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Assess digital plans faster.

Software purpose-built for planners and building surveyors. All the tools you need to assess, review and approve digital building consents.

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The smarter way to assess and approve digital plans

Objective Trapeze is used by almost 300 councils in Australia and New Zealand to transform from paper to digital.

Our purpose-built tools allow you to efficiently and accurately measure, calculate, compare, mark-up and stamp digital plans and drawings.

The result: Productivity boosts for planning and building teams. Faster decisions for applicants. Cost reductions and improved information governance for councils. And better outcomes for the community. Win, win, win, win.


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Powerful tools to perform and track complex measurements with ease, speed and pinpoint accuracy.

Complex measurements, made simple

Easily scale plans and measure areas, lengths, percentages, setbacks and more using digital measurement tools created specifically for planners and building surveyors. Keep track of your measurements in the floating Measurement Panel.

Verify compliance without looking away from your plans

Ensure development is compliant with relevant planning rules such as floor space ratio and landscaped area using the handy built-in calculator and percentage functions.

Perform specific assessments with ease using specialist tools

Supercharge your assessment using powerful purpose-built features such as the Light Table, Overlay, Cone of Vision and Recession Plane tools.

Annotate & Stamp

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Annotate & Stamp

Simplify and fast-track your plan review process with smartly designed mark-up tools and digital stamps.

Easily flag changes or areas needing attention with visual cues

Mark up your documents with customisable arrows, clouds, text boxes, sticky notes, images, stamps and more to highlight areas of concern, draw attention to amendments or specify required design changes.

Improve RFIs and referrals by communicating visually

Describing an issue or a required change in words can be time consuming and hard to perfect. Powerful annotation tools help you clearly and effectively convey meaning with applicants and referral agencies, while eliminating unnecessary back and forth communication. The result? Faster dispute resolution and better outcomes.

Fast-track your plan approval process with digital stamping

Create and save custom stamps that include your council logo, signatures, images, date, time and metadata from your eDRMS, such as reference numbers and assessor names. Apply them to the whole document (or only a section) with just a few mouse clicks. Avoid obstructing critical information on each page by automatically placing the stamp on clear space.


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Don’t scour over a document searching for changes. Document Compare automatically detects and reveals these for you.

Quickly compare, pixel by pixel, two versions of a document

Document Compare removes tedium and saves you time by automatically detecting changes and highlighting the amended content. Easily review pages side by side or overlaid for greater context.

Catch sneaky changes at a page level

We’ve all reviewed updated plans to find a balcony has ‘suddenly’ been extended or a building given a completely different footprint than what was discussed or shown in previous plans. Document Compare finds those changes and highlights them, so you’ll never miss a thing again.


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Seamless integration with your eDRMS means you can work better, smarter and with confidence, knowing information governance is covered.

Connect your systems for a seamless experience
Access, measure, mark up and save documents from your eDRMS directly within Objective Trapeze. Eliminate frustration and boost your productivity and efficiency by seamlessly integrating building consent processing into your existing workflows.

Extend information governance across your plans and drawings

Eliminate paper by ensuring documents born digital, stay digital. Work confidently and avoid version confusion, knowing your information governance is managed in the background.

Who we integrate with

Micro Focus® Content Manager (formerly TRIM), TechnologyOne® ECM (formerly DataWorks) and CiAnywhere, Objective ECM, SharePoint®, OpenText® eDOCS DM (formerly Hummingbird Enterprise), iManage® Work and CoSign® by DocuSign®.

You’re in good company, and we’re just around the corner

Almost 300 councils in Australia and New Zealand rely on Objective Trapeze to assess plans faster.

Our teams are based in Australia and New Zealand. Take advantage of experts who understand local government and planning, are in your timezone, and are dedicated to helping you get the most out of Objective Trapeze.

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Features council planners and building surveyors love

Transform the way you assess building consents. Work smarter. Work faster.

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Navigate and zoom into sections of large maps or plans without losing clarity, and focus on the content that matters.

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Easily edit and organise PDFs with essential layout, page manipulation and bookmarking options.

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Create digital copies of your paper documents and automatically generate bookmarks for easier navigation.

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Safeguard sensitive data by irreversibly redacting information from your PDFs. Apply exemption codes for global Privacy, FOI Acts and more.

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Boost your productivity and work faster and smarter using keyboard shortcuts.

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Customisable Presets

Save time by defining custom presets that you can easily access and use later for annotations, setbacks, building envelopes, egress paths and more.

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Optical Character Recognition

Transform scanned documents and images into text-searchable and selectable PDFs with OCR technology.

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Easily set up, customise and lock down stamps, annotation presets and other preferences. Preview your configuration and centrally roll it out to users in your organisation.

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Objective Trapeze has been phenomenal. It saves the assessment team a huge amount of time and effort.

Simone Plummer

Development Assessment Manager, Sutherland Shire Council

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Sutherland Shire Council

Read how one council processed 36% more development applications in one year with the same number of staff.

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Pricing plans to suit the needs of your organisation.


For individuals and teams of all sizes

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from NZD $850

Per user per annum.

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Unlimited users

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Progressive pricing

Based on council population.

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Assess digital plans faster.

Software built exclusively for assessment officers. All the tools you need to assess, review and approve digital building consents.

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