Downloading / Exporting Plans
  • 21 Apr 2022
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Downloading / Exporting Plans

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Article Summary

Export Plans complete with Measurements and markups to a PDF file in a few clicks.

  1. From the Plan

  2. Click Save PDF

  3. (optional) Select additional Plans
    The current Plan will be selected
    Click to select additional Plans from the Project

    • Per Group select / deselect all Plans in a Group such as “Plans” or “First floor” using the check the box next to the Group name
    • Individually select/ deselect individual Plans within a Group using the box to the left of the Plan name

  4. (optional) Select Stages
    By default Include all Stages is selected

    • Include all Stages
      Include all Stages and all Measurements on selected Plan/s

    • (optional) Only include selected Stages
      Click to select then choose selected Stages and all their Measurements on the selected Plan/s

    • All selected Stages and all their Measurements will appear on the PDF Export and Legend
      Stages or Measurements "hidden" on the Plan editor will be included in the Plan Export

    • All Plan Annotations are Exported with either selection
      Plan Annotations are not linked to specific Stages

  5. (optional) Select File Compilation
    By Default Create one PDF per Plan (better for digital use) is selected

  • Create one PDF per Plan

    • A folder is created for each Group
    • Each Plan will be a separate PDF
    • Each Plan Legend will be a separate PDF
  • (optional) Create one PDF per Group
    Click to select
    When Groups have multiple Plans selected

    • Each Plan will be one page on a mutli-page PDF
    • Each Plan Legend will be on a separate page/s in a multi-page PDF

  1. Click Generate Export
    By default the file will be Downloaded to a compressed "zip" format
    To change, uncheck the Always automatically Download Exports (as .zip) checkbox

D1 - Downloading :Exporting Plans

📝There are three ways to Download Plans from within a Project:

* From the Project tab: Click Download Plans
* From the Plans tab: Click Download Plans
* From Inside a Plan: Click Save PDF

D2- Download Plans 3 ways


Download does not start in a reasonable time.

Click click here to Download.

D1 - Click here to download

Nothing Downloaded when you clicked the Download link.

The browser may be blocking the Download:

  1. Click the Download button on the address bar.
    On the right-most side
  2. Click the radial button allow Groundplan to Download multiple files .
  3. Click Done.


Downloads are taking a longer than usual.

Click Email when ready and the Export will be emailed when it's ready.


📝 Exports may not run instantly

We have a queuing system to prevent the server from being overloaded
Most of the time, the Export runs straight way because the queue is free, however, this will depend on how large the Plan is and how many Groundplan Users are Exporting Plans at the same time.


How to Download the Plans without automatically Exporting a zipped file?

By default, Plans are Exported as a Zip file with a separate page for the Plan Legend.

To Download Plans as a PDF or without a Legend:

  1. Uncheck “Always Download exports (as zip) when ready” option
  2. Click Download button
    Next to the Plans to Download
  3. Click Close
    When you have finished selecting Plans to Download

D1 - Download without a legend

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