PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

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Score 8.7 out of 100
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

Overview

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PlanSwift Review

8 out of 10
October 25, 2017
Planswift is being used by the Project Development department, mostly by the Estimators to determine product quantities required by …
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Popular Features

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  • Plan distribution & viewing (6)
    10.0
    100%
  • Plan markups & sharing (7)
    10.0
    100%

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Pricing

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$1,595

On Premise
per installation

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  • No setup fee
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Offerings

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

PlanSwift - The #1 Takeoff and Estimating Software
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Features Scorecard

Construction Project & Field Management

8.7
87%

Estimating

9.6
96%
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Product Details

What is PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect?

PlanSwift is a quantity takeoff software for construction. It provides a drag-and-drop interface that utilizes assembly templates for quantity counts and measurements. PlanSwift automatically calculates material and labor calculations and exports the information via built-in reports or as raw data to 3rd party software like Excel. The tool provides trade-specific features for general contractors, concrete, drywall, electrical, flooring, framing, HVAC, landscaping, painting, plumbing, and other specialties. It is priced at $1595 for the first year, then $300/year per license in subsequent years.

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PlanSwift - The #1 Takeoff and Estimating Software

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Reviewers rate Plan distribution & viewing and Plan markups & sharing and Takeoff tools highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Construction industry.
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Reviews

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
  • It could be more intuitive / easy to use on some of the more in depth areas like saving pricing per item.
  • I think it would be great to have more 1:1 virtual training, especially with COVID times.
  • If there was a way to easily track and save some of your frequent costs, as to create a type of estimating database.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • PlanSwift drawing uploads are fast and easy. It recognizes the pages and titles with very little error.
  • Drawing can be viewed offline including older versions for comparison. You can select which drawings you want to download to save room on your device.
  • 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.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • PlanSwift can be used in basic functions (LF & SF takeoffs) very easily.
  • Has a quick interface for browsing and viewing.
  • Provides easy export to excel functions.
  • If you go beyond the basic functions (linear foot & square foot takeoffs) it becomes very antiquated and not user-friendly. It's not intuitive whatsoever for users lacking backing computer knowledge.
  • The technical support is lacking in my opinion. The software feels dead, and the support team is hard to schedule. Also, if you do not pay for support per hour, it is impossible to get help.
  • Their training videos are limited and hard to follow. This software is unnecessarily hard to be proficient at. There should be more simplistic ways to utilize this software.
October 25, 2017

PlanSwift Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Maintains the files internally allowing us to work on projects anywhere.
  • With a great UX, it is easy to use. Easy to train on and learn.
  • Professional product output is appreciated by customers.
  • Issues with transferring files between computers, would be ideal if files were also backed on a network file.
  • Files can take a long time to upload, sometimes overnight if the files are big enough.
  • Program often hangs and needs restarting.
Blaine Kalk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • We use PlanSwift for quantity takeoffs. We are a general contractor.
  • We use some of the plug-ins including the Earthwork module.
  • I occasionally have to load drawings at a very low DPI or I get error messages. The resulting poor resolution makes the drawing difficult to read.
Ketaki Shiralkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • It has this really convenient single click/hover-over feature where it tells various attributes of a take-off. For example, if an area has multiple types of slabs, and we need to find the length of slab edge form for all of those, we just need to hover over each area and it gives us the quantities.
  • It has a great browsing feature - you can add any file/image from across your network thus making it easier to share with colleagues.
  • It integrates directly with MS Excel thus making it easier to create and evaluate reports during or at the end of a project.
  • It has good tools for editing as well - for instance you take off a slab on grade as floating but later find out that it sits on top of the foundation walls - you don't need to redo the take off, you can merely double-click, add extra points and move them around to modify your work.
  • If there was a way to break a take-off line, that would be very helpful. At times I find myself taking the curbs off for the site work, and when I need to separate the straight curbs with the integrated curbs with sidewalks, I need to just redo the work. It would have been good if PlanSwift gave an option of breaking down lines the way it does for deducting parts from an area.
Andy Neilson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Great interface with other software. Excel reports make it a breeze for my clients to interface with their own management software.
  • Easy to set up different components and pricing structures. Time spent setting these up properly will save hundreds of hours down the line.
  • Very simple to learn, with videos to walk you through each task.
  • There are some great plug-ins, but you only get them for free if you pay the annual "maintenance" fee of $200.
  • All of the preset items are in imperial measurements, Hey America - the rest of the world is metric. please come join us in this century!
  • Licence is only good for 1 machine at a time (unless you purchase multiples). It's a bit annoying having remove it from my desktop when I want to take my tablet to visit a client. A licence that's good for 1x desktop and 1x tablet/portable would be great.
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