FAQ: Adding Devices to a Project - Auto vs Manual

Document created by David Kosakowski on May 24, 2020Last modified by Grant Higgins on May 25, 2020
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Why do I have to add machines and data collectors to a project that has a boundary geofence?



Geofence-based auto device additions work for Earthworks (v1.8 & above), and Siteworks (v1.03 & above). Devices running earlier firmware have to be manually added to a WM project.


For legacy devices, GCS900 relies on tag file information as an indirect way to get a device position. This is not real-time, and positions are available approximately 20-30 minutes later.

Tag files are available only for devices that have mapping enabled and synchronizing to the office. GCS900 devices not recording mapping data and syncing to the office will need to be manually added.


For SCS900 devices, we don't get any position information so the auto-add workflow does not work. SCS900 devices should be manually added to a project.