PlansXpress FAQs

PlansXpress and Parallels 16
Issue: PlansXpress has stopped working correctly, with error codes referring to .net and no drawing page in the software.   Solution: Update PlansXpress to latest edition ( If you have recently updated to Parallels 16 and PlansXpress has stopped working correctly then the recommended course of action is to update...
Tue, 3 Nov, 2020 at 10:48 AM
Exported PDF is blank or only showing part of the plan.
If you export your PlansXpress drawing to a PDF and it comes out blank or only showing part of the drawing first check if there is anything outside of your page border. You can do this by clicking the zoom extents button in the top right corner of PlansXpress. This will zoom...
Fri, 8 Apr, 2016 at 2:53 PM
Microsoft "Error" Messages when installing PlansXpress
When PlansXpress is installed, it also attempts to install some Microsoft components: Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Visual C++ (x86) Most computers will already have these installed but, because they are necessary and not ALL computers have them, PlansXpress will always attempt to install them. When each of the above Microsoft components...
Fri, 6 Nov, 2015 at 3:31 PM
PlansXpress stops working after you upgrade to Windows 10
This problem is caused by the Windows 10 upgrade setting up the wrong date and time formats for United Kingdom users. This post here shows you how to correct this: Correcting Windows formats for UK
Fri, 3 May, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Importing an OS map in to PlansXpress
If you have an OS map as a DWG or DXF file it can be imported to PlansXpress. This tutorial is specifically for importing OS maps that do not use a default page size or scale. If you are importing a plan and you know the page size and scale...
Fri, 3 May, 2019 at 5:12 PM
Create a drawing template including your company details and logo.
PlansXpress comes with a variety of templates for new drawings, some including Title Blocks allowing you to input your company details and logo. Once you have entered your details and inserted your logo you can save the plan as a new template so it appears along with the default templates when...
Tue, 28 Jul, 2015 at 11:55 AM
Create a lean to roof
The important thing when drawing a Lean to Roof in PlansXpress is to remember the order of the corners. Giving the corners in the wrong order will result in the roof sloping the wrong way. To begin click the Roofs drop-down on the top menu and then click on Cut...
Thu, 28 May, 2015 at 11:09 AM
Finding your User ID & Password in PlansXpress
  Launch your PlansXpress® software. Click on the "i" at the top right corner of the software. Your User ID can be found in the About dialog box.  Your password is the one you requested when you first installed the software. Alternatively you can click on the Application button and...
Fri, 13 Jul, 2018 at 5:24 PM
Use 'Scale to Fit' print option to print plan on a smaller paper size.
If you would like to see how a plan will look on paper, but don’t have a printer big enough, the following instructions will show you how to use the Scale To Fit option to print it on a smaller page ,A4 for example. This printout is of course NOT...
Mon, 6 Jul, 2015 at 1:27 PM
Change the layout of PlansXpress.
The default layout of PlansXpress can be seen below. You can set the Notes Picker, Layout Explorer, Properties and Command Window to automatically hide away when not in use by clicking the small pin icon. You can set them to be completely invisible by unticking the corresponding boxes on the...
Fri, 12 Jun, 2015 at 5:16 PM