PDF Takeoff Work Made Easy, Fast, and Accurate
Not long ago it was challenging to do a PDF takeoff. You had one of two choices:
That was a lot of work, wasted time and could have cost you money.
- Do the takeoff by hand looking at the picture. This was slow and often inaccurate. You could easily spend hours doing a simple takeoff.
- You could buy multiple software programs. First, to convert the PDF to TIF, Then another program to calculate distances and possibly a third program to integrate the answers with Excel.
Luckily, there is now a much easier answer. A simple takeoff software program that does everything for you all in one place.
Take any PDF file and calculate a takeoff in
The first step in to load your adobe PDF file into PlanSwift and convert it to a TIF file type. This is done in one of two simple ways. If you are starting a new project, the files will be converted automatically when you set up the project. Check out this video to see how easy that is.
10% the time it took before this software.
If you have already started a project and need to bring in new files it will be no problem. Just simple selected the PDF to TIF converter button in the tools menu for PlanSwift. Select the files and hit the convert button. With that, the conversion will be done for you. Here is a short video to show you how simple this is to do.
Now that you have your files converted it is time to get down to compiling the takeoff. PlanSwift easily allows you to calculate area, linear, segment or counts with just a couple click of the mouse. You will find these tools under the home tab on the main page.
PlanSwift’s takeoff software even allows you to color code different areas for easy recognition. If a picture is worth 1,000 words then a video must be worth a million so here is another video to show you how to finish your takeoff.
There you go, probably in less time than it took to read this article you could have done a takeoff from a PDF with PlanSwift’s PDF takeoff software.
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