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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

On-Screen Takeoff

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

PlanGrid performs really well in all aspects of construction from the general to the sub/trade. The platform distributes and communicates project documentation in an extremely user-friendly manner. As with most software, it is cheaper the larger the scale of the project. In situations where the project is relatively small, and the trade contracts are also of relatively low dollar value, the product can be cost-prohibitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

On-Screen Takeoff
6.6
PlanGrid
8.3
Plan distribution & viewing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.8
PlanGrid
9.1
Plan markups & sharing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.5
PlanGrid
9.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
On-Screen Takeoff
5.1
PlanGrid
8.4
Photo documentation
On-Screen Takeoff
1.3
PlanGrid
7.6
Jobsite reports
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
PlanGrid
7.1
Document sharing
On-Screen Takeoff
6.7
PlanGrid
8.0
RFI tools
On-Screen Takeoff
7.5
PlanGrid
8.2
Collaboration & approvals
On-Screen Takeoff
4.0
PlanGrid
7.9
As-built drawings
On-Screen Takeoff
6.2
PlanGrid
8.8
Mobile app
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
PlanGrid
9.3

Estimating

On-Screen Takeoff
7.4
PlanGrid
Takeoff tools
On-Screen Takeoff
9.6
PlanGrid
Job costing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.0
PlanGrid
Cost databases
On-Screen Takeoff
6.0
PlanGrid
Cost calculator
On-Screen Takeoff
7.0
PlanGrid
Bid creation
On-Screen Takeoff
6.1
PlanGrid

Pros

On-Screen Takeoff

  • 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.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

  • Plangrid is the best SaaS I have seen for ease of uploading construction plans and automated organization of those plans.
  • For companies that are not using other products for mobile access, the Plangrid mobile apps are perfect to allow people on and off site to share and collaborate in many phases of construction project documentation.
  • Plangrid has a very responsive technical support team (although it is pretty much email only).
  • Plangrid's website layout is easy to use and understand and allows new users to jump right in and do basic to moderate tasks without little training.
Jeffrey Rudacille | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

On-Screen Takeoff

  • 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.
Kyle Montague | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

  • The photo attachment process is a bit complicated. In ProCore (another similar software I've used), you can upload photos directly into RFIs for your reference, or into e-mails. For PlanGrid, you have to first upload the photo into the documents tab, then link them into the RFI. It's not intuitive and can add confusion to the documents tab.
  • Photos can't be directly uploaded. Between different devices and colleagues, it's possible you'll get an important photo outside of the PlanGrid photo capture feature within its app. Again, it's complicated for users to use.
  • In their new drawings viewer, the icons for actions do not have icons available. I had to use them all in order to understand what they meant, and I'm fairly tech savvy. I'm not sure if a new person to PlanGrid will pick up on each icon's abilities very easily.
  • There's no all-in-one solution in CM, but PlanGrid is fairly barebones, and I don't believe it has any ability to connect to other software. There's no ability to take meeting munites; you can hack the field reports feature to accomplish this, but it's clear that was not the intent of the designers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

On-Screen Takeoff

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanGrid

PlanGrid 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are at the point where we have shown our teams what is possible with this software. We cannot take it away and go back to the way we used to do things. I think that they would push back on us to give them access to something electronic. It is a good program that we will continue to use
Kyle Montague | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

On-Screen Takeoff

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanGrid

PlanGrid 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very well thought app, easy to use and provides fast access to the project's plans (your own and your team's), improvements in the annotation posibilities and on-site report generator will be appreciatted. The punch-list report generator and the current/previous plan version compare tools works flawlessly. Haven't used the RFI's nor field report options yet
Alvaro Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

On-Screen Takeoff

On-Screen Takeoff 8.7
Based on 6 answers
The On-Screen Takeoff support staff has helped several coworkers and myself on a wide array of issues. They are typically fast in their response time and willing to help no matter the issue. During one call in particular, I was able to get my issue resolved and even learned a feature of the product that I didn't previously know about. A++ rating!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

PlanGrid 9.3
Based on 53 answers
Online chat during business hours is extremely helpful. The Plangrid staff has gone above and beyond many times to help us. One time they even offered to completely rebuild our 900+ sheet project so I could slip sheet a few old drawing revisions! This undoubtedly would have taken hours on Plangrid's end. They are always responsive and are continually improving, listening to user feedback.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

On-Screen Takeoff

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

Plangrid, while not serving the external document distribution function, is unrivaled for internal document distribution and sharing in the construction industry. The speed at which documents are navigatable, the ability to download your projects for viewing without an internet connection, and the document mark-up and photo tools place it head and shoulders above the competition.
James Nolan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

On-Screen Takeoff

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PlanGrid

  • It helped us "wow" a joint commission survey in 2016 and have a successful survey because he loved how we could access plans on an iPad, check suite sizes, and didn't have to carry around huge, heavy sets of life safety plans.
Melissa McCain | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

On-Screen Takeoff

General

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

On-Screen Takeoff Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PlanGrid

General

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

PlanGrid Editions & Modules

Edition
Nailgun$391
Dozer$591
Crane$1191
  1. user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

On-Screen Takeoff
9.4
PlanGrid
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

On-Screen Takeoff
PlanGrid
10.0

Usability

On-Screen Takeoff
PlanGrid
8.2

Support Rating

On-Screen Takeoff
8.7
PlanGrid
9.3

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