Whether you are doing a feasibility study, a site audit, or a redline all the way to an as-built, you can use ArcSite with your existing plans while on site.
This article contains
- An overview video of the whole process
- A series of links that cover each of the individual steps taken
Links to Each Step
- Upload your plans to the ArcSite Cloud Account
- Set a scale for the plan
- Taking measurements and showing dimensions onscreen (Length, Angle, Area)
- Use Layers to Separate Elements Out From Each Other
- Use the Pen Tool to trace the underlying PDF
- At any point, you can temporarily hide the PDF underlay by opening the Setting Panel and toggling off the Background option
- Show those traced lines dimensions automatically
- Add a saved shape from the Shape Panel - Create and Use Saved Shapes
- Duplicate a shape or any other selected object
- Use shapes to create a Takeoff Schedule while onsite
- Text Options - Shows how to add text to the canvas.
- Embed and Markup photos directly in the PDF directly where you took them onsite. This is a great way to have that visual information that is now part of the PDF deliverable itself
- Manually Specify a Length or Angle
- There are 2 ways to select multiple objects at once. I quickly do the operation within the video, but they are worth going over individually as well.
- Specify a relative distance between objects. Useful when place items a certain distance from each other
- Then upload your work to the ArcSite cloud account, to have a backup and so that others that are Collaborators ( folks who can work or just view the work) get notified.
- Alternately you can simply export directly out of the app