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Printing/PDF capability within the tablet application

This feature launched in Field View’s Release 2017-2. You can see it in action in the release’s mobile enhancements video:


Save time by sending forms to print – such as hot works permits – directly from a mobile device. Previously a multi-step process, it required that a tablet be synched, then accessing the print form function via the website.

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  • Barry Frangipane commented
    May 17, 2016 11:33

    Thank you. Would those who voted on this request be willing to provide other use cases specific to their needs? Please indicate if you are aware of the permit card facilities of Field View.

  • Matthew Bailey-Lawrence commented
    May 17, 2016 22:23

    To be able to quickly handover inspection reports to non field view users.  Especially those that require immediate action.


  • Barry Frangipane commented
    June 17, 2016 20:35

    Is there a requirement for this to function in an offline mode, or is online-only sufficient? To put this another way, is there a requirement for the tablet to be able to print to a local printer even when there is no internet access, or is it okay if we require internet access for the printing to work?

  • Matthew Bailey-Lawrence commented
    June 19, 2016 23:59

    I think that online would be sufficient, our people will not be issued with personal printers, so it will just be once they are back at base. 

  • Matthew Bailey-Lawrence commented
    June 20, 2016 00:00

    I had a look through the Wiki for Permit Card, and did not find much, except that you can start a new form from a barcode.

  • Mark Tootell commented
    July 20, 2016 20:18

    Barry, we met at London Conference - pleased to offer some insight into this valuable feature. At Costain we nee paper copies of various permits to work to be present at the work face both to keep the workforce informed, reference complicated information (eg permit to break ground service plan) and physical evidence that a permit is in use at the point of use (eg Electrical Permit). Regards how we wish to print, the ability to print using Near Field Communication would be most convenient as simple laser printers could be present onsite or in MCC kiosks - walk up, hold the device close and print. This would not require web link and would be far quicker than ePrint services I've tried previously which typically delay a few minutes. Local wifi networks are unlikely in our typical site scenarios.

  • Gillan Johnston commented
    August 2, 2016 06:26

    I would suggest Bluetooth connectivity rather than NFC as most tablet manufacturers seem to be leaving the functionality off of their newer models. Samsung for instance no longer have a NFC capable model in production in Australia, and Sony are phasing out their only model also.

  • Barry Frangipane commented
    October 17, 2016 19:50


    Thanks for the input. The current plan is to produce a PDF on the tablet without syncing and without requiring a server connection. At that point, your preferred printing app on the tablet (AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Samsung Mobile Print, Samsung Cloud Print, or any printer-specific app) could be used to print the PDF. Please provide your input.

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