Procore

SiteCloud provides several integrations to Procore.  These are described below:

Embedding your SiteCloud Cameras onto your Procore Dashboard

You can incorporate views of your Sensera cameras into your ProCore project management software.

This feature uses Sensera’s SiteCloud public URL feature.

Once you set up your public URL for your Sensera Camera, you will copy that URL and configure it into your ProCore dashboard.  Instructions for the configuration of your ProCore software to integrate with your Sensera camera can be found here. Search for the “Sensera” section.

Exporting Images from SiteCloud to Procore

SiteCloud allows users to export images directly into your Procore projects with a few clicks.  Exports can be done manually or automatically.   This makes it easy to elevate issues and disseminate photographic data from your site to all stakeholders.

In order to do any of this, you must have a Procore account.

Exporting Images to Procore Manually

1.  Select the image you want to export into Procore.
  • If it’s an image on one of your active Sensera cameras, select the image in the View page.
  • If it’s an image from an archived Sensera camera, select the image in the Archive page.
  • If it’s an image from a SitePOV camera, select the image in the SitePOV page.
  • If it’s an image from Sensera Drone Services, select the Drone page.
  • All remaining steps are the same for each of these cases.
2.  Click on the “Export” button as shown in the image above (third orange button from the bottom on the left side).  this will bring up the Export dialog which allows you to select the destination of the image to be exported.
3.  Click on the “Procore Settings” button.  This brings up the Procore specific dialog box, allowing you to log your SiteCloud account into your Procore account and select a project to export your images into.
4.  Click the “Login” button.   This will bring up the Procore Login screen, allowing you to enter your Procore credentials.  Performing this step provides SiteCloud the authorization it needs to put data into your Procore projects.
5.  Upon successful login, the Procore specific dialog box will say “Logged In”, and provide a “Log out” button.   Also, a pulldown will be populated with all the Procore projects your account has access to.   Choose the project you want to export images into.
6.  Close the Procore specific dialog box, make sure “Current Image” is selected, select “Export to Procore” on the Export dialog box, and push the “Export” button. This will start the export.
7.  The export should only take a few seconds.  The exported image should now appear in your Procore project in the “Photos” area, in an album titled “Sensera Exports”.

Automatic Image Exports to Procore via Project Updates

This feature of SiteCloud allows you to automatically have the latest image from your Sensera cameras sent to Procore on a selected set of weekdays, at a time you specify.

1.  This feature only applies to Sensera camera images, so navigate to the View page of the Sensera camera you want to configure and click the “Configure” button, the third orange button from the top on the left side.  This brings up the Configure Camera dialog.
2.  Select “Enable Project Updates”, select the weekdays you want updates generated on, and enter the time (local) at which you want the update to be sent out. You may optionally enter email addresses to which the project updates will be sent in addition to being sent to Procore.  Check the “Send Updates to Procore” checkbox.
3.  Click on the “Procore Settings” button.  This brings up the Procore specific dialog box, allowing you to log your SiteCloud account into your Procore account and select a project that your Project Update images will be placed in.
4.  Click the “Login” button.   This will bring up the Procore Login screen, allowing you to enter your Procore credentials.  Performing this step provides SiteCloud the authorization it needs to put data into your Procore projects.
5.  Upon successful login, the Procore specific dialog box will say “Logged In”, and provide a “Log out” button.  Also, a pulldown will be populated with all the Procore projects your account has access to.  Choose the project you want your Project Updates placed in.
It is important, when using Project Updates, to leave SiteCloud logged into Procore (that is, don’t log out).  If SiteCloud is logged out of Procore, it will not be able to send project updates to Procore.
Perform these steps for each of your Sensera cameras you wish to configure for Project Updates.

BIM 360

This integration offers you the functionality to automate syncing, sharing, and the displaying of real-time site images directly into your BIM 360 account.  Once configured, transfer is completely automatic and/or a la carte for any SiteCloud image type.

Customers with both a BIM 360 and SiteCloud account can follow the steps below to complete the integration.

Installing the Integration

  1. Within your BIM 360 account click on Apps” under the Account Admin” page
  2. Select “Sensera SiteCloud BIM 360” Integration and add it
  3. Your integration is now active within BIM 360

Configuring the integration

  1. Launch an internet browser and enter web address sitecloud.senserasystems.com
  2. Log in with your SiteCloud “Username” and “Password”
  3. While on the “View” screen select which camera you want to configure (Picture A)
  4. Click on “Configure Node Camera” and then “Configure Camera” (Picture B)
  5. Ensure “Enable Project Updates (receive latest image periodically by email)” is selected and that Email Address, Time, and Days of the Week are populated
  6. Select “Send Updates to BIM 360” and click on the “BIM 360 Settings” link next to it (Picture C)
  7. Enter your BIM 360 “Email” and “Password” in the dialogue windows that appear
  8. Click “Allow” to authorize the application (Picture D)
  9. The message “Authorization was successful” should display and you will see a list of your available BIM 360 projects you can select (Picture E)
  10. You have now authenticated and configured this integration
Picture A

Exporting Images Manually

While the above configuration allows for the automatic syncing of images from SiteCloud to BIM 360, users can also manually export images.  To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. While on the “View” page of SiteCloud go to the “Captured Images” section of the page
  2. Choose the image you want to export
  3. Click on the “Export Images” button and select “Current Image”
  4. Click on “Export to Autodesk BIM 360” and click on “Export” (Picture F)

The image will appear in your camera folder within BIM 360 once processed. To note, you can only export the most current image.

Picture F

Accessing and Managing SiteCloud Image Types within BIM 360

Once you sync or export images into your BIM 360 account, an auto-created folder called “Sensera” will appear under the BIM 360 project files you designated.  This folder will contain two additional folders called: “Export” and “Update”.
  • Export:  This folder houses all the images you exported on an ad hoc basis from SiteCloud
  • Update:  This folder houses all the scheduled images you have captured

Within “Export” and “Update”, folders with the name of your camera(s) are also created with the corresponding images.

Please Note: TimeLapse videos in the folder will be from the day before, as it takes 24 hours for the video to be rendered. The video will also be in MP4 format.

With this integration, you’ll also want to keep a few things in mind:
  • Renaming:  Renaming the folder will preclude scheduled and exported images from going into those folders.  Instead, new folders with the standard naming conventions will be created and the images deposited into those.
  • Deleting:  Deleting a SiteCloud folder within BIM 360 is not recoverable.  Instead, you will need to (re)export the images again.

Given the above, we recommend you keep the document name folder as is. Should you need to create more granularity on your naming conventions, you can create separate folders and move the images into them, as needed.

Lastly, you should keep the integration authenticated so that automatic syncing and manual export work without disruption.


PlanGrid

This integration offers you the functionality to automate syncing, sharing, and the displaying of real-time site images directly into your PlanGrid account. Once configured, transfer is completely automatic and/or a la carte for any SiteCloud image type.

Customers with both a PlanGrid and SiteCloud account can follow the steps below to complete the integration.

Configuring the Integration

  1. Launch an internet browser and enter web address sitecloud.senserasystems.com
  2. Log in with your SiteCloud “Username” and “Password”
  3. While on the “View” screen select which camera you want to configure (Picture A)
  4. Click on “Configure Node Camera” and then “Configure Camera” (Picture B)
  5. Ensure “Enable Project Updates (receive latest image periodically by email)” is selected and that Email Address, TIme, and Days of the Week are populated
  6. Select “Send Updates to PlanGrid” and click on the “PlanGrid Settings” link next to it (Picture C)
  7. Enter your PlanGrid “Email” and “Password” in the dialogue windows that appear
  8. Click “Give Permission” to authorize the application (Picture D)
  9. The message “Authorization was successful” should display and you will see a list of the available PlanGrid projects you can select (Picture E)
  10. You have now authenticated and configured this integration
Picture A

Exporting Pictures Manually

While the above configuration allows for the automatic syncing of images from SiteCloud to PlanGrid, users can also manually export images. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. While on the “View” page of SiteCloud go to the “Captured Images” Section of the page
  2. Choose the image you want to export
  3. Click on “Export Images” button and select “Current Image”
  4. Click on “Export to PlanGrid” and click “Export” (Picture F)
The image will appear in your camera folder within PlanGrid once processed.

Accessing and Managing SiteCloud Image Types within PlanGrid

Once you sync or export images into your PlanGrid account, an auto-created folder called “Sensera” will appear under the PlanGrid project files you designated. This folder will contain two additional folders called: “Export” and “Update”.

  • Export: This folder houses all the images you exported on an ad hoc basis from SiteCloud
  • Update: This folder houses all the scheduled images you have captured

Within “Export” and “Update”, folders with the name of your camera(s) are also created with the corresponding images.

Please Note: TimeLapse videos in the folder will be from the day before, as it takes 24 hours for the video to be rendered. The video will also be in MP4 format.

With this integration, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind:

Renaming: Renaming a folder will preclude scheduled and exported images from going into those renamed folders. Instead, folders with the original names will be recreated and images placed there.

Deleting: Deleting a SiteCloud folder within PlanGrid is not recoverable. Instead, you will need to (re)export the images again.

Given the above, we recommend you keep the document folder name as is. Should you need to create more granularity on your naming conventions, you can create separate folders and move the images into them, as needed.

Lastly, if you have enabled automatic updates of images with this integration, you should not “log out” of PlanGrid in the “PlanGrid Settings” dialog within SiteCloud.  Otherwise, automatic syncing and manual export will not work.