Overview & background
Fieldwire users on a Business or Premier Subscription have the option to set up 2-Way syncing with your Box, Dropbox, or OneDrive account.
Anytime you make changes to your plans or files in Fieldwire, those changes will update in the Cloud Service. This keeps a constant and complete record of your project files in your preferred cloud storage program.
2-Way Syncing Set-Up
To first enable 2-way syncing, click the '+ New Plan' button on the Plans page and choose either Dropbox, Box, or OneDrive. Then connect to your cloud storage account and you will see a new button reflecting that connection at the top of your Plans page.
Click on '+ New plan'
Select Dropbox, Box, or OneDrive
A new tab will open where you'll be prompted to enter your credentials for the cloud storage platform. The end result is that Dropbox, Box, or OneDrive is connected.
Dropbox is connected
If you check in your Dropbox, Box, or OneDrive account, you’ll see a new “Fieldwire” folder.
All files synced to and from your project will be stored in this folder.
Fieldwire project folder structure in Dropbox
Note: There will be a folder for each project you connect to Dropbox / Box / OneDrive, and within each project’s folder will be 4 other folders: Plans, Photos, Files, and As-Builts. You can create one layer of subfolders within each of these 4 folders, and doing so in the Plans or Files folders will automatically duplicate that subfolder within Fieldwire (and vice-versa).
Fieldwire folder structure in Dropbox / Box / OneDrive
When you add new plan sets (we recommend single sheets, not multipage files) to the Plans folder of the project in Box, Dropbox, or OneDrive they automatically sync to Fieldwire. If you upload them to Fieldwire, they will then appear in the Plans folder in the connected cloud storage platform.
Note: Since this is a 2-way sync, any name edits or plan deletions in one program occur in the other program, so be careful before doing so. The same is true for the Files folder of the project in Box, Dropbox, and OneDrive as well.
As-builts & Photos - 1-way sync
The Photos folder and the As-Builts folder are only 1-way sync.
You cannot add new photos or as-builts directly to Dropbox / Box / OneDrive and have them sync to Fieldwire. Only photos added in Fieldwire, or as-builts created in Fieldwire, will sync over to Box, Dropbox, or OneDrive.
Note: Subfolders made in these folders in Box, Dropbox, or OneDrive will not sync over to Fieldwire.
Should you ever decide to disable the syncing connection between Fieldwire and Dropbox / Box / OneDrive, just click the syncing button at the top of the Plans page and select the “Disconnect” option.
Disconnecting on the plans tab
Disconnecting on the project settings page
Note: If you decide to reconnect to Dropbox / Box / OneDrive again in the future, all of the existing data in Fieldwire will replace whatever data was previously stored in the “Fieldwire” folder of your Dropbox / Box / OneDrive account.
If you would like to change the Sync Owner, please refer to this article.
For an example of Dropbox / Box / OneDrive 2-way syncing in action, please watch our tutorial video:
FAQs & Troubleshooting
This Help Article provides more information about why content may not sync between Fieldwire and Dropbox / Box / OneDrive.