Accessing and Navigating Building Information Plans

SmartView allows users to quickly find and pull up building information plans captured using SmartCapture. These information plans provide all textual information and photos captured for that building, in an easily navigable, shareable format. Building information plans can be searched for using either the Map or Building List. Using the search bar, both building names and addresses can be entered as search terms. The SmartView Map and Building List can also each be refreshed to show any newly-created buildings.

Opening a building information plan presents the user with building information that can be easily navigated by using the hyperlink menus, by swiping through displayed photos, or by using hyperlinked icons annotated upon site plans, floorplans or other images. By default, the building information plan will open to the site plan section. Any photos can be viewed and zoomed upon, and user can swipe between photos if within a photo gallery.

Hyperlink Menus

Within the building information plan, there are two hyperlink menus that assist users in navigating the plan: the main menu and the breadcrumb menu. The main menu shows each record section; tapping a section will navigate to that section. The breadcrumb menu is a navigational aid that identifies a user’s position within a record, and appears above the currently displayed section. Users can use the breadcrumb menu to navigate backwards up the building plan's hiearchy.

Active Icon Annotations

If a building information plan has photos annotated with hyperlinked icons, the icons can be used to navigate the plan. Selecting an icon will navigate the user to the linked information.

Clustered Icons

Icon positioning is determined by SmartCapture users during data collection. To avoid icon overlap, SmartView automatically detects any overlapping icons, and animates these icons to fade in and out; this animation can be paused using the Animation Pause icon. If a group of animated icons is selected, each overlapped icon will be re-positioned to allow selection, and a line will be drawn to the icon's original position. Selecting a re-positioned icon will pull up any linked information, while selecting any other part of the image will restore the original icon positioning.