Who Uses This Software?

Construction teams that need to view and collaborate on up-to-date project information - contractors, superintendents, architects, owners, owner's reps, project engineers, and project managers.


Average Ratings

309 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $39.00/month/user
    See pricing details
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • PlanGrid
  • www.plangrid.com/en
  • Founded 2011
  • United States

About PlanGrid

PlanGrid is construction software made for the field. PlanGrids platform allows plans and markups to be instantly shared with everyone on a construction project, no matter where they are. It lets contractors and architects collaborate from their desktop or mobile devices across all their project plans, specs, photos, RFIs, and punch lists.


PlanGrid Features

  • Accounting Integration
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • Change Orders
  • Commercial
  • Contract Management
  • Contractors
  • CRM
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Incident Reporting
  • Mobile Access
  • Offline Access
  • Residential
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Collaboration
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drawings Integration
  • Include Photos In Reports
  • Issue Tracking
  • Quality Control Checklist
  • Task Management

PlanGrid Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Plan Grid Review

Dec 05, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Intuitive and ergonomic functionality. It keeps files up to date and automatically supersedes old files.

Cons: The cost to share with other team members. If I have a project that has multiple subs that have a Project Manager, Asst Project Manager, Field Superintendent and Foreman who need to have the most updated drawings and each has to pay the fee then it gets pricey on their end. So I think Plan Grid should sell package/licenses s to subcontractor teams so they can distribute to their team in-house which you screen through their email address.

Overall: Plan grid has been useful for our team to be one step ahead of the game in document control. I am currently working on a larger project with multiple files, especially ASIs. As a result, the overlay capabilities makes it easier to keep up with drawings that have been superseded and have the most current jobs in the field.

I like the ability to tag drawings by discipline and in my case phases. The ability to hyperlink drawings to compile an as-built set or update current drawings with referenced RFIs, ASIs or SK drawings is extremely useful.

I wish that plan grid would allow users that admins share files (i.e. subcontractors) have the ability not to pay. I think the GC should be responsible for payment , management, and distribution of files. Plan grid should sell perhaps licenses to the GC company and not charge individual subs a monthly fee just to review drawings. As a result, after the trial period ended none of the subs for my job signed up to use Plan Grid. Consequently, I've been using Bluebeam Revu Studio which has similar capabilities and users download a free software through Bluebeam that allows access to all the project folder and files. What Plan Grid has over Bluebeam currently is the OCR to recognize sheet names through the plan index and this is a standard feature; however, in order for Bluebeam to mimic Plan Grids basic principle, it seems like an added cost. Overall I like the software for in-house management but as far as the sharing it with the subs and getting them to use it for a project entirety it has been a struggle. Therefore I think they should either consider lowering the rates for additional users.

Recommendations to other buyers: For viewing on PC , if there is an older version have a big red stamp that says SUPERSEDED or OLD VERSION flash across the screen so the user knows he is in the older version. I think there is a caution like a symbol on the tablet version, but it is not as obvious on the PC platform.

PlanGrid Review

Jan 08, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: My company has been using PlanGrid for 3+ years. Our senior managers and field supervisors all use the program on company provided iPads. Since incorporating the use of PlanGrid into our daily operations, we no longer use paper hard copies of plans (we only provide those now for plan check, etc.) so blueprinting costs have reduced to near $0- and more than covers the cost of the PlanGrid subscription. As the tech application guru for our company, I'm constantly looking at and am reviewing new or improving programs that are coming to or are already in the market. There are other companies now with similar applications, but I don't find any of them to be near as good as PlanGrid. The scaled dimension and quantities takeoff features that PlanGrid has especially cannot be beat by any of their competitors; these are features that most others don't have, but has proven to be very valuable in our daily use. The great thing about PlanGrid that I learned as a fairly early user is that the founders weren't simply really good software programmers/engineers, but that they also had a really in depth knowledge of the construction industry. In my estimation PlanGrid really nailed it as to what the construction industry needs for portable electronic plans, and has demonstrated its commitment to continuously improve the product.

Pros: Rendering of plans is fast Ability to zoom in on plans and details (easier to see than on paper copy) Scaled dimension and take off feature Attach job photos to pinpoint locations on plans Punch list Ability to attach job documents (doesn't count towards plan sheets limit...nice!) Very rarely have there been problems with the account or website functions; we've only needed instruction support Customer support is very quick and effective!

Cons: Labeling plan sheets at initial load is a bit cumbersome as you have to fully open the sheet to see the designers description (a magnifier bubble on the thumbnail view would be really helpful) Hard to keep up with the new features being added (just kidding...it's a nice problem to have!) No customer support after hours (that's the time of day senior managers need help) Hard to get subcontractors to use it; maybe a slimmed down version with less features and less cost that can work on the cheaper Android tablets would be a solution, or a discount if hooking up with developer's or GC's job only

PlanGrid is helping us change the way we do business - every day!

Sep 21, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The application is easy to use so our people want to use it! It helps us be faster and more efficient. We constantly have the information we need at our fingertips. We enjoy being able to quickly and easily scroll through our project information and be able to link information together so you don't miss important information. We enjoy working with the people over at PlanGrid because they make it feel like they are in whatever situation you are having, whether it is good or bad. They want you to succeed, they want to help you fix any issues that arise - they're part of our team and we appreciate their excellent customer and technical support.

Cons: PlanGrid works really hard to develop new features and push them out to their users. We know that they make a dedicated effort and are constantly exploring new options and ideas. With that being said, we'd like to see them come out even faster and more frequently.

Recommendations to other buyers: Determine where your risk is at, and what your return on investment could be and make sure that this application mitigates your risk and the return is high. If it does those things, PlanGrid is for you. I work for a mechanical contractor. Our risk is in installing the wrong system and/or installing the right system incorrectly. All of our risk is in the actual workers on site. We have to make the commitment to train our people and make them as knowledgeable about the systems they are installing and installation practices as we can and then we have to equip them with all of the information that we can, to make sure they are installing the right systems and materials. The most important thing that we can do to make sure that happens, is to make sure our field workers have the most accurate and up to date drawings and information. That is where PlanGrid comes in! The "not current" feature is fantastic and the ability to have all of their specifications, drawings and RFIs in one handy, easy to carry place is priceless. PlanGrid is the best investment we've made for our field workers and field leadership.

It is an effective utility that helps in keeping and managing the backups and blueprints of construction data.

Aug 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It provides real time file updates and reduces the paperwork required. It also is a collaborative platform on which multiple companies can work on and share data and information regarding construction works. This also lets to access the information such as drawing and photos from any mobile device, anywhere. The features can be used offline as well. This tool can be depended on regardless of the size of the project, which makes it highly versatile. The application also makes sure that no data is lost during a turnover, we have all revised drawings made on a project. The application maintains security measures and procedures at every level, as the work progresses. It has helped us to compare various versions of the same project.

Cons: This software has no integration with any database software, so there is not option to control who can view what, which is a data security risk issue. The windows version of the application does not have as many features as compared to the version available on iPads. Cost to share data with team members is high.

My most used construction app.

Jul 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: One of my biggest time sinks is formatting reports so once I found out that this app formats them for you I was immediately hooked. The default format is very logical and simple to read and for that I am eternally grateful. No more messing with strange Word formatting procedure for this guy.

The collection of photos and being able to mark them up instantly is wonderful. It is great for punch lists as well as cataloging existing conditions. Simply being able to note where the photo is taken is excellent.

The myriad of additional mark up tools is fairly standard but very necessary and also well done. Without them this tool would not feel complete or flexible.

Cons: Initially it was difficult for me to find out how to download the remainder of my photos. They are kept in a folder on your device that I haven't found a quick way to get out without another app like Astro File Manager (another great app for those of you looking for better folder access).

If there was an option to include a list of photos and there locations on the reports that would be very helpful for existing conditions. It's just slightly quicker that making punch list items for each photo taken. I haven't used the app for a few months since I've been on other projects so I apologize if this has been added.

Overall: For those familiar with standard user interfaces PlanGrid is very easy to pick up. It was recommended to me by the lead architect on our project and I'm very happy she did so. It was made immediately useful by allowing me to quickly upload my drawing set and begin making punch lists for the construction project I was overseeing.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do a quick "example" project for yourself before trying this with anything associated with your work. The company preloads a few example plans to work with so you can try out all of the features before using. Every program has a certain flow to it so make sure you take the time to give yourself some free play with PlanGrid before venturing out on your own with your projects.

One of the best on site tools you'll ever have!

Nov 25, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I really appreciate being able to carry ALL of my drawings, ASIs, submittals and RFIs on an IPad! This saves a lot of legwork when getting stopped by multiple subs on a jobsite because I have all of the information with me. I'm not a real tech person so when the office told me I was getting an iPad with Plan Grid, I was not interested. After a couple of days in the field, it is one of the most valuable tools I've ever had. To be able to mark up drawings, add site photos and transmit them in a PDF to the Engineers and Architects as an RFI is amazingly fast and easy and cuts down their response time! I highly recommend Plan Grid to every Superintendent out there who wants to increase their productivity and save a lot of time. Plan Grid is always available to assist with questions to help you get the most out of this software.

Cons: When I use the search icon to go directly to a specific page, I cannot scroll to the previous or next page from that point. It would be helpful to be able to scroll if you are off by a page or the details are on the next page.

Recommendations to other buyers: Spend time exploring and "playing" with it and practicing all the capabilities. It sure beats trying to carry around a couple hundred pounds of documents or being tied to your site office.

Good, Though Limited Product

Apr 14, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: PlanGrid is simple to use, and makes drawing management a breeze. Subcontractors can no longer complain they don't have the most up to date drawings - they're in their pocket at all times.

Cons: PlanGrid's simplicity is both its greatest strength, and its greatest weakness. The ubiquity of "There's an app for that" has turned into many tight and incredibly useful apps that (only) do one thing or another really well. PlanGrid is one of these - the drawing management capabilities are fantastic, but the RFIs tool is not. It is also somewhat a barrier to entry that there is an ever-growing cost associated with PlanGrid. Many subcontractors struggle to justify the cost month to month, especially if they have a small scope on a large project with many sheets. It would make more sense for the cost of PlanGrid on each project to be borne by the GC, and Subs to gain access via invitation, without incurring exponential costs in the process.

Recommendations to other buyers: As a drawings management tool, PlanGrid is wonderful. It is, however, being copied by other companies who provide products with much more utility by having a wider range of nimble tools for a complete Project Management system. Make certain that a solid drawings management tool is all you require when looking into PlanGrid. If you need something more varied, with wider capabilities, look further.

Amazing Software - Great for In the Field Use!

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: It is rather expensive if you have a lot of users... still worth it but could be a little more budget friendly. But overall this is an easy way to manage plans and distribute plans and changes!

Pros: This software is great for being able to take drawings into the field and add markups as I walk the site! This makes for great notes and helps communication between the field and office or between GC and client / AE. It makes it easy to track and control revision changes throughout bid process and actual construction.

Cons: Some of the set up is rather difficult and time consuming... but worth it in the long run. There is also no way to control permissions of users, which would be a great feature!

Very well thought out. Lightweight, agile and efficient!

Nov 20, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: PlanGrid is great for users of all expertise levels. The application is simple and lightweight enough that we can teach any user to use it quickly and get them up and running. At the same time, there is enough versatility in features built into the service that we can efficiently control our documents with little effort. It has proven to be extremely useful in maintaining our contract and shop documents on large projects for the field to stay on top of the game. Also, the PlanGrid team is a cut above the rest. Support is superb. I enjoy speaking with them to the point that I plug up their support chat from time to time just saying Hello. :)

Cons: One of the main hurdles in getting PlanGrid set up properly was figuring out how to organize our PDF's so that the field can get to the sheets they want without scrolling for days. However, with a little guidance from the PlanGrid support team, this is easily achievable.

Recommendations to other buyers: Keep the end user in the field in mind when evaluating features for these applications. What is their expertise level with electronics and file management?

The best construction tool since inventing the Level

Sep 22, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software is very intuitive and if you can drag and click your halfway there. I love the ability to take a photo and have it on the detail when you are creating an RFI. I've been a PlanGrid since 2013. At first I was the only one with my company that was using plangrid. After showing PlanGrid to upper management they implemented plangrid company wide. Then I changed employers. My new employer was not using PlanGrid so I did a presentation for our entire staff. Now, the new company uses PlanGrid. If I should change employers again, I will take plangrid and encourage the new company to adapt PlanGrid into their projects.

Cons: The only bad thing about plangrid is that it doesn't do the work for me. The biggest failure is that people do not use Plangrid to it's full potential. On projects where we are all dialed in with plangrid, it's great!

Recommendations to other buyers: "Try it you'll like it" Just do one project on it and you will never stop using it. Since it's cloud based I can use it on my lap top, tablet and smart phone. It's so easy to use. I grew up in the trades as a sheetrock, if I can do it anyone can do it

Capterra-loader

Great service that allows us to accurately and quickly review and manage plans and documents.

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Plangrid allows us to manage and distribute plans and documents to the project management team and to the field quickly and accurately. Changes can be distributed immediately once received and processed. Questions and issues found in the field can quickly be shared and documented to the project management team with pictures and notes on the plans. Plangrid continues to update and release features on a consistent basis.

Cons: This is geared toward the general contractor but has been of great use to us as a subcontractor. Field reports could be easier to use and easier to import a new form into.

Overall: Easy plan management and distribution.

Most everyone I show are more then impressed

Mar 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Leading up to the start of my projects I have been able to review and mark up plans much faster and easier than in the past. By pushing my notes to the master I am able to ensure all the members of my team are catching critical details.
I have close interaction with many GCs, Engineers and Architects and several have seen the ease of which I am able to move from sheet to sheet and between disciplines. BEI Structural Engineers are the EOR for my Gaithersburg, MD project and were very interested in the way I documented their inspections, easily attaching pictures of the issues and instantly passing them on to my field staff. Last I heard they were looking into Plan Grid.
I am now on a project in Reston, VA 350,000 sqft of wood framing. the GC is currently using Procore which is much slower to navigate and pass information. There is not much chance of the GC to change from Procore, there are using on all projects more to pass documents to subs than for the plans but those who have seen us use Plan Grid know it is better for access of plans.
At the end of 2015 we had a meeting in preparation of our company summit after showing the benefits of Plan Grid to the upper management of Colt they have purchased IPads and added many members of our field staff to Plan Grid.
You want to get better??

I need info on adding hyper links to rfis, ssks and asks.

I need to save on the number of sheets I push to my field personel, is there a way to add multiple 8x11 pages to one sheet, ie all related 8x11s for one rfi. some of our floor truss layouts will have 100 to 150 related 8x11truss profiles but it is not cost effective to push these to my men with the current setup.

My company is talking about going to procore for things like QC, safety issues, floor/roof truss layouts and profiles, RFIs, ASKs and SSKs. are you making any changes in this direction?

A Good inexpensive Cloud Based Plan Tool

Feb 15, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I originally purchased this product to get the plans into the hands of my field workers when we were only 200 men strong. It worked great for an entry-level program that did not cost an arm and a leg. I would say that this program works good for a small to medium size company.

Pros: Plangrid is easy to use and to get the plans to your employees in the field. I trained my men on my own and they picked it up right away.

Cons: The field report tools still need a lot of work. You have to build your team for each project. I am a Concrete sub and we have a lot of new jobs so we have an employee to just work on Plangrid input only.

Hands down the best field mobility tool for the construction industry.

Sep 22, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: They are focused on providing a simple and intuitive experience while incorporating the necessary features to make your job easier. In an industry that is so behind on technology, adoption by project team members and subcontractors can be quite difficult, ultimately rendering tools nearly useless from lack of adoption. Plangrid's approach makes it very easy for everyone on the project to adopt the tool and utilize it effectively, making the entire project run smoother.

Cons: It is difficult to say what I like the least, because they have been excellent at making improvements in their product and service model. Every time i like something the least, it goes away pretty quickly.

Recommendations to other buyers: I have used Plangrid since they pioneered field mobility with a team of half dozen in a back-alley office. I have tried a dozen other tools intended for the same purpose and Plangrid has always been the best, by a wide margin. So the only thing I can really recommend is that you don't waste your time evaluating other software intended to do the same thing.

Extremely simple UI plan viewer

Jan 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The benefit of this product really comes from the simplicity of it's user interface. It makes implementing a digital plan management solution extremely easy for those more tenured field users. Additionally the mobile first solution makes viewing optimized in the field on any device. Simple markups, reviewing callouts, communicating changes, and reviewing updates are made super easy.

Cons: The pricing can be steep for what is offered. This is especially true when trying to bring trades on who need viewer access only to the plans. These users must purchase a full license. Additionally they may not always need access to all the sheets, but because the licensure is setup for licenses to be based on number of sheets assigned, trades end up paying extra for things they do not need. This may make it difficult at times to get buy in from the trades on using the software.

PlanGrid makes '100% paperless prints' jobs an option

Sep 16, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: PlanGrid has put a lot of time and effort into making their software not only effective, but also user friendly. There are too many advantages to list and ALL of them are geared towards making a jobsite/contractor more efficient. My personal goal is to make a multi-million dollar project completely 'paperless' with regards to prints out in the field.... PlanGrid should give me the support to be able to do just that.

Cons: THE ONE... THE ONLY sizable problem with PlanGrid is the ability (or lack thereof really) to upload older (backdated) print sets WITHOUT them becoming the 'Current Set'. Currently, if you need to upload a version of the prints that were due to come out a month ago you have to erase everything that came out in the last month, upload the backdated version, and then re-upload everything that came after that. VERY FRUSTRATING!

Recommendations to other buyers: Consider the rendering they do with the prints you upload where all of your prints are available to you at any time instead of needing to go back and download only the sheets you need at the time. The hyperlinks that PlanGrid automatically puts in on the prints is a great help to the men in the field as well.

Simplicity and Intuitive Functions are Key

Nov 17, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: With an aging construction field workforce that does not typically share a love of gadgets that their younger colleagues do, a complex app becomes a wasted purchase quickly. PlanGrid provides a intuitive and simple interface for our management and field employees to communicate anything pertaining to the contract documents. The key for our firm is having an app that does not overwhelm or intimidate the user whom may have just recently be introduced to his mobile device.

Cons: The marketing push / "how can we improve" push as of late seems a bit much.

Recommendations to other buyers: Everyone's firm has different needs. We developed a list of what our needs were as a company and what we were trying to accomplish and then reviewed many "construction" apps. We also had to consider the field's abilities regarding the usage of mobile devices. Some things that may be overlooked are the time spent training and the time spent managing the data entry / uploading process. Both are integral to any software purchasing decision.

Commercial construction subcontractor finds advantage in sharing shop drawings with team members without constantly updating paper copies.

Jul 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Works great with ipad. Android use has had some quirks, but it seems to be improving.

Pros: Love the fact that changes can be shared on the fly to hand-held devices without having to redistribute paper drawing pages or sets. Feedback and field dimensions can be shared more quickly and efficiently than when we were working with paper sets.

Cons: Its a little pricey if some team members need only occasional use. However, there is no small group option, which makes it a little more difficult to share with sub-subcontractors.

Plangrid

Sep 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: partnership with Esub is good - build on getting more into that program as well.

Pros: ease of use- field has taken full use of this app - I have never seen the field accept an app like this. they like it because it is user friendly. customer service has been excellent. app is fast and reliable. ROI is hard to establish, but I know we are saving time..

Cons: the price as a company would be something to look at - If I have 400 people using, I would probably not want to pay that much per person per year.

Worst Document reader for real construction companies

Apr 04, 2018
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It can take a complete set of drawings and set up to use in the field via Ipad. you can use stamps to create a decent punchlist.

Cons: only has limited zoom capabilities that are not enough for real work use. very complicated to update and organize, RFI postage is terrible and hyperlink is spotty as far as function, sometimes you need to remove other posted items to get it to work. I would NOT recommend this software for anyone.

Overall: no benefits, waste of time and money.

Time-Saving Asset!

Dec 11, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros:
-All of your drawings in one place on an easy to carry mobile device.
-Drawings open lightening fast! No need to use a VPN to log into a company server.
-Easy to upload/update sets of drawings.
-Keeps everyone on a full current set with access to older versions.
-Allows you to quickly mark up changes or notes and share if you like.
-Great place to keep RFI's or other field directives, can be easily linked to a sheet so your field team knows when they look at a particular sheet that something has changed on that plan and to reference the RFI.
-Control over who can edit or mark up sheets within the program.
-Ability to snap pictures and indicate on the drawings where that picture is taken.
-Downloadable As-Built set.
-Auto hyperlinking of details, cut thrus, and drawing index.

Cons:
-Inability to set your own RFI numbers.
-Inability to upload your own RFI form/format.
- $59/mo/user is a steep price for a subcontractor to pay just to view current plans.
- Can't copy/paste links on sheets. i.e. If I have an RFI that I want to link to multiple locations within a set of drawings I have to create an individual link for each location. If I could simply copy and paste one link/note it would save so much time.
-A comment bubble with an arrow would be useful.
-When reviewing a sheet on a PC with photos when you click the photo all you can view is a thumbnail. Would be nice to be able to click that thumbnail, it enlarge and be able to click through any other photos on that same photo tag.

Overall it's the best document control software I've seen. It's user friendly and worth the subscription fee to keep your project current. Ultimately it saves valuable time and money.

KT Electric

Jul 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Comparing sheets, ability to annotate, speed of updating information to the field and simplicity of the design

Cons: Not being able to perform the different functions available on mobile platforms on PC. Having to use the web to use the application(uploads). Speed of file uploads.

Overall: Have used plangrid for 2 years in 2 different fields. I have enjoyed learning the full potential and harnessing that potential for future growth within the company

Recommendations to other buyers: Have the ability to print sheets from the software either via PC app or online

You need this in construction!

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: New features are constantly being added to make this a very versatile software. It's extremely user-friendly and has become a staple for our organization. Teams are able to access the same files which makes it easy to collaborate and keep everyone on the same page.

Cons: The Windows application is improving but still needs some work to get it fully functional. If it had all the features of the iPad, it would be a perfect product.

Best application available for construction activities.

Aug 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has both Android and iPhone versions. The presence of zoom options on several scales helps to have a clearer view of the site images. The support team is very responsive and helpful. Any query put forward is solved by them efficiently. It helps to keep all your RFIs, drawings etc. in one single spot and need not carry them around in the field. It supports English, Japanese and Spanish.

Cons: It is very expensive. It is not affordable for small agencies and startups. Also, most of the features are scattered around and hence, browsing through all of them is not so easy.

PlanGrid is a Must use!

Nov 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Being able to carry only your Ipad, or now that I just got a larger sized Iphone I can now use that, out in the field and have every one my thousands of sheet at my fingertips is priceless. Also the new overlay feature, where you can overlay your old plans to new plans out in the field!

Cons: I wish that I could buy a per project cost in lieu of per user. Since everyone has to pay separately a lot of the team doesn't have access. If as the owner I could pay for the project and we could have unlimited users then we could have more collaboration with the whole team. Also the while uploading projects have I run into issues where the name of sheets is incorrect - if you could make the adjustment of a lot of sheets easier I think that would help my team.

Recommendations to other buyers: Just use this software, its great! It give your team the ability to use plans out in the field seamlessly.

Brought us from the 1970's to 2018

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I am in love with the digital takeoff tools, and the punch list feature. Digital takeoffs are a breeze, I do not remember the last time I estimated materials using paper blueprints. It is quick, reliable and super easy to use. This has probably cut down the amount of time required to estimate a project by at least 50%. A must have if your company wants to do any kind of volume.

Cons: The licensing can be a bit pricey. But in our experience, it is well worth it. Even with the price tag, I would not hesitate to recommend this product.

PlanGrid enabled our construction team to become faster and save money

Apr 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: - Fastest plan viewer on the market - Easy to learn - Automatic hyperlinks on drawing sets

Cons: - No integration with database software (timberline, prolog, etc.) - No way to control view permissions of users/collaborators

Recommendations to other buyers: Over the past year, my company integrated PlanGrid into our construction process, and used it to build several ground-up and renovation projects. I can safely say that PlanGrid has streamlined the construction process. It has greatly increased the collaboration of our field and office staff. We have also been able to reduce our paper use by utilization of the attachments features. We have found a variety of uses for the issues reporting module, which have enabled us to communicate more effectively with owners, architects, and subcontractors. How we used it: - Maintained constantly up-to-date set of drawings, linked to all RFI responses, approved submittals, and other important documentation - Utilized the issues feature to generate work-to-complete lists to better steer subcontractors - Easily documented construction progress If you want to become more organized and focused in your project delivery, then you should use PlanGrid.

PlanGrid is used by my company to allow for ease of plan use in the field.

Apr 24, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease in allowing superintendents to be up to date and certain they are working off of the latest drawings bu having the ability to upload newer sheets noted with V2, V3, etc. but also retain the older version to look back on is extremely useful. As well it allows the field to always have a version of plans they can mark up and instantly share with whomever they need on the spot.

Cons: The con would be the smallest issue, when adding tags to a page I often find myself accidentally adding accessibility to pages as it is the first option and once I've added my desired tag if I press enter both tags are included. Very small detail and easy to catch, so it really does not bug me.

Plan Grid is what the Construction Industry has been waiting for

Aug 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That it uploads drawings pretty quickly and users have the ability to work on other things while drawings are being uploaded/downloaded. I am also excited to use the punch list tools which generates a nice clean report.

Cons: It does not have a Search tool to have the ability to find key words and phrases. It seems like they are working on it but it would be very benificial

construction consultant, one man show.

Jul 12, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been using Plan Grid for about 6 years. could not live with out it. For reports to owners and
architects, with pictures , drawings, ect, Easy to use

Cons: specs could be easer to use. finding the section I need can be fun.

Overall: I have 50 years experience in the construction field, as a partner, HR, general superintendent,
Have been doing consulting for the last 15 years, since I retired (ha)

Recommendations to other buyers: Use it you will love it.

construction consultant, one man show.

Jul 12, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been using Plan Grid for about 6 years. could not live with out it. For reports to owners and
architects, with pictures , drawings, ect, Easy to use

Cons: specs could be easer to use. finding the section I need can be fun.

Overall: I have 50 years experience in the construction field, as a partner, HR, general superintendent,
Have been doing consulting for the last 15 years, since I retired (ha)

Recommendations to other buyers: Use it you will love it.

Capterra-loader

Awesome software for collaboration of drawings!

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to house all of your construction drawings in one place and control revision changes. All workers could review the most up to date drawings at all times. A very powerful tool in the construction industry.

Cons: The price starts to get substantial the more users you add. It is great for a smaller project but can become very costly for a lot of users.

User friendly!

Jul 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I am a special inspector for large scale commercial buildings in a large market. It seems every general contractor it starting to go paperless with plans and specifications and they all use different programs, so I have used a lot of them to say the least. I feel the PlanGrid is the most user friendly. I tend to take the plans and specifications from some of the other programs contractors are using for specific projects and put them into PlanGrid for my own use.

PlanGrid has changed our Operations Department for the better and made me a legend in the process!

Dec 08, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Keeping it simple for the user is the secret of PlanGrid's success! Letting the software do all the hard work and making the users lives easier in the process, makes for a winning combination. When I first introduced PlanGrid as a pilot project to the organization, we picked a group of 15-20 Superintendents with varying degrees of experience. Some of the more experienced Supers actually laughed in my face at the thought of using an iPad on a jobsite and laughed even harder when I told them that the app we were piloting would make them better at their jobs! 3 months later, these were the same people who personally thanked me for introducing them to this magnificent tool and agreed that they were now spending 75% less time in the jobsite trailer, spending less money on BluePrints and spending more time actually building the job. The net result of this is a happier and more efficient workforce, a better quality product for our clients and significantly reduced blueprinting costs.

In terms of areas for improvement, I think it is very easy to slip into the "get it out the door" mentality as you continue to expand your client base, but you need to stay true to your "Keep it Simple" mantra while finding a happy medium which gets your clients many of the features being requested. It would be nice to have some insight on which features are in the pipeline so we can give our users some idea when they will get what they are asking for. I think this could be as simple as a 6 month look ahead being available for site admins under the new Admin Console.

SO Helpful! (but still needs adjustments)

Dec 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: When the chat option is available on their website, they respond VERY promptly. This is HUGE! Also, the interface and functionality of the punch aspect is invaluable.

Cons: I am PRAYING for the day when the tablet interface can be filtered in a manner that is reasonable for all users. For example, if I want to only see items with a specific punch code on a sheet (i.e. when I walk into a room and want to see the Mechanical items), I want it to filter to that punch code. I am probably inadequately describing the issue, but I expect that the fine folks at Plangrid will rectify this soon.

Recommendations to other buyers: Determine what your basic needs are and then dedicate resources (especially personnel and time) to evaluate the software on the trial/free basis. If you only try something out half-heartedly, you will run into big issues later.

Plangrid works well for what it is.

Mar 10, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I wish I used it for more than just a brief case.

Pros: Sync ability between desktop app, ipads and iphones. Saves me from carrying multiple very heavy Drawings around.

Cons: Take-off/ Measuring Tools lack the convenience of even Adobe Acrobat. Importing of sheets from PDF's puts them out of natural page order. RFI Reporting and Photos is too primitive.

Fast Plan updates and distribution

Feb 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: One of my favorites plan distribution softwares. Quick and east to update teh drawings. Also, good features to add photos and comments for yourself and other team members.

Cons: We use now Procore which is very similar to Plangrid. Plangrid only does drawings, but Procore has everuything (RFIs, Submittals, Cost, Invitation to Bid, etc). It's easier to just log in on one software instead of going to two or three to manage a project.

Overall: Fast and easy drawings update and distribution

Fast, Easy, collaborated drawing management

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Plangrid bridges communication on plans and drawings from the office to the field with ease. My field workers love using plangrid.

Cons: The cost is too high. Plangrid started out very affordable but within the last year they have increased their prices for subscriptions by staggering percentages.

Overall: Drawing collaboration

PlanGrid - Excellent time saver, in the field and in document and report production

Feb 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: PlanGrid is an excellent tool that greatly enhances communication within project teams and other trades. The ability to use the same documents and maintain a change log is a great benefit that keeps all collaborators in sync.

Pros: PlanGrid affords you the ability to document and report from a single platform, available through the cloud anywhere and in the various devices we use; tablet, laptop, desktop, phone. Being able to access from multiple OSs enables our users to use their device of preference - Android, IOs, Mac, Windows, etc.

Cons: It presently seems to lack direct interaction or integration with other products it teams well with. Not an issue by any means, but a bit of additional integration can result in increased time savings, particularly in the production stage. Slow speed when syncing between devices can be an issue if a project has a large volume of sheets, particularly with slow data connections on a jobsite.

Mush have for Plans on an iPad

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, fast way to view and make comments in the field. Helps keep everyone working on the same set of drawings and up to date on revisions. If you have worked in construction you know how hard it is to keep everyone on the same page. This can save all kinds of money and time from rework.

Cons: It is hard to find something to dislike. It can be hard to get subs to buy into the application but that happens with all the different apps out there.

Plangrid is great!

Oct 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall a great product and there staff is a pleasure to work with.

Pros: Awesome customer support. Great features. Awesome for construction and collaboration between different trades on a job site.

Cons: The membership is a little pricey, you and your team gain a lot but I still think they could cut a small portion of the price.

Plan Grid

Mar 04, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The more I use it the better I like it. I can send reports to my people as well as general contractors. Easy to attach pictures to the area of the project including full page PDF's so they understand the issue immediately. Quicker response to issues less time reviewing RFI's more production. You can over lay sheets to avoid conflicts. Good investment and big time saver.

Pros: All of the above. I can solve a lot of problems and shorten the process. I see more and more GC's using it as a way to exchange info with subs. If I have a particular problem with something Plan Grid support will get right back to me with help. If they hear from you about something you would like to see on plan grid they they send it to their design team to see if can be added.

Cons: RFI's have to be sent through Plan Grid so some GC's won't open them. If they saw that it came from me they wouldn't hesitate. Maybe maybe it could say (my company) / plan grid RFI.

Best app for paperless construction documents

Jan 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have used PlanGrid at my previous job building custom homes, and now for over 2 years on large commercial projects. ($5-55 MM) This is the best app available for mobile, paperless construction documents. We use it company-wide for keeping the most recent information in sync between the office and field. Minutes after a new sheet or ASI is issued, it is posted to the PlanGrid app and the field has access to it.

Pros: - Very easy to use - even for the least technology literate users. - Hyperlinked plans save a lot of time - Great for giving access to all current docs (submittals, etc.) - Great customer service

Cons: Only negatives are that it is limited still in its total breadth of capabilities. - RFI's have been added, but are still not fully functional. - Marking up plans is limited compared to other PDF software. More options for paid tiers (project wide perhaps) would be appreciated - so we can pay for users to join one project.

Plangrid is an affordable Plan Management tool.

Aug 08, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I recommend Plangrid to my colleagues.

Pros: Easy to use in the field. Easy to teach my field supervisors how to use on tablets. This is a very reliable tool.

Cons: I wish that the reporting tools were easier to set up. I have to make my own report because the ones provided are not very intuitive.

PlanGrid always comes through

Jul 12, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of Use! Superintendents (even our least tech-savvy ones) use PlanGrid and are comfortable with it. It is intuitive, well laid-out, and easy to navigate.

Overall: PlanGrid makes the field management of project management seamless, easy to use, and it paints a complete picture of where we stand on the project at all times!

Its the small details that help

Sep 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like the ability to tap on a detail and go to that detail sheet and see what I'm looking for, more detail! Some of my drawings are hundreds of pages deep and plan grid handles them all. I also like the way plan grid allows me to go back to where I started from, or jump into a completely different group of drawings. Plan grid updates easily so I can always have current drawings at my fingertips.

Cons: Can't think of anything off hand. But this will not let me submit until I have at least 50 characters so obviously there is one thing I do not like.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you can't tap on a detail and go to that page, get plan grid, save the aggravation.

Essential. Absolutely essential.

Sep 16, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The product is extremely user friendly and the vendor has set up a series of simple and concise learning tutorials which allow the user to grow into the program at their own pace. And no hidden features which you need to purchase to unlock. It is fully operational from start and gives you everything you could need to keep the communication between clients and vendors up to date.

Cons: The documents don't automatically update on the mobile device. You are informed of the need to update but it takes an intentional act to update the data on the mobile device.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are looking for an all-in-one software that allows you to keep up accurate and current documents in a single location, and have the ability to record and distribute punch lists and observations, then this is the program for you. It is well suited for even the smallest of projects.

Graet Tool

Dec 07, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Plan Grid is a great tool and makes it really easy to update the drawing and keep everything Current. It is critical that i have the most current drawing with me at all times. Once i get an update i load the newest drawing on the system and i always have the most current information at my fingertips at all times. i am a 56 year old Superintendent and i am able to take care of it by myself. I used to wait for the office to get the updates and then someone would have to process the set and then i would get the update much later than when i do it myself with Plan Grid. If i can do it then anyone should be able to do it. It has made my life much easier and we dont make mistakes because we use an older version of the drawing. i use it every day on the site and it is a great tool that i would not want to be without. i am able to update and then the other supers are able to take their ipads and have the same current information all the time also. We used to do it with another software and it was always behind and the ones in the Office were always slow about getting the information updated so we could download it to our Ipads. I have it on my Iphone 6 Plus also so i am always with the current drawing. i could not be happier with Plan Grid . i have been using it about 3 months now. i want to learn more about its uses so i can become better and learn how to make it a better tool .

Smartest Field Tracking Program

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: The capability to take photos and measure in the field is incredibly useful as well.

Pros: I love the ease of use for new users and non-members, it is extremely easy for contractors to use. I also value the cloud-based storage and sharing, which saves time on the front-end for information dissemination, and on the back-end with report generation.

Cons: It would be great if the background/structure PDF was instead a locked CAD file, which could be unlocked and changed by the administrator of the project if necessary.

Superintendent

Aug 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Plangrid adding additional functions all the time so great to see continual development.

Pros: Ease of use, made drawings easy to find,reporting and deficiency lists with pictures and annotations made it easy to communicate to the trades

Cons: Eats battery, can not be used on all your devices additional subscribitions and fee maybe required to use on all your devices.

Lots of potential, but currently frustrating to use

May 11, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We have had to conform our workflow to how the program operates. Consequently, things are spread out, disorganized and filled with duplicates. Issues with uploading have caused us to wonder if all our drawings are really uploaded or not; there's no time for second guessing! This program has lots of potentials it could be fantastic but currently is frustrating to use.

Pros: Automatically searches for and creates hotlinks between drawings; automatically names sheets, as well All drawings are stored and synced in the cloud, easily shared with others, even if they don't own a subscription to PlanGid

Cons: Not all features are available in the different platforms (Online, Desktop and App versions) and you have to switch between them too frequently Creating and managing "Version Sets" is confusing and doesn't always make sense for every drawing Cannot comment or mark up supplemental documents; comments on sheets are hidden, no notifications are sent out when someone comments Unable to create folders for projects. We have multiple types of drawings for each projects, and some

A Must Have for PMs

Jan 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: For projects with a small or large scope, this is a must have. It provides effective collaboration, as well as keeps everyone up to date. We find it very useful to produce punch lists. You can take photos, mark them up, and sync them to the plans. Saves time and much effort.

Pros: Multiple Sheets to review changes. Punch Lists which sync to the sheets. Photos linked to the plans.

Cons: There honestly are no cons, this app is amazing! But just one thing to keep in mind... You can export everything for your records which is nice. But if you want a package of photos to be exported with notation of where they are on the plans, you have to export them by sheet, which can be time consuming. It would be helpful to be able to export a photo package with all photos and all sheets noting where the photos were taken.

The best Construction app you'll ever find.

Jan 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I've used plangrid since they've first come out. They've made some amazing upgrades since then. Our company (roofing and exterior wall systems) runs up to 40 projects at once, and to have all the drawings and attachments at the tip of your fingers is priceless. I visit up to 10 projects daily and my heads into and out of each project constantly throughout the day. To have the pictures and details available like this is great to have. I honestly couldn't do my job efficient without Plangrid.

Pros: The best thing I like about this app is the hyperlink feature and the picture uploading. Customer support team is there at the tip of your fingers trying to improve this app and help you get the most out of it.

Cons: One of the things I'd like this app to be able to do is, to do some additional markups after you create a PDF packet.

Ease of Plangrid

Jan 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Every foreman in our company now has an Ipad with plangrid on it. They say it is the best thing ever. It makes their lives easier by not having to carry blueprints around all the time. Also they have access to all the document they need and don't have to lug around a big book. This app has saved our company lots of labor hours. It is really easy to learn I have trained young and old and everyone has caught on very well.

Pros: It is very user friendly. You don't have to carry around blueprints all the time. Customer support is very great to work will. Angela always responds very fast and is great at her job.

Cons: I would really like to see an account plan between Nailgun and Dozer. Our company would benefit from a plan around 1500 to 2000 at a price in between. We rarely get up to 5000 sheets but the majority of our jobs are just over 550. Also it would be nice to have an easier way to download sheets instead of exporting to my email every time I need to print.

Useful tool in distributing the most up to date information to various trades

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Able to communicate issues/changes in design to the various trades using a software program that is easy to use

Cons: Have found at times it is a little difficult to follow the flow; timeline of the information (referring to RFI's & Submittals; find it hard to pinpoint the most current response/document)

PlanGrid Punch List (Issues) Feature

Jan 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: As a project manager at an architectural firm I use the software to have an electronic version of the most up to date plans available to me when i am away from the office. Overall PlanGrid is a great app for the money.

Pros: The punch list (issues as they call it) feature is amazing and very easy to use. We were able to complete a complete punch list of a new elementary school in two days. The app allows you pull up the plan, place a bubble that identifies the issue and then snap a picture. Once the entire punch list is complete you simply run a report that shows the issue along side the picture. It eliminated a lot of questions from the GC asking "What is this?". The Owner commented that this was the most complete and accurately documented punch list they have ever seen.

Cons: There is now easy efficient way to track submittals. I have heard that they have a submittal app in the works.

All in all a good product.

Sep 21, 2015
4/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
2.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Very quick response time from support and always honestly answers any questions.

Cons: There are quite a few features that are missing that is puzzling as to why they would be left out... There's currently no ability to us with WebDav. And for some reason there are things you can do on the mobile that you can't do on the full site version. And there are things you can do on the full site version that you cant do on the mobile version...

Recommendations to other buyers: Honestly ProCore has MANY more features, which if PlanGrid had it would by far be the best. But Procore is also quite a bit more money so we go with PlanGrid...

MEP Superintendent Tool

Jul 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: All documents from CDs to specifications, submittals, RFIs and history are available so you don't have to search multiple locations for your info.The ability to overlay current CDs with older versions for comparisons on what changed. The ability to create status reports and deficiency reports and include photos. Prompts to update documents... All this and more with just ONE app!

Cons: Have not found anything not to like. Still learning the ins and outs of the different functions.

Recommendations to other buyers: Utilize the available tutorials and the ( what's new ) site

PlanGrid gets it - mostly

Feb 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: It's designed as a supplement to job site plans, in some cases, it could be replacement for paper, but that takes getting used to. It's version control!! It's easy to use, intuitive, portable. It can hold multiple projects, be your primary format for RFIs, and punch list items, and notate field conditions. Even OGs (old guys - my husband's term) adapt pretty easily.

Pros: Yay- version control! Newest always on top. Quick to disseminate information and new drawings to the field. Really easy to learn.Portable to carry around to different floors and rooms. Everything is easy.

Cons: I wish the desktop version worked as well as the iPad. It almost does, but it's designed for administration - uploading and naming - rather than the same kind of field use. If I'm spending hours administering a large job at my desk, I want to use PlanGrid just as much as my superintendent does, and in most of the same ways, but on a large screen with a mouse.

Plangrid is an unmissable tool in construction

Sep 25, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software has transformed the way we do quality control on our construction sites, it has made our job easier and has definitely upped the level of reporting on quality control issues while saving us time. Their online direct 'chat' service is very helpful and they are always eager to help.

Cons: Although there are some issues with syncing from time to time it has not cost us any information or been to our detriment.

Recommendations to other buyers: Have a look at the ease of use and the consistency of the product. Plangrid is definitely a leader in their field and is available on OS and Android .

Good Value

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You can use this software to bring all the parties on the project together with ease. Also the customer service is the best.

Cons: It took sometimes for us the get use to the new software layout, and the report options had some problems, but it was all worth it at the end.

Quickest & Simplest Plan App Available

Jan 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I use PlanGrid for managing multiple commercial construction projects at a time ranging from small renovations to large new buildings. It is the simplest and quickest plans app on the market. The PDFs render very quickly which makes for smooth zooming. In lieu of carrying several hard copies of plans to every different jobsite, I am able to tote my iPad which contains nearly all the plan and spec data I need.

Pros: Simple and Easy Plans render very quickly There is a free version for smaller projects Can easily share with other users

Cons: Only works on iOS (although the Windows version is coming soon I've heard) Posting changes to plans (RFIs, ASIs, etc.) that don't replace the whole sheet Cost of subscription can get high for multiple team members on a large project

Necessary

Jul 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Very worth the price tag.

Pros: - Working in the construction industry, this is by far the best cloud based drawing share service out there.

Cons: - Would love to see some estimating software built in if possible. - Need more filter options. - Licensing is a bit pricey.

Great product, use PlanGrid daily.

Sep 01, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use from beginning to end. Anyone can utilize PlanGrid to assist them on a project some way. If a person typically has challenges with computers or iPad can use PlanGrid just to read drawings, to someone who is advanced can utilize the full power of the PlanGrid app.

Cons: Hoping in the future they add some bidding software options similar to On Screen Takeoff.

Recommendations to other buyers: Comparative to other similar products, the cost impact of PlanGrid is far more economical than some competitors, this product is perfect for team use and collaboration.

PlanGrid and Ease of Major Construction Communication

Dec 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: PlanGrid is an excellent tool for sharing construction documentation. Even for the people who are not so technically inclined, the ability to access current drawing sets and show history with a simple swipe allows the user to get a more accurate depiction of drawing changes in relation to the overall project. Mark-ups that can be shared by all levels of management can be very helpful when formal documentation doesn't exist. Lastly, being able to upload and view attachments on the fly allows the user to grasp a stronger understanding of the job, being able to access project specifications, RFI's, shop drawings/submittals, current job schedules and so on.

I believe PlanGrid is on its way to creating a new standard in efficient communication of construction documentation. The ability to not only access drawings on the fly but also manipulate them for a collective group of people to see in real time is important on any size job. I also believe PlanGrid has the ability to develop itself further in the construction industry, diving into related segments such as quality control, inspections, and beyond.

All in all I have continued to grow with PlanGrid and utilize it to make myself, as well as others, more effective at day-to-day tasks.

This is a great product that makes the job in the field so much easier

Sep 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: How all the plans are linked together so that you can go straight from the plan view to the detail that is called out.

Cons: The reports for the punchlist could be more editable as far as the layout is concerned. There were only a few ways to sort the items

Good product and good value

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Probably the simplest yet functional construction related software I have ever used. The links within the drawing set is very useful.

Cons: There is no integration so far for me, So it needs extra input from me to have it input into our software

Love PlanGrid!

Dec 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I really like the ease of the program. I have set this program up for our foremen that have never even used an ipad and they are able to easily navigate and use the program. They really like that it enhances there daily work.

Cons: I don't like that in order for other to see notes or what not you have to push to master. I would rather be able to see everything and if you touch it is says who made the comment. Or even make it a option in settings to automatically push to master. A lot of our guys forget to do that process.

Recommendations to other buyers: This program really enhances our daily lives of our crews. They are easily able to make decisions on the spot because they have all the information right in front of them.

21st. Century plan viewing experience.

Aug 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to upload several sets of drawings, in a as needed basis at a very small fraction of the cost compared to printing hard copies and being able to view, make annotations and or share while on the field or the office.

Cons: I don't think I have anything to say on this subject. Nope, their product and service is great.

Recommendations to other buyers: This particular software not only improves your PDF files by making it easier to view and navigate but, but it builds these links that connect your call outs with the actual page. How great is that?

This is one great software for the construction field.

Feb 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is a smart software that can cross-link drawings, allows collaborators to create and close out issues with all stakeholders and also allows to carry a bulky set of drawings everywhere in the field in the form of a 700-gram tablet.

Cons: The subscription to this software is very expensive for small firms. They should have lower tiers of subscriptions for small-sized firms.

PlanGrid is awesome

Apr 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We store all of our plans on plan grid and I can access them from any location. I can create RFI's, do Screen Shots to attach to the RFI, create As Builts, make comments and notes. We are looking forward to Plan Grid integrating with CMiC so it can be utilized by our whole team.

Great software

Dec 04, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love this software/app. I've been using it since I saw my contractor using it for one of our punchlists. Now I use it for all of my punchlists. I haven't yet used it for the other features like RFI's , but I know that others use it a lot. The other day I was talking to one of our construction managers about PlanGrid, and he was asking me if PlanGrid can do financial aspects of the project, so I sent him the website link and he chatted with PlanGrid and was told they are working on this, which is great!.
My pros and cons will only be for the punchlist feature as I use it a lot:
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Pros:
-Easy to use.
-It has an App, so you can use it on your phone or tablet.
-customizable (i.e you can add your own punchlist markers)
-It can generate punchlist reports as soon as you're finished with your punchlist.
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Cons:
- It doesn't have an option to save your punchlist on the local device/tablet offline, so if it gives some sync errors (which happens a lot) you lose all your hard work.
- It's very dependant on the internet connection, which is not available in most of the construction sites (if you're using wifi only ipad or tablet).

Awesome product that truly makes our Company more successful

Aug 29, 2016
4/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
3.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The product helps make our Company run much more efficiently and increases our field staff's productivity. PlanGrid constantly strives to make their product better and they are very accessible when it comes to answering questions or troubleshooting problems.

Cons: We really wish the product offered a daily log tool.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look at all the features and evaluate the entire software. It offers lot's of features other than the ability to view drawings electronically.

Very productive

Apr 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, the ability to share documents, punchlists, job specifications, and the cloud based storage.

Cons: No customization of user controls and the sheet limit was sometimes difficult to deal with. A better pricing structure for smaller companies like ours would help greatly.

Overall: Much better productivity and communication between employees on each project

Awesome Maintenance Software Program!

Jul 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software can be accessed via a portable tablet, yet I can access it through my computer. The sharing feature is great.

Cons: Printing is a little complicated and the scanned blue prints are not as big as I would like.

Overall: My director found this program and decided to test it for use in our hospital. It has now become a vital tool in doing his rounds looking for safety violations, and any structural issues.

Recommendations to other buyers: Definitely worth trying for your company.

I don't know what i did before i found PlanGrid

Jul 28, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Punch list stamps make tracking items to completion so easy. In the event I have a question, the online chat feature is almost instant support.

Cons: Being able to view and update attachments. It would be better if i could update an existing attachment with an updated pdf just by clicking on it. instead of having to delete and upload and label a new one.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it for one project start to finish and you will never stop using it.

PlanGrid Saved my Project

Nov 18, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I have a project that has 1400 RFI, 45 addendums and thousands of submittals. They document control has been a life save for us on this project. Now with the new "Compare Sheet" makes this even easier.

Cons: I wish that it was as easy to look at PlanGrid on the website, as it is on a mobile device.

Recommendations to other buyers: Once you have set up and used this for a project you will never go back. People get stuck on paying for an iPad, which is peanuts compared to printing costs.

Darn Good Drawing Mgmt System, still minor downfalls

Dec 08, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The old school way we all know how to update our hard copy set of plans works well, probably because we have done so unchanged.
PlanGrid has devised a way to keep the contractual drawings and updates in an organised manner and in a way that the information can be individually brought up for future reference. One of the biggest downfalls of the system, is that it adds (at least) one more step between a change being made and retrieving that information - which traditionally we would have cut and taped the change.
Now with the consolidation of hundreds of drawings, sheets and sketches, we have the ability to easily search for keywords numbers or phrases at the touch of our fingers. The trade off comes when a minor change occurs on a drawing sheet that does not warrant the full drawing sheet to be re-issued, we need to open another document rather than seeing the cut-and-taped change in front of us. This will take patience from the office staff and the field personnel to be accustom to this 'added' step for information control. With some collaborative assistance a new normal may already be in front of us.

From the computer to walking out in the field, this app helps make projects successful!

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The program works great on the computer and on mobile devices. I really like the offline feature. Being able to compare sheets works very easily.

Cons: No issues at this time. I have been very pleased with the software and its capabilities. It would be nice to be able to compare more than two sheets.

Great Tool

Jan 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Great tool, but just like a screw drive it, has its application. Best tool I have found for document control between the field and office staff. Very easy to keep drawings current and track revisions. Drawings render quickly to avoid frustration in the field. I have not used PlanGrid's RFI function, but it still works well to upload RFIs in PDF and link them to the relevant drawings.

Pros: New drawings and RFIs/markups are very easy to upload or create; therefore, it is easy to keep drawings real time. User friendly, even for non-tech savvy users (i.e. superintendents)

Cons: Uploading and labeling new drawings can be time consuming.

User friendly but somewhat limited

Nov 11, 2015
4/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ease of use for less technology advanced users. PlanGrid also has really good customer service and support.

Cons: Markups are limited and "cartoony" in nature when compared to other more feature rich programs. Very locked in to naming conventions and default sorting. Exporting/sharing/downloading can be improved a lot.

Recommendations to other buyers: This is what I would consider "entry level" software when making the jump to paperless/cloud based blueprints.

Great field documentation tool

Oct 22, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: website and app are very easy to use and learn, being a smaller company they respond to issues and enhancement suggestions very quickly. The overall feel and vibe of the app and website is very fresh and fun to use.

Cons: There are some limitations on hte punchlist reports, being able to customize the cover page, inserting company logo and other refinements would be desired.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try plangrid and then try one or two of the others, Plangrid is by far superior in its simplicity, the steady stream of upgrades and enhancements and without a doubt the fastest PDF rendering engine i have ever used on a mobile device.

Capterra-loader

Excellent Easy to use program

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about this program is how simple it is to use. My field guys HATE tech and even my most ardent anticomputer foreman uses PlanGrid easily and without (much) complaint. The software is super intuitive and easy for us on both the front and back in. Our PM's quickly load up drawings and our foremen easily access it in the field.

Cons: The cost is on the high side but I think the functionality more than makes up for it. Also each user has to have their own account, I think it would be nice if we could share accounts to keep the TCI down.

Overall: Great Office to Field Communication, Keeping our crews with the most current plans and documents.

I dont know how I did my Job before PlanGrid

Nov 12, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Instant clear communication with stakeholders accelerated the collaboration process. Fantastic support. I have used the chat window a few times and got an answer to my questions instantly.

Cons: There is no back to last sheet button when you use the hyperlink to jump to another sheet. I find myself searching for the sheet I was on previously.

Recommendations to other buyers: This has changed the way I do business and customers love it.

Great Product

Feb 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros:
PlanGrid is consistently updated, and easy to use. We use PlanGrid on all of our construction projects. Primary use:
1.)Construction Coordination - If the project team is linked to the project properly and project site has tablets/laptops, this is a powerful tool for keeping an electronic construction set posted and updated real time. Subcontractors and Design Team can share information and coordinate field changes quickly and easily.
2.) Punchlist - I push for all Architects and Engineers to use PlanGrid on jobs. It expedites and helps get punch lists signed off. I had an Architect from Chicago who did not need to fly back out to Denver for punch list sign off because of PlanGrid.

Cons
1.) Hyperlinks break when creating a final as-built copy, so there is still some work required in Blubeam or Adobe to finalize as-builts.
2.) Requires that all users have accounts. Most projects I work on are more than 50 sheets, so the free account isn't an option for subcontractors, architects, and owners to sign up and get proper use. A paid account is almost a must.

PlanGrid in Construction

Jan 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: PlanGrid has successfully changed the way the construction industry should do business. With the ease of use and understanding as well as the availability for field use, this app is a no brainer. The company that I work for is in the commercial construction industry and has committed to using PlanGrid on all of our projects because of the availability/usability when it comes to drawings and drawing updates, punchlists, progress photos, and submittals.

Pros: Ease of use Various features of the app (versions, overlays, hyperlinks for details, etc) Availability

Cons: Website can use a little tweaking, it doesn't feel as smooth as it could

Document control never could be easier.

Nov 17, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The customer service is always helpful. Also having the drawings and specs at your finger tips has made document control a breeze. I couldn't imagine doing the current project without having Plangrid. Project sheets =2621 Addendum= 37 and countless attachments NEED I SAY MORE!

Cons: They have not developed a split screen yet for drawing comparison. The overlay does not allow you to position the drawings so that they are true overlay of one another, so the tool is useless.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look no further you have found what you are looking for.

Nailed it

Feb 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Plan grid knocks it out of the park. The interface is clean and simple. The OCR technology on construction drawing ingestion works well. Batch review of sheets is fast and well designed.

Cons: Continue to work on the OCR technology (always room for improvement). I hope the pricing stays reasonable.

Good overall experience

Feb 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Very simple to use. I'm not général contractors so I don't need all the features but what I use is pretty good. I started with the hammer subscription put all my Plans and I was thinking that 50 sheets were going to be free all the time but then a received email forcing me to pay $ To upgrade to 550 sheets in the App Store. But on the website, $ gives me 5000 sheets. I'm also using Procore so it is very easy for me to compare the app.

Pros: Like that, I can scale distance and Draw on the PDF link my attachment and photos.

Cons: I do understand why I can't zoom like in another app that open PDF. But for me I find myself wanting to zoom just a little bit more. And a wood uses a back button or undo button for annotations.

PlanGrid delivers!

Jan 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have been using PlanGrid since it was first introduced on iOS devices. It provides quick access to all of my project documents as long as I have my phone or tablet within reach. The customer service is the best around. There is always someone available to chat and they are always taking feedback on how to improve the app. There is no reason not to give this app a try.

Pros: Cloud syncing for multiple devices and PC. Customer service that understands you is priceless. Always adding features.

Cons: Page comparison/overlay only works if drawings are of the same scale. Needs a daily reports function.

The best tool I have received, by far, hands down!

Dec 03, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The simplicity of the app. All the features including hyper linking, snapshots being able to be sent for design issues. There are too many to name.

Cons: I wish there was the ability to export as-built drawings with pictures attached.

Recommendations to other buyers: Only wish there was a possibility to export as-built drawings with all the revisions, notations and especially with pictures attached. This would be a GOD send.

Usage rating

Jan 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Our company has been successfully using PlanGrid on all of our projects and it has increased our ability to control the projects. Team notification, RFIs, punch lists and Architectural correspondence has become more productive, and timely with the ease of this program. The PDF packet has made my job so much easier and save a lot of time. As we increase our usage we continue to find new ways to utilize this program to our benefit.

Pros: Ease of utility, ability to communicate issues. Review of drawings 'on the fly', in meetings or off site. The PDF packet is my favorite aspect of the program with the Punch List a close second.

Cons: Nothing yet, but I think more YouTube video training would be helpful for those of us who run more on the visual side of learning.

Great mobile construction app

Apr 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Use this software almost daily for construction administration of multiple projects at varying scales. Meets almost all of my needs, and they are constantly updating features to make the software more powerful.

Pros: Very easy to use and learn - They also have live video tutorials weekly! Stores all construction information and files into a seamless interface Constantly updating the app/software to meet clients needs and keep up with the construction industry.

Cons: Missing a few helpful modules - Submittals, Change Orders, Schedules, etc. but an easy work around is to upload them as PDFs into a unique attachment folder and view them that way. Would be better though if they had a module similar to the RFI's.

Must Have Tool on Jobsite

Mar 30, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Great app. One of a kind and really helps in maximizing productivity on my projects. Plangrid staff is super helpful and attentive to the needs of their users.

Cons: This would be the case with any product, but there's a ton of feature I would like added after using the app. Can't really knock them for this because it's a lot easier to think of great ideas as opposed to implementing them.

Recommendations to other buyers: An app should do its core feature well instead of doing a million things mediocre. Plangrid is amazing at storing, organizing, and reviewing drawings.

Best Construction Plan App Ever!

Apr 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We were initially introduced to PlanGrid by a General Contractor on a massive project that required the use of a flexible plan-sharing platform. The were using PlanGrid and we immediately saw the use of it. What we didn't realize at the time was that the program is as useful for a million dollar project as it is for a thousand dollar project. All the way around, if you're in construction, this is by far the best program to utilize. However, to top it all off they add the best Customer Service I have had the joy of experiencing.

Pros: Field Use, Pictures, As-Builts on the fly...

Cons: Antique Co-workers afraid of technology.

PlanGrid @ Structure Tone

Jan 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: PlanGrid has really kick started our mobile implementation at Structure Tone because of its widespread success and the efficiencies it offers our Operations Department. It is easy to use, feature rich and requires very little training, I believe these are the main reasons it has been so successful to date at Structure Tone.

Pros: User-Friendly Interface on both web and mobile applications, Drawing Hyperlinking and revision overlay, Fast upload to web and download to iPad.

Cons: Not currently integrated with our back office system, but we are working on that.

Good Product

Sep 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
2.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ability to communicate issues and changes across the whole project team. Another great part of this software is the ability to assign users and the permissions you want them to have on a project.

Cons: It is not as intuitive as it could be. It was a little bit difficult to get started with it. However, that could be due to the fact that this is the first product of this type I have tried to use.

Recommendations to other buyers: take the time to really get faamiliar with the product before actually trying to use it.

Great product and very reasonably priced

Nov 05, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software is extremely user friendly and PlanGrid is constantly releasing updates to make the product even more beneficial. The PG customer service department is also very responsive and always available to assist with any issues you have.

Cons: The limits of the software. Currently the app can really only be used for drawing/plan management.

Recommendations to other buyers: IF you are looking for a cheap, effective construction drawing app, this is for you. Very intuitive and has every feature available to make document control easy for your company.

Excellent App for Construction Projects Big & Small

Jan 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I use this app everyday on my project and have used it since 4/2013. It helps me stay organized and I always have access to the latest drawing sets & issues lists.

Pros: Available on all mobile platforms and desktop. Punchlist tool is second to none. Drawing sheet version layering allows you to track changes from Schematic Design to the latest Bulletin. Hyperlinked details allow quick jumps between sheets. Hyperlinking sketches, RFI's, etc is extremely useful.

Cons: Android and Windows app's are years behind IOs.

PlanGrid Is Helpful

Nov 03, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The PlanGrid product is very helpful in the aspect of being able to share thoughts and ideas with a markup tool to call attention to areas, you are able to take pictures and send to a specific spot on plans. You can make notes only for your eyes only or you can share them with your team.

Cons: I have not come across an aspect of this product I do not like but I'll keep searching!

Recommendations to other buyers: Using the Clock is very helpful to jump back and forth between pages or plans that you are reviewing.