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

73 Reviews of PlanGrid

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from Fixtur-World, Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

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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.

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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.

 

from Kraus Anderson Construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

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.

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

 

from Crane Construction Co. LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

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.

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

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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.

 

from King's Electric Services
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

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.

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We really wish the product offered a daily log tool.

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

 

from L. S. Owens construction, inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

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.

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

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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?

 

from Technical Innovation
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

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.

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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.

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

 

from Brasfield & Gorrie GC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

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!

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

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

 

from Epic Builders
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

PLanGrid way better than pdfs or paper

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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.

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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.

 

from APD Architects
Specialty: Architect
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Absolutely love it! It streamlines our office efficiency

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I love that plan grid is always updating and listening to its clients needs and uses. Always improving the application to fit today's industry standards and needs.

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I wish there was a way to share some of the uses with people that are not necessarily paying a monthly fee for the product. This will greatly expand the usage between architects and clients who do not have paid accounts. Maybe these non pay users become some sort of visitors

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I would recommend trying to incorporating in your daily basis to fully understand a software capabilities and lacks thereof

 

from Sequoyah Electric
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Great app for prints

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Ease of using, make notes, hightlights, accessibility

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

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

 

from Woodward Design+Build, LLC
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Good, Though Limited Product

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PlanGrid is simple to use, and makes drawing management a breeze. Subcontractors can no longer complain they don't have the most up to date drawings - they're in their pocket at all times.

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PlanGrid's simplicity is both its greatest strength, and its greatest weakness. The ubiquity of "There's an app for that" has turned into many tight and incredibly useful apps that (only) do one thing or another really well. PlanGrid is one of these - the drawing management capabilities are fantastic, but the RFIs tool is not. It is also somewhat a barrier to entry that there is an ever-growing cost associated with PlanGrid. Many subcontractors struggle to justify the cost month to month, especially if they have a small scope on a large project with many sheets. It would make more sense for the cost of PlanGrid on each project to be borne by the GC, and Subs to gain access via invitation, without incurring exponential costs in the process.

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As a drawings management tool, PlanGrid is wonderful. It is, however, being copied by other companies who provide products with much more utility by having a wider range of nimble tools for a complete Project Management system. Make certain that a solid drawings management tool is all you require when looking into PlanGrid. If you need something more varied, with wider capabilities, look further.

 

from NEI General Contracting
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

PlanGrid enabled our construction team to become faster and save money

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- Fastest plan viewer on the market
- Easy to learn
- Automatic hyperlinks on drawing sets

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- No integration with database software (timberline, prolog, etc.)
- No way to control view permissions of users/collaborators

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Over the past year, my company integrated PlanGrid into our construction process, and used it to build several ground-up and renovation projects. I can safely say that PlanGrid has streamlined the construction process. It has greatly increased the collaboration of our field and office staff. We have also been able to reduce our paper use by utilization of the attachments features. We have found a variety of uses for the issues reporting module, which have enabled us to communicate more effectively with owners, architects, and subcontractors.

How we used it:
- Maintained constantly up-to-date set of drawings, linked to all RFI responses, approved submittals, and other important documentation
- Utilized the issues feature to generate work-to-complete lists to better steer subcontractors
- Easily documented construction progress

If you want to become more organized and focused in your project delivery, then you should use PlanGrid.

 

from Moss & Associates
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Plangrid a must try.

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My favorite part of this product is the ability to hyperlink. This feature makes plan flipping much easier and less time consuming.

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What I like least about this product would be (On web) the small window to view plans when not in full screen mode and there is no feature that allows you to see the sheet viewing history to jump back and fourth between recently viewed sheets.

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I would recommend giving it a try in the field. It is a very powerful tool.

 

from DiSalvo Contracting
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Must Have Tool on Jobsite

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Great app. One of a kind and really helps in maximizing productivity on my projects. Plangrid staff is super helpful and attentive to the needs of their users.

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This would be the case with any product, but there's a ton of feature I would like added after using the app. Can't really knock them for this because it's a lot easier to think of great ideas as opposed to implementing them.

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An app should do its core feature well instead of doing a million things mediocre. Plangrid is amazing at storing, organizing, and reviewing drawings.

 

from ted jacob engineering group
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

lacks essential functionality

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at least some one responds on chat when I call in and they were polite.

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There is no summary of issues in my court for all of my projects. I have to click through each project, individually and open each category individually ! This is a major functionality weakness. Every other program we use, and we use many, has this option.

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Provide a page for each user of all balls in court items for ALL projects

 

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

The best tool I have received, by far, hands down!

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The simplicity of the app. All the features including hyper linking, snapshots being able to be sent for design issues. There are too many to name.

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I wish there was the ability to export as-built drawings with pictures attached.

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Only wish there was a possibility to export as-built drawings with all the revisions, notations and especially with pictures attached. This would be a GOD send.

 

from Baldwin & Shell Construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Great tool for the construction site

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It is easy to use and platform independent. It allows us to add mac, windows, android, and iOS team members to collaborate together.

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There are differences between what can be done on the web and what has to be done on the iPad, such as adding photos. It would be nice to have all the functions match.

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I have evaluated several software packages like this and plan grid is the least expensive and most feature packed. Their system does a lot of the work for you by scanning your sheets and hyperlinking details and sheet names.

 

from Krier and blain inc.
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Plan grids the bomb

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Easy to use, and very helpful in the field. It is very helpful to be able to take pictures and highlight problem areas so they don't get lost in the shuffle.

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I haven't figured out how to create a hyperlink to a shop drawing without crowding the sheets with a bunch of camera icons. I think there should be a way to upload shop drawings to plan grid to make it easier to view and mark them up.

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The more time you spend using the program the more you learn.

 

from San Juan Insulation & Drywall, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Love PlanGrid!

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I really like the ease of the program. I have set this program up for our foremen that have never even used an ipad and they are able to easily navigate and use the program. They really like that it enhances there daily work.

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I don't like that in order for other to see notes or what not you have to push to master. I would rather be able to see everything and if you touch it is says who made the comment. Or even make it a option in settings to automatically push to master. A lot of our guys forget to do that process.

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This program really enhances our daily lives of our crews. They are easily able to make decisions on the spot because they have all the information right in front of them.

 

from Winter Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

PlanGrid is the BEST!

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The product is easy to use and intuitive. A great platform for drawing and RFI management.

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Nothing negative to say. PlanGrid has been great to work with.

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Easy of use is a must for any application in the construction industry. Consider the end user, which PlanGrid clearly does.

 
 
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