Happy New Year to all our loyal customers from PlanSwift. A new year means new possibilities for everyone and for some people, that means updating your business. PlanSwift has compiled the most essential software every construction company needs to have in 2018 so you can make an educated decision when choosing a software for your business.
1.PlanSwift – 4.5 / 5 stars on Software Advice
Also a Leader on the 2017 Construction Estimating FrontRunners Quadrant on Software Advice! See article here:
PlanSwift is perfect for a number of different fields in construction. From General contractors and subcontractors to industries like electrical, heavy/highway, plumbing, and custom production home builders. This software can be applied to most businesses that use digital blueprints.
PlanSwift has all of the essential features a takeoff and estimating software could need, as well as a few that are totally unique like The Single Click feature. This tool allows you to measure linear and square footage with a “single click” of the mouse. PlanSwift has a 64-bit Microsoft Excel integration and a browsing feature that lets you find new jobs from any location on the network.
2. McCormick Electrical Estimating Software – 4.5 / 5 on Software Advice
McCormick systems is a Windows based electrical contracting estimating software that’s used primarily for commercial, industrial, and residential contractors. This software has 4 different levels of estimating programs. Each one serves a particular set of contractors like individual contractors, small service firms, and multi-million dollar contracting firms.
- WIN 1000
- WIN 3000
- WIN 4000
- WIN 6000
McCormick contracting system is compatible with major pricing services like NetPricer and Trade Service. This software offers capabilities for digital takeoff, design build estimating, CAD, and change order tracking.
3. ViewPoint Estimating Software – 4.5 / 5 Stars on Software Advice
ViewPoint Estimating or Maxwell Estimation specializes in takeoff and estimates for residential and commercial HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical firms. This software includes a pricing database that’s being continuously updated with the most current rates for materials and labor in each construction industry. ViewPoint includes:
- Digital Takeoff Assemblies
- What-if analysis
- Proposal Generator
- CAD/BIM integration
- Excel Export with built in formulas
- Automatic Pricing from Local Suppliers
This solution can work for any type of contractor, general or sub, CEOs, suppliers, architects, project managers, and engineers.
4. WinEx Grade Earthwork Takeoff Software – 4.5 / 5 stars on Software Advice
WinEx Grade is an on-premise site development takeoff solution that gives users the ability to import, edit, or create site drawings. Images can be imported from Vector PDF, DWG, and DXF CAD files and others like JPG, TIF, and BMP. Once a drawing is uploaded WinEx automatically calculates the time it will take to complete the job. It also automatically takes care of the subgrade quantities like flat pads, parking space, and interior streets.
WinEx Grade enables users to create 3D renditions of actual site properties. Other features of the software include lone and connected spot routines, trench routines, 3D cut and fill, and elevation maps.
5. On Center Software – 4 / 5 stars on Software Advice
On Screen Takeoff is a takeoff and estimating software solution for contractors and construction professionals. This software has tools for estimating, managing bids, having project visibility, and both commercial and residential contractors across various types of trade.
On Screen Takeoff supports digitizer integration and CAD and PDF file integration. The software includes an electronic quote system, an accounting integration system, and a cost database done by trade. On Screen integrates with with Quick Bid and Excel along with other accounting applications and PlanViewer, a limited version of On Screen Takeoff.