PlanGrid Software


 

PlanGrid provides web-based standalone project management software for the construction industry. The software was developed to be used by companies who work in real estate development, engineering, home building, and more. Among the features the system offers is photo management, document control, redline tools and facility management.

PlanGrid allows users to collaborate in real time on all projects. Any updates that are made to construction plans, drawings, and building info reflect on the master plan. Photos that are added to a project can be shared in a photo archive that is automatically synced and tagged by the system.

PlanGrid is web-based giving users the ability to access the system from any device, be it a Mac, PC, or mobile devices such as iPads and Androids. All data is backed up and saved in the cloud where it can be exported and downloaded.

 

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Steve from Ventilation GR
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Good overall experience

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Very simple to use. I'm not général contractors so I don't need all the features but what I use is pretty good. I started with the hammer subscription put all my Plans and I was thinking that 50 sheets were going to be free all the time but then a received email forcing me to pay $ To upgrade to 550 sheets in the App Store. But on the website, $ gives me 5000 sheets.
I'm also using Procore so it is very easy for me to compare the app.

Pros

Like that, I can scale distance and Draw on the PDF link my attachment and photos.

Cons

I do understand why I can't zoom like in another app that open PDF.
But for me I find myself wanting to zoom just a little bit more.
And a wood uses a back button or undo button for annotations.

 
 

Grant from Robbins|Reed
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great Product that is easy to use

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I started using PlanGrid years ago and they have only improved. The ease and speed of use was great and allowed myself and our team have plans in the field.

 
 

David from Hoar Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

The greatest tool I have ever been given.

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Being in construction for over 31 years this product lets me lots more efficient in the field. I have all my documents on my tablet. No more wasted time to and from the office trailer. I can make split decisions, quality control, correct directions on the spot.

Pros

Having all my documents at my fingertips, drawings, specifications, contracts, submittals with me at all times.

Cons

There is none as far as I'm concerned. The perfect app.

Advice to Others

Use it, the more you use it the more time saved, the faster one can be.

 
 

Shawn from Frank Rewold & Son, Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Excellent Resource

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PlanGrid is an extremely convenient and time saving program that I do not ever see my self being without again. Simply having all the drawings, RFI's, specs, etc available at my finger tips when out in the field saves time and aggravation. I can immediately answer questions and make decisions without having to return to the project office.

 
 

Jeff from Royal Zoological Society of SA inc
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Great product for Zoo project

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Love the product and have used it since i was first introduced to it during a building project early last year.

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Great piece of portable software that is invaluable during site meetings with contractors

 
 

Fee from Henegan Construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Time saver

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PlanGrid is very useful for field super like me. The speed that I can flip from drawing to drawing and back check superseded drawings with a touch of a finger is awesome. It is also great to make comments on a drawings and be able to email it right on the spot. It's a great time saver. All field and off know these days how fast jobs are being built. Great product, keep up the service.

Pros

Ease of use, speed

Cons

None

Advice to Others

Great time saver, eases to use.

 
 

Joe from Bernards
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Wish I was still using

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I miss it because I went to a company that can't afford all the licensing.

 
 

Jason from Clune Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Love it

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I use it on a daily basis. Can't beat it. It's easy to use and easy to mark up. It makes life so much easier for a superintendent.

 
 

Chris from Ritchie Construction Ltd.
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2016

October 2016

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This product works great to combine multiple people on a single project.
Removes the need

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team work

Cons

viewing size

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good product if you work on projects with a team

 
 

Gary from Interserve engineering services
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

What a tool

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My project manager always asks for a full report with photos. This does exactly that within minutes instead of hours

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Quick and easy

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None

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Great time and money saver

 
 

Colton from Brockwell & Carrington
Specialty: Government - state & local
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

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Excellent Product for what I am doing. Provides interaction with others in the company.

 
 

Mike from Fixtur-World, Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager

September 2016

September 2016

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I like the ability to communicate issues and changes across the whole project team. Another great part of this software is the ability to assign users and the permissions you want them to have on a project.

Likes Least

It is not as intuitive as it could be. It was a little bit difficult to get started with it. However, that could be due to the fact that this is the first product of this type I have tried to use.

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take the time to really get faamiliar with the product before actually trying to use it.

 
 

Jerry from Kraus Anderson Construction
Specialty: Construction manager

September 2016

September 2016

Its the small details that help

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I really like the ability to tap on a detail and go to that detail sheet and see what I'm looking for, more detail! Some of my drawings are hundreds of pages deep and plan grid handles them all.

I also like the way plan grid allows me to go back to where I started from, or jump into a completely different group of drawings.

Plan grid updates easily so I can always have current drawings at my fingertips.

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Can't think of anything off hand.
But this will not let me submit until I have at least 50 characters so obviously there is one thing I do not like.

Recommendations

If you can't tap on a detail and go to that page, get plan grid, save the aggravation.

 
 

Brendan from Crane Construction Co. LLC
Specialty: General contractor

September 2016

September 2016

Great product, use PlanGrid daily.

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The ease of use from beginning to end. Anyone can utilize PlanGrid to assist them on a project some way. If a person typically has challenges with computers or iPad can use PlanGrid just to read drawings, to someone who is advanced can utilize the full power of the PlanGrid app.

Likes Least

Hoping in the future they add some bidding software options similar to On Screen Takeoff.

Recommendations

Comparative to other similar products, the cost impact of PlanGrid is far more economical than some competitors, this product is perfect for team use and collaboration.

 
 

Matt from King's Electric Services
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

August 2016

August 2016

Awesome product that truly makes our Company more successful

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The product helps make our Company run much more efficiently and increases our field staff's productivity. PlanGrid constantly strives to make their product better and they are very accessible when it comes to answering questions or troubleshooting problems.

Likes Least

We really wish the product offered a daily log tool.

Recommendations

Look at all the features and evaluate the entire software. It offers lot's of features other than the ability to view drawings electronically.

 
 

Juan from L. S. Owens construction, inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor

August 2016

August 2016

21st. Century plan viewing experience.

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The ability to upload several sets of drawings, in a as needed basis at a very small fraction of the cost compared to printing hard copies and being able to view, make annotations and or share while on the field or the office.

Likes Least

I don't think I have anything to say on this subject. Nope, their product and service is great.

Recommendations

This particular software not only improves your PDF files by making it easier to view and navigate but, but it builds these links that connect your call outs with the actual page. How great is that?

 
 

Joseph from Technical Innovation
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

July 2016

July 2016

I don't know what i did before i found PlanGrid

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Punch list stamps make tracking items to completion so easy. In the event I have a question, the online chat feature is almost instant support.

Likes Least

Being able to view and update attachments. It would be better if i could update an existing attachment with an updated pdf just by clicking on it. instead of having to delete and upload and label a new one.

Recommendations

Try it for one project start to finish and you will never stop using it.

 
 

Bruce from Brasfield & Gorrie GC
Specialty: General contractor

July 2016

July 2016

MEP Superintendent Tool

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All documents from CDs to specifications, submittals, RFIs and history are available so you don't have to search multiple locations for your info.The ability to overlay current CDs with older versions for comparisons on what changed. The ability to create status reports and deficiency reports and include photos. Prompts to update documents... All this and more with just ONE app!

Likes Least

Have not found anything not to like. Still learning the ins and outs of the different functions.

Recommendations

Utilize the available tutorials and the ( what's new ) site

 
 

lefty from Epic Builders
Specialty: Construction manager

April 2016

April 2016

PLanGrid way better than pdfs or paper

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Likes Best

It is really simple. If you are using paper or pdfs you could safe a lot of hassle. In the case you want to do something more compelx there might be other options available out there.

Likes Least

They are a little bit intense with the sales calls.

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You are limited to 50 pages in the free trail. So might no work for your big projects.

 
 

Matt from Sequoyah Electric
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

April 2016

April 2016

Great app for prints

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Likes Best

Ease of using, make notes, hightlights, accessibility

Likes Least

Not having the ability to print things to scale, creating links to different pages

Recommendations

Check to see what prints will be necessary for you and how you can best use them digitally with all its functions and features.