eMeasure is an on-premise construction takeoff application built for small commercial and residential builders—especially those who prefer to use spreadsheets for estimating, but want rapid takeoff.
Drawings can be scanned in or uploaded via PDF, CAD and other file formats, then scaled and rotated within the application for optimal viewing. Users can control each drawing layer to view only what is necessary by turning layers on and off from a list.
Measurements to takeoff areas, lengths and counts can be made from 2D drawings using eMeasure’s “Smart Snap Tools,” then checked for accuracy by panning and zooming in the 3D view.
Other key functionality includes calibration, the ability to define units of measure, a conversion calculator, dimension export to spreadsheets and more. This software also supports negative dimensions and drawing overlay to view differences in plans and color settings to categorize measured areas.
Eli from Independent Roofing Estimating
Very simple take off mode that is transferrable to an excel based system. I highly recommend this for small firms with limited resources/or just starting. This will help them deal with more opportunity for increasing business.
Other systems try to get you to buy into the "total package" that a start off business may not really need, does not have the time nor resources to learn and/ or adapt the "package" to fit their present needs---with a flexible cost. eMeasure has been smart to offer a very basic take off package at a very reasonable cost---
Troy from Residential Assessments
Employees number: 1 employee
I have used several graphical take-off software packages and none of them compare to eMeasure. eMeasure is easy to setup, easy to use, and is adaptable to any project. With the ability to view my take-off in 3D and drag and drop measured dimensions directly into my own excel spreadsheets, I have everything I need to complete fast, accurate estimates.
Martin from Commercial Director - StructureSeal Services Ltd
Employees number: 11-50 employees
This software is very intuitive in its own right, but the countless tutorial videos fill any gaps you can't work out for yourself. Overall a fabulous piece of good, simple, robust software that offers great value for money. My favorite function is the ability to convert a 2D drawing into a 3D representation of your take-off. We specialize in structural waterproofing, gas membranes, and environmental linings and all our work involves enveloping structures, which eMeasure+ goes 95% of the way to correctly representing via the 3D function.....if they manage to represent a tapering then they will of 100% cracked it!
My only criticisms of this software are that the "multiples" are not available to alter once you have uploaded a drawing which would be very useful when doing take-offs for housing developments and the like. The only other issue is that once a spreadsheet has been linked via the excellent eMeasure+ link, then in true Excel fashion that spreadsheet keeps looking for the data source, which is a pain once you have forwarded the spreadsheet on to a colleague or customer because the eMeasure+ take-off quantities turn into an Excel error code, but having said this, I now only issue the documents created using eMeasure+ as PDF's instead, so problem solved.
I would, and in fact already have thoroughly recommended eMeasure+ as a must try the piece of take-off software and I'm sure they too will see the benefits and commit to using eMeasure+ going forward.
In summary, its a cracking piece of software.....well-done eMeasure!
Excellent value for money
Very quick and easy to use
Fabulous 3D representations showing items that have been taken off
Very flexible in its use of PDF, DWG and many other format drawings and all with equal accuracy
Inability to change "multiples" once drawings been uploaded into the system
Small glitches with eMeasure+ and the Excel data link when publishing the spreadsheet to people who don't have access to the data source, so annoying Excel error codes appear where eMeasure quantities once were.
A very small niggle is that you cannot show taper lines on the 3D representation which would be very useful for the work we do where we "wrap" structures to waterproof them, so many structures include tapered foundations, SUDs Pond formations and the like.....if this was sorted then I would give this software 100% with no hesitation as the other issues can very easily be worked around, now that I've discovered the glitch.
Denise from F&D Commercial
Using this software has been really easy. I very much enjoy the simplicity of the functions and how easy you can get in there to do a take-off without all of the hassle like other programs.