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This glossary defines common terms used in CupixWorks software and support articles.

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360° Camera

A camera that has a field of view covering approximately an entire sphere. All cameras supported by CupixWorks have at least two lenses to do so.

360° Photo

A photographic image that approximately spans an entire sphere.

360° Video

A video that approximately spans an entire sphere.

3D Digital Twin

See Digital Twin.

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Admin

A type of user role in CupixWorks. In addition to having access to all folders and data within a team, they can manage security and access as well as administrative settings.

Annotation

A filled out form typically describing a condition, action item, or resolution in a SiteView. Annotations are created using a form template.


Area

Part of a capture taken on a single level of a building or jobsite. It can be created with Single Shot, Video or Cluster Shot capture modes. It can consist of a Single-Shot pano, a Video or panos captured with Cluster Shot.


As-Built Drawings

As-built drawings are a revised set of drawings submitted by a contractor upon completion of a project. They reflect all changes made in the specifications and working drawings during the construction process. They show the exact dimensions, geometry and location of all elements of the work completed.


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BIM

Short for Building Information Modeling, a BIM is a 3D digital model representing physical properties and functional characteristics of a building.

Bubble Mode

In SiteView, the viewing mode for digital twins that depicts pano locations as grey spheres floating at camera height.

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Capture

A Capture is a snapshot of site conditions at a specific point in time, consisting of a series of 360° photos and/or 360° videos.

Capture App

Designed for use on the iPhone or iPad, this app uses a 360° camera to take 360° photos and 360° videos while guiding the user when creating captures of their jobsite. The app simultaneously organizes the user’s photos and videos while keeping track of the locations they recorded at the jobsite.

Capture Data

Data generated during a capture, aside from actual 360° imagery. This includes 360° photo locations, selected project setup data, and annotations made during the capture.


Capture Mode

This is the method used to record 360° imagery at a job site. The Capture App employs 360° photography techniques called Single Shot, Video Shot, and Cluster Shot. Other examples of techniques include SLAM, Laser Scanning, LIDAR, and more.


Cluster

The result of processing an Area in CupixWorks. Ideally, you only want one cluster inside a single Area.


Cluster Shot

A shooting method available in the Capture App. Take up to four hundred 360° photos of an area while the app auto-maps them.


Constraint

A limitation placed upon a cluster of panos to assist in measurement.


CupixWorks Studio

An online platform where team members can set up projects, edit captures, create SiteViews, and generate reports.

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Digital Twin

A digitized record of a building or location, created using 360° photos and/ or 360° videos from a capture taken on a specific date.


Demolition Plans

Demolition plans show the current state of the structure and indicate what must be demolished as part of the construction project.


Design Drawings

A design drawing is somewhat similar to a concept drawing. This means that they are also useful in the case of fetching new conversions for a particular project. They are also useful in proposing the designs to the stakeholders, and then providing a rough idea to the design teams for their reference. Design drawings can also become a benchmark or can be used as a comparison.

Drift

A capture naturally accumulates location errors over distance. The larger the area, the more noticeable the deviation becomes. Because of this, we recommend separating large areas into smaller ones to avoid this drifting effect.

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F

Folders

Hierarchical groups used to organize data in CupixWorks. Folders include the Workspace and Project.

Form Templates

A form with preset fields used to create annotations in SiteViews.

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Group

Team members that are put together in a list. Typically, members within a group require access to the same workspaces or projects.

H

HDR Mode

A photo mode available on some cameras, such as the Ricoh Theta Z1. We recommend using HDR mode to take photos in dim, low light locations. In this mode, cameras typically take three photos in quick succession using different predefined exposures and automatically combine them into a single photo.

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Image

A photographic image file, otherwise known as a single panoramic 360° photo, or pano.


Imagery

Multiple photographic images and/ or videos.


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L

Level

Represents one floor of a building or location, it can hold multiple reference plans. Captures are organized by levels.

M

Markup

In SiteView, a 2D screenshot taken from a 360° photo (pano) that allows the user to draw or type on it.

Member

A user on a team in CupixWorks.


Metadata

See Capture Data


Model

A Model is a virtual representation of how the building will look like when it's complete. Some examples are digital twins and BIM models. The benefit of developing a BIM model is that it streamlines the coordination between all disciplines. Everything is clear in a model: the design, elevation, internal and external detailing.


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P

Pano

Short for panoramic, it is a 360° photo in a digital twin. It is also known as a single equirectangular image.

Project

A folder used to represent one building or one location. Projects contain levels, reference plans, BIM, captures, SiteViews, and reports.

Project Setup

In the Capture App, download the project setup for offline access to the project template and data including address, levels, and reference plans. Using the project template, organize any captures you make while allowing the Capture App to auto map photos in Cluster Shot and Video mode.

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R

Reference Plan

A diagram depicting sections, dimensions, and other characteristics of a level within a building. Multiple reference plans (ie: floor plan, partition plan, MEP plan) can be uploaded and viewed in each level of a project.

Report

Allows the user to see all data from annotations and markups created using the same form template in a project’s SiteViews. A report contains a spreadsheet (.xls, .csv) organized by name, status, SiteView, creator, date of creation, and most recent update time, and data within each form’s fields are also listed.

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Single-Shot

A shooting method available in the Capture App. Take one 360° photo and mark its location on the reference plan.


Site Plans

A site plan is a large-scale drawing that shows the full extent of the site for an existing or proposed development. Site plans, along with location plans, may be necessary for planning applications. In most cases, site plans will be drawn up following a series of desk studies and site investigations.


SiteView

The online platform to view, share, and annotate digital twins and BIM. Admins can control user access by project, capture, level, and areas.

Studio

See CupixWorks Studio.

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Team

An overarching structure that holds members and groups as well as workspaces. Teams are typically made up of a group of collaborators working closely together on multiple projects.

Team URL

The CupixWorks webpage for a specific team. The URL is needed to log into the Capture App or CupixWorks.


Template

A CupixWorks template consists of all levels, reference plans, annotation groups, BIM and Integrations inside a project. 


Tour

A collection of captures performed on a site available as a 3D walkthrough. You can view a tour using SiteView.

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V

Video

A shooting method available in the Capture App. Record up to seven minutes of 360° video footage while walking around an area.

W

Walkthrough Mode

The default viewing mode for digital twins in SiteView. Navigation in this mode is similar to Google Street View.

Workspace

The highest folder within a team that holds data including projects, captures, SiteViews, reports, and templates.

X

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Y

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Z

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