A1A Software releases new planning tools

30 August 2022

A1A Software LLC has released the first two lift planning tools in its new application-based A1A Product Suite. Rigging Designer enables users to create custom rigging plans and Sketch Pad provides a convenient way to sketch preliminary job site data for bids and estimates, the company said.

Rigging Design and Sketch Pad are available through Microsoft, Google Play or the Apple App Store.

“Moving from web-based to app-based platforms improves functionality for users,” said Tawnia Weiss, president, A1A Software. “Users don’t have to have an internet connection to use the tools. “These apps—and more to come by early 2023—can be used anywhere you can use your mobile phone.”

Rigging Designer is ideal for any application where loads must be rigged, whether that’s for lifting by a mobile crane, overhead crane, a gantry or industrial forklift.  Sketch Pad, first introduced as a web-based tool in 2019, makes the move to an app. With GPS location services enabled on your mobile device, Sketch Pad now allows you to add a scaled Google Map from the job site location.

Used by those who are preparing bids or estimates, preliminary data about the job site can be drawn on screen using your finger. In addition, crane location, travel path, obstructions and other information can be noted for future lift planning. Users also have access to a large library of commonly used 3D objects that can be added to the sketch, which can be printed or converted into a full 3D Lift Plan.

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