Below are notable changes to the project's Drawings tool in 2017.
Updated Fullscreen Viewer To Improve Performance (13/12/2017)
Improved the performance of the Fullscreen Viewer in the Drawings tool. The viewer now opens in a fancybox, instead of a new page.
Changed Colour Green To Blue In Drawings Comparison Tool (31/10/2017)
Updated the Drawings Comparison tool to change the green colour to blue.
Switched To Larger Thumbnails On Drawings Thumbnail View (14/9/2017)
Switched to using larger thumbnails on the thumbnail view of the Drawings tool.
Added New Punch/Camera Pin Icons To Drawings Viewer (31/8/2017)
Updated the Punch and Photo Pin icons in the Drawings tool Fullscreen Viewer.
Added Icons For List And Thumbnail View Links (16/8/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool to use icons for the links to switch between the List and Thumbnail Views.
Updated Freehand Tools On Drawings Fullscreen Viewer (24/7/2017)
Updated the Drawings Fullscreen Viewer to allow for continuous markup on both of the freehand tools (Pen and Marker). A user is now able to continue making markups without stopping/selecting each tool after a stroke is made.
New 'Deleted Drawing Revisions Report' For 'Admins' On Drawings Tool (20/7/2017)
Updated the Project level Drawings tool to add the 'Deleted Drawing Revisions Report' which is visible for all users with 'Admin' level permission.
'Drawing Upload Complete' Notification Email Is Now Automatically Sent (23/6/2017)
When a user uploads a drawing set, Procore will now automatically send an email to the user when the upload is complete.
Switched The Sides Of The Checkboxes And 'More Options' Menu Button On Drawings (23/6/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool to switch the tickboxes to the left side of the register list and the "more options" button (vertical ellipsis (⋮) drop-down list) to the right side of the Division titles.
Moved Drawings Filters And Search Bar (21/6/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool by moving the Discipline filter from the sidebar to above the drawings register. The default value will say "All Disciplines", not just "All". Also, moved the Search to above the drawings register, to the left of the Discipline filter.
Added A General Information Section On The Drawing Sets Page (14/6/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool to create a General Information section for Drawing Sets pages. Added the ability to update name and date for drawing sets on this page. Also improved the Drawing Set Card View and Area Card View and internationalized the Drawing Cards.
New 'Drawing Sets' View (5/5/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool to remove the Set Filter and turn it into a new view at the top of the drawing register. Users can now drill-down into a Drawing Set using the Set Show page.
Added More Options Menu to Drawings Tool (18/4/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool to add a new 'More Options' shortcut menu. Now, when a user clicks More Options (i.e., a vertical ellipsis icon) in the project's Current Drawings page, the shortcut menu reveals the following options: Rename, Move, and Reorder Drawings.
New Sets Appear At Top Of Sets List (13/4/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool so that now, newly added sets appear at the top of the sets list (both on \ the Configure Settings page and in drop-down lists). Users can still customise the list order to suit their business needs.
File Uploader Now Shows Only PDFs (4/4/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool so that now, when uploading files, the File Explorer box only shows PDF files (which is the required file format).
Updated the Drawing Viewer (27/3/2017)
Updated the Project level Drawings tool to give the Drawing Viewer on web a whole new look.
Updated Prev/Next Buttons In Drawing Viewer To Respect Filters (24/3/2017)
Navigating to the Prev/Next drawing in the Drawing Viewer now takes you to the next drawing in the filtered list of drawings (i.e., when viewing a certain set, discipline and/or using search). This also respects the order of the items as they are displayed on the list page as well (including custom orders). This should also apply to Next/Prev navigation on the Info page for drawings. The drop-down in the Fullscreen viewer will now also respect the filter applied.
Added Placeholder Text For Set Name in Drawings (23/3/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool to add placeholder text in the 'Set Name' field when uploading drawings. Placeholder text is the greyed-out text that suggests something to type in a text field and is replaced as the user starts typing.
Added Fullscreen Drawing Links In Email Forwards (14/3/2017)
Added links to view drawings in the fullscreen viewer in emails forwarded from the Drawings tool (to match UX in subscription email).
Download Single Drawing w/o Zipping From Drawings Tool (14/3/2017)
This updates downloads from the Drawing Register page. When a single drawing without sketches and markup is downloaded, the drawing downloads as a single, unzipped PDF. When a drawing with markup is downloaded, the user is emailed a single, unzipped PDF with markup. Drawings with sketches are still ZIP files.
Renamed Columns in Custom Drawings Report (9/3/2017)
Updated the Reports tools to rename the following columns in the Custom Drawings Report: "Drawing Sketches Count" to "No. of Sketches" "Reviewed at" to "Published Date" "Drawing Revision ID" to "Drawing ID" "Created By" to "Published By" Also, the "Created At" Column has been removed.
Now Directing Users Back To Show Page After Deleting A Drawing Revision (7/3/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool to change the following on the Drawing's show page: (1) Changed button label from "Delete" to "Delete Revision" and (2) previously, when a user deleted a revision on the show page, the system would navigate the user back to the Drawing register, causing confusion as to whether the delete of the revision was successful or not. Now, when deleting a revision, the system redirects the user to the show page of the current revision of that drawing.
CSV And PDF Exports Now Respect Search Parameters (6/3/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool so that if the user is viewing the Drawings register while search parameters are in effect, the CSV and PDF exports respect those parameters.
Thumbnail Order Now Matches List Order In Drawing Register (1/3/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool so that the Drawing register's Thumbnails ordering matches the List order.
Improved Performance of Full Screen Mode For Drawings With Defect Pins (10/2/2017)
Improved performance when viewing drawings with large numbers of defect pins in Full Screen mode.
Fixed Publish Selected Button On Review Page (8/2/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool to fix an issue on the Review page where clicking the grey space next to 'Publish Selected' was publishing drawings. This no longer occurs.
Performing Bulk Edit On Drawings/Specs Now Clears Checkboxes (7/2/2017)
Updated the Drawings and Specifications tools to clear the marks from the drawing/spec section checkboxes in the list page after completing a bulk edit.
Improved Load Speed For Markup And Hyperlinks (3/2/2017)
Separated the loading of markup and hyperlinks from the loading of images on the Fullscreen viewer. This is expected to significantly speed up the performance of the tool.
Increase Number Of Drawings Shown Per Page (3/2/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool to increase the default number of drawings shown per page from 700 to 150.
Updated 'Bulk Edit' Popup Window In Drawings Tool (27/1/2017)
Updated the 'Bulk Edit' popup window to add a checkbox and date selection calendar.
Updated Emails To Include Links to Specifications (25/1/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool to add the following links to the emails sent by Procore tool. Clicking either link now opens a new tab in the Fullscreen Viewer for the Spec Section Revision:
- A 'Specifications Number' link
- A 'Description' link
Updated The Way The Fullscreen Viewer Loads Pages (16/1/2017)
Updated the Fullscreen Viewer in the Drawings tool to change how drawings and drawing tiles load. This eliminated the "blank white page" effect that occurred just before the page fully loaded or when users zoomed/panned in the viewer.
Increased The Activation Area On Fullscreen Viewer Buttons (11/1/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool to increase the size of the activation area on the full screen View buttons located at the top right side of the screen (i.e., markup buttons, information and exit, etc.).
Fixed Issue With Drawing Not Opening in Viewer/Markup View (10/1/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool to fix an issue where a linked drawings did not open in the Viewer or Markup View. This has been fixed.
Added Validation To Prevent Consecutive Duplicate Revisions (4/1/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool so that the system now add a number to the end of the revision number (i.e., (1) (2), (3), (4), etc.) for consecutive duplicate revisions. It also adds backend validation to prevent future duplicate revisions from occurring.
Changed View Button Label To Info In Drawings Tool (3/1/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool to change the button label on the List page from 'View' to 'Info.'
Changed Fullscreen Button Labels in Drawings Tool (3/1/2017)
Updated the Drawings tool to change these button labels. Changed the label on the 'Fullscreen' button to the 'Open' button and changed the label on the 'Fullscreen/Markup' button to the 'Open in Viewer/Markup' button.