Remember in the old days when you actually had BluePrints on your project? Remember in the old days when you had a rack full on torn, dirty and I me filled project drawings? Remember in the old days when you none of your subcontractors had the current set of plans on your project? In the era of the iPad, the ways of the old days have come to an END!

There are many apps that allow a user to view, mark up and share project drawings. There are free apps, free apps that charge your use there higher functions, and paid apps.

The free plan viewer apps that allow you to view drawings. When paired with another app like DropBox you can take photos and move them easily to your server. But wouldn’t you like to do more than just view drawings on a tablet? What about the higher collaboration functions like adding mark ups or doing measurements or adding photos?

The PlanGrid App allows you share project drawings through a cloud server. Once the drawings are posted they can shared with other team members. The app will alert you when new drawings are posted to the system. One of the hidden system items is automatic hyper linking of documents. Users can add notes, photos, and take measurements with the app tools. You can also create a punch list of items and assign them to collaborator members. The app allows you to create a report that can be converted into a PDF and emailed to anyone you choose.

The web site is where project folders are created and documents are uploaded. App users can also log into the website for viewing and annotating the plans. Like the app, the website allows you to create a report that can be converted into a PDF and emailed to anyone you choose.

To use the app with your cloud account download the app and install it on your mobile device and log in with both your PlanGrid and storage account information and you’ll be able to sync all your files and reports to your storage account. If you have not already signed up please go to www.plangrid.com to sign up for a free account.

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