The Mobile data collection tool has many great features for optimising the data collection process. Due to the extent of handy features available, some aspects that speed up the data collection process are not as obvious as others, particularly to infrequent users of the tool.
One very useful feature, is the ability to copy data collected, such as components, defects, and property quality standards, from a property to another existing property on the user’s device. This feature is ideally suited for surveyors who are surveying multiple dwellings of a similar nature or in the case where the property hierarchy is detailed to a room level, or where large buildings have multiple rooms of a similar nature.
To use this feature simply select a property within the property list screen to highlight the row and select the copy button at the bottom of the screen. That will present a screen that gives you the option to copy your selected property by creating a new property. To avoid creating an additional property and copying the associated information to a new property, simply select the ‘copy this property to:’ text at the top of the screen and select the existing property from the list presented.