Trial Account Management

DavidroundDavid Vasquez
Head of Customer Support

Fieldwire is committed to providing a free Trial version of our service so that we can accommodate as many people in the construction community as possible. Our mission is to make your workdays more efficient and the management of your project data more modernized. There are some limitations to the Trial version of our software, but this article is meant to help offer some guidance for those of you who may need it while using Fieldwire.

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As a reminder, free Trial accounts have the following content limitations:

  • 5 total projects
  • 25 total users
  • 250 total sheets

This means your Trial account is not allowed to have more projects/users/sheets than the amounts listed above. If you exceed any of these limits, you will receive an email notification stating so, along with a 30 day grace period so that you can see what using Fieldwire without content limitations (a benefit of our premium account services) is like. If you have not sorted out these overages by the end of that 30 day period, your Trial account is automatically blocked by our system.

But not to worry, you can easily sort out your account issues in one of two ways:

  • Reduce the over-the-limit content to fall back within the Trial limits.
  • Upgrade to a premium Fieldwire account plan.

To reduce your content back within the Trial limits, simply log into your account on computer and you'll be able to delete any projects, sheets, or users that have caused your account to exceed any limits. You can only log into your account and delete content on the web version of Fieldwire while blocked, not the mobile apps. Once you have deleted any over-the-limit content, your account should automatically be unblocked; if for any reason it isn't, be sure to send us a message at support@fieldwire.com.

If you want to keep all of your content and prefer to ugprade to a paying Fieldwire account, rather than delete anything, you can select the premium account plan option of your choice from our Pricing page.

Hopefully this helps you manage your Trial account in the event of any over-the-limit activity. Don't hesitate to reach out to us at support@fieldwire.com if you have any questions or concerns!


2-Way Collaboration with Fieldwire and Box

DavidroundDavid Vasquez
Head of Customer Support

Technology continues to change the face of the construction industry with each passing day. You've probably heard us say this many times before, and indeed Fieldwire is living proof of this positive movement. Mobile collaboration and cloud-based document management are making daily workloads more achievable and streamlined, but rather than take our word for it, have a look at the testimony of one of our closest partners - Box!

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Fieldwire has built seamless integration with Box for all your file storage and uploading needs. Earlier this year, we took that smooth integration one big step further by developing 2-way syncing capability in order to make document control even easier to handle. By pairing Fieldwire's plan and file management systems with Box's ample storage functionality, construction firms can distribute information and keep updated data in circulation easier than ever before. Revisions, as-builts, photos, and other key files will always be in your hands thanks to our partnership.

You can read more about how this is achieved, and how you can benefit from the same integration, in this article.


Fall Feature Release

DavidroundDavid Vasquez
Head of Customer Support

Summer is over, the weather is going haywire, and they’re already starting to put Christmas decorations in stores. Things are a bit hectic in the world right now, so take a step back and feast your eyes instead on some of the major updates we’ve recently released in Fieldwire! Everything else might be a little out of control, but with these new features, we’ll make sure your projects continue to run without a hitch.

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Improved Markup Editing Across Platforms

We’ve revamped and added quite a few markup editing tools in recent days. First up, you can now edit the color and line width of your markups across our web and mobile apps. On web, right click on the markups and select the “Details” option; on mobile, simply press and hold until you see the edit options appear. Similarly, selecting the Move markup tool now grants you the ability to edit the length/size of your lines, measurements, and shapes. And if you hold down the Shift key on web when making new lines or measurements, they will snap into place at exact angles so you don’t have to worry about inaccuracies.

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Undo Button for Markups

To go along with the new markup editing features, we've also added an Undo button for markups, tasks, and links on plans as well. Now, if you decide you don't like how the markups you just made turned out, press the Undo button and the most recent one will disappear with a single click so you can give it another try.

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More Batch Editing Options

Since we know bulk task and plan management can be quite useful, we’ve included some additional batch editing tools for both! For tasks, you can now batch edit the plan associated with all selected tasks, as well as manage their hashtags all in one go. Just select each task on web by hovering your cursor over them and clicking the checkboxes, then click the red “Actions” button to see both batch editing options. For plans, you can now batch edit sheet names and descriptions for multiple plans at once by doing the same. You’ll see the names and descriptions appear in a table that makes editing a breeze.

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Photo Rotation

Sometimes when you or your team are snapping photos out in the field in a hurry, the orientation can be a bit off when you see the captured photo in Fieldwire. Luckily, on web you can now correct these missteps by opening the photo and clicking the “Rotate” button in the top left corner of the image. You’ll be able to rotate the photo to the desired orientation in no time at all.

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Individual Task PDFs

You’ve always been able to email out individual tasks to people from Fieldwire, but now on web you have a second option: sending individual tasks as PDFs. When you click the “Share” button at the bottom of each task and choose “Email,” you’ll now see the option of sending the task as either a regular HTML message or a PDF file. This makes the data appear a bit more presentable if you’re sharing it with someone outside of your Fieldwire project.

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Mobile Task, Markup, and Link Duplication

On the iOS and Android apps, you can now duplicate your geo-tagged tasks by simply clicking and holding them with your finger. The same is true of your markups and hyperlinked files on drawings. One long press on the task, markup, or file, and the option to duplicate it will appear, making it just as easy to clone content in the field as it is on web.

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Additional Android & iOS Updates

On the Android app, you can now write custom subject lines and descriptions for individual tasks that you email out. And on the Settings page of your projects, you can choose longer durations before your verified tasks get archived, ensuring that they stick around longer so your team can still see them while on-site. On both Android and iOS, you can also now create and delete task relations, as well as sort tasks alphabetically by title.

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Task Location Field

Finally, we have an exciting and often-requested feature: the Location field within tasks! It’s currently only available on web, but it will soon appear on the Fieldwire mobile apps as well. You’ll be able to indicate the specific room, floor, building, or any other sort of location that the task resides in, which will help add more clarity to your team when identifying on-site issues.

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Hopefully all of these great updates will help bring some relief to your workday! Many of these features were suggested by you, our user community, so thanks for your input. We want to make sure Fieldwire is as useful as it can be to you and your projects, so keep the ideas coming!

Fieldwire is free for small teams on Apple iOS, Android, and on the web. We support 100,000+ projects worldwide, and our community continues to grow with each passing day!


Streamlining Construction Operations with Fieldwire and Dropbox

DavidroundDavid Vasquez
Head of Customer Support

Here at Fieldwire, we always like to champion the convenience and efficiency that mobile construction management technology can offer. It's why we do what we do, after all! And it's always rewarding to hear success stories from our community about how using Fieldwire helped them achieve these improvements. An example of one such success story was recently published by Computerworld.

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Built is a large and diversified construction company based in Australia, and Fieldwire has been privileged to work with them on their projects. Through our task-centric project management and plan viewing app, the Built team has been able to streamline their work and modernize the entire construction process. By pairing Fieldwire with another file management service, Dropbox, they're able to use Fieldwire with other programs that aren't natively connected. This clever leverage of technology only makes Built's day-to-day workflow run even smoother.

You can read about how Built is making great use of Fieldwire, Dropbox, and other project services in the article here.


Early Summer Feature Updates

DavidroundDavid Vasquez
Head of Customer Support

Summer might not technically start until June 20, but we’re already soaking up the sun here at the Fieldwire office. There’s a good chance you are too while you’re out working in the field, so when you come back inside to grab some shade, why not check out a few of the new web-based features we just released? Think of them as an early summer treat, and like a popsicle on a sunny day, they should hopefully hit the spot.

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Revamped Sheet Comparison

First up, we have a bit of an expansion of one of our previous newly-made features. You may recall that when we originally unveiled sheet version comparison for premium Fieldwire accounts, you could only compare two versions of the same sheet together. Now that’s a pretty useful feature on its own, but as soon as we were finished with it we took a step back and decided, “Nah, we can do even better.” So now, premium users are able to compare ANY sheets together. Whether they’re two versions of the same sheet or two entirely different sheets, you can now view a color-coded comparison of both sheets on the web. And on top of that, you can now also export that sheet comparison as an image file. Read more about it here.

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Batch Photo Management

Next, we decided it’d be a good idea to streamline the way you can manage multiple photos at once, rather than opening each photo one by one. Now when you select your photos on web, you can add tags to them all in one go by clicking on the Actions button at the top of the Photos page. This should help you group together photos quicker and easier than previously possible. Also under the Actions menu, you can now attach photos from the Photos page directly to specific tasks. This will come in handy if the photos were added to the Photos page in bulk, rather than individually to their respective tasks. Give these new photo options a try!

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Web Notification Option

Last but not least, we added a simple but effective messaging feature that you can utilize on web. You already know about the bell icon for notifications anytime there’s a task or plan update, but now if you click that same button you’ll see another option: “Send project notification.” This is essentially a project-wide messaging system that allows you to send an alert or notification to project users (Admins and Members can use this feature, Followers are unable to do so). You can send it to everyone, or only certain people based on their permission level. So if you want to call a meeting together for Admins, or if there’s a safety hazard or sudden circumstance you want to bring to everyone’s attention, just fire off a notification whenever the need arises.

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That should do it for now, but we’re still working more goodies even as we speak. Keep an eye out for another big update in the near future, perhaps even by the time summer officially begins. For those of you who continue to share your feedback with us, we thank you for your enthusiasm. Some of our best features may never have come to pass without your great ideas, so thanks for making your voices heard. And for those of you who haven’t yet shared your feature requests with us, speak up! We always have an ear to lend, and as you can see, it yields big results.

Fieldwire is free for small teams on Apple iOS, Android, and on the web. We support 100,000+ projects worldwide, and our community continues to grow with each passing day!

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