Viewpoint For Projects Software

3.33 / 5 (9)

About Viewpoint For Projects


Viewpoint MEP Estimating (formerly known as Maxwell Estimation) is a construction estimating solution that allows users to generate estimates and takeoff for HVAC, mechanical and residential and commercial plumbing and electrical firms. It offers trade-specific estimating capabilities, such as for general contractors, speciality trade contractors and excavating contractors.

Key features include visual assemblies, proposal generators, historical database, “what-if” analysis and Excel integration. The integrated takeoff module allows users to download plans from online plan rooms and use them to generate takeoffs without stylus pens and digitizer boards.

Viewpoint MEP Estimating also offers integration with digitizer boards, such as GTCO’s Rollup Digitizer and Rigid Digitizer. The Rollup Digitizer is a smile digitizer built for use in the field and designed to fit in a carrying case, while the Rigid Digitizer is a permanent fixture.

Other features include conversion calculator, CAD file integration and automatic scaling.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

9 Reviews of Viewpoint For Projects

Average User Ratings

Overall

3.33 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.5

Functionality

3.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

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4 stars

(4)

3 stars

(2)

2 stars

(1)

1 stars

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July 2017

Rashid from AGI General Contracting

Company Size: 11-50 employees


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

3.0

July 2017

Wasn't fast enough for me

Pros

I feel like this product was straightforward. It wasn't too difficult to follow the path of where and what you should be doing.

Cons

The product I was using was on a VPN so it was beyond slow. I didn't get all the functionality out of it I should have.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2018

Great Product!

Pros

Submittal and RFI modules make it very easy to upload and track the information.

Cons

I do not have the ability to select multiple people from contacts to send out a mass email. I also do not have the ability to notify individuals on a project when an urgent document (such as an addendum) is uploaded or changed.

May 2018

Jennefer from Penfor Construction

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

1.0

May 2018

Not quite there yet

Not great for project management documentation/site supervision. Its difficult to use and train those who are not familiar with computers to use. If you don't know the right tricks it just doesn't work.

Pros

Viewpoint for Projects has good layout and organizing functions. A lot of options available for security of various files and documentation processes.

Cons

It is very cumbersome, difficult to up load and view files. No thumbnail options for viewing pictures make it difficult to preview photos before selecting them to add comments to etc. The internet link is always slow, creating issues with their desktop app and opening and saving files. Also not compatible with AutoCAD or current design software. Not practical for construction documentation management.

September 2017

Stephanie from Superior Rigging

Company Size: 201-500 employees

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Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

2.0

September 2017

Good only if you have another software that can help with time track/reporting for field employees

Pros

easy of printing checks, enrolling employees and pushing it into payroll or Hr module easily.Ease of use and integration between modules and with other applications. We use several other products that we import from and export to.

Cons

current reports leave out a lot of necessary data, crystal reports not customized.Lack of strong financial statement writer. Currently using FRx . . . we know that we need to move, but haven't found anything that is as flexible. We cannot get good cost analyst report on equipment use.

May 2017

Kyle from Fiore and Sons inc.

Company Size: 51-200 employees


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2017

Large learning curve.

Pros

Very precise and good financially. Drill down reports are extremely beneficial. It is super helpful to tract costs and collaborates well with heavy bid.

Cons

Not user friendly at all and needs what seems to be a good amount of work in order to create good, clean, and professional looking documents for businesses.

October 2018

Lindsay from Batchelor & Kimball, Inc.

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2018

Accounting Is EASIER

Pros

It's very efficient to use. It streamlines the business process.

Cons

It's difficult to learn. It's not like Quickbooks, where you're sort of guided through steps.
If you don't know exactly what outcome you're looking for, it's very easy to get confused.

April 2018

FALAK from HANSFORD SENSORS

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

Viewpoint Team Project Management

Pros

Great features, supports collaboration, ideal for construction industries. I would definitely use it in my projects.

Cons

Lots of option available in the competitive software market. Without brand marketing, I am not sure if this product would stand out.

October 2016

Jason from Batson-Cook Company

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2016

VFP Experience

Overall experience has been excellent. Users have a hard time adopting.

Pros

Features, security, auditing, process

Cons

usability

February 2015

Larry from Pixel Puppy Productions


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

3.5

February 2015

Nice layouts

Pros

This software has some really cool features. The layout is very eye pleasing.

Cons

Personally, I didn't have much use for some of the features. However, I can see how someone with more contributors would.