Overview & background
Whether or not companies should add their subs to their Fieldwire project, or just use the app internally, is a frequent question we receive.
Keep in mind that Fieldwire is priced per user so adding subs will increase your user count. However, by adding your subs to your Fieldwire plan, you can make use of the full functionality of Fieldwire, saving you time and money on your projects.
If you add your subs to Fieldwire
They will have access to all up-to-date project information and be able to view new drawings as soon as they are uploaded. More significantly, the whole team can collaborate in real time, meaning your time is saved by using Fieldwire. By being able to document and communicate issues as soon as they arise on site, you will build up a fully time-stamped and traceable record of the whole project.
If you do not add your subs to Fieldwire
You can still communicate information by using Fieldwire's reporting functionality. The reports are PDF files (formatted with your company logo and colors) which can be sent to any email address, whether they have a Fieldwire account or not. While these reports are a fantastic way to document site information, they do not allow for real-time collaboration and will not capture comments or responses from the recipients.
Note: This video below provides more information about how crews use Fieldwire.
Field Training Tutorial Videos
These tutorial videos provide some additional tips about Fieldwire on iOS and Android devices.
These articles provide more information about adding and setting up users in Fieldwire--
- How to invite additional users to a project?
- I've been invited to a project, what next?
- How do I use Fieldwire when offline?