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On-premise home designing platform that enables architects, builders, designers, and remodelers to create construction documents, residential designs, cost estimate reports, electrical plans & more.

Product Details

Designed for building and construction industries, the home designing platform enables architects to create residential plans & more.

Contact Details

SoftPlan Systems

http://www.softplan.com/

Starting Price

  • $2585.00/one-time

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

SoftPlan Features

2D Drawing
3D Modeling
Bills of material
Building Information Modeling
Contact Management
Contract Management
Document Management
Drafting
Presentation Tools
Project Management
Quotes/Proposals
2D Drawing
Animation
Annotations
BIM Modeling
Component Library
Data Import / Export
Landscape Design
Virtual Tour

SoftPlan Reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4/5

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Brian M.
Purchasing and Estimating Manager
Construction, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2019

“Works as Expected”

OverallVery good overall experience. Softplan is essential to our home building company. It allows a single person to generate residential construction documents for 65 houses per year.
ProsYou get a no nonsense residential drafting software. Very easy to get started, but still packed with features. We have been using it for 5plus years are still finding new features to use. Overall, the most essential feature is the Softlist takeoff module.
ConsThe only issue I have is with customer support. You can get support, but it is through a clunky interface. There is not a way to speak to a rep at Softplan as far as I can tell.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2019
JAMES H.
Owner
Architecture & Planning, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 8, 2019

“Best residential software available”

OverallI switched to Softplan in the late 80's and rarely use any other software unless needed.
ProsThe biggest thing currently is designing in 2-d and 3-d at the same time.
ConsTrue .dwg and .dwf drawing compatibility and cross platform functionality is a little difficult at times.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 8, 2019
Verified Reviewer
1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 5, 2018

“SoftPlan is easy to use, scales well, and is feature rich. Our most highly recommended application. ”

ProsDesigning for residential and light commercial projects has become intuitive and accessible with SoftPlan. It helps us present data-rich designs quickly and efficiently, without any concerns.
ConsAt first we wondered if SoftPlan was right for us but after a brief training period, we soon realized it would give us significant benefits. Once we absorbed it fully, it worked very well for us.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 5, 2018
David B.
Architect/ Owner
Architecture & Planning, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
1/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: Capterra
January 6, 2017

“Architect opinion of SoftPLAN”

OverallVery easy to use 2D. 3D is somewhat difficult. Customer support is not good. Overall very happy with the software. I am a registered architect practicing for last 30 years in large and small offices. I now own my own office and use SoftPLAN.
ProsVery intuitive.
ConsNot very easy to use for small commercial.
Recommendations to other buyersCustomer support is lacking.
Source: Capterra
January 6, 2017
Winston E.
President
Construction, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: Capterra
May 16, 2017

“I've used this product for years designing homes and remodels. Once learned can do plans fast. ”

OverallAble to completely create house building plans ready to submit to City.
ProsCan make floorplans quickly. Easy to copy one plan's notes to the next. Software runs fast on a basic desktop computer. Clients like to see basic layouts when I submit bids. Don't have to upgrade constantly if you're happy with the features in the version you purchased and no yearly fees. Easy to paint and add texture to elevations or 3d. SqFt calcs easy, and material lists available once plan is done.
ConsOlder versions (13) don't have easy was to convert to PDF, way too many steps to get to a PDF. Upgrade prices are very high for a small contractor. Complex roofs can be hard to draw unless you do it full time or have lots of experience drawing roofs. Scaled Plot Plans can be hard to create correctly unless you do it often.
Source: Capterra
May 16, 2017
Denis M.
head of it department
Marketing and Advertising, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 7, 2019

“ great programm”

Pros Very good program for making plans and designs. Our company is engaged in designing interiors and this program helps a lot with it.
Cons Of the minuses I want to note, although this is even more likely not a minus, but a wish. I would like to see in the future more ready plans for country houses.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 7, 2019
Hussain L.
Business
Unspecified
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 8, 2018

“Very intuitive”

ProsFor professionals this software is really helpful. Designing and drawing can be done smoothly and there isn't much lag problem either
ConsIt had a lot of complexities to turn into PDF . Design a 3D project is very difficult for beginners like me . Updates should be a bit cheaper
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 8, 2018
sophie n.
student
Unspecified
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 7, 2018

“not bad”

Prosthe Customer support is really helpful and fast. easy to make change on your project easy to do Professional drawings and create plan
Consthe software is not always easy to use and the update are expensive and long to update. their is things like curving that are extremely hard to use and learn
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 7, 2018
Gary D.
Owner
Construction, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2018

“ It's a great program with a great outcome”

OverallAbility to draw my own plans in a time frame that fit my needs without waiting for others to do the drawings.
ProsCustomer support Professional looking drawings Ability to draw any plan Easy of making changes, adds, deducts etc.
ConsLearning curve was too long Expensive updates needed on a regular basis Difficulty in doing certain things
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2018
Gabriel F.
Senior Project Manager
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Source: Capterra
June 12, 2015

“Easy of use and professional”

OverallFast, smart and easy to use, the only snag is that demo version does not allow you the real feel like Archicad!
Source: Capterra
June 12, 2015
Shubham A.
Senior Project Manager
Food & Beverages, Unspecified
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 7, 2018

“Great tool to design commercial and residential projects”

ProsThis is a great tool for architects to help them design commercial and residential projects . Recommended product :)
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 7, 2018