SoftPlan Systems

SoftPlan


4.5 / 5
11 reviews


Average Ratings

11 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $2,585.00/one-time
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • SoftPlan Systems
  • www.softplan.com/

About SoftPlan

Designed for residential and light commercial construction industry.


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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 Recently Reviewed!


Works as Expected

Jul 02, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You 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.

Cons: The 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.

Overall: Very 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.

Best residential software available

Jan 08, 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: The biggest thing currently is designing in 2-d and 3-d at the same time.

Cons: True .dwg and .dwf drawing compatibility and cross platform functionality is a little difficult at times.

Overall: I switched to Softplan in the late 80's and rarely use any other software unless needed.

Architect opinion of SoftPLAN

Jan 06, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Very intuitive.

Cons: Not very easy to use for small commercial.

Overall: Very 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: Customer support is lacking.

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

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Designing 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.

Cons: At 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.

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

May 16, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Can 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.

Cons: Older 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.

Overall: Able to completely create house building plans ready to submit to City.

great programm

Feb 07, 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:

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.

not bad

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: the Customer support is really helpful and fast.

easy to make change on your project

easy to do Professional drawings and create plan

Cons: the 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

Very intuitive

Jul 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: For professionals this software is really helpful. Designing and drawing can be done smoothly and there isn't much lag problem either

Cons: It 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

It's a great program with a great outcome

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Customer support

Professional looking drawings

Ability to draw any plan

Easy of making changes, adds, deducts etc.

Cons: Learning curve was too long

Expensive updates needed on a regular basis

Difficulty in doing certain things

Overall: Ability to draw my own plans in a time frame that fit my needs without waiting for others to do the drawings.

Easy of use and professional

Jun 12, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Fast, smart and easy to use, the only snag is that demo version does not allow you the real feel like Archicad!

Great tool to design commercial and residential projects

Apr 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is a great tool for architects to help them design commercial and residential projects . Recommended product :)