There are many cost for construction calculations that need to be done and using takeoff and estimating software is a great way to do it. These programs will save you loads of hours over the course of even your first year.
These timesavings alone will pay for your investment in the software. Making you look like a super star.
Beyond the timesavings you will experience you will also see an increase in the accuracy of your work. You must admit there is a great chance for errors to creep in to your work when you are estimating by hand and calculator.
“Our company, like every New Home Builder today, is looking for ways to increase productivity and decrease expenses. PlanSwift Pro has become the tool that will help us reach that goal. We believe that by using PlanSwift we will literally trim days off of the time it takes us to perform our construction estimates. PlanSwift’s templates allow us to standardize the work of our whole team, and improve our accuracy. All of our estimators immediately saw the advantage that PlanSwift brings…and they all wanted it immediately! Thanks also to the responsive support staff for even the simplest question.”-MCCar Homes / Paul Schleif
Even using an excel spreadsheet only helps the numbers along slightly. There is still too great a chance errors will happen, in either the measuring, or the transferring to numbers to the spreadsheet.
However, with PlanSwift everything is done for you. Once a page is scaled, or auto-scaled if you want, all measurements are automatically and added to the proper formulas. There is never a need to worry about the numbers being transposed wrong.
“I have 35 years experience in the construction industry including architectural services and general building construction. After viewing many on-screen takeoff programs available, I have chosen PlanSwift. I found the program to be “truly” user-friendly in ease of operation, and very adaptable for most all estimating and takeoff. I have found it to work well with the electronic plan rooms that are available. I am most amazed by the staff supporting the program. With my first issue it took only “one” phone call and about 50 minutes, the problem was resolved and available for download with “two” follow-up phone calls from the staff only minutes later. As a professional construction estimator operating some of the most complicated programs, I believe PlanSwift to be the best of value in its class and truly worth recommending to anyone who requires the ability to perform an on-screen take-off.”-Toler Insulating / Wes Hurt
It is this amount of timesavings and accuracy increase that has caused so many contractors to get an advantage by using PlanSwift.