A1A Software Announces Appointment, New Features to 3DLiftPlan.com

A1A Software - 3DLiftplan.com has appointed Geoff Weiss North East Regional Sales Manager. The Fernandina, Fla.,-based company has also released new features to its 3DLiftPlan.com. The online lift planning program now includes Cooperative Lifts, Share Viewer, Snapshot feature, Advanced Rigging, and a Multi-Image print option.

Geoff Weiss is based in Downingtown, Pa., and will be responsible for the sales of 3DLiftPlan.com, GPS, Dispatch and the company’s new iCraneTrax program. He has spent the last 10 years running and managing a small contracting company in Pennsylvania.

“We’ve added lots of different rigging types, like two-, three- and four-leg bridles; and single, double and triple spreader bars,” says Tawnia Weiss, A1A Software president, of the upgrades to 3DLiftPlan.com. “We’ve also added a sling calculator to calculate sling tensions, sling angles and sling lengths. You can also show headache ball or hook block with multiple parts of line.”

The Cooperative Lift feature works so that as the primary crane moves, the trailing cranes automatically adjust to accurately simulate your lift. Throughout the lift, the load on each crane, lift radius, and capacity are calculated. Tandem and trailing lifts are supported.

The Snapshot feature works by saving snapshots for multiple points in the lift. Then the user can return to any point and all of the information will be updated. “For instance, you can save a snapshot with the load placed on the ground, at a critical point, and at its final location, then easily move between these points without needing to re-position the crane manually,” explains Weiss. Snapshot tools are located below the left side menu when creating a lift plan.

The Share feature lets the user send an electronic 3D copy of your lift plan to clients and coworkers to let them view the jobsite at any angle and see important information on the lift.

From the 3D Lift Plan Publisher, the user can select any of the various Layouts to print two, three, or four different images of a lift plan on a single printout. To print a detailed image of the load and rigging, he selects the “Rigging Plan” option at the bottom of the window when positioning the 3d image for printout.