Webuild uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to help users automate the capture of certain data points from your project's plans.
Rather than type in plan numbers, document titles, revision numbers and document dates for each plan manually, the Auto-label (OCR) tool extracts each data point from all single-paged pdf files in your upload list.
Once the text has been extracted, the Auto-label (OCR) tool can populate and save each plan's data point automatically.
Note: The Auto-label (OCR) tool can be used for one-paged pdf files only.
To use the Auto-label (OCR) tool, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Go to documents and click on a folder
Go to your project documents and select the folder you wish to add plans or files to.
Step 2: Add plans and files to your folder
Click the "ADD FILES" button and select one or more plans (in pdf format) from your device.
Step 3: Split your plan set (for multi-paged pdfs)
If your plan set is grouped in to one multi-paged pdf file, you can split it in to individual pages by clicking the "SPLIT" button.
Step 4: Click the "AUTO-LABEL" button
Once your list of files has been uploaded, click the "AUTO-LABEL" button.
Step 5: Select a base plan (optional)
The base plan is used to show the OCR tool where to look for each data point when scanning your list of uploaded plans. By default, the first plan in your list will be selected as the base plan.
To change the base plan, click the menu on the top-left of your screen and select another plan from the list.
Step 6: Set the coordinates of data points
There are four different data points you can extract from your plans using the Auto-label (OCR) tool:
- Document code (e.g. drawing number, plan number or sheet number)
- Document name (e.g. drawing title, plan title or sheet title)
- Revision number
- Document date (e.g. drawing date, plan date or sheet date)
To set the coordinates of a data point, select an option in the bottom toolbar, then click and drag over the related section of the base plan.
Note: if you have uploaded plans to a document folder before and run the Auto-label (OCR) tool, the location of the related data points will be saved.
Saved coordinates can be removed by clicking on the related buttons in the toolbar.
Step 7: Click the "SAVE" button
Once you have finished adding the coordinates of your selected data points, click the "SAVE" button located on the top-right hand side of your screen to start the scan.
For any questions about the Auto-label (OCR) tool, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and our customer success team will be in touch.