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.

Add concrete pavers
Add concrete pavers

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Area tracing

Area tracing

Plans

Plans

Takeoff screens

Takeoff screens

Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10



31 Reviews of Takeoff Live

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Jai-jay from PICQS

February 2015

Trial version and Tutorial

I want to learn this product

Review Source: Capterra

imran from resource development institute rawat

Ease-of-use

Customer support

October 2014

learning

I like this software

Review Source: Capterra

Janie from D.O.E.

January 2014

Using Takeoff Live

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

Ease-of-use

Customer support

January 2014

Sales manager

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

Ease-of-use

Customer support

June 2013

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

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

Ease-of-use

Customer support

November 2012

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

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.

Ease-of-use

Customer support

July 2012

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

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

Ease-of-use

Customer support

May 2012

Take off Live - Easy to Use

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

Ease-of-use

Customer support

April 2012

Fantastic product

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

Ease-of-use

Customer support

October 2011

Slow to navigate

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

Ease-of-use

Customer support

June 2011

Product review

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

Ease-of-use

Customer support

June 2011

Takeoff Live is an invaluable estimating software

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.

Ease-of-use

Customer support

May 2011

Good Value

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

Ease-of-use

Customer support

May 2011

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

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.

Ease-of-use

Customer support

May 2011

Streamlines the process

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.

Ease-of-use

Customer support

May 2011

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

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.

Ease-of-use

Customer support

May 2011

Tile estimation

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

Ease-of-use

Customer support

May 2011

Priceless tool for estimating materials

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

Ease-of-use

Customer support

May 2011

Hugh Co takeoff live

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

Ease-of-use

Customer support

May 2011

Takeoff live experience

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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