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What is an object?

In AroPoint, any asset with a tracking device (vehicle or equipment) is known as an object, e.g. a delivery van (vehicle tracking) or skip bin (equipment tracking).

See Setting up GPS tracking for more information on tracking device types.


Adding an object

1. From the Map view, on the Objects Panel, click (plus icon)

2. On the Main tab, complete the mandatory fields:

FieldDescription
User

Select a user/users who you would like to be able to view this object.

Only users with Full Access will have access to select users.

Name

Enter a name for the object

Object name

For example:

  • type of vehicle
  • asset name
  • reg. no of vehicle
  • regular location of asset
  • name of regular driver of vehicle.
Device IMEI / Tracker ID

The following tabs contain additional settings which can be used to customise the way your objects display on the map:

TabDescription

Icons

Choose an icon for this object, e.g. 

coloured arrow,
type of vehicle,

or 

icon.

Status colours

If you want to customise the 

status colours

of your objects in the Object list, select Arrow as the Icon type and 

customise the colours

for each option using the dropdowns. You can then switch back to Rotating icon or Icon if you wish.

Advanced

  • Assign this object to a group. (Set up groups under  Setup > Object groups.)

    If you haven't set up Object groups yet, you can still add the Object and edit it later to assign to a group.

  • Enter additional, non-mandatory info for this object, e.g. VIN, object owner, plate number, fuel measurement, and kilometres per litre.
Sensors

This displays the 

sensors

 at the bottom of the screen.

Only users with Full Access will have access to set sensors.

Select the correct 

sensor group

 for your type of tracking device:

Tail

Choose a colour for the object's 

tail.

The Accuracy tab is pre-set and does not need to be modified. The Services tab is currently not supported.


3. Save. The object appears in the Objects Panel.

Ticking/unticking the tick boxes will show/hide the selected objects on the map.

4. Link the object to an asset in Manage > Assets.


Editing an object

Click the three dots  beside the object name and click Edit.

Make the necessary changes and Save.


Deleting an object

Edit the object by clicking the three dots  beside the object name and clicking Edit.

Click Delete and confirm deletion on the next screen.

Loss of data

Any data collected on this GPS device will be lost and cannot be retrieved if you delete the object.

Billing

You will still be billed the relevant rate for this device for the current month, however, the price change will take effect the following month. E.g. if you're being charged for 3 objects and you delete 1 in December, you will still be charged for 3 objects for your December invoice, but 2 for January.

Object shortcuts

Click the three dots  beside an object name to access the object shortcuts.

OptionDescription
Show history (last active)This is a quick and easy way to view the object's history for when it was last active.
Show history (timeframe)This is a shortcut to view the object's history for the specified timeframe.
Follow

This opens a small popup  so you can live view the object while it's in motion, without losing your place on the map.

EditEdit the object.
View Linked AssetsCheck which assets are linked to this object, and if users are linked to those assets.

Object groups

You can group your objects depending on your workflow, for example if you have different business units, work zones or service areas, or work types. Another method of grouping could be depending on the type of tracking device, e.g. vehicles, equipment, or mobile devices.

If you have multiple GPS devices, creating object groups can be useful as you can show/hide the selected object groups on the map to make it easier to see who is where.

Other use cases

  • You might have a new fleet that you want to create as a group.
  • You might want to have one group for Field devices and one for Physical GPS devices.
  • You might want to create a group for each type of vehicle e.g. vans, trucks, SUVs.

Create object groups

The fastest way to add an object group is by clicking on three dots  next to the Ungrouped group. In the Add group window, type a name for the new group and select the objects you want to include in the group.

Alternatively, if you want to set up multiple groups, follow the below instructions:

  1. Click (Setup)> Object groups.
  2. Type each group name in the 'Name' fields.
  3. Save.

    Click the x to delete an object group.

Assign objects to a group

Next, edit your objects to assign them to a group. Click the three dots  beside the object name and click Edit > Advanced > and select a group for this object from the dropdown.

Remember to Save.

Your object groups will look like this:

Ticking/unticking the tick boxes will show/hide the selected object groups on the map.

If you don't create object groups, a default group of 'Ungrouped' will display.


Editing object groups

Click the three dots  beside the object group name and click Edit.

From here you can rename the object group and you can assign objects to a group from here also.

Select/deselect the objects to be assigned to this group, or use the 'Select all' or 'Deselect all' option.

Save your changes.

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