Takeoff Live software


31 reviews(4.0/5)
31 reviews(4.0/5)

Takeoff Live is a takeoff and estimating solution designed for businesses of all sizes. It offers project estimating, audit management, plan design and vendor quotes management within a suite. The product is available on-premise and runs on Windows and Mac operating systems.

Takeoff Live allows users to upload plan files in different formats, such as PDF, TIFF and images. Once uploaded, users can estimate areas and linear distances in both metric as well as imperial standards. Users can also trace areas and linear distances free-hand and calculate volumes by adding height to the traced areas.

Takeoff Live is available in three different pricing plans based on the number of features offered. The vendor also charges a mandatory annual fee for license renewal. The vendor offers guides, email support and a knowledge base for customers.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 10

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  • Jai-jay from PICQS

    February 2015

    Trial version and Tutorial

    Quality
    Support
    N/A

    I want to learn this product

    Review Source: Capterra
  • imran from resource development institute rawat

    October 2014

    learning

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    I like this software

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Janie from D.O.E.

    January 2014

    Using Takeoff Live

    Quality
    Support
    N/A

    Wonderful software tool, especially for the price. I may need more practice using the accumulation tool, but it is a little awkward. Overall, GREAT product!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Rod from Comfort Saver Foam

    January 2014

    Sales manager

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    Have used the product for the past 6 months to prepare bid for our clients. Once I learned the product I have been pleased with the performance. I would recommend it to other builders for making bids.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Vince from Self

    June 2013

    Easy to use I believe its the best in this price catagory

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    I would and have recommended this to those I know having a difficult time doing takeoffs from traditiona paper plans to digital formats. Its easy and the learning curve is small.

    Pros

    I am a long time user of Takeoff Live, its been a great product. Its clear, concise and easy to use and that is very important for me as I am a migraine sufferer and computers are one of my triggers. Im not in the business any longer but from time to time I get request to do small jobs and Takeoff live is what I use and suggest to others that may be looking for a great takeoff software.

    Cons

    None that I can tell, its difficult sometime to get tech support. They are great when you get them its just sometimes takes time to get them.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Keith from S&W Drywall, LLC

    November 2012

    TAKEOFF LIVE has increased my productivity by 400%!!!!!

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    I would, and have, recommended this product to all of my contacts in the construction field. It is an abolute assett to my company and productivity.

    Pros

    I am truly grateful for the time and effort you all have put into this program. It has decreased the time it takes to estimate a project by more than 400%. I can take off 4 projects with this software vs. my previous takeoff procedure. And thank you to Dee for being so involved and responsive regarding his product. It has truly changed the way I can produce at the office.

    Keith A. Brown
    S&W Drywall, LLC

    Cons

    Absolutely NONE!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mark from J.M.W. Tile Contractors, Inc.

    July 2012

    Takeoff Software that doesen't take a month to learn and a year to pay for.

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    Highly recommended! i wish all products were this good a value.

    Pros

    Does any size or type of job takeoff. If you don't have or can't find the scale, you can set it yourself from a door opening or a dimention. you can do takeoffs from a photo if you want. Does all scales, all plans,etc. Can get plans VIA email or however and do a takeoff. Exports to excel or just print the form in Takeoff Live directly. Support is the best and most responsive support you will ever get anywhere! I recommend this for anyone who needs quantities for estimating, ordering or whatever. You can get a satalite photo of a roof or a photo of a building, or anything, set your own scale, and do a takeoff.

    Cons

    None i have found.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Daniel from D Moran & Associates

    May 2012

    Take off Live - Easy to Use

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    Overall Recommendation is very good, I use the programme daily for Estimating / Take Off on House building / construction

    Pros

    Ease of Use,Quick to learn, does not require long time consuming learning. Good back up support,

    Cons

    Does not interact with autoCAD

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sharon from Combined Waterproofing & Floor Coatings

    April 2012

    Fantastic product

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    I think this product is fantastic for measuring areas as it is accurate & very very affordable. I have not looked back since I found it & the cost is unbeatable!

    Pros

    Take off Live is everything I need to estimate jobs we are tendering. I find it easy to use and accurate.
    Other products similar cost thousands of dollars so this is great value for money indeed!!!
    The customer service is also great & response times are very quick which is important to me.

    Cons

    I haven't found any problems with it to be honest for what I use it for.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jim from Wood Haven

    October 2011

    Slow to navigate

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    Must run faster or I want my money back

    Pros

    Priced right and fairly easy to understand

    Cons

    Takes forever to navigate around a page - Should have bought the other program that runs faster.
    sucks .

    Fix it

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Amber from My Floor

    June 2011

    Product review

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    Great software, when you can access it

    Pros

    Easy to use
    User friendly
    Saves a lot of time working out measurments

    Cons

    Despite the fact that I only just purchased a version last month, it wont let me access the software, saying that my "trial period has expired" even though I have already paid $600!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Vince from Contempo

    June 2011

    Takeoff Live is an invaluable estimating software

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    I would recommend this software to anyone who needs a great time saving estimating software.

    Pros

    Very easy installation, easy learning curve, I have a condition that make it hard for me to look at computers long so the speed at which I can complete a project is important to me, The spreadsheet portion of the software is invaluable and saves me a lot of time and litteraly headache doing calculations. Just a supreme software.

    Cons

    customer support is great but sometime slow in getting back to you, the version I have, you have to be online to use it. Can be cost prohibitive to some.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mike from MN Masonry, Inc.

    May 2011

    Good Value

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    I got burned once doing manual take offs to the tune of about $20K (I left a page of written measurements out of the final tabulation. I vowed never to let that happen again, and started shopping software programs. I chose Takeoff Live, and I'm glad I did. As long as you save often, and learn the quirks of this software, you can do everything you could have with a much more expensive piece of software, for a fraction of the price. Also, when you need help, their customer service is friendly, helpful, and above all, prompt!

    Pros

    Accurate, adequate features, exports to excel, relatively inexpensive.

    Cons

    Does not have hand grab drag tool (except on sidebar), can't undo a finished area or lineal measurement, crashes sometimes.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Daniel from ECC

    May 2011

    If you are involved in construction, you should give this a try

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    Using Takeoff Live set me apart from the average consultant and my work is of more value to my employer. I have not seen a comparable product with the type of customer support the Takeoff Live staff offers. Give it a try and you'll see what I mean.

    Pros

    The ability to use pdf drawings rather than dwg or other media has allowed me the ability to have more accurate information which in turn reduces bid ambiguities.

    Cons

    Depending on your computer security software, it is sometimes necessary to stop security applications from booting and then register Takeoff Live again.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Doug from Turf Masters Landscaping Ltd.

    May 2011

    Streamlines the process

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    Excellent and well priced.

    Pros

    Takeoff Live reduces the time I spend doing takeoffs considerably. It's easy to use and bug free. The price is very good.

    Cons

    Nothing wrong, so far

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Eric from Comfort Saver Inc.

    May 2011

    investment in my business that more than paid for itself. Saves me time and money

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    I would recommend Takeoff live to anyone in the construction industry. Best bang for the Dollar spent on software to make my business and life a lot easier.

    Pros

    can work on multipul pages at the same time
    it's fast, & easy to use
    It continues to get better with each version.
    The program was very inexpensive and it exceeded all my expectation of what this program would do.
    It saves me Time and Money.

    Cons

    could not think of anything wrong with the current version of the program.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Thomas from Lucky Tile Inc.

    May 2011

    Tile estimation

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    I strongly recommend this product for basic takeoff of on line plans.

    Pros

    Easy to learn & use, accurate & cost effective.

    Cons

    None really.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Blake from Alliance Construction/Associated Construction

    May 2011

    Priceless tool for estimating materials

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    Two thumbs up, great tool for anyone who has to do estimates, bills of materials, and quotes.

    Pros

    I was up and running in minutes.
    I could import all information into a master spreadsheet.
    You don't lose your place as your trail is documented with color.
    Much easier than doing materials take-offs manually.

    Cons

    Wish it was free.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Hugh from Hugh & Co Contracting Pty Ltd

    May 2011

    Hugh Co takeoff live

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    need to improve the way take offs are done

    Pros

    only concentrates on take offs

    Cons

    we went from Planswift to Takeoff Live because it was cheaper and we don't use the estimating side off planswift. However we find Takeoff live awkward to use and have gone back to planswift.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Anton from estimating world

    May 2011

    Takeoff live experience

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    I recommend it for the people whom have no computer knowldge

    Pros

    its very easy program to use without much knowledge with computers, its very good price compares to other programs

    Cons

    very good, easy to use, no coplicated icons

    Review Source: Capterra
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