We would like to announce a big change happening to Chapoo. In about one month, we will rename Chapoo to Bricsys 24/7, introducing a new user interface and new features. Everything you loved about Chapoo will still be available in Bricsys 24/7. You’ll be able to get your work done, as usual. In the meanwhile, we’ve upgraded the in-product help to ensure fast answers to important questions.
Chapoo has always been a daughter company of Bricsys, global provider of .dwg-based CAD engineering software BricsCAD. The rebranding is the first step in a much bigger development that will be available in Bricsys 24/7. In addition to the existing Chapoo functionality, Bricsys 24/7 will be a full cloud based BIM solution.
So, making the change is the right choice for us. Standing still is going backwards. We want to keep going forward, and choosing to move Chapoo under the Bricsys brand is a big step in that direction. The name Bricsys 24/7 is simply a better name for our product.
We’ve added a new “Welcome to Chapoo” tooltip panel to help new users get up to speed quickly. If you are new to Chapoo, this panel will pop up on your first visit to a project. It will also appear the first time you launch a Chapoo app.
The idea? To make a new user’s experience great. We’ll take them through a profile update, then introduce them to the key functional areas of Chapoo. We’ll deliver an introduction to the Dashboard app, the Structure app, and the Project Tree. Also, we’ll dive down into the use of the actions menu and the unique, graphical document inspector.
The core applications: address book, calendar, the task app and messages all have their own tips panels. And the advanced tools in Chapoo, like the workflows app and the form designer, also use these new tooltip panels to introduce key concepts to new users.
So, you say that you’re an old hat at Chapoo? You can discover these handy tips yourself. Just click on the Help icon in the right upper-corner of your Chapoo screen. Enjoy!
The document viewer has been rewritten completely. Open a document in one of your projects and try it yourself!
New Form editor and viewer*
Simple drag-and-drop wizards help you to define forms in the new form editor. The new form choices field allows you to reuse existing data in a dropdown.
* only for Enterprise customers
More options are available when importing a project.
* only for Enterprise customers
Consult meta data in a Document Folder
Select Metadata as a column in your document folder.
Easily consult task history
Easily consult the comments of an other participant in the task history of a workflow-task.
Consult your folder acces
Get more information about your access rights in the Folder info.
Edit the subject of a Notification
Advantages of using synchronizations:
- Settings saved in memory, no need to drag and drop every time.
Just click once.
- Faster than normal transfers, only changes are transferred.
- No overrides, no data is ever lost.
- Guarantee that everything at the source will also be available at the destination
Chapoo Transfer synchronizations can be set up by dragging and dropping folders from left to right and vice versa. This will open the default up- and download dialogs as usual. These dialogs now contain a new option “Save this transfer as synch”.
For the download dialog you can also select “Include list of documents” to also download an xls containing all documents with their metadata. And for the upload dialog you can input a default description and document status.
Download now, it’s free!
Public sharing in Chapoo is easy. In just a few clicks you can share any of your project’s files or documents with people who aren’t on the project.
- Make sure your admin rights are set correctly: go to folder access and check ‘share’ for the item you like to share. Still no access? Ask the project’s admin.
- Go to your item in the project (you can find the share action in the Project Hover Bar or dropdown when selected).
- Click the Public sharing slider in the Share Dialog. You can now send a message, pick a Social Media channel or copy the generated URL!
Give it a try
This feature is particularly handy if you want to share a document with people who aren’t on the project. Anyone who has the URL can open the document in the viewer (without them having to login on the project).
Note: You can always turn off Public Sharing. Just click the slider in the share dialog. After you turn it off the link will not work anymore. Watch out: If you re-share (Turn share on > Turn share off > Turn share on) a new URL will be generated, different from the one generated the first time.
As announced, we’ve discontinued the old Chapoo. We hope you and your users discovered our new user-friendly interface.
This new release brings also new features and improvements:
- Enterprise administrators can now control the limits of their project sizes in the Project Select App.
- Enterprise administrators are able to add or remove users across their projects. This is particulary handy if you need to move around or remove multiple users in one go.
Improvements for all users
- Customize columns in the Document List View.
- The new Workflow Viewer gives you a better overview of your workflow progress. Editing workflows has never been easier.
Want to sync your AutoCAD creations directly to Chapoo?
You can now get a free Chapoo plugin for AutoCAD, which enables you to upload and download your drawings to the Chapoo cloud service, including dependencies like xrefs, background, fonts and many more.
Get it for free on our website!
On Nov 29, 2014, we have launched a complete new Chapoo interface. By now, this interface is used by the vast majority of our users. We hope you discovered this new interface as well and hope you are – just like us – convinced of its user-friendliness and its extended functionalities.
To streamline our developments and to make sure we can fully focus on new Chapoo features and improvements in a modern, intuitive interface, we will discontinue the old interface starting February 6, 2016.
Users who are still using the old interface can consult the new help or read the Chapoo blog to familiarize themselves with the new interface.
Every day our support team is ready to answer your questions. With the launch of the new help section you are able to find a specific answer to your question from now on, so that you can use your time on our platform more efficiently. Go check it out!