December 19, 2020 - Improved User and Role Management
This week we are rolling out a simpler and more streamlined way for administrators to manage users and roles through a new portal. The new portal is designed to manage SYNCHRO projects and as such brings permissions into task-oriented grouping to clear up the backend service level intricacies of the older portal. Apart from improved user experience, this new approach brings increased stability and security due to the portal being a native part of the SYNCHRO Control application. To learn more about the portal and how it works, please watch the video below.
December 15, 2020 - Custom Form Names
Custom form names are now fully supported. User may notice differences in the form names for custom forms shown in the menus in SYNCHRO Control and SYNCHRO Field. As an example, a custom form that was shown as Deficiency before might now be shown as Notice of non-compliance. While this update may have a slight learning curve, the form names should be familiar as it's designed to truly reflect the names by which these forms are generally referred within the user's organization. The previous limitation only supported 25 non-configurable names but with this new update, users are free to name forms in whatever way suits their projects. This update does not affect the standard forms delivered with every SYNCHRO project. Below is a comparison of the limited form name standard (left) where the form is referred to by its type and is called Deficiency and the new fully customizable naming standard (right) where the form is called Notice of non-compliance.
November 27, 2021 - Link and Escalate Forms for Richer Context
SYNCHRO is all about rich project context and information linking. Now users can create links to related forms in addition to the previously released project document links and map/model locations. There are two types of form links
- Related links create quick connections between forms
- Escalation links elevate forms such as issues to a more formal process such as RFI without re-keying any information and still maintain all locations and attachments
Both types of links can be created from the Actions button on the form itself or from the grid under the three dot menu.
November 12, 2021 - Plan Sheet Overlay in Map View
Users can now see their project plan sheets on top of the map. The overlay is available anywhere that the map is being used, including to show issues or other forms on top of the map with the relevant plan sheets. With this, users can see not only where their issues are located on a map but also how they relate to the construction plans. This adds a valuable data point to further understand information context so that you can make better decisions, faster.
Plan sets can be uploaded through the PDF settings under Administration. Once processed, each plan sheet can be configured with properties and geolocated to provide complete insights into the project area.