Viewpoint Earthwork™ Software


 

Earthwork by Viewpoint is a solution designed to handle the demands of contractors involved in earthwork, excavating, and underground utility contracting. It is suited for businesses of any size, regardless of the type of site work they do.

Earthwork has three different viewing formats: grid view, section view and 3D view. The 3D view provides a realistic view of what the job site will look like once work gets started.

This software also integrates with GPS and machine control products for contractors considering or already automating their surveying processes.

Earthwork’s digital takeoff module generates accurate cut and fill quantities straight from digital plans. Users can import digital plan files and then quickly perform a digital takeoff of any special construction area, such as a building pad, retention pond, or parking island.

 

Viewpoint Earthwork™ - 3D view
 
  • Viewpoint Earthwork™ - 3D view
    3D view
  • Viewpoint Earthwork™ - CAD import
    CAD import
  • Viewpoint Earthwork™ - Existing vs. proposed view
    Existing vs. proposed view
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

6 Reviews of Viewpoint Earthwork™

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from Zetin Contractors
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

pretty good software for earthwork take-offs

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Runs reports and 3d views extremely fast, the align to image feature is probably the best in the industry that i have seen you can take off contours as fast as you can make the mouse move, also the cut and paste anything into 1 layer from another

Likes Least

the mouse controls need to be re-worked to be more like auto cad mouse movements the mouse is very frustrating with this software

Recommendations

read the help manual and just practice, practice, practice.

 
 

from BEAM'S CONTRACTING, INC.
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Been using this take off since it was quest haven't seen any change.

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It is user friendly and easy to understand summary reports are very helpful.

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We just wish there was a way you could incorporate a cross section take off program into your system.
We are still using a program by quest and it is out dated.

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I would recommend them to try it out and see if it fits there needs.

 
 

from KCE
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Do not buy this earthworks software

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That it allows earthworks to be completed electronically rather than using a digitiser board

Likes Least

The vendors inability to make improvements or even fix bugs or error within the program. They generally just say, we have never seen that happen before and blame something else non related for the problem. It will always be your fault if the program comes up with any errors.

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Do not purchase this software. It is not simple or user friendly. It will never be updated with anything useful. It will make errors randomly and give you the wrong results. It will convert the pdf's to a lower quality drawing and convert it to black and white which is horrible. It will crash if you import CAD files too big and lag significantly for medium size cad files. It often isn't updated to the latest CAD version so you will need to have another program to downgrade the CAD to an early version before you can import it, it's usually about 3-4 years behind.

 
 

from Slusarski Excavating and Paving, Inc.
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Procontractor MX Estimating and Earthwork.

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The product is fairly easy to use and is comparable in features to most software on the market.

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Customer support is none existent. In most case it is not worth your time to call because the response is not timely.

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Speak with other users regarding customer support. They will have first hand knowledge on the responsiveness and capabilities of the customer support team.

 
 

from Ammons & Blackmon Construction LLC
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Solid product for accurate takeoff

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The takeoff flow has been set up to allow easy and accurate takeoff's.

Likes Least

I need more flexibility in handling and manipulating drawing files during or after importing.

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Training and support have been top notch, if you don't have both of these then your software will be useless if you have a problem.

 
 

from B.R.W. Contracting, Inc.
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Very good, economical estimating program

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The program is fairly easy to use and provides the information I need. I have had good response from Maxwell (now Viewpoint) whenever I needed support.

Likes Least

The Earthwork module does not work easily with CAD files, and some of the automatic features for image files such as the go function do not work properly because they require pristine digital files.

Recommendations

Do your homework. There are probably better programs out there, but at the price point of this program, it provides good value.

 
 
 
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