PlanGrid is a construction app like no other
August 16, 2017

PlanGrid is a construction app like no other

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with PlanGrid

I haven't had any need for support from PlanGrid, so this would be an N/A for me. It says a lot that there's nothing on the platform that we've needed help with.
Plangrid is used throughout our organization to share/maintain current project drawings and information between Field Superintendents and Project Managers. We also utilize it to communicate with Owners and Architects on various issues requiring field changes and use the iPad app to do pre-punchlist walk-throughs with subcontractors. It is a very effective tool to maintain accurate project records, and cut down on the expense of getting paper copies of updated drawings to the field. On the estimating/sales side of the organization, it's helpful in preconstruction bid work by giving quick, accurate take-offs that we can use to help qualify unit pricing from subcontractors. Lots of really great tools are built into the system.
  • Quick, Accurate take-offs when qualifying pricing or tabulation of job takeoffs for reference in the field.
  • Easy and quick sharing of information and revisions with field staff, as well as easy sharing of information with project owners and architects.
  • Easy manipulation of the desktop and iPad versions of the software for field use and walkthroughs/punchlists.
  • I personally haven't found any issues with the platform that causes any trouble, or that can't be learned/taught to field staff.
  • Saved time and expense for distributing multiple paper copies of plans, revisions, and submittals.
  • Improved coordination between field staff and management.
  • Improved coordination between Contractor, subcontractors, owners, and architects.
[PlanGrid is well suited for] Construction projects with many sheets, multiple active revisions, and a lot of users that are interacting and interfacing with the project information on a daily basis.

Smaller, simple projects aren't really "dependent" on PlanGrid due to the size and nature of the project. A ten sheet drawing set that doesn't have any revisions is more of a hassle to set up on PlanGrid than simply running paper copies for field staff.

I recommend it to everyone who asks about the app when they see me using it in the field. I also recommend it to estimators who need to do quick takeoffs for high level budgeting, informal sales calls, etc.

Autodesk Build Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
Plan markups & sharing
Document sharing
Issue tracking & punchlists
Photo documentation
Jobsite reports
Not Rated
RFI tools
Not Rated
Collaboration & approvals
As-built drawings
Mobile app