Overview & background
As your project progresses, you will create more and more tasks and the ability to filter those tasks will become increasingly important. One way to do this is through the 'Location' field.
Project Admins can edit and add locations under the 'Settings' tab, under the Custom Lists Section.
Manage locations option in Project Settings
From the 'Manage Locations' window, an Admin can bulk import locations if they are in the same format as a CSV file. You could also manually input the locations in each field.
You can pull up the 'Manage Locations' window.
You can copy and paste a list of Locations from a CSV file or you can type in New Locations into this window.
Once the locations have been uploaded you can click 'Save' and the Locations will now be uploaded into Fieldwire.
The location field is fully customizable for your project, some example locations could be:
- Building (Building 1, Building 2, etc.)
If your project contains multiple buildings or structures, you can use the building number or name as the location description.
- Level (P1, P2, Lower Podium, Podium, L1, L2, etc.)
High rise building structures (residential and commercial) will use the level number or name to define the location.
- Chainage (Mile 1+00, 2+00, 3+00 etc)
This is particularly relevant in transportation such as highways and rail projects.
- Zone (Zone A, Zone B, etc.)
For school or hospital projects, your locations may be defined by zones or wings.
- Apartment number (Apt 101, Apt 102, etc.)
For residential projects, you can define your locations as the apartment, lot or house number.
If you've decided you'd like to use the location feature and need to apply these to multiple existing tasks at once, you can use Fieldwire's batch edit feature to speed up the process
Creating New Locations
To create a new location, simply select "+ New Location" on the Web (or mobile) version of Fieldwire
How to add a new location in a task on the web
Once you've set up your location filters, they can be used to refine your reports. This is particularly useful during the punch process as it allows you to generate a report specific to the area that has or will be inspected.
How to filter by location when generating a report