Getting Started

This page will walk you through the basic steps required to create a lift plan. You can return to this page at any time by clicking the "Getting Started" link on your account page or under the "Support" menu option.

Step 1 - Create an account

  • On the home page, click the "Create a new account" button and fill out the form that appears on the screen. Be sure to write down your password and keep it in a safe place. Your username and password are required every time you log on to 3D Lift Plan.
  • You will access the features of 3D Lift Plan from the "My Account" page, which you can reach by clicking the "My Account" link at the top of the page.

To connect to a Corporate Account...

  • From the "My Account" page, select "Account Information".
  • Enter the Corporate User Name provided to you by your account administrator, then press "Submit".
  • You will now have access to the cranes in the Corporate Account.

Step 2 - Add cranes to your account

  • From the "My Account" page, select "Purchase Licenses".
  • Select all of your Link-Belt cranes in the list, then press "Add to Shopping Cart". Note: All Link-Belt cranes are free of charge.
  • Then select all of your other cranes in the same manner, changing the "Crane Make" to see a list of other manufacturer's cranes.
  • Once you have added all of your cranes to the shopping cart, press "Purchase Cranes".

Step 3 - Create a new Lift Plan

  • From the "My Account" page, enter a name for your new lift plan and press "Create New Lift Plan". This name will help you identify your lift plan if you want to make any changes to it after you close it.
  • Your lift plan will automatically be saved every time you navigate to a different page of the website, so there is no need to manually save a file.
  • When you want to load a lift plan later, you can find it in the "Load a Lift Plan" table at the bottom of the "My Account" page.

Step 4 - Design your Lift Plan

  • 3D Lift Plan will guide you through the steps required to design your lift plan, just follow the instructions at the top of each page.
  • Generally, you will fill out the information on each page and press the "Next" button to go to the next step.
  • The navigation bar on the left side of the page allows you to go back to any step to make changes. Please note, if you make changes to the load or jobsite you will need to perform the Crane Search again to account for the changes you made.

If you have any problems viewing 3D Images on the website, please visit this page: Troubleshooting (3D Images)

Further Assistance

If you need further assistance, please press the "Support" button at the top of the page.