The question constantly arises: How can I share layouts, sections and project views of my laser scanning project with my customers? And how can I work collaboratively with all stakeholders on these views? As an interesting solution for that purpose, the company Plangrid offers a combination of online service and IOS app for iPad or iPad mini.
The basic idea is to upload a plan in PDF format in Plangrid’s online service. This step is often carried out in the office of the corresponding planning office. Once, the PDF has been deposited on the safe online servers, the user can invite all involved colleagues (via the mail addresses) to the corresponding project. If they have an iPad, they can straightly access the project and open the plans by using the free app Plangrid. The app provides the following opportunities for the user on site:
- define dimensions
- insert markings
- take photos for documentation straight on site
- add annotations
- and much more
In the end, the workers on site can straightly work with the plans, add photos, notes and further information or easily check dimensions. The highlight is that the office staff gets each addition immediately and, thus, is up to date. Ergo: A perfect workflow for cooperation between the planning office and the single employees on site.
By using our tools Layout, Section and WebExport, you can create a PDF plan from your point cloud from now on and use it in Plangrid. Document your object once via 3D laser scanning, create the required layouts, sections and panoramas with PointCab and work collaboratively on your project via Plangrid.