The Limits functions provides the ability to create additional special instructions.  Typically, limits are added based on equipment reliability for recording information as part of an inspection. When a limit is created, an ID number is assigned to the limit so that it can be reused on other job steps. Limit information includes: 

  • Limit Name - A selected limit category can have a name that represents the limit.
  • Limit Description - Enter additional information to describe the limit.
  • Limit Category - Select the type of limit for recording additional information required to execute the job steps.
    NOTE: Document Templates can be different for each customer and limit outputs are configured to suit requirements.

Limit Categories


Limit CategoryLimit Description
Mobile App
See App Output for info
Potential use case for document templates
ValueUse when a single value needs to be recorded. A Unit of Measure (UoM) will appear once selected.A value entry box with the UoM are displayed on the app to enter a value.Apply a value recording box with a UoM on a document.
RangeUse when a range value needs to be recorded. A Unit of Measure (UoM) will appear once selected.
Two value entry boxes with the UoM are displayed on the app to enter the values.
Apply two value recording boxes with a UoM on a document.
Use when a Pass Fail selection is required.
A PASS and FAIL button is display n the app. A Fail will pop up the defect form. Apply the words PASS - FAIL on a document.


Provides a means of checking off that a job step is done.The Checkbox is displayed on the app.
Apply a check box on a document.

List (Text Entry)

Use when a end user needs to select from a number of preset values. i.e. equipment condition.
A default list of values is preset in the system. Flexible lists can be built as required.

See Add a custom limits category for more info.

A text box is beside the list is displayed for data entry.
Apply a preset list with text box on a document.
Button List
A series of buttons is displayed for selection. 
Apply a preset list with text displayed on a document to circle the required value.
Dropdown ListA dropdown list is displayed for selection.
Not Applicable
Use when you need the end user to capture a photo.
A Take Photo button is displayed on the AppNot Applicable
Structural Inspection (Crack, Wear, Temperature, Leak, Other Defect). 
If a 3D image is available, it can be added to the job step. Photos can also be added for drawing on in the app. See article Adding a 2D or 3D Model for more information.  A 2D photo or 3D model can be marked up on the app and a crack drawn to show location. C ID's are created and can be tracked.A 3D image can be rotate to the desired location and will be displayed as a 2D picture for the desired location.
TextboxUse when you need a free text field for the end user to type in.
A text box will be displayed on the app. A text box on the document for recording values.
DateUse when a date needs to be entered by the end user.A date picker field is displayed on the app.A date entry box or line could be populate on the document.
SignatureUse when a signature needs to be recorded by the end user.
A signature block is displayed on the app for signing.A signature entry box or line could be populate on the document.
QR / BarcodeUse when a QR or Barcode is available to scan to return the value. Can be used for confirming a location for the inspection.A QR or Barcode can be scanned using the camera and the value returned to the app.Not Applicable.
TableUse when multiple combinations of limit recordings are required. Tables are flexible in the number of rows and columns that can be used.The table is displayed on the app with recording requirements based on set up.
The table can be displayed on the document.

Limits Entry Screen Area 

NOTE: The Limits Entry Screen Area will change based on the type of limit category selected.

Select a Limit Category

Click on the Limit Category dropdown to display a list of options available. Search or click the required limit, this will then select and add the limit to the step. Depending on the option selected the screen area may change to enter additional information about the limit.

Required Check-box 

 Selecting the 'Required' check-box makes limits optional or compulsory by users to complete within the OnPlan App. This ensures accurate record keeping when it is considered essential to record a result.


Note: Limit categories can be configured in the Data Admin>Lookup Table. Output Templates may be impacted by changing this information so ensure testing is completed when changing.