Category: Surveying building condition

Revit Room/Door/Colour Schedules & Key Schedules

          I’ve started work at an Architectural firm and am trying to setup some room, door, window and colour schedules. Currently the office uses excel to do their Room schedules then puts the excel sheet on a title block to issue. The danger with this process is that you update something in Revit and you have

Free Google Tour Creator with Street View or 360 camera panoramas

          Create a tour Use Google Tour Creator to create and publish virtual reality tours. You can use Google Street View panoramas, add your own images from 360 cameras, and annotate the tour with details and facts, to create immersive experiences. Help information here. You need to have a google account to have tours. Refer help

Asset Tiger 4. Testing features Reports, Localisation/Date/Time Format and Site/Location , Audit, Geo-location & Map

          Reports Standard reports The out of the box (OOTB) Asset Report is pretty standard, not too many field, as in, none of the custom fields that you have added come through. You have 2 options, the Asset by ID Tag  or Asset by Tag with Pictures. (screenshots 1 & 2 below). Both show you all

Asset Tiger 3. Testing features Linking, Photo’s, Documents, STATUS Broken/Repaired, Alerts & Mobile App

          Linking If you look at the video on linking (bottom left video link) you can see how assets can be linked together. I wondered whether this could be a useful tool for linking lots of assets together, say, for a room. You can do this linking process within the browser, selecting one asset at a

Asset Tiger 2. Testing features Search, Delete, Export/Import & Data Structure

          After writing the initial post which I wrote whilst setting up and populating the database I had a further play, using the Mobile App, or rather, I didn’t get very far at all. The company who set up the free Asset Management Site make Bar Code tags, so the accessing of data would be by

Asset Tiger 1. free Online Asset Management Service with Free mobile app

           The AlternativeTo website popped up Asset Tiger as a free asset management tool when I typed in Alternatives to OpenMAINT. It is a cloud based tool and has a mobile app so that you can use it on your smartphone or tablet which is good too, as its free (the OpenMAINT one isn’t). Asset

Python 6. How to automate the creation of HTML pages for 360 Panorama’s

          Panoramic files (360/180) can be viewed directly with a programme such as Paint, but they do not make much sense. You need a specific Panoramic programme to read the files correctly. I use the FREE photo sphere viewer by Jeremy Heleine. Follow the link to see the demos. The method that the programme uses is

Panorama file Hotspot setup using FREE Photo Sphere Viewer, plan link & tabs

          The newย ย  photo sphere viewer by Jeremy Heleine allows you to put Markers on your Panorama . See demo here. I think that is pretty cool and I wondered if you could make them into Hyperlinks to link other panoramas to make a virtual tour. So I did some tests. My previous way to be

Free Mobile & Web Survey Application for easy data collection using Open Data Kit (ODK)

          After trying and writing post about EpiCollect5 I decided to look at another data collection tool, Open Data Kit (ODK). A brief overview of it in video below: This has some strengths and weaknesses over EpiCollect5. Weaknesses: Only Android App, not Apple (but since there are lots of cheap Android mobiles this is not a