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Students have full and uninhibited access to every feature of the PlanGrid app free of charge.
Students have full and uninhibited access to every feature of the PlanGrid app free of charge.
March 14, 2016 7:00 PM CDT

Free blueprint reading app for students

PlanGrid for Education available for no cost to students and instructors


PlanGrid has emerged as one of the most mature apps for viewing, amending and discussing construction drawings on a collaborative cloud-based platform.

It is the number-one most downloaded app for reading blueprints, and collaboratively sharing plan updates including photos in the iTunes Store.

Established in 2011, PlanGrid is now the largest digital blueprint repository in the world, with over 30 million sheets of construction documents in the cloud, and they’ve helped build over 300,000 construction projects. Construction clients are only just beginning to see what’s possible through the software platform.

In 2014, the company launched PlanGrid for Education, allowing students full and uninhibited access to every feature of the app free of charge.

PlanGrid for Education is also available to instructors for no cost. Students and teachers should sign up for a basic account using their .edu email address and send an email to requesting the upgrade.

Find out more about PlanGrid (which operates on both iOS and Android) here.

Originally published in Masonry magazine.

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