriptions

Indicates if the users with access are subscribed to this folder by the administrator.


The number of workflows that are attached to the folder. When hovering over the icon, the attached workflows with their options are shown. You can delete the workflow or edit the settings.


Indicates the number of forms that are attached to the folder in order to use metadata for documents. When hovering over the icon, the attached forms with their options are shown. You can delete the form or edit the settings.


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Add Folder

To set up or to expand the structure of your project, you have to add folders and subfolders.

There are two ways to add a new folder:

  • Add folder from the action menu on top. This will create a new root folder.

  • Add new folder, under one of the existing folders. This will create a new folder under that folder.

After you selected add folder, follow the next steps:

  1. Folder type

    Each type of folder represents an application in the application bar on the left.

    Document folder

    Address book folder

    Workflow folder

    Messages folder

    Optionally enable fetch mail functionality to import all the emails of an email address in the Bricsys 24/7 App. This is often used for an email address that's only used for the project, to rapidly gather external email messages.

    Calendar folder

    Forms folder

    Link folder

    Forum folder

    Separator: Use a separator to create a space in the structure.


    Optionally select only document with a status. The binder will show only documents with the chosen status. Documents with another status can be added to the binder but they won’t be shown.

    After the status is changed to the selected binder-status, the document will be shown in the binder. It's used to give a group of users only access to documents with a certain status.

    For example: A group of users only can only see the approved versions of a document.

    Important: The binder folder is set to show documents with statuses Approved and Approved with comments only. If you want documents with other statuses to be shown, you can change it manually in the settings of the binder folder.


  2. Fill in name

    Fill in the name of the folder you add.

  3. Add before

    Select an existing folder and the new folder will be added before the selected folder.

    After you created the folder, you can easily drag and drop the folder to another place in the structure settings.

  4. Description (Optional)

    Add a description to your folder.

  5. Default access rights (Optional)

    Choose the default access rights at once (for all roles) or if you are adding a subfolder you can choose to copy the access rights from the parent folder.

    Note: The apps in the App bar on the left will only appear when you created a folder that's linked to an application and you have access to that folder.
  6. Picture (Optional)

    Add a picture to your folder. At the moment only BIM folders show the picture in the app.

Folder subscription overview

Manage the folder subscriptions of the project.

Add workflow

Attaching a workflow to a folder to start a workflow for each new document and revision (if specified). You can only execute this action on document and messages folders. Please keep in mind that only released workflows are visible.

  1. Hover over the folder

  2. Select the action to add workflow

  3. Select the workflow you want to attach

  4. Choose a coordinator for the workflow

  5. Optionally

    Start a new workflow for every revision

    Start workflow when a revision is uploaded. Every time a new revision is added to a document, a new workflow will start. Thus there will be a workflow for every revision.

    Cancel previous workflow

    Cancel the previous workflow when adding a new revision. If you selected the “start workflow when a revision is uploaded”-option you can cancel the workflow of the previous revision when a new revision is uploaded.

    Apply the workflow to all subfolders.

  6. The workflow will start automatically

    The workflow will start automatically when someone uploads a document in the selected folder.

Add form

Attach a Form to a folder and use the form as metadata. You can only execute this action on document folders. (See Form App)

  1. Hover over the folder

  2. Select the action add form

  3. Select the form you want to attach

    Previously you could only attach forms that contained a document field. In this document field you could then choose whether the metadata was stored at the document level or at the revision level. This is no longer the case.

    It is now possible to attach all forms to a folder and in case there is a document/revision field in the form, the level at which the metadata is stored will be chosen, based on the document field.

    If there are no more (or more) document fields in the form, you can choose with this new option at which level the metadata will be stored. There should not be any changes to existing links between forms and folders and the reading of the data will remain as it used to be.

    However, if you now move a document to a folder with no form attached, you will still be able to see the metadata.

It is important to know that only forms with a document field are selectable as metadata.

  1. Optionally

    Rename uploaded documents based on the fields' content

    Rename uploaded documents based on the content of the fields and automatically generate a name. Select the separator that will connect the content of the fields: _ / , / - / . / Space.

    For example

    When a user uploads a document and fills in a form:

    • Document type (invoice, plan, other): plan

    • Discipline (Decoration, Electrical, furniture, HVAC, plumbing, Safety, Structural): Electrical

    • Floor (-1,…,4): 3

    The document will be renamed to Plan_Electrical_3 after upload.

    • Use default values

    Fill in predefined values.

    • Apply this meta data (form) to all subfolders of this folder.

  2. Save

  3. The form will be used as metadata

Each time a document is added to the folder, you can (or have to) fill in the form fields.

Remember: If you want the uploader to fill in required fields, select the Make this field required option in the settings of the form field.