Legacy PlansXpress Quick Guides

This collection of short videos covers a wide range of tasks within PlansXpress allowing you to maximise what your software can do. Although these videos were recorded on v4 and v5, you may still find them helpful if you are using a later version of PlansXpress.

Drawing L Shaped Roof with Hip and Gable End
This video shows you how to create an L shaped Roof with a Hip end and a Gable end
Mon, 3 Jul, 2017 at 3:58 PM
Loft Drawing in PlansXpress
This video shows you how to use multiple Layers to create the loft or attic area in a roof.  You need to use this technique if there is construction to take place within the loft area such as attic stud walls or upstands.
Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 at 4:37 PM
PlansXpress - Manipulating Roof Lines
PlansXpress roof lines can be manipulated to make different shapes of roof.  This video shows you how you can use this feature to modify the default roof shapes to suit non standard shapes.
Fri, 8 Apr, 2016 at 2:47 PM
PlansXpress Renovation Tools
In this video we run through some of the options showing you how to apply renovation tasks (plastering, hacking, replacement windows etc) to existing property layouts.
Fri, 8 Apr, 2016 at 2:47 PM
How to create levels in PlansXpress
The Level function is used to create additional floors in your drawing.  This links the floors together in 3D and also in Elevations. If you are designing construction within the attic area you would create a level with a wall height of ZERO so that you can draw a roof...
Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 at 4:39 PM
Top tips for exporting PDFs from PlansXpress
This video shows you how to check your print and page layout settings to help exporting a PDF 
Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 at 4:40 PM
Import and Scan in PlansXpress
This video shows you how to import a pdf drawing so that you can trace over it.  In version 4 the scanpack no longer exists, instead we have a new Scan Mode pen option which can be toggled on and off and this is demonstrated here
Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 at 4:45 PM
Plumbing in PlansXpress
This video shows you how to draw in plumbing components to be estimated.  Items such as pipe runs, boilers, radiators etc.
Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 at 4:38 PM
Using Google Map in PlansXpress to create a plot boundary
This video shows how a captured image from google maps can be used to shape a plot border on a piece of land.  You can then use this to help you design your build.
Mon, 9 Nov, 2015 at 12:25 PM
PlansXpress 4.0 - Introduction
Version 4 of PlansXpress introduced many new features.  This is the first of 5 videos highlighting the major new features in version 4
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019 at 5:16 PM