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Has anyone had issues with their captures linking with a BIM file? The sync has worked for me 3 times previously with smaller files.I use the architects’ .nwd file and it is about 68,000 KB. I’m having trouble with linking the model with captures. I uploaded the model (on the right) a week after the captures. I waited another week for the model to sync after the .nwd BIM file upload. The captures and BIM model did not sync after this process.
Story time! As we at OpenSpace were starting to plan our first-ever user conference, we knew the name was critical in setting the stage for the entire event. It needed to be meaningful, it needed to have the right tone, and it needed to represent the OpenSpace Community. So we reached out to the Community for help.We asked some of our users to share their ideas for the conference name. We got so many really impressive submissions! In the end, out of all the users’ submitted ideas and the internal OpenSpace team’s proposed ideas, Waypoint, submitted by @E_M_KC, was chosen. Shoutout to Ethan Meyers for naming OpenSpace’s first user conference! Merriam-Webster definition of “waypoint”
Thank you to everyone who joined us at yesterday’s Webinar Wednesday: OpenSpace Community Launch! It was amazing to see attendees from all over the world And special thank you to @Anodizedfate for being the guest speaker and for sharing his experience with the OpenSpace Community. The webinar recording can be accessed on the Event page. As a reminder, we are currently running a promo with the OpenSpace Community registration. If you register to become a Community member any time before Waypoint (OpenSpace’s first user conference) is over on November 2, 2021, you will be entered into a raffle to win an iPad Pro! You also need to be registered for Waypoint to be eligible to win the prize, so make sure to register now if you haven’t. The winner will be announced at the end of the conference.One of you can be the lucky winner of this iPad Pro! Now that our Community is officially launched, I wanted to start off with a poll to better understand what you all want to get from your OpenS
I was curious as to how other companies and project teams are using Field Notes. We have a good number of projects using Openspace and they are doing awesome at capturing and using past captures but we are wanting to start getting teams to use Field Notes more. We would love to eventually start using it for punch list. Cant wait to hear the different workflows. Thanks!
Webinar Wednesdays: Which Topics Interest You? Hi OpenSpace Community! Every other Wednesday, our team hosts a one-hour webinar covering specific OpenSpace topics. We have led topics ranging from feature highlights (Field Notes and BIM Viewer Deep Dive, Clearsight Progress Tracking, etc.) to upcoming roadmap sneak peeks and more. It’s time for us to hear from YOU. Which topics are you interested in? Please comment below with your thoughts!
Thank you to everyone who applied to be our Community Guest Speaker at our inaugural OpenSpace user summit, Waypoint 2021. The application is now closed After much consideration, we have selected Cameron Wahl @Cwahl to be our Waypoint 2021 Community Guest Speaker. CONGRATULATIONS! We are so excited to see Cameron on the global stage, helping us launch our OpenSpace Community to the public and sharing his OpenSpace Community experience so far. If you haven’t registered for Waypoint 2021 yet, make sure to do so now! REGISTER HERE. We will have lots of dynamic discussions about OpenSpace and the industry in general, many opportunities for networking and Community building, and ways to win prizes and giveaways. You won’t want to miss it or miss Cameron presenting on the OpenSpace Community!
Listening to several webinars, it sounds like there is a wide range of industries and construction projects that are utilizing OpenSpace. Currently we are using it to track several large tenant improvement jobs but what type of project or industry are you using the product? What tricks have you found for capturing that type of project? For me, I've found trying to walk the same path improves my capture time and zig zagging through column sections ensure I capture the full space. Walking the same path seems to streamline when we need to go back and search for a capture. Also, a good light really helps the capture images since we all know temporary lighting doesn’t usually cover everything. I've had a few developers approach us as well thinking this may be useful in building/campus maintenance on capturing existing conditions or even documenting projects themselves.
Hey Everyone,I thought I would ask how frequently everyone uses their OpenSpace camera on their jobsites to track the job? Also, do you visit the jobs on job milestones (EX: Inspection Dates, Exterior Envelope Complete, Structural Framing Complete etc.) in the overall construction schedule.As a Project Engineer for a large drywall/ceiling and specialties contractor, I visit a specific construction site every two to three weeks. This helps me report which walls are closed up and are still open.I’m looking forward to report milestones in DPC (Digital Production Control) and syncing it with OpenSpace Clearsight later this year.
Does anyone have any good early adoption stories of integrating OpenSpace into their current companies standard operating procedures? Some folks may be positioned well as a VDC manager or the Tech Specialist in a company, but I experienced a grass roots effort as a PM. Between convincing my bosses that using OpenSpace is worth it financially and my coworkers that it was worth their time (especially with learning how to use a 360 camera), it was very much an uphill battle. I felt like I hit a lot of hurdles along the way, but somehow was able to convince the team to use it. It was looked at as a superfluous product because “we already have cameras” or “we hire someone else to take pre-inspection photos”, and it’s hard to see the value up front because the data captured is what becomes valuable. Any stories out there to help the person bringing this to their boss or company for the first time?
I am curious how long everyone’s captures are and any tricks they may have found. For instance, on one job, the building is broken up by Floors and then by Cores. I set the project up in OpenSpace to be by Core and it would take about 7 mins to walk each one. 4 Floors and 3 cores per floor it would take me about 1hr and 15mins to capture the site and I still had storage available on the card and battery life left in the camera. On almost an identical project, I decided to setup it up per floor rather than cores. 5 floors (4 cores per floor) It would take me about 17min per floor to walk. By the 2nd floor I would still have storage left but no battery life in the camera left. I have found I can not do both buildings without clearing the sd card and that planning how your setup the project can dictated your capture time. We all know time is money so wanted to see if anyone how experimented at all with this.
Team, Any opinions on the best 360 degree lighting accessories when using openspace in dark or low-light areas? We purchased the Halo lights from the Illumagear but had to improvise and add additional headlamps at angles at the blind spots. It added some weight to the hard hat with the camera, headlamps and accessories so felt a lil uncomfortable walking more than an hour (big site). https://shop.illumagear.com/collections/frontpage/products/halo-sl
Exciting News! If you haven’t seen on our LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (by the way, follow us on all social media platforms to keep up with the latest OpenSpace news ), OPENSPACE IS HOSTING OUR FIRST USER SUMMIT THIS YEAR! WHEN: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 1:30 PM to 7 PM PDT WHERE: Virtual (on Hopin) You can visit the Community Event listing for the details and the registration link.You’ll see that while we have multiple presentations planned for the Main Stage (product announcements; OpenSpace tips & tricks; panel discussing the future of construction and technology), we also have many side sessions you can join to continue networking and building Community (1:1 networking available throughout the event; session rooms dedicated to meeting the OpenSpace team, sharing product ideas, asking questions as follow-up to Main Stage presentations). Feel free to pick and choose which activities are most engaging to you! We will also have many raffles and giveaways throu
Cameron Wahl, Senior Technology Specialist at Balfour Beatty and one of our top OpenSpace Community members, championed the publication of this case study titled “Jobsite Capture Goes Next Level: Balfour Beatty Leverages OpenSpace for More Efficient Project Delivery”. “Our project management team… utilized the program for schedule updates, quality control documentation, in-wall inspections, audit reviews and subcontractor billings, among other benefits.” -- Nicholas Walz, Balfour Beatty Senior Project ManagerMake sure to give it a read and comment your thoughts below! Feel free to also tag Cameron in your comment if you have more questions you’d like to ask him about the write-up
If you haven’t joined us for one of our Webinar Wednesdays, come check out our next scheduled session! Every other Wednesday, our team hosts a one-hour webinar covering specific OpenSpace topics. We bring on guest speakers to present in the first half, followed by an open-floor Q&A in the second half. We host one session from 11 AM to 12 PM PDT/PST and another session from 12 PM to 1 PM BST/GMT. If you would like this chance to meet some members of our team, hear from engaging speakers and learn more about OpenSpace, make sure to attend at least one of these! We have all upcoming scheduled Webinar Wednesdays listed on our Events page, complete with the topic, description and registration link. Here are a few recordings of previous webinars: OpenSpace's User Management ToolField Notes Deep DiveHarness the Power of the BIM ViewerUsing OpenSpace to Coordinate TradesInside the OpenSpace LabHow to Customize OpenSpace for Improved Operational ProductivityIntegrations Deep Dive and Look
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