PlanGrid as a Project Management/Documentation Control Program
Natalee Easthom | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 21, 2018

PlanGrid as a Project Management/Documentation Control Program

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with PlanGrid

I currently don't really ever need to use PlanGrid support. However, at project startup, the team was put in a training session that was thorough. The program itself is very self-explanatory and easy to use. I don't foresee a user needing to contact PlanGrid support for help very often.
PlanGrid is used to share drawings and documents with the entire project team. Team members can use it to markup/measure plans, as well as overlay previous iterations. The calibration feature is usually pretty accurate and allows users to create complete quantity takeoffs as well as check dimensions. It is used on a few project teams.
  • Measurement Calibration
  • Drawing Overlay
  • Facilitates collaboration
  • System updates are slow
  • Can only have one measurement calibration per page
  • Slow to download PDFs
  • Saved paper
  • Improved coordination
  • Easy to use
The programs are not exactly parallel, however, we formerly posted RFIs on Bluebeam and by owner request we are now using Plangrid. I have found that this feature on Plangrid is slightly more intuitive and the interface is more user-friendly. Bluebeam, on the other hand, has more intricate markup features.
PlanGrid is well suited for most project management drawing coordination aspects. You cannot use it for document communications such as submitting/approving RFIs and submittals. However, you can store the final product of these documents in PlanGrid for posting purposes. The takeoffs you do are generally accurate, however, they take a lot of manual work on your part.

PlanGrid Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
10
Plan markups & sharing
10
Document sharing
9
Issue tracking & punchlists
Not Rated
Photo documentation
Not Rated
Jobsite reports
Not Rated
RFI tools
7
Collaboration & approvals
8
As-built drawings
10
Mobile app
Not Rated