Please find below a list of questions and answers to the most common issues.
How to use Planswift on Apple based products
Having a Maintenance plan in place means that you will enjoy the optimum performance resulting from all minor improvements which are continuously made and any new major Update versions that are introduced. This particularly important if you have more than one User so that you all operate on the same basis.
You can Upgrade from any previous version.
Please contact us for pricing information.
Moving Data files to another PC
To move PlanSwift data files to a different computer, start by uninstalling PlanSwift. Uninstalling PlanSwift does not remove the PlanSwift directory, and it also does not delete your data, templates, and other files. An example of the files and directories remaining in the PlanSwift directory after an uninstall is shown in the figure below.
Removing and Reactivating Planswift
How to set the scale for your drawings
A plan image must be scaled before any digitizing can be done. If a plan image needs rotating or leveling, this needs to be done before the image is scaled.
Creating your own cost data base
From within the Templates tab, you can create assemblies for use in estimating and takeoff before you need them, and you can export or import them into jobs. Assemblies allow you to pre-build all of the materials and tools you will need for a specific item, such as concrete slabs.
How to view plans in 3D
PlanSwift has created a plugin called PlanSwift 3D Viewer that is used for viewing 3D area, 3D linear, 3D segment, and 3D count items in three dimensions. To be viewed in 3D, takeoffs must be performed using the PlanSwift 3D Viewer takeoff tools.
The PlanSwift 3D Viewer Plugin User Guide is available to guide you in its use. Plugins can be purchased from the PlanSwift Plugin Store.
The New Overlay tool allows you to place, or overlay, a separate page from your plans onto the page that you are currently viewing.
Helpful for colleagues who need to access other colleagues files and as a backup
How to Backup files A MUST DO
Having a backup for any program is essential for keeping your information safe and secure. This is no different in PlanSwift. There are two main ways to backup your work on PlanSwift. One using data storage and the other using folders inside of PlanSwift.
Read the full tutorial to ensure your backups are in place here.
Navigating Planswift Pages
The Navigation Buttons allow you to move backward and forward in the Pages you are working on.
Back will move you to the page previous to the current page.
Forward will move you to the next page.
For more information on navigation Planswift Pages click here
There are a variety of issues that could cause your activation to fail.
Read the following tutorial to find the issue that is preventing activation and how to resolve it.
Error notifications – Opening Planswift
There are two main PlanSwift errors that can cause PlanSwift not to open where you will need to read the following document to correct.
A step by step guide to making sure that Planswift is properly activated.
This guide will teach you how to use the tools and features found within PlanSwift® Takeoff and Estimating Software. All users must agree to accept and abide by the End User License Agreement, which can be found at www.PlanSwift.com. This guide is not meant to be a step-by-step “walk through” document, although it can be used as a reference for getting the work done.
This guide consists of four sections. The first section is Key Features, which covers managing jobs and pages, creating takeoffs and annotations, using shortcuts and hotkeys, and integrating with Excel. The second section is Customizing PlanSwift, which covers using templates, parts, and assemblies, estimating, creating reports, installing plugins, and using some of the advanced features.
Quick Start Guide
Download the full quick start guide PDF here
Enables the licence holder to manage the licence in terms of reviewing the version, access levels and authority of users ( particularly helpful in the case of employees moving to other companies/retiring) and changing Passwords. Also lists Plug-Ins purchased and enables a redownload of the version that they are entitled to.
Read the full tutorial here