8.51 Release Notes

Release date: June 6, 2023 ET

We released the following updates since 8.50:


Introducing the Site Activity Monitor (SAM) for ShotGrid Admins :tada:

The ShotGrid Site Activity Monitor (SAM) is a place where ShotGrid Administrators can visit to see high-level activity on ShotGrid sites and gain insight for troubleshooting.

There are several ways in which the Site Activity Monitor can be used, including:

  • Troubleshooting: gain insight around incidents that occur (a ShotGrid site is down or operating with an impact on performance)
  • API script efficiency: dig into script activity to help optimize API scripts
  • Onboarding: ensure the level of activity is expected while inviting and enabling new users and API scripts to ShotGrid

Learn more about the Site Activity Monitor here.

Filter Panel :tada::tada:

Improved the appearance of the Filter Panel which includes displaying the number of active filters applied to a Page. Learn more here. [SG-30529]

Introducing the User Status Diagnostic Tool for Admins :tada::tada::tada:

Sometimes synchronization between Autodesk systems and ShotGrid may arise with user statuses which can present discrepancies in user statuses. The ShotGrid User Status Diagnostic Tool is designed to help ShotGrid site Administrators resolve these status discrepancies.


Learn more about the User Status Diagnostic Tool here.

Analyze Page Performance

  • Added a site preference under the advanced section that allows non-admin users to Analyze Page Performance. [SG-30844]

Custom Entities

Added the ability to edit “Update Properties” on custom threaded entity detail Pages. [SG-29753]

User Management

Bug fixes:

Page - Detail View

  • Fixed an issue where in some cases a SG context menu would not be displayed when performing a right click on an entity on a details page. [SG-30294]


  • Fixed an issue with permissions where users could see bubbled fields they should not have access to through the Linked Fields menu. [SG-28925]

User Management

  • Fixed an issue in the User Status Diagnostic Tool where inactive accounts would be listed when an account with a same email was already active. [SG-31045]


  • Fixed a rare case where Webhook events would be missed over a short period of time. [SG-31028]
  • Added warning messages to Webhooks when Webhooks are slow or consuming too much of the allowed bandwidth. [SG-17991]

Also in this version: (Monday June 5, 2023 ET)

Bug fix


  • Fixed an issue with permissions where users could see bubbled fields they should not have access to through the Linked Fields menu. [SG-28925] (Tuesday June 6, 2023 ET)

Bug fixes


  • Fixed an issue where a query field could not be deleted on a global page when an entity used by the field was hidden. [SG-29893] (Thursday June 22, 2023 ET)

Bug fix

Formatting rules

  • Fixed an issue where formatting rules would not work when using decimal time values in conditions. [SG-29963]
1 Like (Wednesday June 28, 2023 ET)

:tada: Webhook Major Improvements

We’ve made some major improvements to Webhook capabilities, which include:

  • Added support for more event types:
    • Custom Events are now available with Entity lifecycle Events.
      • Lifecycle Events are standard create/revive/update/delete events for entities like Shots, Assets and Tasks.
      • Custom Events are more events that can be subscribed to—like Client Review Site activity, User Logins, Permission changes and more!
  • In addition to creating a Webhook from the Webhook interface, you can also create them from an Event Log Entry via right-clicking on the record.
  • Enhanced performance feedback for load times and troubleshooting.