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User Settings

The User Settings menu is always accessible on the topmost toolbar to the right:

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When you click on this a drop-down menu will be presented with various options comprised of Sub-Project functions, Project functions, Help functions, and User functions.

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Sub-project

The Sub-project section of the menu offers functionality that offers sharing, export and import of data for the selected sub-project only.

The Get Link feature allows you to generate a URL for the current sub-project that can be distributed externally to non FieldAP users even outside your orginizations in e.g. emails, as image URL in MS PowerPoint presentations etc. You control the “View limit” count and “Valid until” date to distribute a link to external non FieldAP users. When the recipient(s) click on the URL they will be able to view the shared sub-project directly in their browser, and switch between 2D and 3D view. This view allows them to zoom, pan around and look at your design in full resolution. No other information such as cost, meta data etc. are attached and thus will not be visible. The company logo set in your account settings will also be included.

With FieldAP real time collaborative capabilities, you can also be on the phone with the recipient of the link and then from your own browser drive the session and take them through the layout and interact with it at will to show more details.

Choose "Get Link" from the menu as shown below.

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This brings up the "Share Link" dialog box where you can create new shareable links, and also see which links have already been shared. They can also be deleted. You can set the share link validity by selecting the number of views and/or the date range for when the link is valid. See illustration below:

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  • View limit - Set a numeric value for the number of times the link can be viewed before exipiring. If you leave this field blank it means that number of views are unlimited.

  • Valid until - Specify the expiration date for the link. If left blank there is no expiration date.

  • Generate URL - Press this button to genereate the shareable URL for the project.

As soon as you have generated a shareable link for the first time for a specific sub-project the dialog will change apperance as shown in the illustration below:

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It will then display the following new information:

This will list all existing created links for this sub-project. For each of these you can:

  • Del - This will delete the link.

  • Copy - This will copy the link to the clipboard so you can paste it elsewhere.

and you will also see a copy of the created link under the Generate URL button, where you can do a Copy as described below. Press Close to exit the dialog.

When someone you have shared the sub-project URL with clicks on it the project will be displayed in their browser as shown in the illustration below. Note! Google Chrome strongly recommended for best 3D performance.

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Your account logo will be displayed in the top right corner. The top left corner will have a toolbar with the available commands in 2D or 3D View respectivly as shown here:

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The commands are as follows:

  • Zoom In - This will zoom inwards.

  • Zoom Out - This will zoom outwards.

  • Zoom Extent - Automatically zooms the view outwards to fit all deployed assets/vessels/connections on the stage.

  • Topside - Will move the 3D camera view topside e.g. above sea level. Note! 3D Mode only.

  • Subsea - Will move the 3D camera view subsea e.g. below sea level. Note! 3D Mode only.

  • 2D - Will change the view to 2D. This will then have a corresponding icon in the toolbar to change back to 3D view.

  • Reservoir - Enables tReservoir mode turning the seabed translucent to allow you to view layers and/or 3D surface date and well trajctories that are positioned below the actual seabed level. Note! 3D Mode only.

  • FPS Camera - Enables FPS Camera for 3D scene flythrough useful for screen recordings or live presentations.

In the lower left corner you will find the control for:

  • Water opacity - setting so that the seabed and subsea layout is visible from the surface as shown in the next illustration.

Export Image

Using FieldAPs' "Export Image" functionality you can at any time save a screenshot of the current 2D or 3D stage view as an image file that can then be included in a presentation, document, email etc. to showcase your layout/design to others. Choose "Export Image" from the menu as shown below.

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2D Layout

If you are in 2D view for your sub-project when selecting this feature the following dialog will appear:

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The dialog has the following settings:

  • Project name - Edit the file name to be saved when rendering the exported png file.

  • Background color - Set the background color to be used in the exported image using the color picker.

  • Enable background grid - Check this box to include the background grid in the rendering.

  • Background grid color - Set the background grid color to be used in the exported image using the color picker.

  • Export resolution - Specify the image output resolution as either "Low", "Normal" or "High".

  • Text color - Select the text color for all text labels to be rendered using the color picker.

  • Text size - Specify the fint text side for all text labels to be rendered.

  • Include legend - Check this box to add the Legend description for the connection types that have been defined for the project Note! Only the connections used in the active project or sub-project will be included in the legend.

  • Legend Position - This drop down list allows you to specify the legend rendering position by selecting between Top/Bottom and Left/Right options.

  • "Include overlay" - Check this to have any annotation/comments made by the "Text tool" included in the Export.

  • "Include layers" - Check this to have any background imagery added under Layers->Pictures in Project View included in the image export.

Click on "Export" and the current visible stage view will automatically be saved to disk as a .png file with your project name to the "Download" folder on your computer. See example below:

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3D Layout

If you select "Export image" from the menu when in 3D View mode, the following dialog will be shown:

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The dialog has the following settings:

  • Project name - Edit the file name to be saved when rendering the exported png file.

  • Include legend - Check this box to add the Legend description for the connection types that have been defined for the project Note! Only the connections used in the active project or sub-project will be included in the legend.

  • Legend Position - This drop down list allows you to specify the legend rendering position by selecting between Top/Bottom and Left/Right options.

Click on "Export" and the current visible stage 3D View will automatically be saved to disk as .jpg file with your project name to the "Download" folder on your computer. See example below:

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Import MS Project

You can import an existing project plan from MS Project into your activities for the current sub-project using this function. To import a MPP or a .xml project file, select "Import MS Project" from the drop-down menu item list.

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This will present a file import dialog, where you select the MPP file that you wish to import.

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You will also need to select one of the following option for the Activity Inport action:

  • Merge - This will merge the imported file with your existing activity data.

  • New - This will load the imported file with activity data as new activities.

And if your existing project dates do not align with the project dates to be loaded you will be prompted if it is ok to extend the date range. Press the Import button to start, or Cancel to abort.

Import from Primavera

Use this function to import activity schedules from Primavera as an XML file. To import a Primavera file, select the user drop down menu in the top right corner and select the Import Primavera option as shown below:

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This will bring up a file dialog for you to select the activity file that you want to import, as below:

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You will then see a progress dialog appear as the schedule is imported, and the “Activities” module will be populated with the activities once complete.

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Note! At present this has only been tested for Primavera version P6.

Project

The Project section of the menu offers functionality that provides operations that is for the entire project e.g. comprised of all sub-projects.

Revisions

The "Clone" function is useful in order to quickly make a copy of the entire project or individual sub project. However, we recognize that in order to maintain a seamless digital visual workflow it is helpful to have the ability to create and track official individual revisions of a project. Select the "Revisions" menu option as shown here:

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This will open the revision history screen as shown in the illustration below. Here you can find a detailed list of the selected project cataloging a timestamp of when the revision was made, by whom, and revision’s number. The update also makes it possible to use your own revision numbering e.g. if you employ an EDM system that creates these numbers automatically. The default revision number is automatically created by FieldAP.

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On the revision history screen, you can perform the following commands; "Create new revision", "Restore" to restore an earlier revision, "Edit" to change information about an existing revision, or "Delete" to remove a revision.

Note! When restoring a selected revision, it will be restored as a new project that will appear in the project list outside this screen.

See Revisions for more information.

Help

You can find all help resources under this section of the user settings drop down menu as shown below:

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Documentation

This is a link to the online documentation that you are reading now.

Helpdesk

This takes you to our helpdesk with FAQ's, Knowledge Base etc. and support center located at help.fieldap.com.

About

This will display the About dialog with Field Activity Planner version and build information.

Supply the build number information if asked to do so by our support desk.

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User

This section will allow you to access your user account and sign out.

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Edit My Profile

You can edit your user profile by selecting this from the "User" settings section. You can edit your registered details such as name, email, mobile phone number etc.

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Press Save to update any changes, or Cancel to abort.

Sign Out

Selecting "Sign Out" from the user profile menu will log you out of the system. You can log in again by going to app.fieldap.com or your private instance URL.