We house our updates here to keep you informed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about any of these updates, or suggestions on what we should work on.
UPDATES Since 10.03.2018
New VideoWalk mobile workflow! Connect your VIRB and produce VideoWalks by giving the app a start/end location. No need to plug your camera into your computer anymore!
UPDATES Since 09.04.2018
Inter-hotspot jumping on web! Ability to add hotspots between any 2 types of media (360 video frame, 360 photo, standard photo) by holding SHIFT and clicking while viewing a photo
You can now upload Timelapse videos for VideoWalk! These videos are much smaller in file size while achieving similar results. Best if you set the timer to 0.5 seconds
For videowalk path fixing – Ability to lock nodes (hold command) and adjust nodes much more easily, to help eliminate drift in videowalk path
Side-by-Side videowalk frame against any 360 photo (including Navisworks imported photos)
Full mini-map controls on VideoWalk frame
Fixed a bug where a user could not use offline export if the project has any progress photos
Videowalk path UI refined – the lines connecting the nodes don’t show up unless selected or editing, to help make things look cleaner. More refinements to come
UPDATES Since 08.20.2018
Support for GovCloud. Request to have your sensitive project data stored on GovCloud for your federal projects that require extra-high security and FEDRamp compliance.
Generate a public link to allow for access to projects to view photos and videowalks without needing to log in
Major improvements to VideoWalk – see frame meta-data, split-view comparison against other walks taken at different times, more path editing options for greater accuracy, live chat, RFI’s/Observations, link to a frame, and many more!
Ability to upload a profile images, for some added flair to your StructionSite experience!
Drop-down menu to switch drawings should now load very quickly for very large projects
Enhanced security option to prevent sharing/downloading of data by non-adminsitrators
Fixed bug that preventing deleting of drawings/projects in certain casesiOS:
Upload profile images
SSO login option via OpenID for certain users
Fixed bug that prevented proper use of bulk-import of photos via GPS fence for certain users
Photos continue to sync when you put the app into the background for a period of time
Memory and stability optimizations
UPDATES Since 08.01.2018
Added ability to combine pins, for when you accidentally add new photos instead of leveraging the progress mode on mobile when capturing photos
Individual Lite-plan users can now access the tagging feature, as opposed to only project users
As VideoWalks are added, start/end positions are shown
VideoWalk paths now have a better look that is consistent with StructionSite’s design theme
VideoWalk paths now have individual nodes of where images are placed
Compass orientation (relative to project north) is now displayed as you are looking around the frame!
automated creation of inter-hotspots for VideoWalk improvediOS:
Added some measures to mitigate the issue of photos not syncing properly, especially in the case of low storage capacity.
Added the abilility to “recover” photos from the 360 camera when sync goes wrong
App will continue syncing in the background for a period of time when minimized
Warning will be given if you try to take photos and your phone is close or at max capacity
Fixed split view bug which caused the current image to get de-selected
When project-level sharing/download is disabled, you will no longer be able to share links (for enhanced security on sensitive projects)
UPDATES Since 07.06.2018
You can now load very large projects or many projects with no issue
Bug where the Mini-map disappeared when you clicked other pins is fixed
Bug where when you click on a pin and the drawing jumps around is fixed
Bug where deep links to photos or notes just took you to the drawing instead of the actual photo/note is fixed
Logic for moving and deleting pins/photos has been refined. Admins can do everything. Collaborators can only move/delete their own pins, and view-only can’t alter anything. Collaborators can only move/delete a pin if they were the first one to have captured an image on it, if there is a combination of users who’ve contributed to that pin
A pop-up notification for web saying VideoWalk upload is successful is now shown
VideoWalk inter-hotspot jumping is now accurately mapped
VideoWalk bug that caused the path to jump to the “save” button while editing the path is now fixed
VideoWalk path is “pre-flipped” to ensure a high likelihood that videowalks uploaded are correctly flipped/oriented upon initial processing
HDR mode now activate-able for Ricoh Theta cameras. Go to settings and turn it on. Pictures will come out much better and handle lighting better. But photo capture process will take a bit longer
Support for the Insta360 One camera (7K photos, compared to Ricoh Theta’s 5K photos). Camera must be physically connected to phone (directly or via extension)
Restriction of sharing photos if it’s been restricted on the project level (from web), for security purposes
Stronger performance for projects with many drawings
Many stabilizations to prevent app from crashing
UPDATES Since 05.21.2018
View only user – this user can be added directly or via an invite link. This type of user can only view drawings and photos. They cannot add, change, remove, or share anything. They cannot view other team members.
VideoWalk beta launch. Many continued improvements to that workflow not come.
Offline export has become live again. We still need to do a bit of testing for very large projects; if exports don’t work, please put in a chat request and we will get your export to you as soon as possible.
Significant improvement to many backend processes, such as processing documents, syncing lots of photos to a cloud storage provider, etc.
Ability to add new or existing RFIs into Procore (if you’ve enabled photo backup with Procore). If you create an RFI within procore, you will see a link within the RFI that takes you back to the exact viewpoint in StructionSite, which is clickable when it’s in PDF formiOS:
Ability to bulk-import photos you’ve taken with your regular iOS camera (without the StructionSite app) onto a GPS-aligned drawing. This is to consolidate all photos you’ve taken on the project if you’ve implemented StructionSite mid-project
Added several guides and resources for onboarding new users, and quick access to updates for experienced users.
Fixed an issue where drawing updates sometimes don’t show up on mobile
Made it easier for new users to begin a free 45-day project pilot to fully evaluate StructionSite!
UPDATES Since 04.24.2018
We’ve made it much easier for admins to onboard and add new users on a project, without requiring the admin to manually enter email addresses as new users join a project. We have added ability to create a share link that requires approval for users to join. So when users add themselves to a project, an approve/deny box will show up for the administrator before the user can obtain access to a project (for security purposes). Alternatively, you can set the share link so that approval is automatic. You can turn this setting on/off globally, even with links you’ve already sent out.
Navisworks Beta feature is now relatively stable and available for beta users
Fixed a bug where signing up with a new account on StructionSite using your existing ProCore account from an invitation will not add you to the project
If a user adds a chat/note, and the title contains a link to a website, the link will be clickable
For PDF exports, the black bounding box that surrounds each pin has been hiddeniOS:
Ability to align GPS to drawing, so that you can track where you are on the drawing as you walk around the jobsite. This feature in it’s current state is meant to function as “assistance” for helping you locate yourself on a site that may have few physical features (i.e. dirtwork), and works best outdoors when GPS is most accurate
Added many tutorials for new users, i.e. how to capture photos, connect to cameras, use tags, leverage progress photos, and other workflows
Fixed issue where sometimes not all photos will sync successfully, and fail to sync. Syncing should be more stable now
UPDATES Since 03.29.2018
Users now can request to be put on a project trial, which allows a project to have unlimited users and access to all integrations and full StructionSite features for a given period of time for a fuller evaluation of the software
Fixed a bug where exporting a PDF the first time resulted in a blank PDF, which required clicking export again to get pins to show up.
Fixed a bug where when you go into the project info screen, you can’t get out without typing the project name
Fixed a bug where collaborators could not access the split-view function when viewing a photo
Fixed a bug that prevented users from exporting large numbers of PINs
Refined the account page so it doesn’t show any expiration date or option to upgrade if you’re on a project team plan/enterprise plan. Also, it’ll actually tell you if you’re an enterprise administrator if you’ve been assigned that role (so that you can feel both more special and more powerful than regular users)
Refined the “Add User” popup so now it shows a description of what each user does (Admin, collaborator)
Added a “Share Link” that allows you to add users as an admin or collaborator. This link can be shared with others, and when they use that link, they can sign up for an account (or login to an existing account), and get automatically added to the project. This makes onboarding of new users much more streamlined without requiring email confirmation or having the admin manually add in each new user as the project goes on (ability to require approval and to turn off the public link coming in the next release)
Public photos now show notes/chats that have been added (Ability to turn this off globally to come in next release)
Fixed a bug where uploading a PDF as an image, or certain PDFs with certain markups in them, would not process
Added a workflow to be able to reset password directly from the account page, without having to log out, in case you forgot your password
Fixed a bug where when you add a progress photo to an existing photo, the photo gets de-selected
Fixed a bug where if you were adding a new area, and had many drawings, the list was not scrollable
Added a loading indicator to My Account Page so you don’t just see a blank screen