On-Screen Takeoff: Great for Conceptual Estimates!
February 07, 2019

On-Screen Takeoff: Great for Conceptual Estimates!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with On-Screen Takeoff

We use On-Screen Takeoff to gather quantities of material. Mostly everyone who is involved in the day-to-day process of putting together bids & creating RFIs uses it. It is very beneficial for conceptual estimating as well. The software does a phenomenal job of keeping everything organized from the space you are analyzing and different trades of work—keeping the quantities in an itemized printable list making it easy for anyone to comprehend.
  • Organization
  • Creating visuals for separation of spaces
  • User-friendliness
  • The software is a little out of date
  • Display of drawings could be improved tremendously
  • It would be nice if the software knew different steel shape weights to do a complete steel tonnage takeoff
  • I am not involved in the overall profit/budget of the company.
On-screen Takeoff is better thanBluebeamm for the organization in my opinion.
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.

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