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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Construction Project & Field Management, Estimating

Human Resource Management

8.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

80%

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 1/1 features

Job profiles and administration

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

7.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

70%

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product ranks higher in 3/3 features

Standard reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Custom reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Data exportability

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Construction Project & Field Management

7.8

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

78%
8.7

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

87%
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect ranks higher in 9/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

8.2
82%
13 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

7.9
79%
9 Ratings
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.1
81%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Photo documentation

7.4
74%
8 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Document sharing

8.4
84%
14 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

RFI tools

7.2
72%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

As-built drawings

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
8.1
81%
4 Ratings

Mobile app

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Submittal design and management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
6.9
69%
3 Ratings

Checklists

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Specifications

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Change orders

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Estimating

8.6

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

86%
9.6

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

96%
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Job costing

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Cost databases

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cost calculator

9.3
93%
4 Ratings
9.9
99%
2 Ratings

Bid creation

8.3
83%
11 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
  • BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product and PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect are tied in 2 areas: Usability, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

84%
14 Ratings
9.7

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

97%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

90%
1 Rating
10.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

100%
2 Ratings

Usability

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
1 Rating
10.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

100%
1 Rating

Availability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

100%
1 Rating

Performance

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.9

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

89%
14 Ratings
9.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

90%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

100%
2 Ratings
10.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

100%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected is a great tool for construction managers and general contractors working over a wide area that rely on collecting multiple bids. BuildingConnected does a great job at presenting new contractors that may fit the bill for who you need to look at and price a job. Its simple interface allows you to easily see who the main point of contact is at a company, and place comments for your team to review after corresponding with these companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

I use PlanSwift for all my projects - it has just cut my time by a major percentage when it comes to quantifying a blueprint. At times there are funky areas, which are just hard to calculate on paper. It also has a great tool for scaling according to the dimensions, so if a drawing is missing a scale, you can always allot a scale by giving directions and then marking the points. I use this tool to check the scale as well - sometimes the drawings say something but the scale if off and you are left with an incorrect take-off. The dimension tool is a good way to check that. We don't use it much for pricing purposes though, we have found other software which are more robust when it comes to estimation, but we can see using PlanSwift for pricing sometime in the future.
Ketaki Shiralkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • Helps keep track of multiple jobs at once
  • Helps sort your bid invites into won/lost/pending/archived etc.
  • It is a central location where general contractors can put all their updated files and addendum
  • Lets you see which contractors are bidding the same job so you can coordinate your estimating
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

  • Easy to use and intuitive.
  • Accurate data to use for projects, allowing for a central hub for all teams to work from.
  • It's a central stop from take off and plan review all the way to plugging numbers into our estimating.
  • The ability to link through SharePoint, which always access from any user and location.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • There was a previous glitch where bid forms have been updated by subcontractors that have accessed a former version are not able to access the updated/new bid form.
  • I would like to see the ability for BuildingConnected to automatically send a bid reminder to bidders at a set amount of time prior to the bid date.
Melanie Dodson | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

  • Submittals are not user friendly in PlanGrid. In fact, this is the one feature we would like to see improved.
  • Billing is based on how many users you have. It would be very nice if they would do it based on revenue or other factors such as other programs do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$1,595 per installation

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$1,5951
  1. per installation
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It's become the go to program for our takeoffs. We have tried others but this is the simplest.
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use.
Diane Coughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Plan Swift is a user friendly program that makes takeoffs easy to perform. Not a whole lot of knowledge or skill is required.
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Never had an issue
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Plan Swift is only as fast as your computer system and internet
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 8.9
Based on 14 answers
They are constantly reaching out to see if there is anything they can teach us. It can be a bit aggravating when it is constant, but I know that they have our best interest at heart. They also had all of us do multiple Skype meetings with a support rep to make sure we understood the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I have called once needing support. I was asking about the "compare" tool to compare different versions. They told be about their desktop app and I downloaded. They answered quickly, you could understand them, and they took care of my question
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
Diane Coughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 10.0
Based on 1 answer
just know what use you want to get out of it. In our case it was just to do area take offs.
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

Have used BlueBook Construction, which has a smooth, quick search for local contractors. Still, they don't allow us the client project creation. I even had issues with them displaying proper project descriptions based upon was receiving inadequate and or erroneous bid proposals, and the engagement manager was not flexible in resolving the problem!
Marcel Cicort | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

Bluebeam is amazing and can accomplish any take-off needs, but you will spend much more time creating your conditions and take off items. It is not as user-friendly as PlanSwift.OST (On screen takeoff). This product is by far better than PlanSwift, as it is amazingly easy to use. However, it is much more expensive.Cloud-based takeoff software -- this kind of software is difficult for me to use because of how slow the pages load and navigate. It's hard to beat that from PlanSwift or OST.
Spencer Jabbia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Several of our departments can use the take off feature to assist them in their job responsibilities.
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • Allows our company to accurately estimate the cost of a project.
  • Helps us to reach out to qualified subcontractors based on past experience and history with our company.
  • Contains bid leveling capabilities to ensure that all proposals cover a full scope of work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

  • The estimators' productivity is greatly increased, I do takeoffs in less than half the time with more accuracy and detail captured.
  • Easy sharing of what was taken off, I'm able to ensure everything is captured.
Blaine Kalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

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