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What’s new in Layer: May 2020

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Barcode Scanner (native iOS app only)

Use the new mobile-friendly Barcode Scanner in Layer to augment your facilities management workflows in the field. Instantly bring up information about a specific room or piece of equipment with one snap from your iPhone camera.

Need to inspect multiple pieces of equipment on a regular basis? No problem, use Layer’s Barcode Scanner with a barcode sticker system as an efficient method of tracking and reporting compliance.

Learn more about how Layer’s new Barcode Scanner can help your FM workflow >

Download the Layer iOS app here to get the new Barcode Scanner >

Related Element Lookup Fields

Building data like FF&E costs, cut sheets, and quantities are always changing during a project. Layer’s Related Element Lookup field type makes it easy to view this type of kinetic data without having to update multiple records and instances of the data.

Learn more about how to use Related Element Fields >

Offline Mode for Images

Go off the grid and use Layer to confidently capture images and files while not connected to WiFi. Images captured through the app will be uploaded once you’re connected to WiFi.

Layer Revit Add-in for Revit 2021

We have a new Revit Add-in for Revit 2021 users. If you’re using the Layer Revit Add-in, you will need to download the new Layer Revit Add-in for Revit 2021 and re-install. Find instructions for installing the Layer Revit Add-in here.

The updated Revit Add-in is backwards compatible to all versions back to Revit 2018.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed style issues when iOS app is in Revit Live Link mode
  • Fixed issue with sending Company and Project invites containing uppercase letters in the email address
  • Fixed file thumbnail issue when multiple files are uploaded with the same name
  • Fixed issue with Revit parameters not displaying properly in reports

How do I get this new release of Layer?

If you’re already an awesome Layer user, just log in to your Layer account and refresh your window after login. If you have your iOS or Android apps set to update automatically, you don’t need to do anything. If you don’t have your apps set to update automatically, just update Layer manually through the appropriate app store.

If you’re using the Layer Revit Add-in, you will need to download the new Layer Revit Add-in for Revit 2021 and re-install. Find instructions for installing the Layer Revit Add-in here.

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