The ConstructConnect Platform document viewer gives you access to project plans, specifications and addenda for viewing and printing and for performing takeoff. You can use filtering to locate the exact document types and preview, export and print documents. You can search the document set using new keywords or append the terms from the original search.
Takeoff lets you add elements and conditions, set scale, add annotations and draw directly on documents. Prepared documents can be opened in ConstructConnect Takeoff.
Clicking the double arrow opens or closes the document tree. Use this to maximize the viewing pane.
Moving the document around in the window
Use the pan tool to move the document around the viewing pane window. Notethat the document must be maximized above 100% to activate the tool.
In document viewer, the tool lets you select text from a specification and copy it to another application.
In Web Takeoff, the tool lets you select takeoff objects on a plan.
Sending to takeoff
Click Open in ConstructConnect Takeoff to send the document set to desktop takeoff.
Zooming in and out
At the bottom-right of the document viewer window is the Zoom slider, slide it to the left to zoom out (making the visible plan smaller) or slide to the right to zoom in, making the visible portion of the plan larger. You can also click the drop-down arrow to select from a list of preset zoom levels.
Note: Nifty shortcut... hold down the ALT key on your keyboard and roll your mouse's scroll wheel forward and back to zoom in/out.
Working with the document tree
The document tree on the left side of the window displays the documents matching your search terms:
The menu opens showing only the documents that match your keywords. The keywords used in the search are displayed in the search bar.
To see all documents, click All Documentsat the top of the list or Show All Documents at the bottom of the list.
Click the up and down arrows to open and close document categories.
To open documents in the viewing pane, click on the document name in the tree.
Document tree features and options
The following table describes the options and features of the document tree.
The document tree is separated by category:
Matches(the documents that are a match to the current search criteria)
The total number of documents for a category is shown next to the category name, including zero (0) counts when no documents are present:
The Actions menu at the top of the document tree gives you the option to download and print your project documents:
Your documents download in PDF format to your local device for use in printing and sharing.
To download project documents,
Click on the Documents tab to display the document set for the project.
Choose from the following to continue.
select the individual documents in the list.
From theActions menu, click Download Selected Documents.
all documents in the set
click Select All from the Actions menu.
Click DownloadAllat the bottom of the page.
Result: You are asked to save the files to a location on your device.
Note: Large document sets can take up to a minute to compile for downloading.
When prompted, select the location for the download and then click Save.
Result: The selected documents download to your device.
Searching with new keywords
Once you perform a document search, you can perform a new search on the full document set. You can use all new keywords or append keywords to the original terms. Your results include only those documents that contain your keywords. The first page where your search terms appear is displayed in the document window with all matching keywords highlighted.
To search the document set with new keywords,
You can add search terms to the existing terms or you can clear the existing search terms
At the top of the document tree, either
click the X to clear any existing search terms and then add new terms or
add keywords to the existing term. Note that this option searches boththe existing terms and the new terms.
Once you are ready, click the spyglass icon to run the search.
Result: The search runs and the documents containing your keywords are displayed in the document window and document tree.