Permission levels in Project Rover

This article applies to:

  • Project Rover

Permission levels define what an individual user can do within a project, and must be assigned when inviting new users. There are three permission levels in Project Rover: Admin, Member, and Viewer. While all users in a project can view published drawings, certain actions are reserved for Admins and Members. The table below shows a high-level view of what each permission level can do.

Admin

  • Invite users
  • Change permission levels
  • Upload, publish, and edit drawings
  • Download drawings, RFIs, and submittals
  • Edit project details
  • Create and edit punch items and permissions
  • Generate reports
  • Export project data

Member

  • Create and edit punch items
  • Download drawings, RFIs, and submittals
  • Add photos to punch items
  • Set punch location and due dates
  • Set assignee for a punch item
  • Change punch status
  • Generate reports

Viewer

  • Add and edit photos on a punch item
  • Download drawings, RFIs, and submittals
  • Markup photos
  • Set punch status to Ready for Review

Viewing and editing permission levels

When an Admin invites you to join a project, your permission level will be visible on the email invite. Once you’ve joined a project, you can view your permission level by going to Profile > Edit Profile and looking under Profile Details.

At any time, a project Admin can view or change a user’s permission level (including another Admin’s) from the Team dashboard.

Defining permission levels

I want a user to upload and publish drawings

If you want a user to upload and publish drawings to your project, consider making them an Admin. The Admin permission is usually assigned to a project manager or project engineer.

An Admin can upload drawings to the Project Rover web app, or import drawings from an integration. Once published, the drawings will be visible to all users in a project.

I want a user to view drawings, create punch items, set assignees and due dates

If you’d like a user to have elevated privileges without being able to edit project details or upload drawings, consider making them a Member. The Member permission is usually assigned to an owner or architect.

A Member can create punch items and edit punch details such as location, assignee, and due date. Additionally, they can view all published drawings but won’t be able to upload any drawings.

I want a user to view published drawings and respond to punch items

If you’d like a user to mostly view drawings and respond to a limited number of punch items, consider making them a Viewer. The Viewer permission is usually assigned to a specialty contractor.

A Viewer can see all published drawings, add photos to select punch items, and change punch status to Ready for Review.

Permission levels define what an individual user can do within a project, and must be assigned when inviting new users. Learn about the various permission levels and how to set them for each user in your project.

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