Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

Plan Analyst has been sold since 1986. Thousands of offices have purchased Plan Analyst making it the most widely used software tool for code studies and plan checks. We have users in all 50 states and around the world. Most of our customers have purchased multiple versions through the years. Code studies and plan reviews for thousands of projects are completed every year using Plan Analyst.
Our “Product as a Service” business model enables us to combine our product and accompanying support services (ongoing software development and bug fixes, and traditional user support). In practice, this means you are leasing the software from us which enables us to consistently and sustainably fund the business to ensure we will be able to continue to support you for many more decades.
We ship using USPS (Post Office). All orders are shipped within 5 working days by Priority Mail (2 to 3 day service). Plan Analyst is shipped on CD and includes a users manual. .

Plan Analyst is a Windows based program and does not have any special system requirements. It will run on computers using Windows 10, and older versions of Windows including 95, NT, 98, 2000, XP, Vista, etc. Plan Analyst requires about 5mb of space on your hard drive.

All of the questions in the check list and most of the analysis report items are stored in files that can be edited. You also have the ability to add code requirements and to add to the check list. You can make these changes permanent by changing the data file using the setup section of Plan Analyst, or you can edit specific reports for special conditions.
The input (project description) for a project can take from several to 30 minutes, but ultimately depends on the complexity of the project. For example, a 20 story office building can be evaluated in about 20 minutes. After you complete your building description input the analysis report is created in seconds.

This happens when the display resolution is set too low.

  • For standard screens, the minimum resolution is 1280 by 1024 pixels.
  • For wide screens, the minimum resolution is 1366 by 768 pixels.

To check and/or change:

  1. Open your Control Panel
  2. Select Display
  3. Select Setup
  4. Move pointer until you get the correct setting.
  5. Click OK

Note: This procedure will vary slightly depending on your operating system.