eMeasure is an on-premise construction takeoff application designed 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.

3D view
3D view
3D view
Project dashboard
Project dashboard
Measure from plans
Measure from plans
Add colors
Add colors
Add notes
Add notes

Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10



6 Reviews of eMeasure

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Marcus from Self Employed

Specialty:  Other specialty contractor

Number of employees:  1 employee

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August 2018

Good product for the small business

- Overall good value for money and well suited to those undertaking smaller jobs

Pros

- Easy to use, plenty of tutorial videos to help explain each component of the software
- Ability to link measures to an Excel document
- Accepts wide range of file formats

Cons

- Apparent lack of updates and improvements to the software
- A highlighter tool would be useful for marking off descriptions/specifications on drawings
- The software allows for areas to be given a depth to create a volume. However it would be useful if multiple elements, each with their own depth, could be added to a single measure, e.g. to allow for the measurement of subgrades to a road

Yohan from Royal Court Affairs

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April 2018

Easy to use cost effective takeoff software

Pros

* Simple user interface
* Works with many drawings format
* Basic measurement can be done very easily
* 3D view is sometime very useful
* Live links with Excel integration comes in handy

Cons

* Need to add more features such as auto counting, easy zooming
* Can not customized the legend and maximum limit is only 10 per page
* Can't reset previously used templates automatially
* Print is small and lack of customization options

Response: eMeasure, eMeasure Limited

May 2018

Hi Yohan, Thanks so much for your great review! We're excited to hear you find eMeasure easy to use and great value for money. Regarding your comments, we will definitely take them on board and pass them to our development team too. Thanks again!

Eli from Independent Roofing Estimating

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December 2016

Roofing Measurements made easy

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---

Response: eMeasure, eMeasure Limited

December 2016

Hi Eli, Thanks for the positive review of eMeasure! Glad to hear you're enjoying using our High Quality, Low Cost package!

Troy from Residential Assessments

Number of employees:  1 employee

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December 2016

Simple, fast, accurate take-off software...

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.

Response: eMeasure, eMeasure Limited

December 2016

Thanks Troy, we're so glad to hear that eMeasure meets all your takeoff needs!

Martin from Commercial Director - StructureSeal Services Ltd

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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December 2016

it does what it says on the screen........

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!

Pros

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

Cons

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.

Response: eMeasure, eMeasure Limited

December 2016

Hi Martin, Thanks so much for your detailed review! Great to hear that you are enjoying using eMeasure! We will definitely pass your feedback regarding taper lines onto the team! One quick note regarding eMeasure+ data links when publishing to others- it is possible to convert the live-links to plain values when sending out to clients simply by pressing the 'Store' button on the eMeasureXL tab. Once you've saved the spreadsheet and sent it off, clients can open it and see the figures without that pesky Error field! Then, if you want your live-links back again, just press 'Restore' and everything will revert to how it was before! Also, we have responded to you directly about how to alter multiples as you require, so we're sure this solution will help achieve what you need! Hope this helps and happy measuring!

Denise from F&D Commercial

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November 2016

Customer Friendly

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.

Response: eMeasure, eMeasure Limited

December 2016

Thanks so much Denise! So glad to hear you're loving eMeasure!


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