SoftPlan reView is a View, Print and Markup
SoftPlan reView gives instant access,
anywhere, to SoftPlan drawings even by non-SoftPlan users!
SoftPlan reView viewer is
3D files can be
viewed, rotated and zoomed.
reView greatly improves communication
throughout the building process.
Through email or a Pocket PC, reView allows
all those involved in a building project, from the designer, builder, trade contractor, to the
client, to view, comment, and markup the drawings.
reView files can be viewed on a Pocket PC
providing the convenience of taking drawings to the site, timber supplier and client meetings,
allowing a record of changes or reference anywhere you go.
Anyone has the ability to mark-up the
drawing with comments, revisions, or create redline sketches. A great way for field personnel
to access plans while on the site to record data such as material items or customer variations
directly on the drawings.
Any markups or comments added to the reView drawings can be loaded directly
back into the SoftPlan drawings.
Features available from within SoftPlan (ReView
- Author a reView file (.spv) from any
SoftPlan file (.spd)
- Export SoftPlan (.spd) files as .pdf
- Import mark-ups created in reView PC or
reView Pocket PC back into SoftPlan
- Create schedules of all the notes, punch
items, and service symbols added to the drawings by reView PC and reView Pocket
- Configure mark-up items and comments that
are available to reView for material, note, and service symbol items
- Create reView 3D models - from SoftView
Features available with the FREE ReView
- Use items such as shape, sketch, line,
circle, and ellipse to redline a drawing
- Make note of material items directly on
the drawing files
- Add comments to the drawing either by
typing or by selecting from predefined lists
- Place service symbols to indicate the
location of items such as electrical outlets, phone, and TV jacks directly on the
- Query between any two points to calculate
- Print reView drawings either to scale or
fit to a page provided permission has been given by the author of the reView file
(reView PC only)
- View 3D models - rotate, view from any
angle or position.
Facilitate Communication With:
SoftPlan reView is intended to assist in the
communication with the client through the entire building process. Initially, it can be
used to communicate design ideas to the client, as well as allowing the client to redline a
All the architectural information is available in
a reView file, making it valuable when dealing with trade contractors. Email a reView
drawing to a trade contractor to create estimates or communicate design revisions.
Once construction is underway, reView is a
helpful tool because all the information the field staff will ever need is stored on their
pocket PC. If they need to know the size of something, they simply select it. If a
dimension is required, just use the distance command. Material items can be created
directly on the drawings.
Control Over the Drawing:
While SoftPlan reView was designed foremost as an
effective communication tool, it is understood that as the designer or owner of a home
plan, some control over your information may be required. When a reView file is being
created from a SoftPlan drawing, the author will be asked several questions designed to
control what information is available and how it may be used.
The SoftPlan user controls:
- If the reView file can be
- If printing is allowed, whether or not
the print can be to scale
- Whether to include any images (typically
logos or renderings) that may be included on the SoftPlan drawing in the reView
- To embed the actual SoftPlan (.spd) file
directly in the reView file
While the client may wish the reView file to contain less information, your field
personnel, trade contractors, and print shops may want as much information as is