eTakeoff

eTakeoff Bridge

4 / 5 22 reviews


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22 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
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About eTakeoff Bridge

BIM takeoff tool that works with Sage Estimating and allows takeoff from both 2D drawings and 3D models.


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eTakeoff Bridge Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Conflict Tracking
  • Design Modeling
  • Document Management
  • For Facility Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Scheduling

eTakeoff Bridge Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Great for takeoff, but not intuitive

Nov 07, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Great option for the budget minded.

Pros: Color coding takeoff for further review and discussion has been fantastic, with the ability to track and review quantities with other team members is very useful. Overall eTakeoff does the job, just not as quite as well as the more expensive options.

Cons: Somewhat clunky to get going in. Without training it's not possible to work quickly or efficiently. Training is a must.

SLOWWW!!! Speed it up.

Feb 23, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Way to slow. Need to find a way to speed it up. Tried multiple file types and sizes. Tried to reduce files and still slower than previous product used. My company is transitioning to this software and its making it a pain.

Solid program for takeoffs

Feb 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: The good program once you get used to it. Not cluttered with excessive add-ons and other nonsense. A good solid system for doing electronic takeoffs. Worth the time that it takes to learn it for sure!

Pros: Good value, nice features including custom calibration. Worth the time to learn

Cons: Takes some time to get used to it but they have a decent help network.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you need a good takeoff program that can get you quoting it works well.

Rob's Review of etakeoff

Jan 18, 2017
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I've used it for 5 years. Easy to use, just not enough options in the plumbing takeoff portion.

Pros: Easy and fast. Don't have to be a computer genius to operate it. Excellent customer support.

Cons: No pricing, and can't not enough options.

Recommendations to other buyers: Good for a small business starting out.

Doesn't go everything but does enough

Dec 15, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: In general etakeoff is a great product and they have worked with the end users to refine the program. as a flooring company it has been great as most of our measurements are one dimensional, as a tile wall is a tile wall and not a multi-component feature. as a measurement doesn't represent a wall with framing, wall board insulation and stabilizers. The advanced program doesn't break out measurements in this fashion but may be available in the premier. It has given me some glitches in the past but customer service will try to resolve.

Pros: Very simple to pick up and use with basic computer knowledge.

Cons: You can't change extensions or create new ones unless you have the premier version. its the only thing really lacking from the advanced version but not work the upgrade for this one function.

Recommendations to other buyers: Start off with the subscription in advance, figure out what you need for your company, subscribe to premier for a month and then purchase the advanced version once your extensions are set as you like them. extensions are the variables you can add to a measurement, such as drawing a line but stating (extension) that the line is 10' so it provides a square footage calculation of length times height.

Doesn't go everything but does enough

Dec 09, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: In general etakeoff is a great product and they have worked with the end users to refine the program. as a flooring company it has been great as most of our measurements are one dimensional, as a tile wall is a tile wall and not a multi-component feature. as a measurement doesn't represent a wall with framing, wall board insulation and stabilizers. The advanced program doesn't break out measurements in this fashion but may be available in the premier. It has given me some glitches in the past but customer service will try to resolve.

Pros: Very simple to pick up and use with basic computer knowledge.

Cons: you can't change extensions or create new ones unless you have the premier version. its the only thing really lacking from the advanced version but not work the upgrade for this one function.

Recommendations to other buyers: start off with the subscription at advance, figure out what you need for your company, subscribe to premier for a month and then purchase the advanced version once your extensions are set as you like them. extensions are the variables you can add to a measurement, such as drawing a line but stating (extension) that the line is 10' so it provides a square footage calculation of length times height.

eTakeoff Review for Painting Contractors

Dec 08, 2016
1/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: The support staff was very friendly and helpful. The product is priced for new contractors and is affordable but lacks the features and depth of other takeoff software systems. Creating new takeoff conditions, changing takeoff conditions was challenging. While the takeoff tool would group information, finding a way to relate that information to specific conditions, ie: walls, base, chair rail was not easy to perform.

Pros: Affordability and Customer Support

Cons: The programs is lacking in the platform. Not easy takeoff to summary conversion. Not easy to create new conditions or change from one job takeoff to the next

eTakeOff Makes Doing Estimates a Breeze

Nov 02, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: eTakeoff is an incredibly powerful and versatile piece of software. I am an estimator for The Mercury Group a full service electrical, security and tele data contractor Connecticut. eTakeoff has made us more efficient with my time, more effective with my efforts, and more competitive with my bids.We starting using the software in January 2016 and have since noticed a dramatic increase in both productivity and my profitability / conversion rate. In only four months we doubled our previous bid-output and decreased our margins of error below 2%. We didn¿t add a new estimator. We didn¿t start working sixteen hour days. We started using eTakeoff and embraced an era of change. eTakeoff helped us hone in on pin-point precision for my bottom line so we can win jobs. Period. We have all been faced with the choice of ¿quality¿ or ¿quantity.¿ This software doesn¿t force you to choose ¿ it enables you to take a set of plans and turn it into your trade-specific dollars and cents in a fraction of the time it would normally take. eTakeoff puts the tools you need right at your fingertips ¿ accessible with just a click of a mouse button. eTakeoff is vastly superior to other programs. The key to winning bids in this economy is competitive pricing that is both accurate and aggressive. eTakeoff affords you all the customization of your own personal ¿in-house¿ software without the trappings of a clunky interface and poorly implemented back-of-house functionality. Setting up the Quantity Worksheet, the Excel Spreadsheet integration, and your ¿bread `n butter¿ traces can take a little time but it is worth it; the more you learn about the program the easier it will be to put together your estimates. If you¿re a novice-user I recommend watching the online videos and taking the web tutorials right on the eTakeoff website or opting for the Customer Support subscription. The most phenomenal aspect of my experience with the eTakeoff has been my interaction with the team. Their website, forums, and phone-support are friendly, helpful, and very accommodating. They know that we rely on their software to bring home the bacon and I always feel like a valued customer. I have participated in many a discussion both via phone call and the forums regarding changes to the software, new features, and implementation. The eTakeoff team keeps an open dialogue and encourages feedback so they can keep the software updated to the ever-changing needs of their clients.

Pros: Very easy to use, great training at no charge and unlimited. Can be integrated with our Sage 100 Contractor CRM and Sage Estimator.

Cons: None

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it out on a trial version and you will be surprised how easy it is to use.

eTakeoff was our First experience

Aug 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use and accurate. It help us to bid severals projects without having to print the plans. We like the free trial.

Cons: The price is kind of high or at least you can have more options for starters

Recommendations to other buyers: Use first the free trial, then study the tools before you buy.

I've been using "eTakeoff" for four years , and I recommend it.

Mar 29, 2016
5/5
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4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: eTakeoff is simple to use , and lets me execute take-off's efficiently.

Cons: Its pricey to purchase. The fee to purchase is high , and I cant justify spending that amount.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure to view the tutorials, and read them as well.

Easy to use, great for reviewing plans and specs.

Aug 31, 2015
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
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Pros: User friendly and great way to get into digital takeoffs.

Cons: A little time consuming to set up initially. Your materials and labor need to be added in separately. Assemblies are helpful

Recommendations to other buyers: This is a basic takeoff tool that allows you to save measurements in the paid version but not the free version. All labor and material cost must be added separately.

A great product that will make you better at takeoff.

Apr 23, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: eTakeoff is a great asset for our company. It's designed by people who truly understand what we need in an estimating software. The software makes sense. Upgrades only enhance features without ever feeling "NEW" or "CORRECTIVE".

Cons: I don't have anything that I dislike about eTakeoff.

Recommendations to other buyers: The better you become at digital takeoffs the more you'll find that eTakeoff has the feature sets that you will want. It's been there the all along. It may take you getting to the next level to fully utilize it's strength.

eTakeoff is a valuable tool.

Apr 23, 2015
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the way the entire products functions and the product support. Any problem that I have had has always been answered.

Cons: I sometimes have problems establishing new projects

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend that you use the personal assistance that is provided with this product. They are very helpful

Very good time saver.

Apr 21, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
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Pros: - The better part of the program is it allows you to create, change or edit any existing template. - Now the program allows you to add as many shortcut keys as you need.

Cons: - A PDF document loses quality whenever a sheet is added to an existing project. - The program doesn't allow to execute the undo command after finishing the measurement, it only allows you to edit manually the measurement. - The program doesn't work with dwg (cad) format.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend use of this program. Once you learn the program, it's not difficult.

Easy to Use

Feb 25, 2015
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
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Pros: I like the ability to measure a dimension on a drawing even though that dimension isn't called out on the sheet.

Cons: Sometimes, it can be difficult to import drawings if they aren't in the correct folder on your computer.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's a great tool to add to your toolbox, not only when bidding, but when constructing the job. Best of all, there is a free version that you can download to try out the software before you buy it.

Good product that is easy to work with

Jan 29, 2015
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: This product was easy to get accustomed to and provided exactly what I needed. When talking with the sales representative, he gave an excellent overview and demonstration of the product and answered all my questions fully and accurately.

Cons: I use this software for basic takeoffs such as square footage, so I do not have any complaints with either the product or vendor at this time.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you play around with the software, it is easy to get accustomed to and learn. The calculations for the takeoff need to be changed slightly in order to get an accurate material count.

May 15, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our epoxy flooring company purchased eTakeoff due to an increased need to work with digital drawings. While some of the other products reviewed had similar features, we liked eTakeoff's simplicity. We have only had the system for about a month, but have found it easy to use, even just by fumbling around to figure it out. eTakeoff also has a great deal of training tools and short, easy-to-view videos of how features work. The customer service people were great. They checked back to see if we liked using it during the free trial, but I never felt any pressure to buy it. The benefits of this system include being able to take off a project in a much shorter time than the old-fashioned hard copy drawings with scaled ruler, pen & paper. If you can click and drag a mouse, you can use eTakeoff! The system allows you to highlight the areas already measured, so you can be sure you haven't missed anything. The system also allows you to save drawings and specifications to each project's folder, so you know exactly what information was used to create each bid. You can also print the drawings after you complete the measurements to send with the bid so your customers can also see what was measured. This takes a lot of the guesswork out of projects when we have superintendents telling us we have other areas to do that were not included with the original price.

Jan 23, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am a Senior estimator for a general contractor in south western PA. I first learned about eTakeoff from McGraw Hill and signed up for the free 30 day trial. Having used other on screen takeoff programs, I found eTakeoff to be very user friendly and after about a week of using the program and some initial support from eTakeoff's support team, we decided to buy the software package. Since we do a large amount of design build projects we often only recieve a basic footprint of the building with no scale attached. eTakeoff makes it very easy to set custom scales, all I need is a dimension and I can quickly and accurately takeoff the concrete, asphalt paving, sitework, and building area using the custom scale setting. I found that once I had built my customized traces that I most commonly use, I am able to quickly do my takeoffs and copy the quantities from the measurement list to my excel pricing sheet. This saves a lot of time by not having to type things twice. I also have found their support staff to be very user friendly with timely response. I have recomended this product to some of my sub contractors as well. Since most of our drawings are now in PDF format it saves them time and money in printing cost when I email them drawings for a project to bid. So if you are looking for ways to cut your estimating time and save money also, then I would highly recommend this product.

eTakeoff Advantage

Jan 08, 2013
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: eTakeoff is an incredibly powerful and versatile piece of software. I am an estimator for Barrett Roofing, a Union roofing contractor in the tri-state area and eTakeoff has made me more efficient with my time, more effective with my efforts, and more competitive with my bids. I starting using the software in August of 2012 and have since noticed a dramatic increase in both my productivity AND my profitability / conversion rate. In only four months we DOUBLED our previous bid-output and decreased our margins of error below 2%. We didn't add a new estimator. We didn't start working sixteen hour days. We started using eTakeoff and embraced an era of change.

eTakeoff puts the tools you need right at your fingertips -- accessible with just a click of a mouse button. I have extensively used AutoBid SM / Mech / Plb, QuickPen, Estimation, On-Screen, and a few "in-house" bidding programs but eTakeoff is VASTLY SUPERIOR.

Cons: very few -- if any. The software isn't always "intuitive" at first but they quickly make up for that with functionality, versatility, and support. I recommend taking the tutorials and watching the online videos.

Overall: The key to winning bids in this economy is competitive pricing that is both accurate and aggressive. eTakeoff affords you all the customization of your own personal "in-house" software without the trappings of a clunky interface and poorly implemented back-of-house functionality.

The most phenomenal aspect of my experience with the eTakeoff has been my interaction with the team. Their website, forums, and phone-support are friendly, helpful, and very accommodating. They know that we rely on their software to bring home the bacon and I always feel like a valued customer. I have participated in many a discussion both via phone call and the forums regarding changes to the software, new features, and implementation. The eTakeoff team keeps an open dialogue and encourages feedback so they can keep the software updated to the ever-changing needs of their clients.

Etakeoff A lot of Bang for the buck

Jan 08, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: User- friendly interface, the lighting quick rate at which the drawings load, the intuitive zoom and Scroll drawing manipulation.
Feature rich
Easy implementation
Constant updates, great support, and a partnership between user and programmers unlike any I have ever experienced.
Competetive price

Cons: Etakeoff is not idiot proof. To effectively use the program, at least the premier version, you should have a good background in Excel and understand the rules for algebraic iteration, because the manner that formulas are set up in Etakeoff are very similar (but not identical to) the way they get set up in an Excel worksheet.

Overall: We are general contractors and take off several catagories of work with this program. Its flexability allows us to adapt the program to what ever type of work we are bidding, but if you are a contractor that does one type of work, like building Applebees, or Aldi stores, or Mcdonalds you will absolutly love this product beacuse you can set the program up with the units/items specific to those places and fly thru the take offs. I would strongly recommend this program

Dec 13, 2012
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am the estimator for Excellence in Stone, Inc. Our company fabricates and installs Tile, Stone, Terracotta, and Solid Surfaces in South Florida. We specialize in high end residential and commercial projects up to $ 7 million dollars. With this much money at stake we needed an estimating software that would allow me to service our diverse and very demanding customers. Before purchasing eTakeoff 4 years ago, I researched most of the estimating software suppliers and decided on eTakeoff because of their accuracy, support system, and flexibility in customizing the program to our unique use. Because our jobs are so intricate, often including up to 50 different materials on a single job. We cover so many different types of installation ranging from mosaics to cladding large Stone Slabs on walls and ceilings; so I needed a software that would allow me to tailor each unique project to calculate an ever-changing type of data. As soon as I tried eTakeoff I realized that this was the software for us. It was easy to use (I have never needed formal training, since their menus are self explanatory) and their built in features that allow you to write custom subroutines are so flexible that I fell in love with the product after a week into the trial. The implementation was a snap, i was up and running immediately, but it is their support team that I am the most impressed with; it is like having your own personal estimating team to back you up. Over the years, I have asked for special features to be added to eTakeoff and I have yet to be disappointed. I can now estimate 3 times as many projects as I did before, and in today's competitive market it has translated into a constant stream of work for our company in a construction industry that has been suffering for the past 5 years.

Review of eTakeoff Premier

Dec 09, 2012
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Powerful Assembly capabilities
Dynamic interface with Excel
Unlimited Computer Displays
Unlimited Windows/Plan Pages open at one time
Single Data Base
Very Quick Project Backups

Cons: Each level of eTakeoff is increasingly more powerful and increasingly more difficult to learn. Some would view the Premier version capabilities as too difficult to learn and therefore a "Con". I do not see it that way.

Overall: I contacted three major companies that advertised as electronic takeoff software companies, did trial versions, spoke with their technical people to see what they were capable of, asked about assemblies and other things and chose eTakeoff because it was the most comprehensive, powerful and the programmers were not telling me how to estimate. It is what I call a ¿blank sheet¿ program like Excel or AutoCAD ¿ lots of great tools with no one to say how to use it. I developed a lumber takeoff system and then a concrete & rebar system both of which use very complicated assemblies.
Support for the software has been phenomenal. Many of my suggestions have become a part of the software. The ease and accuracy with which I am able to do takeoffs has made it one of the best investments in my career.