PlanStudio Now Supports Custom Data Fields Across the Board
If you can add it to a plan, you can capture your own custom data for it.
This replaces the existing "metadata" configuration that was available in icon libraries. All existing icon metadata fields will now be available as Data Fields.
You can customise which fields apply to which features. This allows you to do things like have an "Extinguisher Capacity" field only apply to icon types representing fire extinguishers, or have a "Pressure" field only apply to network types representing water/gas pipes.
Data Fields can be given a data type to assist with capturing data in a consistent format.
The Text data type allows for free-form text entry.
The Automatic Text data type is useful when you need to assign identifiers to things, and you want PlanStudio to automatically generate them. You can have PlanStudio apply a prefix/suffix to the identifier to automatically generate text like "EXT-019" or "Unit 1234".
The Date data type allows you to choose a specific date formatting (e.g DD/MM/YYYY or MM/YYYY) and provides you with a date picker when editing plans.
The Drop-down data type allows you configure a set of options (e.g "Pass"/"Fail"/"Not Tested") which you can choose from in a drop-down when editing plans.
Data captured using custom data fields can be exported using the "Export .csv file" option. The exported .csv file can be imported into Excel or any other spreadsheet software.