15 March 2017
First steps with Archireport for iPad
You’ll find here the essentials tips to take a good start with Archireport .
The first things that you need to set up are your account preferences as it will appear in all your reports. To do that, click on “Preferences” on the app main page and fill all your informations (Name, address, Phone number…)
You will also be able to add your own logo. This logo will appear on all reports headers. You can download it from Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive…
Once you’ve updated your account preferences, you can create your first project. To do that, press on “Add a project” and fill the project’s informations. Then you can add your stakeholders, works and documents.
Let’s start with the stakeholders. The first time you add a stakeholder, the app will ask you if you want to import your iPad’s contacts. If you accept, you will see your contacts in the left column. You can also add your stakeholders manually. This contacts will be saved directly in the app and you will retrieve them in all your projects.
Then, you can create the multiple project’s works. To do that, click on “Add a work” and fill the infos. To link one or more stakeholders to a work, click on “Manage stakeholders”.
You will also be able to store all the documents that you will need during your project. To do that, create new folders and import your documents in it or add directly the documents (building permits, plans, …). They will be available with or without an internet connection.
Be aware that you can also prepare your projects at home with your computer from the web version of Archireport.
To start, create a new visit. You will then be able to manage the stakeholders’ attendance. To do that, select the stakeholders concerned by the visit and check if they are present, absent, excused or not excused. You can also summoned them to the next meeting.
Then you can select the works concerned by the visit.
Create and edit your remarks
Archireport can adapt to your methodology as you can create your remarks by works, stakeholders or plans. You are free to choose your preferred method. Click on “Add a remark” and start editing it. Then you can use a wide range of tools to get a more visual remark (Photos, Sketches, checklist, documents…).
You will also be able to link the remark to a stakeholder or a work if it’s not done yet. To do that, click on “Assign remark to works” or “Assign remark to stakeholders” and select the concerned Work or Stakeholder.
Generate and send your remarks
Once your visit is done, you can directly send your report. Press “Generate report” and choose the various report options clicking on “Edit report properties”. If you have an internet connection with iPad, you will be able to send the report from the construction site. You can also share the project with your assistant by exemple if you something else to edit the report before sending it. Once sent, you will be able to check if the recipients have opened your report from your computer on the web version in the “Sent messages”.section.