RubySketch

PlusSpec

5 / 5 2 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Architects, Builders, Designers, Estimators, Interior Designers, Specifiers & Manufacturers in the residential construction industry who want to communicate their designs easier & save time with BIM.


Average Ratings

2 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $990.00/year/user
  • Pricing Details
    $990.00 (AUD) per year/per user $66.00 (AUD) per year/per student user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • RubySketch
  • rubysketch.com/
  • Founded 2010
  • Australia

About PlusSpec

3D BIM Design & Estimating plugin for SketchUp specialising in Automated Design tools for residential construction.


PlusSpec Features


PlusSpec Reviews

I wish I found out about this earlier.

Sep 19, 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 think it is the ease of use combined with the detail and output of information. The updates are free and it allows me to do so much more inside of Sketchup. I can design in 3D and produce 2D details, plans and elevations for construction docs.

Cons: The software is subscription based, it costs just under $20 per week. Initially this was a deal breaker yet after doing the trial & seeing what it does it is worth it.

Overall: I have been designing and building for 17 years, I took a week off with a leg injury and decided to work on improving my skills/business. I am not great with computers however I found PlusSpec easy to use. It took me less than a week to get good at it as the tutorials are built in and easy to follow. I am now drawing houses in and structurein 3D and walking my clients through them, which has essentialy allowed me to covert more work. The best thing is you can associate prices with everything that is drawn and give a price to build based on a 3D model.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do the turorials first, it makes it easy! Start simple and get used to how it works before you get into complex jobs as it makes sense once you have the basics. Oh and use the camera tools it makes it easier to navigate and produce plans and elevations.

Revolution in Estimating

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 visual experience is second to none. It actually gives very accurate takeoffs.

Cons: That more people haven't picked up on it. You still need to use your builders ingenuity to finesse your estimates when it comes to preliminary and general items and waste factors.

Overall: As an estimator familiar with other on screen takeoff systems I found this to be a quantum leap ahead. Very good & relatively easy to learm. Saves alot of time producing takeoffs and estimates

Recommendations to other buyers: Have a look and see for yourself.