About ClearPlan

I've been an on-site superintendent out in the field building custom homes for decades. In that time, I picked up many skills to help me get the job of building the project done quicker and more efficiently.

One of those skills was CAD drafting. I'm somewhat impatient, and so, if I needed a new or revised detail for any particular site condition, rather than wait for one from the architect, who always seemed too busy to react in the time frame required by the construction schedule, I'd draft my own detail and send it over for review. Not only did this speed up the process, but it gave me the means to really delve deep into the details of assemblies and finishes of the job.

 

Eight or nine years ago, I started learning 3D modeling software. Amazing what one can do with that. Once I used the modeling software to create a full model of the structure and MEPS of a project I was building, the idea for ClearPlan was born.

 

Analyzing plans has always been my strong suit. I enjoy pulling the "puzzle" pieces out of the box, so to speak, examining them all and then putting them together to build the project. With the 3D software, I now am able to put the pieces together and represent them in a fully dimensional model of the project that can be immediately understood by everyone, informs the construction process and allows one to locate and, importantly, resolve potential problems well in advance of construction. If "a picture is worth a thousand words", as the saying goes, I'd add "A model is priceless."

 

Bob McCarter