On-Screen Takeoff

On-Screen Takeoff

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Score 7.5 out of 100
On-Screen Takeoff

Overview

Recent Reviews

OST Is For Me

8 out of 10
December 18, 2018
Estimators and project managers use On-Screen Takeoff to get accurate counts to either order products that we directly purchase ourselves …
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Future of Construction Takeoff

8 out of 10
March 20, 2017
It is mainly being used by just the estimating department. We use On-Screen to do takeoffs to verify our subcontractors' quantities when …
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OST for Precision

9 out of 10
August 02, 2016
OST is currently being used by the estimators in our metal decking department and other departments within the company. It's a great …
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On-Screen Takeoff Review

10 out of 10
August 02, 2016
On-Screen Takeoff is used by Estimators to perform take-offs on projects ranging from the retail, academic, and hospitality divisions. It …
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Popular Features

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Takeoff tools (10)

9.5
95%

Plan distribution & viewing (8)

9.1
91%

Plan markups & sharing (10)

6.3
63%

Job costing (8)

6.2
62%

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What is On-Screen Takeoff?

On-Screen Takeoff is a construction takeoff and estimating solution. It is intended to streamline takeoff, RFI, and bidding processes.

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  • No setup fee

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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What is Bluebeam Revu?

Bluebeam Revu is a PDF management, control, and editing tool. It enables collaboration and markup within shared documents across projects’ life cycles and has takeoff and bid creation capabilities.

What is PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect?

PlanSwift is a quantity takeoff software for construction estimating. It features a drag-and-drop interface and automatically calculates material and labor estimations in exportable formats. PlanSwift was acquired by ConstructConnect in the middle of 2018.

Features Scorecard

Reporting & Analytics

7.7
77%

Construction Project & Field Management

7.1
71%

Estimating

6.1
61%

Product Details

What is On-Screen Takeoff?

On-Screen Takeoff is a construction takeoff and estimating solution. It is intended to streamline bidding and RFI processes. On-Screen Takeoff includes core takeoff functionality, as well as automation features like auto-count and Intelligent Paste Logic. It also features bid management abilities like bid packaging, timestamping, bid changes, and API integration to interface with 3rd party estimating programs. The program also includes plan organization capabilities like plan sharing, importing, and warehousing and security.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is On-Screen Takeoff?

On-Screen Takeoff is a construction takeoff and estimating solution. It is intended to streamline takeoff, RFI, and bidding processes.

What is On-Screen Takeoff's best feature?

Reviewers rate Takeoff tools highest, with a score of 9.5.

Who uses On-Screen Takeoff?

The most common users of On-Screen Takeoff are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Construction industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Ratings

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
On-Screen Takeoff is a tried and true system. We currently create a database for each project, but the system does support a single database for multiple projects. We are a medium-sized business, so this suits us well. However, I'm not sure how well it scales to larger orgs.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Estimating and pre-construction where quantities are required are the focus of On-Screen Takeoff. There is a fantastic color coding and legend available to embed in the sheets, enabling clear communication of scope and values to both owners and subcontractors. I feel the clarity provided in these takeoff sheets cannot be as well provided by other software.
February 25, 2020

Watch yourself work

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • I would recommend On-Screen Takeoff to any contractor that is not using it for estimating purposes. It helps the process in so many ways.
  • I guess if it was something straightforward, it might not be the most cost-effective solution. For what we do, it is indispensable.
January 21, 2020

Takeoff Super Software

christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
On-Screen Takeoff is well suited for the large majority of tasks that involve gathering quantities and amounts from plans and drawings. It is so versatile and flexible that it does not matter the project type or scale the software is going to make your takeoff production rates much higher than with most other software. I have found that there are a few cases that may not justify getting a license for the software since the scope and accuracy of the take offs required are so minimal and relaxed that another simple or free software may be a more economical choice.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
On-Screen Takeoff is great for less detailed drawings and conceptual estimate exercises. It can get hard to read markups on the drawings when there are a lot of different finishes, however. It is not that great for getting quantities for structural steel or structural concrete because there are not any weights in this software for different materials. It is very bad for collaboration among a project team of several members for the simple fact that the Takeoff file can only be saved to your computer. There is no live option for On-Screen which leaves room for mistakes and not looking at the most updated quantities.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Well suited to takeoff quantities needed from construction documents. Many short cuts and easy to learn program. It is even effective in creating visuals for communication, i.e. can label things, color code, have the takeoff numbers on the sheet in a legend, etc. It is less appropriate to try to format the outputs in a spread sheet - will need to export to excel. It is not the best tool for constructability reviews.
December 18, 2018

OST Is For Me

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Well suited if you order a lot of product for your projects because the visible audit trail makes counting easier. If you are a subcontractor and you set up assemblies to the conditions you will know exact quantities of materials for whatever condition you are measuring.

In a way it is almost too good because having too accurate of counts for bidding purposes can make your bid too high and you won't win the work!
December 11, 2018

Powerful and Efficient

Aaron Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
On-Screen Takeoff shines for any situation where you want higher consistency and accuracy from your estimates. Between their features such as zones, areas, typical groups, style sets and databases, On-Screen Takeoff allows your estimating team to fly. If you're willing to put in the upfront time to educate and build your workflows, On-Screen Takeoff gives companies the ability to assemble estimates and perform hand-offs seamlessly.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
August 02, 2016

OST for Precision

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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OST is well suited when it comes to repetitive areas because you don't need to duplicate the sheets over and over again. All you simply need to do is assign the sheet to repeat x amount of times and the program will multiply each line item take off x amount of times.