Tips & TechniquesProject Bulletins and Custom Reports
Construction Associations online planrooms provide the public with hundreds of project opportunities. Using the tools within planrooms using PlanSource, you can create a custom Bulletins and Reports of the projects you are interested in.
Online Planroom Opportunity Matching
Are you a member of a Construction Associations online planroom? Searching through their large database of projects for one that suits your discipline can take hours. Type your keywords into our Opportunity Matching system and let the planroom do the searching for you. Built in notifications keep you up-to-date with relevant projects.
Electronic Mark-ups and Annotations
The PlanSource online viewer provides you with 9 different annotating and mark-up tools so you can redline your documents online.
Do you ever need to have a hard copy of project documents on hand? Using the Print Ordering feature in the SourceViewer allows you to order a copy of some or all project documents.
Do you ever need to have a copy of project documents on your hard drive or network? Using the Download Documents feature in the SourceViewer allows you to save a copy of some or all project documents.
Viewing PDF Documents
You now have 2 options when viewing PDF documents in PlanSource. You can view them online using the built-in SourceViewer, or you can choose to open PDF's locally in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Key Word Search
PlanSource has made it possible to determine the exact location of a word or phrase in a spec book in seconds with the easy to use Key Word search in the SourceViewer.
Print a Detail
Did you know that you can zoom in and print a single detail to scale using our built-in SourceViewer? Zoom in on a detail and use Print Preview to print a scale copy on your office printer.
Print to Scale
Printing a drawing to scale is easy using the PlanSource viewer. Click on the document to print and using the Print Preview, select the scale and click print!
Did you know that you can use PlanSource to do your take-offs? The measuring tools allow you to measure length, multi-segments and area and the counting tool helps you easily count objects without losing track of what you've already counted. Once you have finished, export all of your work into an easy to use spreadsheet.