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

547 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

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Plan Grid for the Field

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the fact that you can scale the drawings in the field after the job is downloaded, even if you are off line. you can then use it to do your own on the fly take offs, to see if there is a bust anywhere in the estimate. I also like the collaboration that you can do. If you find an issue on the job, you can take a picture of the issue and attach it to the related plan sheet, and describe what is wrong and send, then others can see the issue, and work on getting it corrected. Also i like that you can create links on plan sheets, going from one to the other. You can see on one sheet it calls for a certain detail and you can tie that sheet to a different sheet with the detail. I also make a link on the detail sheet that will take you back to the original sheet for easy access back. Just the way i do it on my own sheets.

Cons: I think the ruler should be a little more detailed, basically so you can zoom in a little more and have finer adjustments. Also need to be able to scale down the ruler size as when you are measuring small measurements like under 1' you cant really see the measurement after you make it, and it is hard to get it lined up with what you are trying to measure. Also if you create link from one sheet to another, it would be nice to have the option to automatically have the sheet link you back to the original, so you can go back and forth between the plan set and detail section. Just my thoughts.

Overall: Been using it for a while and really like it. We use HCSS Heavy Job, and also HCSS Safety, and the showed us their HCSS Plans, and we told them from the start that we use Plan Grid, and to try and sell us on their Plans APP. They could not sell us on the APP. They at the time only had one thing they can do better and that was area volume measurements, on radius. It gave you more links you can click on to accurately move the radius around. That was about it, other than that it did all the basics of Plan Grid, but i think Plan grid still has other option for Managers like creating RFI's and stuff, but we don't really use those functions.

Time Saving & Easy to Use

Mar 05, 2019
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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Pros: PlanGrid is simple and easy to use. Even our non-tech savvy people have easily transitioned to using the tool. The ability to pull up drawings and mark them up in the field saves our team time, and being able to submit field reports has increased report submission and speed (everything from dailies, safety reports, to cut sheets and more). The field report functionality was a game changer for us and adoption of the tool. Our field team likes that they can do all of these things in one place without the hassle of using multiple platforms or tools. On average, our team is saving two hours a week in time, some as many as 10-15 hours per week.

Cons: As a subcontractor, there is some functionality that we'd like to see changed or added to make the tool even more helpful that doesn't quite work for us right now. The RFI functionality doesn't let us use our own templates, but is in the process of being overhauled, which may help. Our field team would love to be able to make edits to documents and re-save them as documents rather than downloading, saving, and re-uploading them. Some of our team would also like better markup tools that match Bluebeam's functionality.

PlanGrid isn't necessarily a project management tool, and they've shared it won't be. At some point we may look into a PM software integration to make managing projects more streamlined. For now, we're not able to complete all activities in the tool and have work arounds from the PM side.

Overall: Overall, our experience with PlanGrid has been positive and we have more users on the tool than we originally anticipated because of the value it brings. The support and partnership both from our account reps and customer service is great - getting answers to our questions quickly. We also appreciate that they are open to product recommendations and ask us to participate in testing of the new functionality.

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.

PlanGrid Review-

Nov 13, 2018
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: The best things about the software are:

1) The ability to have unlimited sheets

2) The easy upload of new sheets and the accessibility of Revs 1/ 2/ 3, etc. with a simple swipe

3) Support team always fast and helpful

4) The ability to create issues and tag multiple linked accounts to the same issue

5) The ability to create reports from RFIs, Issues, logo upload etc. to PDF, Excel documents and how immersive the reports are, from the organization of the issues and photos (very professional)

6) The ability to upload documents and attach them where needed for example RFI's

7) All the editing tools for Mark-ups within sheets.

8) How easy to publish and unpublish content as Admin

Cons: The least favorite things about the software are:

1) All though the cross platform from Web/Mac/ Windows/ Mobile options are great, the experience of cross platforms are not consistent throughout. Some features are available on some platforms and not in others

2) Constant out of sync updating on Mobile/ Desktop versions

3) Different software bugs across platforms (but its understandable)

Overall: Overall the software is an amazing tool for Construction projects. The ability to manage one project in one space is unmatched.

A Great Tool that saves me tremendous time......

Nov 07, 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: PlanGrid allows me to keep all my construction contract documents all in one place. In the past various versions of drawings, specs, submittals, RFI's, etc would be stored in various places and you could never be sure if you were in fact looking at the latest versions. PlanGrid takes that problem away and when collaborating with your team you can be sure that everyone is operating from the same sheet of music.

Cons: There are a few minor quirks that I have asked PlanGrid's support folks to look into correcting. Over the past few years I have shared many items with them that I would like to see changed or updated. They have most definitely listened and the product continuously gets better. Thanks PlanGrid!

Overall: When we start a construction project now we invite the entire team. Designers, Owners, subcontractors, and vendors to our project folder. Now we can rest easy knowing that everyone is using the most current documents as the project is constructed. Our superintendents keep their daily reports on PlanGrid. Our safety inspections and meetings are kept on PlanGrid. Submittals, RFIs, project photos, drawings, and finally our Punchlist. It save a ton of time and money having this as a single source to keep all this project information in one place.

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PlanGrid 2018

Nov 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: PlanGrid is a great software to keep your Plans and Documents organized.

Since implementing PlanGrid, we have had more clarity as to which set of plans are current, where we are with Submittals and RFI's, as well as many other items.

It is an amazing tool for field use and our superintendents have been able to learn quickly.

Cons: Many of the features are new, like RFI's, Daily Reports, Photos, and Submittals.

Because they are so new, there are a number of glitches.

When adding Pictures through the Photos tab or even in Daily Reports, they automatically re-orient themselves to end up sideways or upside down. Unfortunately once they are in, you cannot re-orient them properly.

Submittals could use a little work on organization.

We have had some complications on syncing when using tablets in the field, causing a loss of Daily Reports.

There seems to be a lack of consistency between the iOS, Android App, Windows App, and Web Based Version that should be addressed.

Workspaces has a lot of glitches, like you cannot delete or edit a file in documents, unless you are in the Windows App, then you can delete but not edit.

Overall: Overall it is a great software.

The sales team and training team are great and professional.

The software engineers (Coders) don't follow up and it takes them forever to correct any issues with the software.

It almost seems like my voice is not being heard as many of my suggestions are to fix glitches in their software.

Best site software I've used in 30 years

Mar 08, 2019
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: It covers pretty much all aspects of what you want to use reports, data and drawings on site. It's also been extremely useful in the design process as well as helping close out on snagging issues.

Cons: It's not a document management system in it's trueset form though the document handling is very useful especially through the RFI process. I think the access approval system could still do with a tweak but we have found a workaround for AFC production drawings. Also if you are looking for mass rollout then the price can be on the high side. I honestly think a reduction in price would see a massive uptake in licences. I'd love every supervisor on my site to have a licence but the cost is just too much. We've purchased ten licences where I'd really would have purchased 40-50.

Overall: Great product which just keeps getting better I would recommend the product and support to anyone. It will improve workflow and efficiency on any multi-disciplinary project. As a freelance consultant the first thing I recommend on any new project is PlanGrid.

Plangrid is an exceptional field management asset

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: The interface of the software is exceptional. Viewing everything from plans to specifications is simple and fast. The ability to integrate the plans with the submittals is very useful as flipping through multiple documents, files or folders is removed. Plan markups are simple, photo documentation of everything from deficiencies to just having documentation that things were performed correctly is incredibly useful and beneficial. Being able to see where and when a photo was taken is fantastic.

Cons: There really aren't any items that I can think of that I dislike. Perhaps the fact that administrators cannot modify reports. It would be nice to be able to continue reports that another team member has started, for instance during overnight concrete pours would be useful. It would also be beneficial as sometimes one team member may have forgotten something and editing prior to saving would be nice.

Overall: The fact that I do not have to carry around physical plans is fantastic. The ease of project task documentation is fast and simple. Customer service is the best that I have received, from any company in any industry.

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.

Plangrid IS THE TOOL to coordinate jobsite and office

Apr 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The unbelivable support provided by Plangrid. Easy to access and convenient and knowledgeable.

The possibility of keeping the whole copy of project at one specific place allowing to review difference between multiple version easy and quick.

Cons: We would like to use more Plangrid regarding the custom made graph and template. We find it hard sometime to customized it. We normally end doing our own on the side. We would like to be able to use Plangrid at it fullpotential by having custom template (document to fill) easier to complete

Overall: I don't even have paper copies of my project now ! All digital and functionnal for all parties within the company, from the jobsite to the office. All working with the same documents sharing information and feedback from both end. Jobsite to the office AND office to the jobsite. Way much easier to works now than it was 10 years ago ! ... at least for the drawings and communication aspect !

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
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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.

Must have tool for Construction

Apr 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I have used PlanGrid for the last five years. I started out as just a collaborator in the field, and now I am setting up and assisting with managing the projects that our company has on PlanGrid. PlanGrid continues to flow and keep up to date with the latest trends in the construction industry. Being able to house all construction documents needed to build a building is key and makes for much a much smoother run project. Overall, PlanGrid is a must for construction projects.

Cons: I have noticed that the older workers take longer to get used to the software and some will not use it because they really like being able to fold open the prints and look at them that way. I have been privileged to assist some of them with understanding how PlanGrid works and after some time they catch on.

PlanGrid a True Companion of the Modern Builder

Nov 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Functionality and ease of use.

Having drawings at our fingertips and being able to quickly navigate a plan set via hyperlinks.

Ability to annotate, post RFI's and submittal information.

Cons: Honestly, there is nothing that I don't like about this sofware.

Overall: PlanGrid has transformed the organization of construction documents into an overall enjoyable experience. I cannot express how much I appreciate the ease of use and the ability to ensure that current documents are being utilized in the field to build from. In addition to the many available feature, the capacity to store multiple projects on my account is priceless. I cannot count how many times I have been able to respond to the requests of past clients in minutes no matter where I am. Finally the overlay feature, which I refer to as the "Equalizer" takes away the guessing game when it comes to seeing what really changed as drawing revisions are issued.

Plangrid product review

Mar 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Plangrid is great for keeping track of changes & RFIs on a project, and making sure the field gets them in real time. I can upload new/revised drawings and information and the field can review and adjust work immediately, saving rework, making them more efficient, and ultimately saving time and money. It also makes quickly searching through the drawings extremely quick and simple.

Cons: On the desktop app, you cannot copy and past markups to a drawing. Additionally, we tried using the RFIs feature for my current project, but I could not send an RFI directly to a client that is not already in plangrid. It takes several extra steps to get the RFIs to the client. I went back to the old way, using excel and our RFI template.

Overall: I love the product overall. I recommend it to everyone who is in construction management. They are continually updating the product to give it more abilities to address different things.

It really saves a bunch of time for the teams using it.

Terrific platform for access to my construction drawings

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Loads fast. Easy to share comments and collaborate. Many helpful commenting tools. Loading drawings is usually quick and easy.

Cons: Android updates come out later than Apple updates. I am an android user and every now and then I cannot access a new feature that Apple users can.

Overall: This is an incredibly useful app. The portability of every issue of drawings for the projects that I am working on makes this app so handy for use on my tablet. I have used the overlay feature to figure out a change order many times while commuting on the train. The mark up features and ability to add photos as part of my field notes on a project are invaluable. The same notes and photos added by others make punch lists much easier to complete. I can't say enough about the ability to save specs and approvals and other documents into Plangrid and that makes them just as portable as the drawings.

We have incorporated PlanGrid as a rescource

Mar 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Reliable - quick - user friendly.

My group at Clayco is involved in construction work and commissioning. PlanGrid was touted by one of our staff who worked for another firm before coming to us. He even had his own account when he first joined us because he like PlanGrid that much.

I like PlanGrid for how I started this paragraph. It is easy to navigate whether sitting in the office or out in a building under construction.

Also like it because many of our subcontractors also have PlanGrid.

Cons: That we did not have it earlier.

Sometimes when we receive a notice that new drawings have been posted in PlanGrid, they are not always clear as to what drawings were updated - that may be our own problem and not PlanGrid.

Overall: Business problems - common location of documents for everyone and most of the time you can be assured that you are looking at the most current version.

Very good experience, almost everyone can use PlanGrid on their iPAD and computer and get the information needed in a quick manner without having to type in a security number for every drawing that you need to review.

Amazingly User Friendly

Apr 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love how user friendly PlanGrid is, from downloading sheets and having the software read the page names and numbers and then linking all call outs to their reference to the ability to document information in the field. PlanGrid is always improving and developing. There are so many functions that I haven't even discovered them all yet.

Cons: I wish you could order the sheets in a way that was other than alphabetical, that the user could choose the order. Being able to compare two sheets is so useful but it would be even better if you could compare more. I also wish there was a better way to issue the punchlist to subcontractors who do not use Plangrid. The excel sheet is missing the specific location of the issue and the full print out has ended up being hundred of pages.

Overall: My current project was the first where the Contractor and Architect on board and the punchlist has never been more efficient. The contractor did his thorough punch and then the architect did his and it saved me so much time having their items there on the plan easily visible. I also think it will save my contractor time not having to discern repeated items.

Feedback

Apr 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about this software is that once you have it all set up, and you download their program, it is very easy to use on their desktop application. It makes shifting through sheets very easy, and you are allowed to make markups as necessary, with the option to delete them (if you were just using them to clarify something in meetings). I also love that you are allowed to import personnel from previous projects which is convenient when many of the same people will be added.

Cons: Their web version could use a bit of work as I dreaded using plangrid on the web. Whenever you selected the wrong page you would have to go back through all the sheets to find the correct one. Yes, you can search them up as well, but when flipping through pages it was hard if you needed to look for a specific page and had to scroll through the sheets (instead of when hitting the back button it takes you to the area you were before, similar to what happens on the application program.

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?

PlanGrid is the obvious choice!

Apr 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use. Deployment in the field is much easier because PlanGrid is just so easy to use.

Cons: There's not any thing I like least about PlanGrid, it really is fantastic. The folks at PlanGrid work hard to constantly improve their product and stay on top of the needs of their customer.

Overall: Like most construction firms, TD was struggling with getting current information and documents out to our field. Once we started using PlanGrid, that's not something we even think a lot about anymore because we know it's happening and our field leaders do too. We have changed the way we use PlanGrid as it has grown and we've seen process improvement internally and our efficiency with key documentation tasks has increased significantly.

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

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Pricey but the best user experience for field

Nov 07, 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: The ease in which to keep documents up to date in the field. Progress photos documented throughout the course of construction has saved us money. Also posting sketches/linking drawings to quickly thumb through the plans is super helpful.

Cons: The price is prohibitive to have many users on a small project. They got rid of their "free" plan for accounts with less than 50 sheets. Their cost structure is more expensive than other similar solutions on the market like Bluebeam.

Overall: We use PlanGrid exclusively for our major projects and it integrates with our project management software (eSub) to be able to pull in and sync RFI's and other information across the project lifecycle.

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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.

Plan Grid "Must Get"

Mar 27, 2019
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: How it keeps track of your sheets from the most current to the latest. Mark-up capability. Punch List capability.

Cons: I would like to have a file structure in lieu of multiple projects structure. Example, you can provide a folder for your 2018 projects under one folder and from there you can branch off to those projects. It would be great to maneuver from the main screen through files or folders in lieu of having your entire projects all on the main screen. Another example is where you can create a folder or file for each client and maximize and or minimize the projects structures that way.

Overall: CA purposes, plan grid is a must have.

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Plangrid for the foreman

Nov 07, 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: It is very user friendly; the ease of using the pages are just like reading the prints only faster.

You can navigate to get to a certain detail in half the time if you were thumbing through the drawings.

It also great for documentation of issues that are affecting your production. We can set up the task list and quality control the floor and have it to the GC by the end of the day.

Cons: It would be great if you could send more than one field report at a time from the App.

Overall: PlanGrid is now used at all our projects; it does make sure all information is to our foreman in a timely fashion not 2-3 day later or stuck in their inbox.

PlanGrid Makes it easy

Mar 05, 2019
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: PlanGrid is a super simple online plan organizer. We use it to share our plans and documents with our field crews. The upload system is fast, highly automated and easy to use. Our field guys love it, even the ones who don't like computers and technology. It keeps everyone up to date and on the most current set of drawings.

Cons: It is a little pricey, especially if you have a lot of users. They charge by the plan page which makes it tricky with big jobs with lots of sheets and revisions. Some of my larger projects grew too big for my foreman's account to handle so I had to go back and delete pages, which isn't very desirable.

Overall: Our business loves plangrid, we've been using it for just over a year and we've had great success with it. It makes keeping everyone up to date simple.

Easy to use, highly effective product

Apr 12, 2019
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: Ease of use. Non-technical users are able to pick up on the basics of this software in a matter of minutes.

Cons: PlanGrid is still working on adding some additional functionality to this product. Submittal tracking was recently added, and new functions are being added all the time. Competitors' softwares are more all-encompassing, but PlanGrid is catching up quickly.

Overall: PlanGrid allows us to keep all parties involved in a project on the same page and working off of a current set of documents. The construction industry is traditionally slow to adapt technology, but PlanGrid's simplicity has made it easy to implement on our projects and get buy-in from all users.

A "must have" for your construction project.

Nov 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The connectivity between the field and office is a must nowadays. You can stay connected with your crew real time. The organization tools and field reports helps a lot. Going paperless have helped reduce costs in office supplies. Your RFI's and Job Reports will look so much more professional and very detailed.

Cons: There are issues between platforms that are slowly being resolved. Updates come out on Apple devices first which makes it kind of difficult to use if you have multiple platforms in the field like Surface Pros or Windows PC's. We found that our field works best with Apple and Estimators and Managers use laptops or Surface tablets.

Overall: Our experience has been very pleasant. The technical support team is very committed to get your organization going with Plan Grid and they will even come to your workplace and give your employees training. The feedback given to the Plan Grid team has been accepted and actually some features implemented.

Plangrid-the most efficient way to track several projects at once

Jan 18, 2019
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 can hold several jobs in the palm of my hand. Traveling from site to site has been much easier. All drawings are stored in my IPAD PRO so I can review and take/send notes easily. All documents, including submittals, shop drawings and RFI's are easily accessible. Plangrid has definitely made my job 100% better. Thanks PG

Cons: It is a bit costly. I don't think that out weighs the advantages of having PG.

Overall: Plangrid makes communicating with several subcontractors and remote partners very fluid. Everyone can input and make adjustments in real time. Inputting drawings and making changes can be done very easily.

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?

Director of Scheduling & Quality Control

Mar 05, 2019
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: I like the expanding features. It is easy to use and the modules available make sense. It is easy to adapt to our construction needs.

Cons: We were recently looking for a software that could better handle the punch. The tasks section can handle it but it is a little clunky compared to some other platforms available.

I would also like to see the ability to adjust view settings because everything is a white background. To me this makes it harder to view items quickly because text tends to get white washed.

Overall: Overall, we will continue to use PlanGrid and look forward to future improvements.

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.

Better than lugging around Plans!

Jan 24, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very simple interface on iOS devices. Great to have all your plans with you when you travel. New features being added all the time. Even our old school superintendents are able to use it. I love the compare version sheets option.

Cons: The punch list feature has been changed and more difficult for me to navigate around. I really don't like the output of the punch/task list as it forces one item per page. Making improvements in the daily log feature and almost as good as Raken at this point.

Overall: Have found the PlanGrid folks to be responsive to our needs.

Drawings Good, PM Software needs some work

Nov 07, 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: The drawings are very easy to maintain updated document logs, and keep a history of a project as it goes from the design phase through various multiple revisions during construction. The photos functions is also very easy to use, and great for documentation of the progression of the project.

Cons: The project management software can use some work. The submittals and RFI logs can use some updating and added features. I also don't like that the architects and engineers need to pay for plangrid accounts to access the documents and RFIs. Is there a way to change that?

Overall: Keeping accurate drawing logs is vital on any project, and this makes that task very easy. Overall satisfied with the experience thus far with PlanGrid.

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Bring all your plans with you

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software allows all my superintendents to have the same plans with them in the field on their iPad as I see on AUTOCAD in the office. It allows them to markup plans where needed for review, or to ask specific questions. You can overlay a prior version of the plan with a newer version to see the changes easily. The plan sets are compact in size and the update process very easy. The reduction in paper work and printing of plans has been a huge savings.

Cons: I wish there was an update "all" button to ease the going thru all the projects and requesting individual updates.

Overall: The biggest overall wow-ness factor is the reduction of printing costs associated with projects that are always being updated.

If you are considering trying PlanGrid, do it!

Mar 05, 2019
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 is #1. Many in the construction industry are apprehensive about delving into new technologies, but PlanGrid has made it so easy to use, that literally anyone can use it.

Cons: Dragging the screen around in the Windows app can be a little jerky, but it's only slightly annoying. The measuring feature could use some improvements to make it easier to use and more accurate.

Overall: I am SO happy with the overall experience. I am impressed with how PlanGrid continues to improve features and functionality. It just seems to keep getting better and better. The Customer Support is awesome, I love being able to chat with support at almost any given time, and how you can give feedback and request feature changes/improvements and get a response back. Keep up the good work!

An Inexpensive Plan Tool

Mar 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like this program because it is easy to use and it works to get the plans to my guys in the field in real time.

Cons: There are some repetitious steps that I wish I did not have to do each time I set up a project.

Overall: The plans seem to be changing a lot during the construction process. I need to get the current set of drawings to my guys as soon as the changes hit my computer in the office. I can upload them to the field in minutes. I am no longer spending thousands of dollars in reprinting plan sheets and my guys have them right in front of their eyes as they are building the project right away.

PlanGrid is perfect for document control!

Nov 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This software is extremely user friendly and easy to understand and learn. I love the search feature and being able to sort issues into lists. It's very convenient to use the app on my phone while I am out in the field. It's great that the sheets auto populate shortcuts and sort into sheets of the same type when updates are uploaded.

Cons: It is difficult to print a pdf from PlanGrid. I wish I could print the sheets or a portion of the sheet with my markups to pdf to be able to give to people in the field. It is also inconvenient that the free trial 50 sheet account option is gone. It can get very expensive to pay for multiple accounts when they will not be used for a long time or for many sheets.

Overall: Once one of my projects was not downloading and I reached out to PlanGrid customer service and they were able to reconcile the issue within a few hours.

PlanGrid Review

Nov 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great place to keep, access, and update drawings.

Cons: When completing field reports, you can't go directly to a drawing while inside the report. To access a drawing, you have to completely back out of the field report. It takes 4 steps to get to a specific drawing, and then 5 steps to back to the field report. Should be able to switch directly from open field report to sheets and then back to field report. This is an issue that I've brought up about a year ago, and it still hasn't changed.

Overall: Easy to track punch list items to resolution.

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.

Plan Grid

Mar 05, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like the ability to see drawings previous to updates. The ability to jump to details from the main drawing is a time saver. If set up properly, the submittal data is a great archive for future use.

Cons: At times, navigating through drawings, the system stops loading and I see a white screen. It takes some work to get back to a screen to relaunch the request for the drawing.

Overall: It is interactive and multiple people can view drawings at the same time. I like the ability to log in from any platform and review whether I am on my iPad or computer.

Reviewing PlanGrid

May 01, 2019
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: What I like most about this software is that when I load my projects plans I can identify issues room for room, at the exact wall elevation, and take photos to identify and document every issue.

Cons: What I like least about this software is that not all General Contractors use PlanGrid. But that's not A PlanGrid issue. There's really nothing I don't like about it.

Overall: My overall experience with PlanGrid is very positive. I use it everyday on all my projects. Very, very useful and helpful to my company for documentation purposes. Thanks PlanGrid!!!

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.

Plangrid Review

Mar 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use when searching for drawings.

Cons: I had an issue with not being allowed to overlay the drawings and then they fixed it so I can do it from my Samsung galaxy note 8.

Overall: PlanGrid is an necessity for our Operations department. It is the first tool used for almost everything in our department. The time it would take to go and get the prints and lay them out is used for more problem solving or repair work. I can also mark up the prints how I wish and add details to the prints on the fly. Plangrid is the number one software in hierarchy then comes the Building Automated Software.

PlanGrid is Amazing!!

Nov 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of moving around the drawings. Swipe left, swipe right zoom in and out with ease.

Cons: I don't like the update icons from about a year ago after the update but I'm sure I will get used to them.

Overall: I am a HVAC Draftsman and I could not image not using PlanGrid on a project. It sits right in front of me on my IPAD while I am drawing in Revit & CAD. I will use it on average 4-6 hours a day!

I use it to talk to the field foreman about drawing s that I have made and that they are installing. NO more paper to fumble through, everything is right in the palm of their hands!