Rigging Designer, available as part of the A1A Product Suite, provides detailed documentation for pre-lift planning.

It is pre-loaded with options for 3D equipment, such as mobile cranes, excavators, forklifts, overhead cranes or gantries. A library of more than 1,300 3D objects includes common loads lifted in construction and industrial applications and common buildings. Users can also create their own object to be lifted by entering the dimensions.

To create a rigging plan, users input the centre of gravity, pick points, hitch type, sling type and lengths, and other gear such as lifting beams, spreader frames, snatch blocks or swivels. Rigging Designer will calculate sling angles and dimensions of rigging gear.

Rigging Designer is recommended for use with a tablet or desktop computer. It features drag-and-drop functionality and mirror/duplicate settings. Users can add notes regarding the lifting equipment to be used, plans can be printed for use by rigging crews, and digital records that can be imported into the full version of 3D Lift Plan. The A1A Product Suite is available through Microsoft, Google Play, or the Apple Store.

“Whether you are working in construction, heavy industry, manufacturing, energy, utilities, shipping or logistics – anywhere loads are being lifted – this tool provides peace of mind for rigging planning,” said Tawnia Weiss, president of A1A Software.

“The A1A Product Suite application-based tools opens up features of 3D Lift Plan to people who may not need the full lift planning programme. The idea is to enable estimators, salespeople, project managers, and others to accomplish the level of lift planning that makes sense for their role, improving communication, and streamlining digital documentation.”

3D Lift Plan is a lift planning and crane selection software that can be used simulate a crane lift. Information such as crane assembly area, critical lifts, ground bearing pressure and crane mat selection can all be documented. 3D Lift Plan is claimed to contain the largest library of crane load charts of any lift planning software on the market.

A1A Software specialises in the crane and rigging market.

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A1A Software unveils App-Based Lift Planning Tools in A1A Product Suite