Version 10.2.5 Overview
What's New in
PlanSwift Australia is proud to announce that we have officially released PlanSwift Pro Metric 10.2.5
We hope that you are as excited as we are about the new Annotation/Markup tool(s) in PlanSwift. You can now markup your plans to call attention to artifacts or changes. You can adjust color, transparency, shapes, and line thickness. Markups are a great way to add content to your plans to improve collaboration with the field.
In this new “PlanSwift” tab you will find information that should help you get the most out of PlanSwift, whether it be news, videos, updates, etc. This is now your starting place when you open PlanSwift, although the last project you worked on is just a “Home Tab” away.
We are super excited about our new Excel Integration. In this version we have completely rebuilt our Excel tools. What does that mean for you? PlanSwift now integrates with the latest versions of Excel (in other words it now works with .xlsx and .xltx file extensions). There is also a new tab in Excel just for PlanSwift. You can use this, or the right click menu to connect and drive PlanSwift. A revolutionary new feature adds the ability for you to export templates FROM Excel to PlanSwift (you will be exporting PlanSwift Templates from inside Excel ). This means that Excel Templates may be saved and exported to different jobs in PlanSwift. This export creates the Takeoff Summary items automatically from your Excel sheet, saving considerable time when jobs are similar or the same.
While we were working on the above additions and bug fixes for PlanSwift, we decided that the look and feel of it needed an update too. In this version we have started that look and feel update. When you open PlanSwift after updating you will notice that the icons / buttons on the top bars have been updated (the location and functionality of the icons / buttons remains the same). Over the next few versions we will be updating all of the graphical icons / buttons. We hope that you like the new icons as much as we do. We tried very hard to design them in a way that better describes the function they initiate.
Bug Fixes / Performance Enhancements
As with every release of PlanSwift we strive to make performance enhancements and bug fixes a priority. Normally on a page like this, we would list what we think are the most important fixes and enhancements, this time we are doing something different. From now on we will place our Release Notes in our Product Knowledge Base and make them public.
PlanSwift is an estimating software program that makes takeoffs a breeze. If it’s coloured in, it’s counted! PlanSwift can load scanned plans as well as import directly from .TIF, .PDF, .DXF, .DWF, .DWG, .JPG, and more. PlanSwift can also download plans directly from many online plan rooms.