What platforms support System Surveyor
System Surveyor works on any device with a network connected web browser. We recommend using Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome as web browsers for the best web experience.
System Surveyor is also available as a tablet app and can be downloaded from the iPad Apple App Store or as an Android app on the Google Play Store by searching “System Surveyor”. The tablet app works without internet connection. You can collect information in the field and then sync to the System Surveyor Cloud Workspace once an internet connection is established.
IF I USE THE TABLET APP AND CREATE A SURVEY, CAN I VIEW SURVEY INFORMATION ON THE SYSTEMSURVEYOR.COM WEB SITE?
The System Surveyor app can be used offline; you can view floorplans, element layout, photos, and modify the ‘element attributes’ from the field. After creating a survey on your tablet, you can ‘sync’ the site and survey information to the Cloud Workspace associated with your account once you have internet connection. You can refresh the tablet once changes are made from the web and you will have to ‘Download” changes before leaving the office.
CAN I CREATE MY OWN ICONS?
The Team Account subscription provides the ability to create ‘Element Profiles’. Element Profiles are a great way to create door assemblies, software packages, or multiple camera models.
Element Profiles allow the Team Admin to configure the attribute details for commonly used devices or components that can then be used by all team members. Users can have templates ready to go before they get on site to make it most productive.
The icon color and name can be saved, as well has other element information such as model, manufacturer, and installation details.
View our online help guide for more details.
CAN I EXPORT LAYOUTS FROM SYSTEM SURVEYOR?
System Surveyor gives you the ability run a variety of reports. All exports options can be found on the ‘Reports’ section on the site level or survey level. The exportable formats include Excel, PDF, or PNG.
With System Surveyor, not only can you export High Resolution Floorplans and Layouts, but also an Element count, photos associated with a project, estimated cable length, Element details (including installation, functional, and configuration information), and maintenance date ranges.
View our online help guide to learn more.
WHAT ARE ELEMENT ATTRIBUTES?
System Surveyor is great to visually demonstrate the design and layout of multiple systems, but you can also save more in-depth information for multiple systems. Within our Elements we have an attribute window which gives you the ability to collect Element information; everything from the Element name, installation notes, functional notes, configuration notes, maintenance notes and pictures associated with the Element. With our Team Account you can also attach pdfs or web links within an Element, a great examples is attaching installation data sheets. Team Accounts also provide an activity log within the Element which can be used for additional comments for things like device updates by technicians.
HOW CAN I SHARE MY PROJECT WITH OTHERS?
All account levels have the ability export layouts and device information as an Excel spreadsheet, PDF or PNG. However, with System Surveyor you can share a dynamic, read-only floorplan by using the “send a link” feature. Clients and Team Members can interact with the floorplan to not only see the layout of a system, but also pictures associated with devices, installation status and other device details. With the ‘send a link’ feature there is no need to go back and forth exchanging emails or constantly updating PDF’s.
Can multiple users work on the same site?
The Team subscription gives organizations the ability to collaborate on projects and creates a seamless handoff between Sales, Estimators, Project Managers, Installers and Technicians.
Multiple individuals can do site or job walks at a time in a quick and standardized way. There can only be one editor on a single floorplan at a time and users will have to “Release Survey Edit” before another team member can make any changes. Users can also “Request Survey Edit” from team members and an email will be sent automatically.
In addition, Team Accounts can also invite individuals outside of their team to collaborate on sites with our “Guest User” feature. The Guest User is great way to work with subcontractors, clients or integrators. Guest Users are Basic account users who do not occupy a seat on your team, only have access to sites they are invited with your administration on whether they can make changes to surveys.