Five new tools have been released for specific lift planning activities in A1A Software’s 3D Lift Plan.
The tools have been designed for on the go, on-site decision making and aim to provide accurate information accessible from a tablet or mobile device that can be later integrated into a full lift plan.
A1A Software President, Tawnia Weiss, said the tools enable users to input or father data for important lift planning information without creating a full lift plan.
Sketch Pad is a tool for estimators, project managers or others involved in job bidding or lift planning. Operators can enter an address, which will be displayed in Google Maps on the aerial view. It’s then possible to note the lift location, crane setup location and other site-specific information.
The sketch can then be saved to 3D Lift Plan and will auto-create a lift plan for the user, streamlining documentation.
Crane Comparison allows users to compare up to 10 crane load charts at a time. The tool has been developed for sales people working with customers to identify the most cost-effective option for a job.
Load Chart Viewer takes information in traditional load charts and turns them into a visual infographic presentation. This overlays load chart data, such as capacity at certain lift radii, into a range diagram with capacities.
Crane Loads Calculator allows operators to determine maximum outrigger loads for specific crane configurations without creating a full lift plan. By selecting the crane, load chart, boom length, load weight and radius, the program will then present critical setup information.
Mat Calculator allows users to select appropriate outrigger pads or crane pads for the allowable ground bearing pressure. It is a mobile version of the feature in the 3D Lift Plan in 2017, which provides data for engineered outrigger pad products.