The User Settings menu is always accessible on the topmost toolbar to the right:
When you click on this a drop down menu will be presetned with various options comprosed of Sub-Project Functions, Project functions, Help functions, and User functions.
The Sub-project section of the menu offers functionalith that offers sharing, export and import of data for the selected sub-project only.
The Get Link feature allows you to generate a URL that can be distributed in emails, linked to images in MS PowerPoint presentations etc. You can now use this to share view only URL’s with 2D/3D viewing support. 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.
Choose "Get Link" from the menu as shown below.
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:
You can also control the “Water opacity” setting so that the seabed and subsea layout is visible from the surface as shown in the next illustration. You no longer need to select “Subsea” view from the toolbar, and can see topside and subsea in a single view.
With FieldAP real time collaborative capabilities, you can 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.
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.
The following dialog will appear if you are in 2D Layout mode:
The dialog will allow you to edit the project name to be included when rendering the exported png file. You will also find setting for specifying the background color and include the background grid and set its color. You can also specify the image output resolution as either "Low", "Normal" and "High".
To increase legibility you can specify both Text color and Text size for all text labels. To add Legend description for the connection types that have been defined for the project tick the Include legend box. Only the connections used in the active project or sub-project will be included in the legend! You can also set the location for the Legend Position selecting between Top/Bottom, Left/Right.
Click on "Include overlay" box to have any annotation/comments made by the "Text tool" included in the Export.
Finally, click on "Include layers" box to have any background imagery added in the Layer module included in the 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:
If you select "Export image" from the menu when in 3D View mode, the following dialog will be shown:
The dialog will allow you to edit the project name to be included when rendering the 3D view to the exported .jpg file.
To add a Legend description for the connection types that have been defined for the project tick the Include legend box. Only the connections used in the active project or sub-project will be included in the legend! You can also set the location for the Legend Position selecting between Top/Bottom, Left/Right.
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:
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.
This will present a file import dialog, where you select the MPP file that you wish to import.
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:
This will bring up a file dialog for you to select the activity file that you want to import, as below:
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.
Note! At present this has only been tested for Primavera version P6.
The Project section of the menu offers functionality that provides operations that is for the entire project e.g. comprised of all sub-projects.
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:
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.
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.
You can find all help resources under this section of the user settings drop down menu as shown below:
This is a link to the online documentation that you are reading now.
This takes you to our helpdesk with FAQ's, Knowledge Base etc. and support center located at help.fieldap.com.
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.
This section will allow you to access your user account and sign out.
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.
Press Save to updte any changes, or Cancel to abort.
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.