PlanRadar has enabled our site inspection teams to gather site data quickly and efficiently, whilst significantly reducing the time required to process and present this data. There is huge potential to utilize PlanRadar further in the 3D-sphere and provide our clients with the best possible service.”
Centralized communication across sites and offices
PlanRadar’s easy-to-use mobile application is built for the site, giving teams access to complete project data on-the-go. Simply add tasks onto digital plans to keep all project stakeholders working together for transparent communication.
Simple delegation and oversight of subcontractor’s tasks
With unlimited free subcontractor accounts, manage teams of all sizes with ease. Read receipts and user metrics let you track when external contractors receive work orders and take action, with all communication saved in a digital audit trail.
Standardize data collection with pre-defined fields and export into custom report templates to match your team’s and stakeholder’s requirements.
Adapt schedules and plans when project updates occur to keep teams up to speed
Connect on-site tasks to digital plans & BIM models and align with project schedules, importing from Primavera P6, Microsoft Project or ASTA Powerproject. As changes occur, seamlessly track updates in PlanRadar.
Full connectivity across project planning, data and insights
Store, manage & approve versions of plans & documents
Align project progress to the schedule
Plan & BIM Models
Access & manage digital plans & BIM models
Reporting & Insights
Identify project issues and opportunities in real-time
What is the best construction plan management software?
The best plan management software is one that is cost-effective while meeting your company’s requirements. When choosing the best construction plan management software, you first need to understand the features that matter most for your business. Do you need to be able to work with BIM models, or will 2D plans suffice? Do you need plans to be accessible on mobile devices? Do you need your whole team to access plans, and does that include subcontractors? Are there any software integrations that you need supported? Test several kinds of software, make sure to request custom demonstrations and don’t be afraid to ask questions. At the end of this research phase, you should have a better idea of which plan management platform is best for your business.
Who needs to use plan management software?
Large-scale construction projects often have a document controller or document management team whose job it is to make sure the latest plans are distributed. However, plans can come from a number of different roles in a company, and even more people need to access them. While architects and engineers are most likely to create plans and BIM models, everyone, from project managers to estimators and quantity surveyors, to electricians and plumbers on-site, needs to be able to see the plans that are relevant to their work. That’s why a well thought-out plan management system is so important for efficient working.
Does PlanRadar integrate with design software or other construction software?
To make plan management and document sharing even easier, PlanRadar automatically integrates with Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive. We also offer an open API and Webhooks, so if you need a specific software integration, it’s likely that we can find a solution.
Do small businesses need construction plan management software?
It depends on the scale of your projects. Some small construction firms still need to access dozens of plans per project, and plan management software can save them time when distributing and updating documents. However, small construction firms also need to select cost-effective solutions. That’s why PlanRadar is a good option – not only do you get a plan management software that lets you store, update, share and compare plans and BIM models, but PlanRadar can also help you with project management, task scheduling, reporting and more. Plus, subcontractors use PlanRadar free of charge, so you can manage large teams without having to pay for a huge number of licenses.
Can I try PlanRadar’s construction plan management software for free?
Yes! You can test PlanRadar via a 30-day free trial , which is designed to help you examine plan management software could work on your real projects. For example, during your trial you can invite other users as subcontractors to show them the software and test how it works in action. PlanRadar also offers custom consultations, where a member of our expert team will demonstrate how PlanRadar’s plan management platform can work for you.
How can my business use PlanRadar for plan management?
PlanRadar enables you to share the latest plan versions with your site teams in real-time. Every team member can then view both plans and BIM models using a mobile device or in a browser. PlanRadar users can add tasks directly to plans, helping them to accurately locate issues. Subcontractors can also access plans, free of charge, which makes it easier for them to find the locations of their tasks. Users can add plan annotations to tasks, to help them explain jobs thoroughly – or mark up where something has deviated from the plan. A project’s document controller can upload new versions of plans as soon as they receive them. All existing pins and tasks will automatically move over to the new version, preventing data loss. All older plan versions are safely stored within PlanRadar for future reference. You can also use these files to compare past versions, with the changes clearly shown in color.
Is PlanRadar’s plan management app compatible with BIM models?
Yes, PlanRadar is compatible with both 2D plans or BIM models. PlanRadar includes a BIM viewer that is easy to navigate on mobile devices. By sharing BIM models, you can give your whole team access to additional data, enabling greater accuracy in the field. PlanRadar’s openBIM solution is compatible with IFC files exported from Revit, ArchiCAD, AllPlan, Navisworks and other software options. You can also download data you’ve added to your BIM model in a BCF file and continue working on it in your design software.
Does PlanRadar include an archive for plans?
PlanRadar automatically stores old plan versions for future reference. It also allows you to compare different plan versions. This is helpful for creating as-built drawings, for documenting changes between the original design and the final building, and can also be helpful in the event of legal claims. You can restrict permissions, so that only authorized people can delete plans from the platform. At the end of your project you can either continue to use PlanRadar as a document archive or download all of your data for storage in another location.
What is plan management software?
Plan management software helps all kinds of construction firms and architecture offices to keep track of the plans they create and use everyday. Plans and BIM models are vital, living documents that have to be updated throughout construction to reflect the real situation and any changes that are made throughout the build. As a result, it’s very important that teams are referring to the correct plan versions – without the right plans, it’s easy to make costly mistakes. By using plan management software, you can easily keep track of plan versions, view changes from one version to the next and distribute both drawings and BIM models to your site teams.
Does PlanRadar support international customers?
Yes! PlanRadar has offices around the world with local teams to support your business. We also work with verified Sales Partners in dozens of countries, making sure that our customers are almost always able to speak to experts in their own language. You can get in touch with one of our international teams for a personal consultation.