Reconstruct supports multiple workflows that cater to different users in the construction process. This article explains how to use the tools and features in Reconstruct cloud-based platform to document the existing conditions of your construction site, and (by repeating this process) create a historical record of the changes in the project. This workflow enables users to:
- Capture 360 images and place them on 2D drawings using Reconstruct Capture App
- Compare 360 images of the same location across multiple dates
- Use Pins, Markup, and Snapshot tools in Reconstruct to visually drive coordination among project participants (Owner, GC, Subs, etc.)
What You Need
To get started with this workflow, you need to:
- Upload PDF drawings of your floor plans
- Purchase a 360 camera
- Download and install the Reconstruct Capture App on an iOS device
Once you have your purchased your 360 camera, uploaded the floor plans of your project to Reconstruct, and prepared an iOS device with Reconstruct Capture app, you are good to go. The following paragraphs provide step-by-step guide for the whole process:
Step #1: Login to Reconstruct on your computer
If this is your first time to use Reconstruct, then you will need to create an account, login, and go to the Data Manager. It is important to do this step on a computer using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers.
Step #2: Upload PDF drawings to Reconstruct
Prepare the floor plans of your project in PDF format. You can have them in separate single-page PDF files, or one multi-page PDF file. Note that it will take longer to upload a multi-page file, as Reconstruct will have to split it into single pages upon upload. In most cases, the architectural floor plans of your project will be the best option to upload. However, in some cases you might need to upload structural or foundation floor plans instead. You can upload several floor plans per floor. Click here to learn more about uploading your drawings to Reconstruct.
Step #3: Assign locations to your drawings
Once your PDF files are uploaded to Reconstruct you should assign locations to each of these drawings to make it easier to capture your images later.
Step #4: Download and install Reconstruct Capture app on your iOS device
Click here to download Reconstruct Capture app from the Appstore. Once the app is installed on your iOS device, use your Reconstruct username and password to login to the app.
Step #5: Connect your 360 camera to the app
Step #6: Capture images and place them on 2D drawings
Step #7: View images and repeat capture when needed
You can also repeat Step #6 to capture more images when needed (e.g. every week).