Setting Up and Creating a SiteView
SiteView allows users to simultaneously view captures of a jobsite taken on different dates, view as-built captures next to BIM for comparison, and share this information with other collaborators. This means in order to set up and create a SiteView, users must select and publish the captures, reference plans, and BIMs they would like to add to the SiteView and share with others.
Once the user has finished setting up and creating a SiteView, the user can share and grant public access to the SiteView from the CupixWorks web app.
The core of SiteView usage is the ability to see digital twins of the as-built jobsite. A capture taken at the jobsite needs to be published to make it available for adding to a SiteView. Entire captures can be selected, however CupixWorks also offers the options to publish or unpublish capture levels, specific clusters, and panos. By unpublishing a part of the capture, that part will no longer be displayed in SiteView whether it is a capture from a specific date, a level, a cluster, or a pano.
Publish Entire Capture
A capture consists of capture areas on all levels of the jobsite taken on a specific date. Selecting an entire capture to publish makes all capture areas from each level available to add to a SiteView. Once a capture is published and added to a SiteView, SiteView users can view the as-built digital twin of the jobsite on that specific date.
To publish an entire capture:
- From the CupixWorks web app, navigate to the workspace and project that holds the capture you are interested in.
- In the Project Center, from the left menu click Captures > Right click capture name > Publish > Publish All.
Publishing Levels, Clusters, and Panos
CupixWorks features increased flexibility over what is shown in SiteView by offering the options to publish and unpublish levels, clusters, and panos. We recommend using these advanced features once you understand the publishing process to create a SiteView.
Publish Reference Plans
Add spatial and design context to your location when viewing as-built digital twins by including reference plans. Reference plans must be published to be visible alongside digital twins in SiteView.
To publish a reference plan:
- From the CupixWorks web app, navigate to the workspace and project that holds the reference plan you are interested in.
- In the Project Center, from the left menu click Levels > double click the level name to open the Level Editor.
- In the Level Editor, make sure the left menu is on Ref. Plans to view the list of available reference plans.
- Publish a reference plan in one of two ways:
- On the left menu under Ref. Plans, slide the toggle next to the reference plan name to publish (blue) or unpublish (gray).
- Click on the reference plan name, then from the reference plan menu on the right, slide the toggle next to Publish to publish (blue) or unpublish (gray) the reference plan.
Allow project collaborators to view and compare digital twins of the jobsite next to 3D building designs in SiteView by publishing any relevant BIMs.
To publish a BIM:
- From the CupixWorks web app, navigate to the workspace and project that holds the BIM you are interested in.
- In the Project Center, from the left menu click BIM.
- From the BIM table, right click the name of the BIM you want to publish > click the Publish checkbox.
Create the SiteView
After publishing the captures, reference plans, and BIM files, you are ready to create a SiteView. To do so, you will need to select the capture dates and levels you would like to share. Any associated reference plans and BIMs that are published will automatically be viewable in the SiteView.
To create a SiteView:
- From the CupixWorks web app, navigate to the workspace and project you want to create a SiteView for.
- In the Project Center, from the left menu click SiteViews > New SiteView.
- Enter a SiteView Name, then click Next.
- Set the Capture Period using one of two methods, then click Next.
- To select all captures that have been published, turn On (blue) the Any Date toggle. All published captures will be added to the SiteView, and each capture will be viewable in the SiteView by their capture date.
- To select all published captures taken within a certain time frame, set the start and end dates to define the date range.
- Select the levels to make accessible in the SiteView by clicking on the check boxes next to each level name, then click Next.
- In the summary window, check that the SiteView name, capture period, and selected levels are all correct.
- Click Done to publish the SiteView.
Your new SiteView will now be listed and accessible from SiteViews in the Project Center.
To share the SiteView and grant public access, refer to Sharing a SiteView from the CupixWorks Web App.