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Instantly Find What you Need With Keywords

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PDF Scanner makes finding what you need easier and more convenient using keyword searches. Do you spend hours searching through projects or drawing files to find key terms related to your work? Do you remember seeing a detail somewhere in the project drawings for a walk-in cooler, but can’t seem to locate it again? Or maybe your business specializes in walk-in cooler installation — and you are looking for projects that call for this particular type of work. 

With PlanHub’s easy-to-use PDF Scanner, you can hone in on exactly what you are looking for, instantly – and save hours of detailed searching and a whole lot of headaches. Here’s how it works:

Getting started with PDF Scanner

 PDF Scanner uses optical character recognition to look inside PDF documents, including blueprints, to find keywords. Here are ways that you can search for keywords using PDF Scanner.

  • Finding new jobs to bid on. Enter a keyword in the search bar, and PDF Scanner will search within thousands of project documents. Not only that, but it will automatically filter projects to your trade and region, so the list of search results will be as targeted as possible to your business.
  • Search for keywords in a particular project. Don’t remember where you saw the reference to that walk-in cooler? Use PDF Scanner to search within a project’s documentation to find exactly what you are looking for.
  • Save keywords to your own personalized list. If you frequently search for a keyword, you can save it to your own keyword list. PDF Scanner will then automatically search any new job postings. And, you can save as many keywords as you like!
  • Get instant, automatic notifications. PDF Scanner automatically checks newly posted projects to see if they match any of your keywords – filtered for your trade and region. When there is a match, we’ll send an alert to notify you right away. 
At PlanHub, we are constantly finding ways to make your work day simpler, more streamlined and more convenient. PDF Scanner another way PlanHub makes it faster and easier for you  to find, bid and win business.

Find more jobs. Win more bids. Grow your business.

PlanHub is your all-in-one hub to simplify preconstruction. Our cloud-based platform makes it faster and easier than ever to find hundreds of quality projects for your trade in your area. What’s more, PlanHub provides a complete suite of tools that create and manage bids easily with time-saving efficiency – and get your business the visibility it deserves. To find out all the ways that a PlanHub Premier membership can help you be more competitive and grow your business, schedule a demo today.

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