System scaffolding vs Frame and brace

Why Leading Contractors Prefer System Scaffolding Over Frame and Brace

The right choice of scaffolding type cuts costs by being fast to erect and dismantle while minimizing your fleet overhead by being multi-functional. But how do you identify the right choice? To answer that, we compare two of the most common types – frame and brace and system scaffolding.

We consider four aspects of scaffolding and which projects each type of scaffolding is best suited for, ultimately exploring why system scaffolding is becoming the preferred choice of leading contractors. 

A recap: Frame and brace and system scaffolding

Frame and brace

Frame and brace, also known as sectional scaffolding, is common on residential projects and many commercial job sites in North America and parts of Europe. Composed of metal tubing, it has a square frame configuration with cross braces running along every bay.

While relatively simple, frame and brace excels at being fast to plan and erect when it is used in straightforward applications like pedestrian overhead protection and façade access.

System scaffolding

System scaffolding, also known as modular scaffolding, utilizes vertical, horizontal, and diagonal posts and tubes to create flexible scaffolding to suit many types of projects. Styles of system scaffolding include ring- or pin-lock, cup-lock, and Kwikstage, as well as proprietary types like HAKI, Safway Systems, Turner OCTO, and more.

Though slightly slower to erect piece-for-piece than frame and brace scaffolding, system scaffolding has an exceptional balance of flexibility and ease of use that drives its steadily increasing market share.

Four ways system scaffolding beats frame and brace

Greater accessibility for congested areas

System scaffolding can be used for large projects and is highly efficient in congested spaces with obstacles. Frame and brace is common in fixed rectangular bays and present difficulties when positioning around obstacles and in confined spaces.

System scaffolding is apt for reaching odd-shaped or circular structures such as domes and power plant interiors. Ringlock scaffolding for example, is a suitable solution for curved surfaces.

System scaffolding is also the superior choice for hanging scaffolds from rooftops, pipe racks, bridges, and other elevated areas, in many cases providing a much more cost-effective means of access versus building up from the ground.

Easier storage and transporting

While easy enough to stack on a truck or in the yard, with frame and brace, you must account for the bulky frames when planning efficient storage or carry-in of equipment to indoor spaces. In contrast, system scaffolding consists of linear tubes and smaller accessories, enabling flexible truck loading and greater ease of material handling when scaffolds are erected far from the nearest delivery gate or drop-off point.

Specialized components for improved safety

Each system scaffolding style has specific components designed to improve safety. These are specialized accessories like integrated or locking toeboards, deck liftoff preventers, secure guardrail standards (also known as “crazy legs”). One example is the Ringlock system. A single rosette sits at the core of all its components. With a rosette every 500 mm (19.5”), workers have a tie-off point almost anywhere they need one.

Effective for rigging and shoring

System scaffolding is more versatile for two types of activities that access contractors consult on – rigging and shoring.

Rigging is mainly to push, hoist, lift, or pull objects in construction sites. System scaffolding plays an important role in providing custom rigging solutions for swing stages and other suspended access. Ringlock and Cuplock, for example, are two common system scaffolding types in rigging for suspended scaffolds. Ringlock is also useful for crane lifting with adaptations to base jack retention and coupling pins.

System scaffolding is popular for shoring as it is can create a wide range of shoring solutions supporting significant loads. Ringlock scaffolding is a top choice in shoring as in the Urbina Shoring System. Cuplock is also a popular choice for shoring and formwork scaffolds. It is ideal for use under slabs with different heights and structure systems.

Visualize Scaffold Designs in Minutes, Whichever System Scaffold You Choose

Whichever system scaffolding you choose, having a scaffold design software gives you the upper hand in visualizing your designs.

One of the key advantages of Avontus Designer is its vast library of scaffolding manufacturers. Users can instantly import parts and components from a multitude of system scaffold styles like Ringlock, Cuplock, and Kwisktage as well as proprietary types like HAKI, Safway Systems, and OCTO. Easily add any component you can think of, from ladders and swing gates to mesh guards and connector bays. You can even add custom creations like independent bays, cantilevers, and bridges with a few mouse clicks.

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Rendering detailed 3D models in Avontus Designer helped family-owned scaffold and shoring systems company, CSI, beat out the competition. It gives customers a clearer picture of what the scaffolds will look like on site. Jeremy Trask, the company’s Director of Safety believes Avontus Designer was a key element to winning the Disneyland Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park project.

Avontus Designer also helped Tennessee Scaffolding win bids. The software cut down on costly delays by helping customers visualize the scaffold structures. Chief Administration Officer, Sean Harrison, says that with Designer, “All you need is your imagination”. Even someone without AutoCAD expertise can use it, thanks to its user-friendly interface.

Image: One of Tennessee Scaffolding’s 3D system scaffolding designs, used for swing stage rigging. 


No matter what system scaffolding style you choose, Avontus Designer is the preferred choice of scaffold design software. Take the next step in virtual design evolution made easy for you.

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System Scaffolding Design and Safety

Introduction to System Scaffolding Design and Safety

Scaffolding is an integral part of any construction process, and the ideal choice of scaffolding should create safe and easy access for construction personnel. Of the many types of scaffolding, system scaffolding is increasingly popular around the world, and like other styles, system scaffolding is no exception when it comes to the importance of proper design practices.

Benefits of Effective System Scaffolding Design

Effective design results in a robust scaffold with three benefits:

  1. Safety – No matter the scale of the project, safety should be priority. Workers must feel confident on the scaffolding. Effective scaffolding design should eliminate safety risks.
  2. Productivity – Well-designed scaffolding structures can make assembly and dismantling faster, reducing project time.
  3. Reduced cost – Re-worked scaffolding can be costly and delay projects. Effective scaffolding design reduces the risk of re-work by accounting for all project needs from the start.

In this article, we look at the types of system scaffolding, the design challenges that scaffolding designers may face, and tools that pros use to overcome them.

What Types of System Scaffolding Are There?

Also known as modular scaffolding, system scaffolding utilizes preset vertical, horizontal, and diagonal posts and tubes. The most common types of system scaffolding used today are Ringlock (or pinlock), Cuplock, and Kwikstage, with proprietary styles like HAKI and OCTO also gaining popularity.

Ringlock Scaffolding

Ringlock scaffolding is a versatile, capable system that utilizes multiple ledgers, clamps, guard rails, connectors, stair stringers, steps, and adapters. It offers a unique rosette arrangement which can be self-locked by adaptive wedge using a hammer allowing up to 8 connections present. It is quick and easy to assemble and provides a higher degree of flexibility with a number of angles to lock the notch. 

Cuplock Scaffolding

Cuplock scaffolding is highly desired for its capability to hold large amounts of weight. Often known by the proprietary “Cuplok” name, the Cuplock system is a fully galvanized system that is highly resistant to rust and weather damage, and can be 20% lighter than regular steel tubes. A unique coupler locking mechanism allows for quick and flexible installation.

Kwikstage Scaffolding

Kwikstage scaffolding, as the name suggests, is a quick set-up system. Six basic components make up Kwikstage scaffolding; standards, ledgers, transoms, braces, base jacks, and boards. The ability to add other components like hop-ups (side brackets) gives it the flexibility to fit any shape – highly useful in situations where the facade of the building is complex. Kwikstage can adapt to difficult terrain too.

Proprietary Scaffolding Types

“Proprietary scaffolding” is a general term to describe scaffolding with unique connection points. It relies on the same fundamental concepts of vertical members, horizontal members, diagonal members, and decking. There are more widely available styles, which differentiate themselves with features like lighter weight, quicker assembly, or unique, specialized accessories. Each system may differ based on the manufacturer. Some examples of proprietary scaffolding are HAKI, OCTO, and Safway Systems.

Challenges with Designing System Scaffolding

System scaffolding is a modern approach to access that requires modern design solutions. Conventional methods of design may be insufficient to deliver results quickly and effectively. Let’s explore some issues that may arise when designing system scaffolding with traditional or non-specialized methods.

Errors in 2D Designs

Designing in 2D is a laborious and error-prone process, and the potential for interference and fit-up errors at construction sites can be high. Designing in 3D reduces the risk of errors with clearer visualization of designs. Better yet, integrating Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality software improves accuracy significantly.

Learning CAD Is Costly

Professional computer aided design (CAD) is estimated to take 80 hours to learn basic designs. This translates to higher costs in employing CAD designers, especially when you consider the additional scaffolding-specific learning required. Alternatively, purpose-built software for designing system scaffolding ensures that even non-designers can create safe and effective scaffold designs.

Designers May Not Have On-site Expertise

Designing in theory and materializing the finalize design on-site are not the same thing. It isn’t easy for scaffolding designers to fully understand how the landscape and terrain of job sites affect scaffolding design and safety. Additional training may be needed to create effective designs.

Overcoming Design Challenges with Avontus Designer

Thankfully, there is a solution to the three design challenges. Deploying industry-specific software like Avontus Designer enables bid-winning scaffolding designs that meet safety requirements while streamlining work processes.

3D, AR, VR – A tool with powerful visualization capabilities is able to highlight any safety issues during the design process. Avontus Designer integrates these features to visualize your designs in minutes. Import readily available plans and walk through them in 3D for faster design completion.

Safety – Safety elements like leg load calculations, bracing, and custom guardrail configurations can be assessed. Easily spot possible areas of failure and inefficient design choices with a digital walkaround. Avontus Designer’s AR and VR features can help you create safe and cost-effective designs that prevent costly redesigns on the job site later.

Inexpensive – Unlike CAD software that requires hours of training, Avontus Designer allows even non-design personnel to operate it. Upload scaffold designs from Designer to Avontus Viewer and view for free on Windows Desktop, iOS, Android or Microsoft HoloLens. A monthly subscription fee for Designer starts at $169.

Built-in Library – Get access to a plethora of designs for various scaffolding options. Manufacturer catalogues for Ringlock, Kwikstage, and proprietary scaffolding styles are at your fingertips. Export 2D and 3D models to Tekla Structures, BIM packages, PDF, AutoCAD, Navisworks, SCIA Engineer, and Microsoft Office with ease.

Support & Training – No man is an island – we believe in taking care of you throughout your design process. Avontus offers help and support for implementation, training, updates and more. Live phone support ensures you get your design program up and running to best suit your needs.

Click the link below to find out more on how Avontus Designer could help you design safer and more efficient scaffolding.

Avontus Viewer Release

Avontus Viewer® Models Are Now Shareable to YouTube

Since its release two years ago, Avontus Scaffold Viewer has helped our customers win bids and improve operations through its state-of-the-art augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) technology. 

These capabilities bring your designs to life, making it easier for stakeholders and crews to visualize the completed project before it’s built. They can also make your bottom line look better, by avoiding miscommunication, safety hazards, and other costly mistakes. 

We’re excited to announce that we have extended Scaffold Viewer’s virtual walkthrough capabilities with a one-click YouTube export feature. Now, anyone on your team can simulate a professional 3D scaffold tour to present to clients, collaborate on-site or off-site across trades and devices, with or without the app. 

Virtual Scaffold Walkthroughs Made Available Anywhere 

Paired with a VR headsetAvontus Scaffold Viewer instantly renders your scaffold model for immersive 3D viewing in virtual reality. Before now, this experience has required use of the free Scaffold Viewer app. 

That’s why we’re bringing the built-in YouTube video recorder to Scaffold Viewer. 

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With this new feature, you can instantly export your 3D scaffold video to YouTube and share it across all social media channels. That way, everyone will have a shared reality to collaborate on the design, mobilize planning reviews, and correct mistakes before they reach the job site. 

The video walkthrough significantly simplifies the handover process, which can now be done virtually even if your coworkers or customers don’t have the Scaffold Viewer app! 

Streamline Collaboration on As-Built Drawings with Guided Tours 

Another benefit of the new Avontus Scaffold Viewer is the streamlined field validation process. 

There’s no room for guesswork in scaffolding erection. Prevent unexpected changes to your erected scaffold by getting everyone on the same page from the start via the 3D walkthrough video! 

Building on the capabilities of Scaffold Viewer’s 3D modeling and video export, you can create a guided tour of your scaffold, record it and save it to share with crews wherever they are. 

Spot an issue? Reworking scaffolds after they’ve been built is costly, but a quick review in Scaffold Viewer can catch these issues before they happen, allowing you to change your design to account for new discoveries and avoid stopping work at site for unplanned modifications 

Impress Clients with a Portfolio of Video Walkthroughs 

With Avontus Scaffold Viewer’s one-click YouTube export, it’s easy to bring your project portfolio to life. Simply compile your 3D walkthrough videos using the software’s one-click YouTube export, and voila, you have a library of winning scaffold models to share with prospects. 

As video content is becoming prominent on social media, take this opportunity to gain exposure on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, to attract potential clients. What better way to build your brand and impress clients than showcasing your scaffold designs in 3D?  

Download Scaffold Viewer and Start Creating Your First 3D Walkthrough Video 

Around the world, Avontus’ customers are discovering new competitive advantages through the use of AR and VR in scaffolding construction projects. Higher design accuracy is the bedrock of a proactive safety culture, and it helps to reduce the need for costly rework. Furthermore, these visualization capabilities clearly differentiate scaffolding proposals and ultimately improve field operations.   

Experience the future of scaffolding today with Avontus Scaffold Viewer. 

Carpenters Scaffolding and Solar Conference 2019

Visualize for Success: AR/VR Solutions in Scaffolding Design

Scaffolding visualization is the key to project success. From bidding and proposals in the boardroom to safety and assembly at the job site, the ability to effectively visualize scaffolding can have a major impact on your win-rate and profitability. 

Overly complicated proposals. Misunderstandings over project scope. Budget overruns due to scaffolding modifications. Scaffolding companies must overcome many costly issues to ensure profitability. 

Scaffolding visualization gives you a blueprint for success to help you overcome all of these obstacles. With today’s technologies, you have the power to bring your scaffold design to life in full augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR). 

As part of a panel of speakers, Avontus’ VP of Operations Andrew Smith shared valuable insights into scaffolding design software and its benefits at the UBC Scaffolding and Solar Conference 2019.

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Avontus’ VP of Operations Andrew Smith at the UBC Scaffolding and Solar Conference 2019.

Learn how to visualize success with AR/VR in scaffolding from our conference recap below. 

Visualize for Safety 

When transitioning a scaffold model from paper sketch to the job site, information can get lost in translation. It isn’t easy to prescribe technical requirements of a complex structure with a two-dimensional illustration, let alone assessing its safety assurance.   

The communications gap between scaffold users and contractors can cause serious safety hazards, such as missing decks or open holes. And these issues often surface at handover, resulting in costly change orders and modifications. 

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3D Scaffold Model through Scaffold Viewer

Overcome the safety concerns with Avontus’ Scaffold Viewer. Simply upload your scaffolding model to have it visualized in a three-dimensional (3D) illustration. Scaffold Viewer enables a “virtual handover” and “virtual modification/variation” to catch issues before men and materials hit the job site, saving labor cost, equipment waste, and delay. You can review the scaffold model with the whole team, no more confusion and frustration over unclear project requirements. 

Visualize for Scope 

Scaffolds can sometimes take months to erect, which means a great deal of knowledge has to be recreated through work in progress. As the plan departs from the initial scope, the “field designed” scaffolding may not align with what you original priced, impacting your margin and risking delays that upset the customer. 

Are you struggling to deliver scaffolding that meets your customer’s expectations within the project scope? Let’s revisit your projects and ask these questions: 

  • Are we designing to our scope? – How to ensure the designs are accurate and attainable for building. 
  • Do we need to change our approach? – How to ensure an efficient workflow to maintain alignment with the project scope. 

Scaffold Designer helps you create a “living model” that is available from the first bid to the time of build, ensuring consistency with scope and pricing as the project progresses. Also, by eliminating the need for “field design,” you substantially reduce labor costs – one of the critical success factors in managing scaffolding projects. 

With Scaffold Viewer, the crew can take the design with them in their pockets at all times as well! 

Visualize for Sales 

Your customers aren’t scaffolding experts. They often don’t appreciate the creativity and expertise in your proposals, and instead, focus on price. This commoditizes your work, preventing you from capturing the full value of your expertise. 

We want to shift the “lowest bid wins” perception towards an emphasis on the value delivered through a well-thought-out scaffolding design. 

AR-enabled Scaffold Model by Scaffold Viewer

Enabled by augmented reality (AR), Scaffold Viewer renders your digital scaffolding sketch into an interactive 3D visualization in real life. The model can be scaled up or down to review from your mobile device. With this proof of concept, your customers can have full visibility into how the scaffolding looks even before it takes shape at the job site. 

From here, designers and contractors can simultaneously verify the work, capture any potential changes, and create variations to deliver successful projects based on requirements. Without guesswork, you can design and estimate scaffolding in a way that maximizes customer benefits – whether it’s optimizing material costs or labor efficiency.   

Visualize for Success: Win More Bids and Reach Greater Heights with Avontus 

Increased competition, ongoing commoditization, shrinking margins, and labor shortages in the scaffolding industry can easily put a damper on your profits.  

Scaffold Designer is the key to combating these issues. It gives you a powerful tool to increase differentiation, address customer needs, and deliver added value. Such visualization capabilities with Scaffold Viewer, among other technology tools, ensure project deliverables and alignment from start to finish, helping you to reduce risks and increase efficiency. 

Gain a competitive advantage with high-tech solutions like AR and VR for scaffolding design and visualization. Contact us today for a free demo of Scaffold Designer and Scaffold Viewer. 

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The Evolution of Scaffold Design

From high-rise buildings, or historical sites, to far-off places, scaffolding has always been a critical component to aid infrastructure improvements and expansion.  

We’ve come a long way since the early days of scaffold construction. As an industry innovator, we are proud to present the new evolution of scaffold design. Here, you will learn about the use cases for augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and interactive 3D in scaffolding.

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Bringing Your Vision to Life with Augmented Reality

To design safe and reliable scaffolding, you need the combined efforts and skills of numerous people: engineers, designers, estimators, and builders – as well as the building owners. Communicating an accurate scaffold structure to everyone can be a challenge, particularly with more complex drawings.

Historically, one of the most common planning methods has been to use a set of printed drawings. But visualizing a three-dimensional scaffold on a two-dimensional illustration is difficult. It’s all the more challenging to communicate to the scaffold team, including the building owner, the potential issues like electrical or piping obstructions. Failure to do so can cost you both time and money.

What if there was a way to conceptualize scaffolding from drawings? There is. Welcome to augmented reality, or AR.

Imagine a world where you look at a building façade and are able to simulate the proposed scaffolding in real life. Enabled by AR technology, you can now turn the job site into the construction site with life-size scaffolds. As you walk around and inspect the digital scaffolding, you can easily verify its structure and safety measures before building it. By removing guesswork, you can ensure that the scaffold is built and handed over as designed.

 

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Off-site inspection of scaffolding design is also possible with AR technology.

For example, you’re attending an important sales meeting to present a scaffold design for a building renovation. It has all the qualities that will benefit the construction crew – elegant design, cost effective, and simple to construct. The problem is, the client is not familiar with scaffolding, which limits him from visualizing your design and fully understanding the benefits that you are proposing. 

So, you lay out a large printed drawing of the plan in front of them and, voila, the drawing comes to life. Through your smart device, the scaffold structure appears on top of the drawing. Your client can now see your design in all its glory. You know right then that you’re going to get the job.

This application is also AR enabled, but it’s scaled down to a smaller model for mobile 3D viewing.

 

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Freedom to Imagine with Virtual Reality (VR)

As an extension of scaffold design software, a VR headset allows you to view the entire structure and access obstacles before the scaffold is built. With this ground-breaking technology, you’ll get a full idea of the scale of your scaffold and be able to interact with it digitally.

 

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Wearing the VR headset, you can virtually fly up the stair tower and float right at the overhang to make sure the painters can access the other side of the pipe for painting. It’s only one of the many use cases of virtual reality. It puts the design in perspective in a way that’s unattainable for people in print.

 

Interactive 3D: Mobility at Its Best

 

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The possibilities with a 3D model are endless.

For instance, while out of the office, you want to check if there is a cantilever in your design. Simply open up the app on your smart device to review the mockup. Once you are there, fly up to outside at the 6th level and confirm that you have indeed added the cantilever and there’s a double layer of bracing, just like you expected. This is an interactive 3D view.

 

Putting it Together with a Shared Design

scaffold softwareYour scaffold team has a copy your drawings, and that’s only the beginning.

In reality, it takes lots of review and evaluation when working on-site. For example, there might be a complex area that requires a lot of section cuts and elevations.

With our Scaffold Design software, you can work closely with the foreman on the jobsite to easily make any necessary modifications to the scaffold. There’s no need to shut things down for redesign work–the job is ready to go once you are happy with it.

During the toolbox talk, the builders then view the design on a tablet and fly around the scaffold with the foreman to clarify the details. Having the virtual scaffolding at scale leaves no room for doubts or guesswork. There are no more questions as to what they’re going to build and how it’s expected to turn out.

Take an Evolutionary Leap in Scaffold Design

Scaffold Designer and Scaffold Viewer by Avontus make it all possible, from printed drawings to interactive 3D to virtual to augmented reality. The free Scaffold Viewer app transforms your Scaffold Designer drawings right before your eyes. Now, you can store designs in the cloud and access them from anywhere. Your scaffolding is right in your pocket, ready to be viewed and shared with your team and clients anytime.

Download Scaffold Viewer for free and see for yourself.

Ready for more? Contact us at sales@avontus.com for a free demonstration today.

 

Visualize Scaffolding with Augmented Reality

Scaffold Viewer is a desktop and mobile application that helps you design complete and accurate scaffolds. Aside from 3D and virtuality reality (VR), you can now view your designs with augmented reality (AR). If this is your first time using Scaffold Viewer, read more below about how to setup the application, upload your custom designs and navigate scaffolding in AR from any mobile device.

1. Install Scaffold Viewer

2. Setup a Scaffold Viewer Account

3. Login to Scaffold Viewer on Desktop

4. Install Scaffold Viewer on a Mobile Device

5. Upload a Scaffold Model

6. Navigate a Scaffold Model in AR


If your team is already using Scaffold Viewer, skip to Navigate a Scaffold Model in AR to read more about how to use this new feature.

Install Scaffold Viewer


Scaffold Viewer is only available for Windows 7+ and requires the .NET Framework. To install Scaffold Viewer, follow the instructions below:

1. Visit www.scaffoldvr.com where you will find a free download for Scaffold Viewer.

2. Click Install Scaffold Viewer.
Note: If you need to install .NET Framework, then select ‘Click Here to Install’

3. Click Save File and when the application installer is done downloading, double-click the Scaffold Viewer Installer Icon to launch installation.

Setup a Scaffold Viewer Account


1. To setup your Scaffold Viewer account, start by launching the application from your desktop computer. Select Create Account underneath the login and fill out the information for NameEmail and Password.

2. Agree to the Terms & Conditions and select the checkmark in bottom lefthand corner to complete the setup process.

You will receive an email confirming your setup and then you can get started with your new account.

Login to Scaffold Viewer on Desktop


You can launch Scaffold Viewer for Desktop by either clicking on the desktop icon or by selecting the Scaffold Viewer icon in the Model tab of the 3D view window in Scaffold Designer.

1. To launch from the Scaffold Viewer, first start by launching Scaffold Designer and opening an existing drawing that you’d like to view with Scaffold Viewer. Select the Model tab in the 3D view window and select the Scaffold Viewer icon.

2. Scaffold Viewer will automatically launch. Enter your credentials, including your email address and password.

Install & Login to Scaffold Viewer on a Mobile Device


Now that you a Scaffold Viewer for desktop, we’ll walk you through the process of installing the application on your mobile device where you’ll be able to navigate scaffolding in AR.

1. Download Scaffold Viewer from the iTunes Store or from Apple Play.

2. Tap on the Scaffold Viewer app icon from your home screen to launch the application. Enter your email address, password and agree to the Terms & Conditions.

Upload a Scaffold Model


With Scaffold Viewer installed on both devices, now it’s time to upload a scaffold model from Scaffold Designer.

1. Launch the drawing that you’d to upload with Scaffold Designer.

2. Navigate to the Model tab and select the Scaffold Viewer icon.

3. Simply select the upload button in the lower right-hand corner after Scaffold Viewer launches.

Navigating a Scaffold Model in AR


1. To navigate through your scaffold in AR, start by launching Scaffold Viewer from a mobile device. Locate and tap on the drawing that you’d like to view in AR. Start by selecting Ground Plane AR and then select AR.

2. Point your device toward an indoor or outdoor horizontal surface, like a tabletop or installation site and Tap the Screen to see your drawing in AR. To make it easier to place your scaffold model, we’ll be sending existing customers a Scaffold Viewer Target Coast and you can download and print a Scaffold Viewer Target for your team.