3D viewer allows anyone to position the project from any perspective giving a clear view of the intended method of assembly.
The three dimensional view gives you a real life view of the pipes and plans that can be printed, saved and/or exported to any of several files formats. In the 3D view you can view you drawing from any angle by selecting any of several preset angles or by rotating it using the “orbit” tool.
Your field personnel can see precisely how the project should look when complete which will save time and eliminate confusion. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and this is especially true in construction.
When talking with engineers and code officials about a proposed piping plan you can send a 3D drawing via email that they can open instantly from any online device. You can create a pdf file from any screen view you like and save it to be emailed to any interested parties. You may also create graphics files in other formats such as bitmaps, jpegs, or tiffs although pfd files are becoming more and more popular as pfd viewers provide more functionality.
QuickPlumb has a companion program that is available for download that acts as a 3D viewer only. You may download this from the following link www.quickplumb.com/files/QuickPlumbViewer_setup.exe
Instructors and students will find this feature to be an invaluable resource for explaining plumbing design methods and procedures. One of the greatest challenges of plumbing instruction is conveying a 3D project in a typical 2 dimensional medium. This problem is solved by the 3D viewer which you can set to rotate giving the student the ability to comprehend the entire project from all angles. They may also orient and view the plan from any perspective using the orbit tool on the toolbar.
There is no easier plumbing software on the market. With it’s ability to count each and every fitting so that you know the correct material quantities will be ordered and you will not be caught short of supplies the cost on the software will more than pay for itself. Think of how devastating it is when you arrive on the job site after the concrete has been poured only to find that there was an error in the layout and the plumbing stub-ups are in the wrong location!
Many of the challenges that arise in the business of plumbing contracting are overlooked by the majority of software vendors. Some of these include getting accurate coordinates for plumbing stub ups in slab construction. This is a critical element of any job because of the consequences of a pipe that is out of place and needs to be moved. The concrete will need to be cut and enough room will be needed to reroute the pipe to the correct location. This makes an unsightly mess on any jobsite and the general contractor is never happy when his freshly poured and finished concrete is in pieces. This is one of the main focuses of QuickPlumb software. Each fixture that is placed on the plan has plumbing stub up locations entered which follow it where ever it is placed on the plan. When you select View>Fixture Coordinates from the top menu bar dimension lines are extended to the reference lines that you can insert anywhere to represent such things as the edge of forms. Using these dimensions allows you to double check the stub up locations so that they are in the correct place. This along with the pipe cut list minimizes the possibility of mistakes during the slab phase of the plumbing project.