eTakeoff vs. On-Screen Takeoff

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
eTakeoff
Score 8.7 out of 10
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eTakeoff is a construction and estimation software offering from eTakeoff.N/A
On-Screen Takeoff
Score 7.4 out of 10
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On-Screen Takeoff is a construction takeoff and estimating solution. It is intended to streamline takeoff, RFI, and bidding processes.N/A
Pricing
eTakeoffOn-Screen Takeoff
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
eTakeoffOn-Screen Takeoff
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
eTakeoffOn-Screen Takeoff
Considered Both Products
eTakeoff

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On-Screen Takeoff
Chose On-Screen Takeoff
On-Screen Takeoff is a dedicated program for quantity takeoffs. While other programs have similar capabilities, On-Screen Takeoff is by far the most user-friendly and easiest to integrate with other tools. Being able to copy and paste directly into Excel is a huge boon for our …
Chose On-Screen Takeoff
OST is still the most efficient and quick way of doing 2D takeoff. The software mentioned above all have their positives and negatives and they all have things which are far superior to OST. But OST really takes the cake when it comes to usability and a simple and useful …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
eTakeoffOn-Screen Takeoff
Small Businesses
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Bluebeam
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Score 8.8 out of 10
Bluebeam
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Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
eTakeoffOn-Screen Takeoff
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
eTakeoffOn-Screen Takeoff
Likelihood to Recommend
eTakeoff
When quoting projects are required where there is not much time and more precision is required. In these circumstances eTakeoff is spectacular. And it allows to integrate with BIN systems to have a better performance. The important thing is also that it does not limit you when making the necessary estimates.
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ConstructConnect
I think most of the reasoning was just provided on the previous pros and cons questions. On-Screen Takeoff (OST) is well suited for doing either quick takeoffs or getting into an elaborate, detailed takeoff. All though the viewing tools are quick and easy, I would still very much prefer using BlueBeam for looking through an overall set of drawings. With all of the hyperlink and bookmark functions of BlueBeam, OST doesn't compare and I rarely use OST unless I'm actually doing a takeoff.
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Pros
eTakeoff
  • Client Server Solutions that allows to work simultaneously on the several footprints projects
  • Integration with Construction Management Software's like Sage 300 CRE - Estimating
  • Compatible with mobile devices like Microsoft Surface
  • Savings upon the printing process to start the measurement phase
  • Simplifies the amount of materials with only a pack of PDF footprints, granting the calculation of the material lists
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ConstructConnect
  • The biggest thing for me is that it is so easy to use, which allows it to be used widely throughout our organization without a lot of intense training.
  • Another great thing is that it does not matter how big or little the scope of the take off may be, it works just as well for a whole 12 story building take off as it does for a stretch of sidewalk.
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Cons
eTakeoff
  • Measurement summary list could have more intuitive ways to organize measures.
  • The server-client and project sharing needs to be easier.
  • The reference of a measure from other drawings is a process that need to be simplified.
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ConstructConnect
  • It would be nice if you could select an object that occurs on multiple sheets, copy, and paste it into change orders or alternates.
  • If you could search for where a certain condition is being used (which sheet) and go directly to that page or pages, that would be cool.
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Likelihood to Renew
eTakeoff
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ConstructConnect
It provides invaluable communication, organization, and flexibility to generate a project overview both visually and by the numbers. In addition to the overview it makes getting into the project details easy and quick, so our takeoff is accurate and correct every time
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Usability
eTakeoff
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ConstructConnect
On Screen Takeoff is a valuable tool for what it does. Across the board it can keep track of the critical data and corresponding values without extra legwork. While powerful, it is prone to user error, and the problem can compound quickly if not realized up front. Overall a great project tool, but not without limitations
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Support Rating
eTakeoff
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ConstructConnect
I have had very few issues with the software which is probably the first sign that there is a good customer support team, since I am sure they are working and fixing problems for everyone when they get a report from somewhere. The few times I have had to reach out to support they have been knowledgeable and on top of helping me quickly get my issues resolved.
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Implementation Rating
eTakeoff
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ConstructConnect
Implementation was as simple as setting up the program and creating databases. Everything else was already in use and this was a supplement to the final organization of the system
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Alternatives Considered
eTakeoff
eTakeoff is much more dynamic, more up-to-date, it has more functionalities and integrations that allow us to be more focused on project development. I would recommend promoting the platform more and creating a community of users to share their experiences and grow with the use of eTakeoff. I could also recommend a section where the user can be guided in real time.
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ConstructConnect
Being able to train individuals in a single afternoon on the program and trusting them to get you something usable as soon as possible is quite invaluable. It is also something that I feel is unique to this program. It is just easier.
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Return on Investment
eTakeoff
  • I strongly recommend to declare a design and scaling plan before making the purchase the eTakeoff Basic license has several limitations that will drive you to make a forced upgrade before even kicking out the app for the estimators
  • Affordable at a regular cost considering that Autodesk Solutions like Revit will be a much higher fee per services.
  • The ROI can be achieved after the first 6 months of the initial set up of traces, custom settings and list of items to be used on the construction project.
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ConstructConnect
  • The software has more than paid for itself because the company has been able to save lots of money when awarding to subs since it is easy to verify quantities to qualify their bids.
  • Less of a chance of under-ordering products since the visible audit trail improves accuracy. Also you spend less since you aren't ordering more than you should be.
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