Creating a New Project

Once you have collected your aerial data, ran it through photogrammetry, and confirmed that all files meet our data quality requirements, you are ready to create a new project in the AirWorks app.

Creating a new project in AirWorks is simple and can be done in a few easy steps:

Step One:

In the main screen, titled My Projects, click on the blue + button in the top right corner. You will see a screen that asks you to name your project. The name of your project should be something easily recognizable and searchable, as this will make it much easier for you to access your CAD deliverables afterward.

Create a new project screen, name your project, and include an optional description.

Step Two:

From here you can click on the button that says Upload .tif and .las files to import your chosen files. Keep in mind that Please keep in mind that uploading large files takes time, especially when doing so over limited internet bandwidth. Once all your files finish uploading, you can click on Continue to move on to the next step.

Upload your files into AirWorks, either by drag and drop, or selecting them in your files.

If you have issues with file uploads, it is likely a problem with file size or naming conventions, please visit our section on data preparedness to verify if your file is compatible in the AirWorks app.

Step Three:

When your files are uploaded, you will be redirected to your Project Details page in which you will see your orthomosaic image overlaid on a map or satellite image of the exact location of your site. The next step is to select the area within that site that you want to submit for processing.

If you have uploaded your own boundary files along with your point cloud and orthomosaic files, you can go ahead and move to Step Four, submitting your project for processing.

If you haven’t uploaded a boundary file, or want to choose a different area within the site to process, you can click on Draw to manually select it. Our draw tool allows you to draw a polygon with multiple nodes so that you can more accurately choose your processing area. You can then move on to Step Four.

Project view with base map in the background.
Project view with satellite background.

*Orders in AirWorks can be processed if you have both .tif and .las files, or if you just have a .tif or .las.

Step Four:

Your project is ready for processing!

Please make sure that you click on the Process Site button at the bottom of your Project Details page. You will then be redirected to an order confirmation page, at which point you will also be able to select your desired CAD template. If you do not select a custom CAD template, we will use your predetermined default, or the AirWorks default template if you don’t have any templates in your account. Learn more about our CAD templates feature here.

As soon as you submit your order, the tile for the project in the main screen in the app will change to our progress bar, and you will receive an email confirmation that your order is underway.

Now, all you have to do is wait. When your CAD deliverable is ready to be viewed and downloaded in the app, you will receive both a notification and an email. Learn more about viewing your project deliverables here.