# InField Changelog
# Version 8.5 - March 24, 2021
This version of InField lets you create templates without intervals with a new check box in the Create new template window. You'll notice that the field for interval selection is hidden when you add items to the template. Checklists based on this template consist of the template name and the current date. These checklists are unique to the user, so to share with co-workers, you must click Share checklist, which you find under the More options (...) icon. Be aware that you cannot change this check box once the template is created.
# Version 8.4.4 - March 16, 2021
Easily add or remove multiple areas of expertise when creating or editing a template for routine round checklists. All you need to do in the Create new template window is to click several areas in the list to add and click cross to remove:
We've also refurbished the Overview page, making it clearer and better utilized. You'll notice that the Notification card is now on this page.
# Version 8.4.3 - March 8, 2021
InField is looking good! The layout on the checkboxes used across the application is now aligned with the Cognite product suite. This release also includes backend improvements and preparations for new functionalities soon to be made available to the users.
# Version 8.4.2 - March 2, 2021
You'll experience a variety of smaller improvements made across several areas in this version of InField. The performance on the Overview page is faster, you'll get more accurate results when you search for tags and a better preview of images uploaded to tags. We've also fixed a bug that occurred if you searched multiple times for a specific time series on the Trend page.
# Version 8.4 - February 23, 2021
Select different states for elements in a checklist based on a template. The available states depend on the setup of the template. Here you see the full range.
To include these states when you create a template, use the new option Checklist states in the Create new template window. Select the states you want to use, but note that To do and OK are required. When you have created a template, you can click Template settings on top of the page to re-visit this window and make further changes.
If a checklist is already created from the template, no template updates are displayed in the checklist. These will only be visible in the checklist created in the first calendar week following the template update.
The checklist states are also reflected if you create a PDF report. The Complete column shows an overall status, and each weekday is marked with one of the state icons.
We've also made some minor improvements. Click a tag in a checklist, and the Tag page opens, then go back, and InField will navigate back to your starting point and highlight the tag you clicked. You'll also see that re-ordering long lists on templates now scroll flawlessly. This was an issue for some users running Infield on Windows OS.
# Version 8.3 - February 15, 2021
If your area of expertise is Metering, you'll now find this as a separate option in the Profile list with areas of expertise. The templates are sorted according to the roles selected in this list to give you easy access to the relevant tasks.
We've also fixed some minor bugs on highlighted assets and navigation in 3D models, and a bug on the template sorting when a template was deleted.
# Version 8.2 - February 9, 2021
Quickly find the templates related to your area of expertise with the new sorting of disciplines for templates. Note that you can at any time see and change your area of expertise by clicking the Profile icon in the sidebar.
There is an additional formatting option available for templates. Insert a line break with Enter + Shift when you add elements. This can, for instance, be used to make bullet lists by adding the hyphen in front of an element.
The date format in InField can now also be customized to the US format; MM/DD/YY. This is defined in the configuration of InField.
# Version 8.1 - February 2, 2021
We're excited to announce several improvements in this version of InField. Use the new option for Advanced scheduling to create templates for rounds made every 2, 3, or 4 weeks. When a checklist is created from this template, the elements are placed in the assigned weeks.
When a checklist based on a template is completed, you can now see the historical reports for the checklist and download these as a PDF.
We have also fixed some bugs, such as a temporary issue with the Norwegian language settings that occurred in some projects.
# Version 8.0.2 - January 19, 2021
This version of InField fixes a bug where some users experienced incorrect week numbers on checklists created from a template. In addition, several other fixes are made under the hood to keep our code neat. More exciting user functionality is on its way in our next releases.
# Version 8.0.1 - January 11, 2021
You can now print interactive P&IDs from InField on a desktop. Click the new PDF button located in the top bar above the interactive file. A PDF viewer opens where you can click Print.
# Version 8.0 - January 5, 2021
# Use checklists without a Wi-Fi
InField kick-starts 2021 by offering functionality to use checklists on a mobile device even if you don't have a network connection. Just select Offline mode on the More options button (...) on the Checklist page while still on a network to make the checklist available on the device you download from.
The checklists in offline mode display small 3D models, the last added trend value, properties, and the document categories you select during the download process. Work orders and images are not available in offline mode.
The changes you make in offline mode are synchronized when the device is reconnected to a network. Note that you can hide the page with the changes while in offline mode, but no changes are kept if you close the page or the browser with InField.
# Better user experience for Templates
Check out these improvements to Templates:
# Version 7.4 - December 14, 2020
In this version of InField, we have cleaned up several minor issues to give you a more stable app. Most of these improvements are made behind the scenes, but here are a few you may notice:
- The Discipline info is moved from the right-hand side of the Template page to just below the Template name on the left-hand side.
- Very long template names are correctly displayed on the Template page.
- Time series are now selected and not just highlighted when you search in tags.
- Some user interface texts are made clearer.
- The link between the Equipment history (if used) and tag overview is fixed.
# Version 7.2 - December 1, 2020
# View operations for work orders
InField now shows planned operations for a work order. Select a work order and click Operations on the right-side panel to display detailed information, such as planned work, duration, and remaining work. You can also see the operation ID on checklists that are based on objects.
# Sorting work orders in work packages
Looking for a work order? You can either use the work order search field or the sorting on columns that become available in this version of InField. Click on any header in the Work order column, and the table will sort alphabetically or ascending/descending on the Date column.
# InField for iOS devices
InField now supports Apple's iOS operating system. This means you can use the InField app on any Apple devices, such as iPhones and iPads.
# Version 7.1 - November 19, 2020
The Revision pane (for SAP users) now gives a tidy sectioning of active and not active work plans. Work plans with system state REL are available in the Active list, while all other states are found in the Other list. Note that this sectioning is only visible on the assets where filtering on revision status is defined in the setup.
We have also made sure hyperlinks on tags listed under Objects on the work order side panel are clickable.
# Version 7.0 - November 4, 2020
# Routine round templates and checklists
Check out how InField simplifies working with checklists for daily and weekly routine rounds:
- Create templates with typical routine rounds to-do tasks (you'll need access for this)
- Transform the templates into checklists with one click only
- Find routine round checklists on the Checklist page, check off the items when they are done, and share the list with your fellow workers
- Download a report in PDF-format when the routine round work is completed
# Version 6.9 - October 16, 2020
# Work with checklists offline
This release of InField enables you to work with checklists even when you are not connected to a network. You can use the same checklist functionality, whether you are online or offline, apart from attaching images that need an online connection.
Note also these important corrections:
An unstable internet connection could cause a reset of checklist item states. For instance, the Completed state could be removed as the network connection switched between online and offline. This is fixed, and an unstable network no longer affects checklists.
The Work order timestamp that shows when source data was last updated sometimes gave a blank value if the source was SAP. This is fixed so that you know which data you have access to when you are working with work orders.
# Version 6.8.0 - October 2, 2020
# Improved checklist navigation on mobile devices
You'll find the checklist flow on mobile devices now even easier to use. On the Home page, just click Open checklists to see your open checklists or get going on a new checklist, and click Archived checklist to see all archived.
# Version 6.6 - September 15, 2020
# Search for work orders in a work plan
When you are working with revisions and work plans, you can now easily search for work orders within the work plan. Type in any part of the work order ID in the search field located at the top of the Work Plan page.
# Version 6.5.8 - September 8th, 2020
# View documents with various file formats
It is now possible to opt-in viewing documents with any file format in InField. Previously, only documents with PDF or SVG file format could be displayed.
# Version 6.5.4 - August 5th, 2020
# General enhancements
You might think that Cognite is enjoying the summer sun during July. Well, some of us stayed in the office and fixed a lot of bugs, increased the speed of the application, and improved the InField user experience.
# Version 6.5.0 - July 6th, 2020
# Revisions on InField home page
Revisions are now available on the InField home page. The active work plan is available at the top of the list. You can also browse through work orders and open the work orders as checklists without leaving the home page.
# Version 6.4.0 - July 1st, 2020
# New design on InField home page
The InField home page is improved. You can more easily navigate between your open and archived checklists. To create a new checklist, you can click the Plus next to the checklist header. You will also find summary information below the checklist names that give a clear overview of your checklists' progress. Note also that the Recently viewed section is now available from the Global search.
# Changed Edit options for checklists created from objects
The Edit options for checklists created from objects in work orders have changed. You can not rename, or add/remove items for these checklists.
# Version 6.3.0 - June 16th, 2020
# Create custom checklist states quick and easy
Creating custom states for checklists is now more user friendly. When you create a new checklist, type in the name of the checklist, click Add states and push Enter/Return to create new states.
# Version 6.2.0 - June 3rd, 2020
# Improved user experience in 3D view
The overall user experience in the 3D view is improved: You can add images to checklist items, and you can more easily add comments and expand and collapse the bottom drawer.
# Filter work orders in 3D
You can filter work orders by their due date. Soon to follow will be other filtering options like discipline and work package.
# Version 6.1.2 - May 26th
# Improved Support system
The Cognite support system now uses Intercom to provide better support to our customers.
# Version 6.0 - May 12th
# Improved Search functionality
Click the Search icon to navigate between recently visited trend pages, tags and documents and search globally for tags, trends, and documents in the Search bar.
# View Work order data and browse notifications
- Access open work orders and check details like description, due date, status and main discipline from the menu or the Overview page.
- Create checklists with objects in a work order without leaving InField with the Create checklist button.
- Browse notifications, and see the history of notifications sorted by date from the Notification tab. Note that this feature is available only for customers with configured work order data.
# Version 5.0 - April 28th
# Operation Support becomes InField
Our goal is to consistently improve Cognite products and services based on our customer needs. The Operation Support application has evolved and now targets more infield activities such as operational maintenance, and efficient preparation of tasks. Operation Support is therefore renamed to InField.
InField is still as accessible as it has been and now also has a distinguished product name.
# Add images to checklists
You can now add images to checklist items. This feature is available on the desktop and on the mobile app. To add an image, click the More button to open the menu for checklist items and then click Add image. Take photos by using your phone's camera and attach the photos to your checklists. You can optionally add a description to the photos.
# Version 4.15.0 - April 22nd
# View open work orders in 3D view
In the 3D view, you can now view all open work orders around your location. To activate this feature, click the Briefcase icon placed above the Checklist items icon. The list with all open work orders around the current location shortly appears. Select a work order to display a list with the items within the work order and the work order details at the bottom of the page. This feature is available only for customers of which we have work orders data.
# Version 4.14.0 - March 25th
# Checklist roles
We have removed the roles in checklists. If you archive or remove a checklist from your lists, your colleagues' view of the lists is not affected.
# Reduced number of disciplines
We have reduced the number of disciplines in the profile section to help improve our metrics.
# Version 4.13.0 - March 18th
# See your initials in the Profile
The Profile section now displays your initials.
# Version 4.12.0 - March 10th
# Buttons have a new look
We have updated all the buttons in our application to have a consistent look and feel.
# Pagination in trends page
When there is a lot of trend data attached to a tag we will create multiple pages to display the data.
# Version 4.11.0 - March 4th
# Add tags to checklist from different sections of the application
You can now add tags to your checklists by clicking the plus button both on top navigation bar and from recently viewed items. To display the button, hover over the tag name and description. Click the plus button to open a window where you can select which checklists the tag should be added to.
# Clickable checklist name in 3D view
You can now navigate to the home screen where your active checklists are open by clicking the checklist name in the 3D view.
# Version 4.10.0 - Feb 25th
# Small improvements
In this release, we have focused on bug fixes and minor interface improvements.
# Version 4.9.0 - Feb 19th
# Profile section
With this release, we're introducing a profile section to Operation Support. On the new login screen, you can select your discipline (optional) and the asset you are working at. Operation Support remembers your settings the next time you sign in. You can always update your settings on the profile page.
# Version 4.8.0 - Feb 10th
# Create checklists from object lists
You can now create checklists from objectlists of open work orders or join the ones created by your colleagues. (This feature is only avaliable for the tenants which work orders are enabled.)
# Version 4.7.0 - Jan 30st
# Archive multiple checklists
You can now archive multiple checklists at the same time by first selecting them on the open checklist page.
# Duplicate items in checklists
You can now add duplicate items to your checklists. Duplicate tags in checklists will have numbers before their tag ID, for example (1),(2), etc. You can find the duplicate checklist items also in the 3D view.
# Interactions are disabled while adding items to a checklist
We disabled unwanted interactions with the other parts of the page while you add items to a checklist by darkening the background.
# Version 4.6.0 - Jan 21st
# Overview page order matches the sidebar menu
We updated the order of the overview page to match the order of the sidebar menu in the application.
# Version 4.5.2 - Jan 13th
# Critical fixes
We fixed the recent issues with joining a checklist and the scanning features.
# Version 4.5.0 - Jan 8th
# Generating PDFs from checklists with long names
In this release, we fixed issues related to generating PDF files from checklists with long names.
# Improved search
We improved the accuracy of search results. Now, you can search assets with both tag name and description. The exact match will appear on top results no matter if you typed it with or without dashes.
# Version 4.4.0 - Dec 11th
# Archived checklists
Select "View All Checklist" to navigate to a new page where you can find all your archived and open checklists. You can restore your archived checklists or remove them permanently
# Improved experience of checklist items on 3D
By simplifying the steps for editing states of checklist items and adding comments, we improved the overall experience of checklists on 3D. Now, you can add comments or edit state with a few clicks.
# Version 4.3.0 - Dec 3rd
# Location is now available at a glance
On the tag overview page, you can see where the tag is located on the plant. Clicking "View 3D Model" still takes you directly to the detailed 3D model where you can see the detailed surroundings of the tag.
This is now available for selected plants only. We are working on enabling this for more plants.
# Version 4.2.0 - Nov 26th
# Fixed bug with PDF documents not opening correctly on mobile
We have fixed a bug where PDF documents did not open correctly. Clicking on a document now opens the file in your default PDF viewer. We recommend that plants that use digital redline markups in PDFs set Adobe Acrobat as the default PDF viewer to make sure that all redlines display correctly.
# Fixed bug with Interactive P&IDs causing app to crash
We have also fixed the bug that caused some P&IDs to crash the application. The cause was a small problem related to certain highlighted tags in the P&IDs, which should now not occur any more.
# Version 4.1.0 - Nov 19th
# See full tag name and description in header
On the mobile version, you can now click the header to see the full tag name and description.
# Redesigned help pages
We've redesigned the help section with a new menu structure and replaced the in-app help sections with links to the online help pages. This gives you more up-to-date help directly from the app and allows us to communicate the updates in a richer way (more images and videos).
# Version 4.0.0 - Nov 7th
# Lube oil information
Lube oil data is now included in the properties section, and you can easily find information about which lube oil and what quantity to use for an asset. Navigate to an asset (typically pumps, motors, gearboxes), click "Properties", and scroll down to the lube oil section.
# Version 3.0.0 - Nov 6th
# Work orders and equipment history
Big news: we've added work order and equipment history information to each tag. Navigate to a tag and click the "Work orders" or "Equipment history" tabs to see if there is any work planned, or how previous problems have been solved. The object list and operations section of work orders is coming soon!
This feature is only available for selected plants for the time being!
# Version 2.12.0 - Oct 21st
# Group checklist by area
We´ve added the ability to group checklists by area. Click the context menu and select "Group list by area." If you change your mind, click the "Ungroup by area" to revert the list to the original order. This feature is only available for plants where area code is enabled.
# Version 2.11.0 - Oct 15th
# Improved checklist user interface
We've made significant changes to the design of checklists on mobile, to add more space for the actual lists. Also, we have reorganized the menu pop-ups and changed the flows for adding comments and adding and deleting checklist items, so that you don't have to scroll to the top to confirm.
# Fixed bug with search box not going away
We have fixed a bug on the desktop version where the search dropdown didn't go away unless you completed a search or clicked a search result.
# Version 2.10.0 - Oct 2nd
# See checklist items in 3D on mobile
We are delighted to release a significant update to the 3D viewer on mobile devices! A common request has been to be able to see other checklist items in your current surroundings. With our latest software version, when you view a 3D model on a tag, you can now select a button to show all checklist items within your area.
All checklist items within the currently visible area have a small card. You can use this card to zoom to the tag and open up the checklist status and comments. You can also change the status and add comments to checklist items directly from the 3D view. When you set a checklist item to "completed", it is removed from the view, and only active items are visible.
Let us know what you think of the new features, and how we can improve them further.
# Version 2.9.0 - Sep 23rd
# Fixed checklist bug
We fixed a bug that made it complicated to add comments to checklist items. We are working hard on making the checklists a fantastic tool for you, and are releasing significant improvements in the coming weeks!"
# Voided documents
We've received feedback that including voided documents in Operation Support was confusing. We now hide all documents that are marked as voided in the document source systems from Operation Support.
# Improved 3D on mobile
We have done a small upgrade on how we select objects to show in the 3D model on the phone (when we show only the area around the tag). You reported issues with certain objects being invisible, and we now handle this in a different way to make the resulting view less confusing.
# Version 2.8.0 - Sep 17th
We have now redesigned the documents page on each tag to make the documents easier to find. At the top, you will always find your 5 most recently viewed documents for this tag.
# Version 2.7.0 - Sep 03rd
We have completely redesigned the top bar and side menu. On the desktop: click the menu icon in the top left-hand corner to expand and see the descriptions for each item.
We have also updated how elements load on the tag overview page to reduce the chance of clicking the wrong button.
# Version 2.6.0 - Aug 22nd
Based on your feedback, we have redesigned the desktop search dropdown to accommodate long text fields. Happy searching!
# Version 2.5.0 - Aug 14th
# Properties page
We have redesigned the properties page, and you can now set your favorite properties to stay at the top of the page. The favorites are shared between tags, so you don't need to favorite the same properties for all tags.
# Minor fixes
We've removed unnecessary scroll bars from many sections and pages (showed up on Windows PCs only), fixed issues with trend charts that displayed aggregate values instead of raw values at some zoom levels, and many more.
# Version 2.4.0 - Jul 31st
We've seen how intrusive the notifications could be in situations with varying WiFi quality, and have redesigned how the notifications work. Confirmations show as a small grey single-line message (for example, "checklist deleted"), while important issues show as full-width, horizontal bars.
# Image performance
Uploading of images has been a massive success, with thousands of images uploaded so far. Pages with many high-quality images could cause the app to fail, but we have now improved the performance. We'll continue improving the performance in the coming releases.
# Checklist performance
When many users each had many checklists, the app would sometimes load slower. The app now loads with the same speed regardless of the number of checklists.
# Version 2.3.1 - Jul 15th
# The scanner function is improved
We've rolled out to customers and assets that have a very different tag and nameplate structures. To improve tag scanning, we have made a separate tag scanning workflow to better support these cases. This change does not affect tag scanning at plants where the functionality already worked well.
# Version 2.3.0 - Jul 9th
# New loading screen
We've introduced a new loading screen in line with Cognite brand identity.
# Trend y-axis now handles large numbers better
When a time series y-axis range had large numbers (typically 10.000 and higher), the charts could look cluttered. We are now displaying large numbers by shortening them to 10k for 10.000, and 1M for 1.000.000.
# Version 2.2.0 - Jun 26th
# Delete checklists warning
We've received feedback that it was too easy to unintentionally delete checklists that others were still working on. You now get a warning if you try to delete a checklist that others could still be using. The logic remains the same: if you created a checklist, you can delete it, but that makes the checklist unavailable for others. If you did not create the checklist, you can not delete it (but you can choose to leave the checklist).
# Manage multiple checklists
It is now easier to switch between multiple checklists on mobile devices. Click the checklist title to pull down a list of checklists and select the checklist you are looking for.
# Version 2.1.0 - Jun 11th
# Multiple states on checklist items
Checklist items can now have multiple states. When you are collaborating with others about a checklist, you can, for example:
Use a "started" state to prevent others from starting on the same items.
Use multiple states to control progress (for example, "started", "started in field", "finished in field", "completed")
# Version 1.37.0 - May 22nd
# Tag description in checklists
We've received feedback that checklist items were difficult to relate to without the description field. We've updated the way we show tags in checklists to include the tag description field.
# Pre-fixes in checklist items
To make it easier to add tag-based checklists from certain other systems, you can now add checklist items with prefixes. For example, if your work management tool (e.g., SAP or Workmate) uses a prefix for each tag (MyPlant-21PT1019), you don't have to remove the prefix in Excel or other tools before you create a checklist. You can paste the tag list, including the prefixes, directly into the tag field.
# Clicking other tags in the 3D view
We have fixed an issue where it could be a problem identifying tags when clicking on another asset in the 3D view. It is now easier to click nearby tags and find out what the item is or navigate to the tag directly.
# Checklists now include the name of who checked it (desktop only)
When you collaborate with others, it can be convenient to see who has performed each task. On the desktop, you can now see who checked an item and also when the item was checked. The information is also included when you export the checklist to PDF.