Overview & background
This article will delve into files in Fieldwire across the web, iOS/Apple, and Android versions of Fieldwire. Using Files successfully in Fieldwire allows you to easily manage items, such as RFI's, inspection requests, cut sheets, etc. and provides an extra layer of integration across your project.
The 'Files' tab on the web version of Fieldwire keeps track of the files you have attached to plans as well as any that you upload directly to the Files tab.
Note: We support most file types, such as those in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, etc.), PDF, JPEG, PNG, CSV, TXT, and KML, to name a few. DWG and CAD files can be uploaded into Fieldwire, however this is just for storage/distribution purposes; you cannot open DWG and CAD files in Fieldwire, but you can download them out of Fieldwire.
Select '+ New file' to upload new files to the Files tab.
After you select the files to put into Fieldwire, select "Upload".
Select '+New Folder' to create a new folder to organize your files. After you select a file, you can select "Actions" to have the option to move them between folders or delete them entirely. You can also export multiple files at once.
The 'Name Filters' search box allows you to isolate and search for files and folders.
Once your files have been uploaded & organized on web, you can then view and edit PDFs with markups like highlights, scribbles, text, shapes, and signatures. These markups are visible to all project users.
Note: Any files attached to specific tasks will not appear on the Files page. This is due to the different levels of permission between users - Admins, Members, and Followers have varying access to project information.
Files on iOS
Any files that you have uploaded to the web version will appear on the mobile version of Fieldwire after the application has synced to WiFi.
Files view on an iPad. Note the Files are the same as on the Web Version.
Select the blue "+" icon in the top right corner and choose which files you would like to upload. Once you connect your device to WiFi and sync, those files will be available on the web.
Like on the Web Version of Fieldwire, you are able to upload files from the local files on your iPad, or from Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive.
Any files that you have uploaded to the web version of Fieldwire will appear on the Files tab of your Android device after you connect the device to WiFi and synchronize the application.
Select the blue "+" icon in the bottom right corner and choose which files you would like to upload. Once you connect your device to WiFi and sync, those files will be available on the web.
Note: If you attach a file to a task, and run a report of the tasks, the file will be included in the report if it is smaller than 2.5 Mb. If the file is larger than 2.5 Mb, it will be accessible via a hyperlink in the report.
These resources give more information about what you can upload to Fieldwire.
Tutorial Video on Files and Hyperlinks in Fieldwire
Tutorial Video on Posting RFI's in Fieldwire