Tools to Keep Your Construction Site Close to the Design

Anyone who works in heavy construction knows that matching the design file as closely as possible is the name of the game.

Contractors who succeed in this will save themselves both time and money, and protect their reputation in the sector as a company that gets the job done right the first time.

The more frequently the design can be referred to, the easier it is to manage design conformance—and the happier your clients will be in the end.

At Propeller, we want to help you deliver exactly what the client approves. That’s why we’ve built tools that increase conformance to design every step of the way.


Comparing Volume

Understanding the cut and fill measurements for a certain area of terrain can be incredibly helpful when grading a section of your site. The volume compare tool, as shown below, provides both these measurements as compared to the design file, alongside a visual heatmap showing exactly where to cut and fill the area with a “live” cut/fill values whenever you hover your mouse over the surface.

construction site heatmap used to compare as built against the design


Comparing Cross-Section Heights

The height difference between the design file and the actual surface can also be a crucial measurement to understand. Propeller’s cross section tool is the best resource for this, offering a clear, visual display of the height measurements of the current site compared to the design file.

cross section design check

This is a quick and convenient way to measure your progress, especially if you’re working in road construction.


Want to use Propeller to keep your project on track? Get in touch with us to find a Propeller solution that suits your needs.



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