About Takeoff Live

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 re...


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Supported Operating System(s):

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

31 Reviews of Takeoff Live

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.16 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer support

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(15)

15

4 stars

(10)

10

3 stars

(2)

2

2 stars

(4)

4

1 stars

(0)

0

Showing 1 - 5 of 31 results

May 2011

George from Spray Foam Energy Solutions

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

May 2011

Since The Beginning

I highly recommend this product to all of the contractors I work with.

Pros

Being one of the original purchasers of E Job Cost I saw the growth of this product from the beginning. It has always been reliable and useful in doing take offs from plan sets. As it has evolved to Takeoff Live a lot of additional features and improvements have been added making it much more robust and even easier to use. The fact that I can set my scale using a know measurement or to an architectural or engineering scale allows me to work from cad drawings, hand drawings and photographs. This is an excellent product at a reasonable price.

Cons

There really aren't any cons. There are different levels of the product which allow you to customize it to your needs and everything works as advertised.

July 2012

Mark from J.M.W. Tile Contractors, Inc.

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

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.

May 2011

John from Broad Construction Services (WA) Pty Ltd

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

3.0

May 2011

Take Off Live - New User

A reasonable tool for estimators to take quantities off drawings.

Pros

Handles Multiple drawings within a file. Works on PDF format drawings. Is reasonably priced. Software has comprehensive on line help.

Cons

Some of the label fields when entered are not editable. Needs to have more formating options for data to be exported. Is not always intuative as to haw a function works

June 2013

Vince from Self

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

3.0

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.

May 2011

Brian from Big Fish Estimating

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

4.0

May 2011

BFE on Takeoff Live

Have recommended it to a couple of others that I know already - even one who had bought a more expensive package and found it was too cumbersome for his needs.

Pros

Simple to use Less cluttered than some others Cost

Cons

Save function - doesn't seem to be able to be modified to a different directory? Save Icons - pop to the RHS of the screen on restart Lost personalisation of Symbol List a couple of times Can't change a symbol name after adding - only the symbol View bar on LHS resorts to "ITS" position when restart - instead of staying where I wanted them - ADD & EDIT buttons grow HUGE on stretching the box. Lost the ability to see the AUDIT sheet on screen first - is this a Standard vs Professional package?? Non metricated (Australian I am)