eTakeoff Software


 

eTakeoff is designed to offer estimators a comprehensive software that provides electronic viewer and takeoff tool for companies across all construction disciplines. The flexible solution is suitable to meet the needs of construction businesses, regardless of project size. The solution also integrates with a variety of electronic plan rooms and construction estimating solutions.

There are three product levels in eTakeoff, including a free Basic version, so companies can find their best fit and upgrade as needed. The Advanced and Premier version of the software include features like advanced viewing tools, Excel integration and user-defined variables, formulas and assemblies.

The measurement tools include takeoff feature, not-to-scale measurement, and a library of pre-defined assemblies, pattern search and more. The edit tool allows designers to move, copy or delete measurement points. Other features include project issue tracking, auto project backup, import export data and multi-user management.

 

eTakeoff - Electronic takeoff
 
  • eTakeoff - Electronic takeoff
    Electronic takeoff
  • eTakeoff - User-defined measurement assemblies
    User-defined measurement assemblies
  • eTakeoff - Advanced 2-way excel integration
    Advanced 2-way excel integration
  • eTakeoff - Joist tool
    Joist tool
  • eTakeoff - Arcs and curves
    Arcs and curves
  • eTakeoff - Quantity worksheet (models)
    Quantity worksheet (models)
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Gary Ruotsala from Dbk Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Solid program for takeoffs

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

The good program once you get used to it. Not cluttered with excessive add-ons and other nonsense. A good solid system for doing electronic takeoffs. Worth the time that it takes to learn it for sure!

Pros

Good value, nice features including custom calibration. Worth the time to learn

Cons

Takes some time to get used to it but they have a decent help network.

Advice to Others

If you need a good takeoff program that can get you quoting it works well.

 
 

Rob from Lawrence Plumbing
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Rob's Review of etakeoff

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Customer Support

Value for Money

I've used it for 5 years. Easy to use, just not enough options in the plumbing takeoff portion.

Pros

Easy and fast. Don't have to be a computer genius to operate it. Excellent customer support.

Cons

No pricing, and can't not enough options.

Advice to Others

Good for a small business starting out.

 
 

Eugene from Rondout Valley Flooring
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Doesn't go everything but does enough

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

In general etakeoff is a great product and they have worked with the end users to refine the program.

as a flooring company it has been great as most of our measurements are one dimensional, as a tile wall is a tile wall and not a multi-component feature. as a measurement doesn't represent a wall with framing, wall board insulation and stabilizers. The advanced program doesn't break out measurements in this fashion but may be available in the premier.

It has given me some glitches in the past but customer service will try to resolve.

Pros

Very simple to pick up and use with basic computer knowledge.

Cons

You can't change extensions or create new ones unless you have the premier version. its the only thing really lacking from the advanced version but not work the upgrade for this one function.

Advice to Others

Start off with the subscription in advance, figure out what you need for your company, subscribe to premier for a month and then purchase the advanced version once your extensions are set as you like them. extensions are the variables you can add to a measurement, such as drawing a line but stating (extension) that the line is 10' so it provides a square footage calculation of length times height.

 
 

Eugene from Flooring Solutions of New York
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Doesn't go everything but does enough

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

In general etakeoff is a great product and they have worked with the end users to refine the program.

as a flooring company it has been great as most of our measurements are one dimensional, as a tile wall is a tile wall and not a multi-component feature. as a measurement doesn't represent a wall with framing, wall board insulation and stabilizers. The advanced program doesn't break out measurements in this fashion but may be available in the premier.

It has given me some glitches in the past but customer service will try to resolve.

Pros

Very simple to pick up and use with basic computer knowledge.

Cons

you can't change extensions or create new ones unless you have the premier version. its the only thing really lacking from the advanced version but not work the upgrade for this one function.

Advice to Others

start off with the subscription at advance, figure out what you need for your company, subscribe to premier for a month and then purchase the advanced version once your extensions are set as you like them. extensions are the variables you can add to a measurement, such as drawing a line but stating (extension) that the line is 10' so it provides a square footage calculation of length times height.

 
 

Dustin from Heritage Craftsmen
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

eTakeoff Review for Painting Contractors

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

The support staff was very friendly and helpful. The product is priced for new contractors and is affordable but lacks the features and depth of other takeoff software systems. Creating new takeoff conditions, changing takeoff conditions was challenging. While the takeoff tool would group information, finding a way to relate that information to specific conditions, ie: walls, base, chair rail was not easy to perform.

Pros

Affordability and Customer Support

Cons

The programs is lacking in the platform. Not easy takeoff to summary conversion. Not easy to create new conditions or change from one job takeoff to the next

 
 

Mark from The Mercury Group
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

eTakeOff Makes Doing Estimates a Breeze

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

eTakeoff is an incredibly powerful and versatile piece of software. I am an estimator for The Mercury Group a full service electrical, security and tele data contractor Connecticut. eTakeoff has made us more efficient with my time, more effective with my efforts, and more competitive with my bids.We starting using the software in January 2016 and have since noticed a dramatic increase in both productivity and my profitability / conversion rate. In only four months we doubled our previous bid-output and decreased our margins of error below 2%. We didn’t add a new estimator. We didn’t start working sixteen hour days. We started using eTakeoff and embraced an era of change.

eTakeoff helped us hone in on pin-point precision for my bottom line so we can win jobs. Period. We have all been faced with the choice of “quality” or “quantity.” This software doesn’t force you to choose — it enables you to take a set of plans and turn it into your trade-specific dollars and cents in a fraction of the time it would normally take. eTakeoff puts the tools you need right at your fingertips — accessible with just a click of a mouse button. eTakeoff is vastly superior to other programs.

The key to winning bids in this economy is competitive pricing that is both accurate and aggressive. eTakeoff affords you all the customization of your own personal “in-house” software without the trappings of a clunky interface and poorly implemented back-of-house functionality.

Setting up the Quantity Worksheet, the Excel Spreadsheet integration, and your “bread ‘n butter” traces can take a little time but it is worth it; the more you learn about the program the easier it will be to put together your estimates. If you’re a novice-user I recommend watching the online videos and taking the web tutorials right on the eTakeoff website or opting for the Customer Support subscription.

The most phenomenal aspect of my experience with the eTakeoff has been my interaction with the team. Their website, forums, and phone-support are friendly, helpful, and very accommodating. They know that we rely on their software to bring home the bacon and I always feel like a valued customer. I have participated in many a discussion both via phone call and the forums regarding changes to the software, new features, and implementation. The eTakeoff team keeps an open dialogue and encourages feedback so they can keep the software updated to the ever-changing needs of their clients.

Pros

Very easy to use, great training at no charge and unlimited. Can be integrated with our Sage 100 Contractor CRM and Sage Estimator.

Cons

None

Advice to Others

Try it out on a trial version and you will be surprised how easy it is to use.

 
 

Manuel from Framing Authority LLC
Specialty: General contractor

August 2016

August 2016

eTakeoff was our First experience

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Value for Money

Likes Best

Easy to use and accurate. It help us to bid severals projects without having to print the plans.
We like the free trial.

Likes Least

The price is kind of high or at least you can have more options for starters

Recommendations

Use first the free trial, then study the tools before you buy.

 
 

Drake from Construction EcoServices
Specialty: Construction manager

March 2016

March 2016

I've been using "eTakeoff" for four years , and I recommend it.

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Product Quality

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N/A
Likes Best

eTakeoff is simple to use , and lets me execute take-off's efficiently.

Likes Least

Its pricey to purchase. The fee to purchase is high , and I cant justify spending that amount.

Recommendations

Make sure to view the tutorials, and read them as well.

 
 

Paul from Elite Mechanical Contractors
Specialty: Plumbing

August 2015

August 2015

Easy to use, great for reviewing plans and specs.

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Product Quality

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N/A
Likes Best

User friendly and great way to get into digital takeoffs.

Likes Least

A little time consuming to set up initially. Your materials and labor need to be added in separately. Assemblies are helpful

Recommendations

This is a basic takeoff tool that allows you to save measurements in the paid version but not the free version. All labor and material cost must be added separately.

 
 

Randall from Due South Concrete
Specialty: Concrete

April 2015

April 2015

A great product that will make you better at takeoff.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

eTakeoff is a great asset for our company. It's designed by people who truly understand what we need in an estimating software. The software makes sense. Upgrades only enhance features without ever feeling "NEW" or "CORRECTIVE".

Likes Least

I don't have anything that I dislike about eTakeoff.

Recommendations

The better you become at digital takeoffs the more you'll find that eTakeoff has the feature sets that you will want. It's been there the all along. It may take you getting to the next level to fully utilize it's strength.

 
 

Gary from Concrete Solutions Plus, Inc
Specialty: Concrete

April 2015

April 2015

eTakeoff is a valuable tool.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

I like the way the entire products functions and the product support. Any problem that I have had has always been answered.

Likes Least

I sometimes have problems establishing new projects

Recommendations

I would recommend that you use the personal assistance that is provided with this product. They are very helpful

 
 

Irina from Excellence in Stone
Specialty: Finishing contractor

April 2015

April 2015

Very good time saver.

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Customer Support

Likes Best

- The better part of the program is it allows you to create, change or edit any existing template.
- Now the program allows you to add as many shortcut keys as you need.

Likes Least

- A PDF document loses quality whenever a sheet is added to an existing project.
- The program doesn't allow to execute the undo command after finishing the measurement, it only allows you to edit manually the measurement.
- The program doesn't work with dwg (cad) format.

Recommendations

I would recommend use of this program. Once you learn the program, it's not difficult.

 
 

Nick from The Mosser Group
Specialty: General contractor

February 2015

February 2015

Easy to Use

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Likes Best

I like the ability to measure a dimension on a drawing even though that dimension isn't called out on the sheet.

Likes Least

Sometimes, it can be difficult to import drawings if they aren't in the correct folder on your computer.

Recommendations

It's a great tool to add to your toolbox, not only when bidding, but when constructing the job. Best of all, there is a free version that you can download to try out the software before you buy it.

 
 

Robert from General Paving
Specialty: Paving

January 2015

January 2015

Good product that is easy to work with

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Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

This product was easy to get accustomed to and provided exactly what I needed. When talking with the sales representative, he gave an excellent overview and demonstration of the product and answered all my questions fully and accurately.

Likes Least

I use this software for basic takeoffs such as square footage, so I do not have any complaints with either the product or vendor at this time.

Recommendations

If you play around with the software, it is easy to get accustomed to and learn. The calculations for the takeoff need to be changed slightly in order to get an accurate material count.

 
 

Marlene from Quality Epoxy Floors and More, Inc.

May 2013

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Michael from General Industries

January 2013

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Brent from Barrett Roofing

January 2013

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Tom from The Lombard Company

January 2013

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Silvia from Excellence in Stone, Inc.

December 2012

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Chad from Caddy Shack Productions

December 2012

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