Time and materials are prime abc metrics for most jobs. With PlanSwift you eliminate manual plan takeoffs and drastically reduce the chance of miscalculating materials or missing items. You can download electronic plans right from the plan room or import plans using industry standard formats. It's time to put away those rulers and highlighters automate your estimating.
Do you need a framing materials list for your next job? Let PlanSwift do it for you, quickly and accurately. From residential to commercial work, PlanSwift calculates every piece of material needed for any framing job (as granular as you want). It will create a complete bill of materials based on your specifications, including counts and lengths, plus it gives you a printable layout to use as an installation guide.
Concrete and Masonry
How much concrete do you need for that next foundation job? How many 8" blocks are in that estimate that's due tomorrow? With PlanSwift you can determine everything from lengths of rebar, tons of gravel, sq. ft. of vapor barrier, labor to how many yards of concrete should be on the next truck. You will quickly and accurately compile material assemblies for any foundation or poured wall scenario as well as brick and block structures.
Did you get your last drywall estimate right? Did you calculate joint compound, screws, metal, labor, etc.? With PlanSwift it would have been added right to your bill of materials. We can also accurately calculate perimeters, surface area's, unusual curves ans surfaces (instantly). Create assemblies of parts, labor and drop it on the walls, ceilings, soffits.
Do you need the same accuracy for your insulating estimates you get by counting cavities by hand? With PlanSwift you will. Now you can take your measurements directly off the plans and avoid unnecessary trips to the job site. PlanSwift is the #1 takeoff and estimating software for the construction industry.
PlanSwift makes sure you know the exact dimensions of the project before you commit to an estimate. You can automatically adjust your materials list based on the surface to be covered and the materials you will use. You will accurately account for every wall, ceiling surface, trim, windows, etc. Straight or curved and you will instantly know what's been counted using PlanSwift's color-coding system.
Now you can create a complete layout of the proposed ceiling grid before you start the job. With PlanSwift's Grid Tool you create the layout and generate a precise material list automatically. PlanSwift will also measure and account for irregular room dimensions including curves, cutouts and unusual surfaces.
Need a joist layout and count? How about the number of 5/4x6 deck planks required for your next decking job? No problem. With PlanSwift's Joist Tool you quickly calculate your decking needs and create accurate and complete estimates. The Joist Tool lets you create an overlay right on the original plan so you retain the accuracy and scale of the original.
How many yards of mulch will you need for that city park your estimating? How many feet of edging do you need for that residence? Now you can generate exact materials lists. PlanSwift includes tools to help you calculate square footage, volumes and linear dimensions, even if the "linear" winds around bends and curves at the edge of the flower bed. Use the count tool to calculate exactly how many plants to order, and where to put them.
The only way to arrive at an accurate flooring estimate is with precision measurements. And PlanSwift is the best way to insure your estimates are accurate & profitable. Start using the tool the other professionals use to create layout grids and material estimates for tile, laminate, carpet and installation materials.You can also rotate the grid plan to find the most efficient set and you will get an accurate count even if the coverage area is curved or irregular.
With today's high cost of material, if you miss an asphalt estimate by a few percent any profit could quickly disappear. Do not let poor estimates jeopardize your bottom line. With PlanSwift you can figure the exact amount of materials you need for your next job. PlanSwift takes measurements directly from the original electronic plans and generates precise area, linear or volume calculations, you can even add in labor and / or other material costs.
How much duct work do you need? How long is that run for the A/C supply line? What is the volume of the rooms you are trying to heat and cool? PlanSwift, has all of those answers. Calculate distances, areas and volume quickly, and use the customizable bill of materials to estimate counts, cost and labor. Isolate plan areas and create individual counts for ducts, pumps, switches, controls or any other element you specify.
Doors / Windows
How many 4/0x4/0 casement windows or 2/6x6/8 interior doors will you need for your next job? Are you sure? PlanSwift uses a color coding system to instantly identify items you have counted. And as you count it automatically keeps a running total of each item in the materials list. When you are finished, you know precisely how many items you need because they are all color-coded and accounted for. Now, just export your materials list and order your product.
Water / Sewer / Pipeline
How much pipe and fittings will you need for your next job? With PlanSwift, you are working with the original plan so you can quickly determine the number of linear feet of pipe required, plus locate, count and color-code required valves and fittings. If you are excavating as part of the job, you can also instantly estimate the number of yards you will need to remove for that trench and calculate a cost using your unique specifications for time, materials and labor.
How much copper wiring will you waste on your next job because you don't know the precise length needed? Do your runs snake around corners and drop down walls? How many fixtures will you need - exactly. Now there's an easy way to figure lengths, materials counts, labor and other important elements of an electrical job. PlanSwift's unique tools let you easily calculate requirements using the original plans.
Roofing / Siding
Calculating roofing material needs is a cinch with PlanSwift. By using digital plans, you can quickly determine roof area and what needs to be ordered. Use our Pitch Finder tool to calculate values. It's all done on-screen automatically. Even the most complex roofs can be conquered in minutes. Now, your estimate will include waste, material pricing, and labor costs. The same process is used for siding & easily calculates the quantity reductions for window & door cutouts.
How do you count the number of fittings you will need for your kitchen or bathroom jobs? Do you know exactly how many linear feet of CPVC pipe you need for drains? With PlanSwift you can quickly determine material quantities before you make the trip to the store or place your order with the supplier. Count the fittings needed right on the plan while PlanSwift adds each counted item to the material list. And on the job site, downloading the portions of the plans you need to your iPhone.
PlanSwift is suitable for speeding up the takeoff and estimating process for all the constructions trades we have seen, even boat building. It's hard to go wrong with the #1 Takeoff & Estimating Software. Feel free to download our 14 Day Free Trial, you won't ever do manual estimates again.