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New HCSS Plans Delivers Simple Uploads, Field Calculators for Project Drawings

March 7, 2018 - Featuring Web and mobile applications, the new HCSS Plans digital plan management solution from construction industry software developer, HCSS (, connects the office to the field to avoid costly mistakes and rework. Built specifically for heavy civil construction, HCSS Plans allows superintendents and project managers to efficiently manage changes and markups to project drawings and plans, ensuring that field superintendents are working with the latest project information.

From the office, the digital plan management program allows managers and estimators to upload project documentation and make annotations, link to callouts, add notes and photos, and mark revisions and versions using the HCSS Plans website. The program’s Quick Publish feature offers fast, one-step PDF document uploading to create seamless communication with the field. HCSS Plans features dual scaling – vertical and horizontal –plus offers a host of calculators for jobsite items ranging from asphalt, concrete and concrete yield to rebar, trenching and trucking.

HCSS Plans gives field crews instant access to any document revisions or new versions to ensure they are working off of the most recent information. Optimized for iOS mobile devices, drawings stay crisp and fluid as workers pan and zoom plan sheets. Crew leaders can annotate plans from mobile devices to show changes in the field and communicate back to the office. Plans can be downloaded to the device and viewed offline, and HCSS Plans automatically syncs with the device when it returns online, ensuring the latest documents are being accessed.

“HCSS focuses solely on the heavy civil construction market, and our software programs are developed specifically for contractors, so the information gathered allows crews to work together safer, smarter and more efficiently,” Rateb Almarsi, product manager at HCSS. “Our new HCSS Plans digital management program gives contractors the information they need to give them an edge over the competition. Plus, it will integrate with other HCSS products, improving estimating accuracy, reporting and operating safety. ”

Soon, the new HCSS Plans will work seamlessly with HCSS HeavyBid, HCSS HeavyJob and HCSS Safety programs to maximize the contractor’s operating efficiency. Once a job is won using HeavyBid, estimators can send notes, measurements and photos to HCSS Plans without double entry, so workers can see how the job was bid. Sending calculations from HCSS Plans to daily production tracking in HeavyJob offers accurate daily reporting from the field to the office. Safety documents sent from HCSS Plans to HCSS Safety safeguards crew members by giving them access to pertinent project safety information and ensuring relevant safety meetings are held.

HCSS Professional Services various implementation options of HCSS Plans to ensure quick program implementation. The new digital plan management software is backed by HCSS’s world-class customer service, which offers 24/7 instant support, 365 days a year.


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