All users creating new iGUIDEs must first select a Property Industry. This is necessary for the iGUIDE Portal to apply settings that are better suited to each industry, so long as custom iGUIDE Default Settings have not already been saved at the account level. This choice is not critical, since all the settings listed below can still be changed on the Create Page before you decide to upload your Stitch data. If you find yourself unsure about what to choose, use the information below to determine what industry your iGUIDE belongs to (see Figure 1).

Figure 1: Choose Property Industry

 

Insurance & Restoration (IRC)


iGUIDEs of this type are usually part of an insurance claim or have been damaged in some way (i.e. fire, flood) and need documentation to estimate the cost of damages and reconstruction. Whether the property is Commercial or Residential, select this option if it is being documented for insurance and restoration purposes. Typically these iGUIDEs would be used for visual inspection and measurement during the claims process and should be available to specified users and not the general public. Selecting this industry will default to the following settings:




Residential Real Estate


iGUIDEs of this type are usually private dwellings that are for sale or rent. They can include detached, semi-detached, and fully attached properties. Typically these iGUIDEs would be used for marketing purposes and should be publicly available and searchable online. Selecting this industry will default to the following settings:


  • The Default View is Public and is indexed by Google. This means that if someone were to search for the address using Google they will encounter the iGUIDE 3D tour link in the search results.

  • RMS will be the measurement standard selected for Canada and other areas.

  • ANSI will be the measurement standard selected for the United States.



Commercial Real Estate


iGUIDEs of this type are a mix of private and public spaces. Uses may include facility management, commercial sales and retail. Selecting this industry will default to the following settings:





Figure 2: Create an iGUIDE page