PlansXpress - Plans Software for Builders
Use award winning PlansXpress® to produce architect quality plans, 3D models and photo-realistic rendering quickly and easily.
Think it’s beyond your capability? Well PlansXpress is made specifically for builders and developers and designed with the complete computer novice in mind. You'll unearth CAD skills you never knew you had AND it will save you money on outsourcing.
#1. Impress Customers. Win Work.
Research shows that clients often find there is very little to choose from one builder to the next when choosing the right company for their building project.
Only 14% of building companies in the UK currently offer a design and build service. Get ahead of the competition with architect quality plans, elevations and 3D models from PlansXpress. Plus knock the socks off your competitors with photorealistic rendering using the 3D PhotoVisualiser plug-in within PlansXpress Ultimate edition to communicate your ideas to clients.
#2. Easy to use CAD software
With PlansXpress you simply click, drag and drop symbols and tools from the menu to create professional 2D plans and 3D models. Plus with our premium Ultimate edition it's just one click to produce a stunning 3D photo-realistic visualisation using the 3D Photo-Visualiser plug-in! You don’t need lots of experience with CAD and there's no training required. It's fast, straightforward to use and completely tailored for builders and developers. Plus it’s also used by designers and architectural technologists across the UK.
Watch the video guide to see how easy PlansXpress really is
#3. Architect quality plans and designs
Produces architect quality plans suitable for planning application submission. It can also produce notes and specification detail for building regulation compliant working drawings when you combine with our EstimatorXpress software. By incorporating 3D models and photo-realistic renders* of your plans to show how they will look in situ can also help you sail through planning applications.
Watch how to automatically produce building reg' notes for your plans
#4. Developed by a builder for builders, developers and designers of residential buildings
The brainchild of a builder and developer, PlansXpress is CAD software with a difference and completely tailored for the construction market. Other CAD systems are not specialised to the construction industry allowing you to draw virtually anything from a house to a motorbike! But PlansXpress has built-in building knowledge and draws the detail and hatching you’d expect in plan view automatically. Plus as you draw a wall the program automatically creates a 3D model simultaneously!
Read an independent review of PlansXpress
#5. Scan existing plans into PlansXpress
As well as drafting your own plans and designs with PlansXpress you can also use the amazing PlansXpress Scanpack to quickly scan a customer's plans into PlansXpress and then trace over the plans on-screen so that you can add an extension or draw renovation work, automatically producing 2D elevations, 3D models, and photo-realistic visualisations* of the alteration work.
There are 3 ways to use PlansXpress:
Draft your plans from scratch
Scan the customers existing plans using the PlansXpress Scanpack
Import a .DWG or .DXF CAD file or scaled JPEG or BMP file
Watch the PlansXpress Scanpack in action
#6. All in one package.
With PlansXpress you get everything you need for general building works in one box to start designing extensions, new builds, loft conversions, renovation work, placing services and plumbing, electrics or simply room layouts.
For additional features to create photographic 3D models with just one click, or to transform 2D plans into hand-drawn styles and effects then take a look at our premium PlansXpress Ultimate edition
Need photo-realistic 3D? Opt for PlansXpress Total Toolkit with 3D PhotoVisualiser or the PlansXpress Ultimate edition
#7. Save £££’s on architects
Save yourself £££’s on architects fees. Think of it! No more costly outsourcing. Maybe you can add a profit centre to your business by charging for them too! But don't be fooled by cheap drawing packages. These are ok for simple layouts but won’t have the kind of standard construction detailing to get you through your planning application and building control, plus planning departments are more and more asking for 3D photo-realistic renderings and your architect will charge you more for this…
The PlansXpress Ultimate edition comes with the 3D PhotoVisualiser included for creating your own 3D Photographic models with just one click.
Check out our advice on choosing the right CAD software
#8. Unrivalled customer support
Online and telephone support included to ensure you get going with drafting your plans and designs from day one.
#9. Leading the way with technology
All HBXL software uses exclusive X-connex technology to exchange data between packages in the range – importantly between your building plans and estimate.
EstimatorXpress (version 8.3 upwards) will read your PlansXpress v.3 plans and turn them into an instant quote with full cost breakdown and schedule of works – now that’s X-Connex technology!
Find out more about X-Connex data sharing technology - exclusive to HBXL
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* Please note, photorealistic rendering is a feature that comes with the PlansXpress Ultimate edition. Alternatively you can purchase the 3D PhotoVisualiser Plug-in seperately for £399+VAT alongside a purchase of PlansXpress Total Toolkit edition.
RRP £1498 + VAT
NOW £999 + VAT
Total Tookit edition
RRP £898 + VAT
NOW £699 + VAT
Easy payment plans are available. For more info.
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