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About User Roles

All person profiles require that a default User Role be assigned to the profile at the Site Level.  When a Site User profile is added to a Project, this default role is used to define the out of the box Project Member Permissions that will be assigned to that user's project member profile. Once the role permissions are defined on the project, the permissions can then be further customized per project. 

As a reminder Project Member Permissions control what Project Members, or collaborators, can do and see within the project. Folder permissions are separate and will need to be set on a per project basis. 

It is important to understand that a Role in the StratusVue Website Solution is all about permissions, nothing to do with a User's Job Title.

Available User Roles

Role Name

Role Description

Role Abbreviation

Accountant Default Permissions


Architect Default Permissions

ConsultantConsultant Default PermissionsCONS
Customized Org RoleThis Role would be used when setting up your Project Templates and User Templates inside of the project. The only permissions set are to Read Only Plans and Specs in Documents so you have the ability to configure appropriately.

If you are interested in learning more about using this role, please refer to: Organization User Templates


Engineer Default Permissions

EstimatorEstimator Default PermissionsEST
FieldField Operations Default PermissionsFIELD
General ContractorGeneral Contractor Default PermissionsGC
OwnerOwner Representative Default Permissions
Planroom No Bid PackagesPlans & Specs Sections Access Only No Bid PackagesPLANROOM
Project AdminProject Admins cannot be restricted by permissions within a project.
Project AssistantProject Assistant - This will provide the User Access to all Project Management, Document Management, and Bid packages without Delete.  No Cost Management or Setup rights.PA
SubcontractorSubcontractor Default PermissionsSUB
SuperintendentSuperintendent Default Permissions SUPER
UtilitiesUtilities Review Default Role PermissionsUTILITIES
VendorVendor Role Default Permissions 


For more information about the permissions assigned to each user role, please review the attached Excel File. 

Additional Resources

Project Member Permissions

Project Section Permissions vs. Project Section Folder Access

Project Members