While you can easily transfer PDF plan files from STACK to SmartUse by clicking the STACK button on the Uploads page in SmartUse, this feature is not currently supported when using the Safari-Apple web browser.

While we work to address this issue, you can use Chrome or Firefox as your browser, or you can download your plan files as PDFs from STACK and manually upload them to SmartUse.

Instructions on how to do this can be found below.

NOTE: Before downloading your files from STACK, make sure to add any notes, legends or other information that you want to see in SmartUse. Takeoffs, markups and legends will be flattened and you will not be able to edit them in SmartUse.


How to Download/Transfer Plans from the Overview Tab in STACK (thumbnail view)

  1. Log in to STACK.

  2. Open the project you want to upload to SmartUse.

  3. Click the checkbox in the upper left corner of each plan sheet you want to transfer.

  4. Click Print Selected from the bottom of the toolbar on the right. The selected plan sheets will appear in the preview window in the order they have been selected.

  5. Click the Download icon in the upper right corner to download the pages as a PDF. The PDF will be saved in your Downloads folder.

  6. Log in to SmartUse and set up your project and project folders.

  7. Go to Upload.

  8. Select Drawings or Documents.

    • Drawings: Plans will become higher-resolution Revisions organized with the official record sets. Multi-page documents will automatically be split into individual pages.

    • Documents: Files will be uploaded at the existing resolution as a multi-page PDF reference set.

  9. Click on the COMPUTER FILES button on the left.

  10. Go to your Downloads folder and select the PDF that was downloaded from STACK.

  11. Edit info as needed in Review.

  12. Select users to Notify and complete the upload.


How to Download/Transfer Plans from the Plan Sheet View in STACK

  1. Log in to STACK.

  2. When you have a plan page open, click the Print icon at the bottom of the right toolbar.

  3. A window will open with 3 print options. Select your preferred option:

    • Option 1: You can select individual sheets to download, by opening the Plans folder and clicking the green + next to the plan page you want. Then click the +Export # Selected Plans button. (The selected plan sheets will appear in the preview window in the order they have been selected.)

    • Option 2: Print Current View will download only the portion of the plan that is visible on your screen. (This is the only way to export overlay.)

    • Option 3: Export # Plans with Takeoffs will download all sheets with takeoffs on them. (The selected plan sheets will appear in the preview window in the order they have been selected.)

  4. If you chose option 1 or 3, click the Download icon in the right corner of the preview window toolbar. A pdf will save to to your Downloads folder.

    If you chose option 2, select Save File and click OK if prompted. A pdf will save to your Downloads folder.

  5. Log in to SmartUse and set up your project and project folders.

  6. Go to Upload.

  7. Select Drawings or Documents.

    • Drawings: Plans will become higher-resolution Revisions organized with the official record sets. Multi-page documents will automatically be split into individual pages.

    • Documents: Files will be uploaded at the existing resolution as a multi-page PDF reference set.

  8. Click on the COMPUTER FILES button on the left.

  9. Go to your Downloads folder and select the PDF that was downloaded from STACK.

  10. Edit info as needed in Review.

  11. Select users to Notify and complete the upload.


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