Using construction takeoff and estimating software that can use CAD drawing format is a great way to save time and effort.
When looking at construction takeoff and estimating software it is important to look for software that can use multiple file formats. This is important for two main reasons.
The first is plans can, and will, be given electronically in many different formats depending on whom you are dealing with. Architects and engineers tend to favor one format while homeowners like another. The ability to handle any format is critical to getting the most out of a software purchase.
The second reason to find software that can use multiple formats is that a software designed to use many formats will more likely be able to read any new format that comes along. This could be very important as new technologies emerge rapidly.
With mobile and cloud based computing growing in popularity there is a good chance a new document format will become standards in the near future.
This is just one more reason why PlanSwift construction takeoff and estimating software is used by over 8,000 contractors, because it can handle a variety of file formats even CAD and PDF.