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Find out what is new in Define. Learn about the newest functionalities and the latest releases.

December 2022

Define – Mappings are now copied when sharing a template to another context

  • User will be notified with indication that mappings will not receive update and changes made in the original DT will not be applied to the copies. Icon in the table with shared DTs indicates that the templates will be shared with the mappings.

Define – Parent concept relations are displayed when the parent concept gets a new approved major version

  • If a concept has a parent relation, it will be visible whether or not the parent concept has a next approved major version

Public views – registration

  • Customers can now decide if their public view should be with limited access. User access is now limited for configured Public views
  • Users are prompted to register to the Platform and get access to Data template details or to download Data templates

Public view – excel export

  • Mappings are now available in the public view export – on 3rd sheet “DT Properties” after the columns with the Purposes and Milestones we are listing the mappings of the properties
  • System and version GUIDs are now available in the public view export. The fields are hidden by default. We are listing the GUIDs in Compressed and Uncompressed format. They can be seen for all concepts in the “Table of Contents” sheet of the excel and for the properties in the “DT Properties” sheet

Public view – Feedback button and form

  • New button “Feedback” is added. It directs to feedback form in Define Hub where users will be able to share their feedback about content, issues, UI. The feedback will be received by support team with ability to be received also by the context owner.

Public view – Save filtration between pages –

  • Now when browsing between the pages in the public view the system will keep your filtration when going back to the list of DTs. We are keeping parameters on Filtration, Searching, Pagination, Selection, Sorting

November 2022

Public view – filtration

  • Users are now able to filter data templates using a classification tree in the filter of Define public page

Public view – excel export

  • Users are now able to select all templates from Define public page and download them. The user need to click on “Select all templates” and then click on “Download selected” button.
  • Download file is sent via email ensuring fake emails are not used

October 2022

Define – Supported language

  • Define now supports Portugues language

Public view – Excel export

  • Excel export now includes technical definitions, user definitions and examples of properties and data templates
  • Export file now includes properties version number. The column is hidden by default

Public view – Technical definition, User definitions and examples

  • Users now can see additional information about the Data Templates and Properties – Technical definition, User Definition and examples – by clicking on the info icon the user will see a side modal with the information

September 2022

Define – Creating of Specific properties

  • Specific properties can no longer be created without reference documents

Public view – Data templates list

  • User can see Purposes and Milestones assigned to the properties in the data templates and filter by them.

Public view – Excel export:

  • User can now export multiple Data template in one excel export.
    Exported file is now translated into the selected UI language

August 2022

Improve UX/UI

Changes in side navigation

  • “Construction objects”, “Units”, “Measures”, “Values” and “Documents” are grouped under one main menu “Core content”
  • “Authority”, “Domain”, “Public view” and “Sharing” are now grouped under one main menu “Admin content”

Progress bar for creating all types of concepts with list of steps

New options in Help center

Glossary, FAQs, Support ticketing are now available under the Help center menu

New interface languages

Define user interface is now available in 2 additional languages Danish and Czech

New filtering options for Templates list

Filtering by classification, classification code, purpose, or milestone is now possible

Introduce data auditor role and status enhancements

‘Pending audit’ status is hidden in filters where not applicable

Comments enhancements

All users in a context are now allowed to comment on concepts in active statuses to enable collaboration

National contexts

Data model is extended with new relationship type to allow linking properties from national and EU context

New Public view Customization and Implementation Settings

Added a setting to integrate the public page with default language different than English
The developers have the option to integrate the public view with different default language than English by passing a parameter in the URL

  • Default is English

Example: https://platform.cobuilder.com/define/public/08C6Lla2TAVRcCxdZxM49Y/template-list?lang=en

  • List with supported language codes (case-sensitive):

en, nb-NO, de-DE, es-ES, fr-FR, it-IT, cs-CZ, da-DK
Note: If the language code is wrong, it will reload the page in the default English language.

Added a setting to integrate the page without navigation bar
Integration of the public view could be implemented with shown or hidden navigation bar.
Hiding the navigation bar has the following benefits: removed white space, removed Login option, removed language settings. This can be used in cases where the solution needs to be in one language and without access to registration/login.

Implementation Guide:
In order to hide the navigation bar our users should use the “showNavbar” query parameter with the relevant value and is added before the language parameter:

NOTE: the Admin setting that controls whether the company logo is displayed or not is not altered.

Public View Enhancements

  • New URL (page address) for the public page
    The Public Page is located on a new page address. Old Page addresses will still work and redirect to the new page address.

    • Old address: https://app3.cobuilder.com/public/{ID}
    • New address: https://platform.cobuilder.com/define/public/{ID}
  • Fix the filtered Classification Codes displayed in the Public page
    The Data Templates page has enhanced filter by Classification as it now filters out and displays only the Classification Codes of the selected Classification.

The image below shows the results after Classification ‘revit categories’ is selected:

  • Removed ‘Domain’ column in Data Templates page
    The ‘Domain’ column is removed. It previously showed the domain of a Data Template (I.e. Technical, Architecture, Electrical, Structural).



July 2022

Model Milestones and Purposes in Define
Users can now link properties to milestones and purposes in the context of a data template, so they can state that these properties are applicable for the selected milestone/purpose

Introduce Data auditor role and new statuses
Users with data auditor role can now see audit requests in the side navigation list and review the content of contexts subject to data audit

Users can now add comments directly to concepts

Users can see latest comments on the dashboard

May 2022

Define user interface is now available in 4 additional languages – ES, DE, FR, IT

April 2022

Mapping to non-dictionary structures is now available in Define

July 2021

Introduce Property tag concept
Configure dеfault countries and languages

April 2021

Move classifications from Construction objects level to Template level
Restrict changing documents of approved properties

March 2021

Remove taxonomies and composition models
Remove deprecated integration with Bsdd

Feb 2021

Allow bulk actions to remove and update concepts with approve shared status

Jan 2021

Improve data consistency and prevent data loss by automatically deciding minor or major version based on changes made


Copy content

All data that can be reused is easily copied and transferred between concepts;

RELEASED in June 2020

Compare concepts

Users can easily compare any concept with previous versions or with other concepts. The system highlights the differences;

RELEASED in May 2020


By selecting a language, users can view all concepts in the preferred language when translations are available;

RELEASED in January 2020

Public view enhancements

  • Excel export of a template
    Stakeholders visiting the public view can export any data template in Excel format;
  • Whitelabel options
    Organisations can share their data templates with their stakeholders through a branded public webpage;
  • Multilanguage support
    The public webpage supports different languages. Data templates appear in the language selected by the stakeholder if translations are available;
  • Tracking of downloaded templates
    Organisations are able to track the stakeholders that have downloaded their data templates and the time of the export;

RELEASED in June 2019

Data templates api

Through our API-service organsations can integrate the data templates created in Define directly into their existing IT infrastructure;

RELEASED in September 2019

Public view

Allows organisations to make their data templates available to their stakeholders on a public webpage;

RELEASED in April 2019

Updated concepts notifications

Users receive notifications about any changes made to concepts and can automatically update the related parent concepts with the newest versions of the children concepts;

RELEASED in MaY 2018

Classification mapping

Users can map Data Templates to existing classifications used by the organisation;

released in January 2018


An effortless way to attach translations to all concepts created within the system;

released in January 2018

Version history

Users can check all activity related to a created concept;