Upload Drawings

Project Organizers can upload drawings from the web app using either the Fieldlens Drawings Uploader App, the Basic Uploader or sync directly from Bluebeam Studio (coming soon).

We recommend using the Fieldlens Drawings Uploader for large sets or when many revisions are expected. It’s a downloadable desktop application available on PC or Mac that allows for more seamless syncing of your drawings. Using the Fieldlens Drawings Uploader will also preserve any links or annotation you’ve created in Bluebeam or other PDF editing software.

Download the applications directly from these links and follow the below steps to get started:

Using the Fieldlens Drawings Uploader App

  1. Download and install the application.

      Mac Windows
    Chrome Select the Fieldlens Drawings Uploader file in the lower-left corner of your browser window. 
    Select the Fieldlens Drawings Uploader file in the lower-left corner of your browser window.
    Firefox Click on the Downloads (down arrow) button in your toolbar and pick Fieldlens Drawings Uploader from the list
    Click on the Downloads (down arrow) button in your toolbar and pick Fieldlens Drawings Uploader from the list.
    Safari Click the Downloads arrow from your toolbar and pick Fieldlens Drawings Uploader file from the list.
    Internet Explorer N/A Go to Start -> Downloads and select Fieldlens Drawings Uploader.

  2. Add to your Applications
    Mac Windows
    Drag the Fieldlens Drawings Uploader to
    your Applications folder.
    Launch the installer from your Downloads

  3. Get Started
    Mac Windows
    Double-click to open your Applications folder and 
    launch the Drawings Uploader. 
    Go to Start -> Applications and open the
    Fieldlens Drawings Uploader.
  4. Log in with your Fieldlens credentials. You’ll see a list of all projects for which you are a project organizer.
  5. Click into a project that you’d like to upload drawings to.
  6. At the top of the window, click +New Folder and navigate to the folder that contains your project drawings. Repeat for all relevant folders.
  7. The list of files to be uploaded will display in the window. The Uploader will only sync PDF files - please upload only drawing PDFs. If the folders you are syncing contain other project documentation we recommend removing them before syncing.
  8. When they all read “Ready” click “Sync # files” from the bottom.

The folder(s) that you have have specified is now linked to the Fieldlens Uploader. When you update or add new plans to that folder simply open the Drawings Uploader. It will recognize the changes - click “Sync” to upload them.

Using the Basic Uploader

You can also use the Basic Uploader to simply select files or drag and drop them, similar to attaching photos to an email. The Basic Uploader is perfect for single drawings, smaller sets, or sets contained in a single multi-page PDF.

This web uploader requires no additional software, but unlike the desktop uploader, it will not recognize links created between separate PDF files.

Once you’ve selected and uploaded your files (or dragged and dropped them) they will be uploaded and processed in the same way as the Drawings Uploader.

Sync from Bluebeam Studio Prime

Connect your Bluebeam Studio Prime account to sync drawings directly to Fieldlens, links and all. Once connected, Fieldlens will keep an eye on your Bluebeam files for changes, and let you know when its time to sync. 

Learn how to sync drawings from Bluebeam Studio Prime

After Uploading

Processing Drawings

Once they’re synced to Fieldlens you may not see your drawings immediately as they may still be processing. Generally this is an extremely fast process - but during periods of high activity there may be delays.

You can click the drop-down arrow on the "New Drawing" button to view your Processing Queue. Use the “Status” drop-down on the upper left of the popup to see if the files are still processing.

If you do find that your drawings are taking an excessively long time to process, please reach out to our coaches at support@fieldlens.com or using the in-app help chat.

Drawing names and numbers

Fieldlens sets the plan number and name automatically based on the information in the title box on the drawing. While this works for most PDF files, you should still double-check names and numbers for accuracy. You can edit these values in the Fieldlens web app - learn how HERE.

Viewing your uploaded drawings

Once they’re uploaded and processed you can view your drawings on the web or mobile apps. Drawings can be viewed within a Fieldlens project by navigating to the Drawings library from the bottom center of the web app, or the menu on the top right for the mobile apps. Any Fieldlens Pro user with access to that project can also view the drawings. Revisions, however, will have to be approved before becoming available to your users.