Avaliações: 75 | Classificação geral: Boa
PlanGrid is construction software made for the field. PlanGrid's 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.
Comentário deixado em 04/10/2020

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.

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 04/10/2020
Langan Jacinto

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.

Loads fast. Easy to share comments and collaborate. Many helpful commenting tools. Loading drawings is usually quick and easy.

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.
Comentário deixado em 04/10/2020
Alexandros Jeta

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 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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 04/09/2020

Have used plangrid for 2 years in 2 different fields. I have enjoyed learning the full potential and harnessing that potential for future growth within the company

Comparing sheets, ability to annotate, speed of updating information to the field and simplicity of the design

Not being able to perform the different functions available on mobile platforms on PC. Having to use the web to use the application(uploads). Speed of file uploads.
Comentário deixado em 04/09/2020

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.

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.

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).
Comentário deixado em 04/08/2020

Overall it is a great software.

PlanGrid is a great software to keep your Plans and Documents organized.

Many of the features are new, like RFI's, Daily Reports, Photos, and Submittals.
Comentário deixado em 04/06/2020

Most of my projects utilize PlanGrid. My whole teams uses PlanGrid for real time collaboration. I'd be much farther behind in document control if it weren't for PlanGrid.

As a subcontractor, access to the latest and greatest project documents in one place is by far the best feature on PlanGrid. The ability to easily refer back to previous iterations immensely help to find plan deviations.

Minor annoyance is the zoom feature only goes so far. Sometimes there is a need to zoom in at 400% or more.
Comentário deixado em 04/05/2020
Calondra Golanski

cheap to get into

lack of functionality
Comentário deixado em 04/04/2020

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 04/03/2020
Acacia Singco

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 04/02/2020
Leonie Anne

Overall I am pleased with the ability to navigate and have all of the project documents at my finger tips.

New feature development is on the forefront. Support staff are always willing to listen to suggested development.

Although new development is always occurring the most recent advances cone with a pretty heafty price tag as add-ons. As a small business owner this would be quite a hit to even test it's effectiveness and use within the conpany.
Comentário deixado em 04/02/2020

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/31/2020
Cyrus Gouldman

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.

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.

There are some repetitious steps that I wish I did not have to do each time I set up a project.
Comentário deixado em 03/29/2020

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.

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

It is a bit costly. I don't think that out weighs the advantages of having PG.
Comentário deixado em 03/29/2020
Hube Levian

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 ease of use. Deployment in the field is much easier because PlanGrid is just so easy to use.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/28/2020

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/27/2020

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

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.

I wish there was an update "all" button to ease the going thru all the projects and requesting individual updates.
Comentário deixado em 03/27/2020

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.

Reliable - quick - user friendly.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/27/2020
Rodmann Flock

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.

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/26/2020

Great! We are now looking into creating time sheets and punch list for the field guys.

The field guys love using the app in the field via mobile device. Since we've purchased the product the field crew is also getting use to taking pictures and linking them to the plans.

Initially it was a hassle to get the guys in the field to dive into the features of the application in full.
Comentário deixado em 03/25/2020
Desdamonna Bonker

Overall the experience has been very good, your app developers listen to how their product is being utilized in the field and I personally appreciate that. It has become an essential tool for me.

the electronic functionality allows me to review and distribute information quickly, the snapshot feature allows me to sends changes to foremen in the field when I receive it

the issues function in the software has always been problematic for me, I understand that has been modified and have not used the new task function yet
Comentário deixado em 03/25/2020
Thurmond Salu

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 !

The unbelivable support provided by Plangrid. Easy to access and convenient and knowledgeable.

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
Comentário deixado em 03/24/2020

Works great with ipad. Android use has had some quirks, but it seems to be improving.

Love the fact that changes can be shared on the fly to hand-held devices without having to redistribute paper drawing pages or sets. Feedback and field dimensions can be shared more quickly and efficiently than when we were working with paper sets.

Its a little pricey if some team members need only occasional use. However, there is no small group option, which makes it a little more difficult to share with sub-subcontractors.
Comentário deixado em 03/24/2020

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.

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/24/2020

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.

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/23/2020

We have had great experiences with plan grid and will continue to use this program.

This program allows managers and supervisors to mark up, review, scale, annotate all the plans on a project from their laptops, phones or ipads. We use this program everyday with ease and efficiency.

The program is not the cheapest in the world, but we feel its worth every dollar. Our supervisors have quick access to plans, details, and notes at the click of a button.
Comentário deixado em 03/22/2020

This has been and exceptional tool for me and my organization. Simple to use so site construction personnel don’t need a lot of training to be up to speed. We would be lost without it.

Easy editing of drawings and sharing information. Easy to attach photos to explain field conditions.

Need some more tools for editing. 1) a way to file snapshots that are just lost in the list
Comentário deixado em 03/21/2020

Pros: -All of your drawings in one place on an easy to carry mobile device. -Drawings open lightening fast! No need to use a VPN to log into a company server.

-All of your drawings in one place on an easy to carry mobile device. -Drawings open lightening fast! No need to use a VPN to log into a company server.

-Inability to set your own RFI numbers.
Comentário deixado em 03/20/2020

Communication and organization of real time information from multiple job sites Punch list tracking Safety issues reporting improved record keeping Better real time redline recording

Easy to use and to implement. Workers found it easy to understand and use, immediate buy in

Terrible user based subscription system, not construction friendly for GCs with many subcontractors Would like to see built in actual budgeting and POs High price for upgraded features (submittals and RFI advanced) that is not rolled out with complete workflow tracking and multiple reviewers User based subscription may actually make this more ex[pensive than Procore with far less functionality
Comentário deixado em 03/19/2020
Crispen Cwikla

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/19/2020
Son Digangi

Easy to track punch list items to resolution.

Great place to keep, access, and update drawings.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/17/2020

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.

Rendering of plans is fast

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)
Comentário deixado em 03/16/2020

excellent experience, and I would recommend to colleagues.

It makes my job easier. I don't have to spend time compiling reports or finding drawings.

The annotation functionality needs some additional tools added, its pretty basic. The exporting of PDFs and snapshots should be compatible with email other then the native email on device, currently it only prompts for outlook on the device to send items. Layering of markups and GPS marking and tracking of photos needs a bit of work.
Comentário deixado em 03/16/2020

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.

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.

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?
Comentário deixado em 03/14/2020
Loveridge Hulstrand

They are focused on providing a simple and intuitive experience while incorporating the necessary features to make your job easier.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/14/2020

That a complete project team can use this software simultaneously. Every person on our team uses this software on a daily basis. We can all access drawings, documents and any correspondence necessary whenever we need to.

I like mostly everything about the software, but it takes some time to learn and get used to. Once you have it down you're good to go!
Comentário deixado em 03/13/2020

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.

The ease of use when searching for drawings.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/12/2020
Schwab Wolske

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.

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/11/2020
Keppel Herren

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.

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

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.
Comentário deixado em 02/07/2020

PlanGrid allows you to share drawings with everyone on your team so you all are working on the most current set of documents.

Being able to view the documents on an ipad is great. It makes reviewing drawing very efficient. The hyperlinks also make it very easy to jump from a plan to the details.

If you have an account with limited sheets it can make viewing multiple projects more difficult. You may need to shift things around to fit within your sheet limit.
Comentário deixado em 12/12/2019

We are managing work and utilizing clear, effective communication in the field all because of plangrid

This software is an absolute lifesaver when it comes to field management and quality control. We use this daily as it is the most precise tool I've found for documenting work in place. The communication tools within are top notch as well.

Some improvements that could be made:
Comentário deixado em 07/16/2019
Pirali Ishman

PlanGrid made it really easy to pull up any drawing details anywhere I was as long as I had my Ipad, laptop and or phone. The field guys mentioned that this software helps them as well as they are always receiving the latest and greatest drawings.

PlanGrid is an excellent software for those who work both in the field and in the office. I like the fact that when you pull up your drawings in PlanGrid and go to a specific detail you can click on that detail number and it takes you exactly to that drawing. It will also show you all markups and you can do markups yourself and save them so whom ever is looking at them will see all the changes made and when they were made. This ensures that everyone is looking at the most recent drawings. You can also add pictures to a certain detail and include any notes affiliated with it.

I do not have any cons to this software only because when our drawings our downloaded to it everything I need to know is already there. I am sure those who implement these in the software may have cons.
Comentário deixado em 04/16/2019
Barbie Bessette

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 04/15/2019

Plangrid has been a great help overall. It saves a lot of time, confusion, it makes as-builts super simple.

What I like most is the ability to add other users to a project and keep everyone updated on a set of prints. Being able to drop pictures onto prints so the foreman can see potential problems is also a big upside.

I don’t like the page limits. Some of my projects get filled with a lot of useless reference sheets so the pages get filled up quickly.
Comentário deixado em 03/28/2019
Zindman Harmann

CA purposes, plan grid is a must have.

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

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/08/2019
Isolt Heneisen

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.

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/08/2019
Loggins Arndt

Very good experience. I’ve been using plangrid for about 6 years or so. I’ve explained how to use it to many apprentices and even some office staff with ease.

Very user friendly. New users can navigate through every function required for day to day use.

Lack of preset scaling feature. It would be handy to have a scale move with the drawings as you zoom in and out. Most plans as pdf’s you can manipulate to make a percentage of the original scale. This is the most common reason we still use paper drawings.
Comentário deixado em 03/07/2019

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.

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/07/2019
Elli Squarciafico

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.

Reliable - quick - user friendly.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/05/2019
Gove Skolnik

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.

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/05/2019
Honor Ploude

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

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/05/2019

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!

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/05/2019
Willie Merida

There are many great things about Plangrid. My favorite feature is just simply having all of the drawings and documents at your fingertips no matter where you are working. The screen refresh rate is second to none, there's nothing more frustrating than having a crew member standing by waiting for instruction while the screen refreshes. Having the ability to print out working drawings with mark-ups on them is a huge time saver and ensures that the work is being installed as intended.

I would like to have more flexibility to add mark-ups to snapshots. Once you have taken a snapshot, there is only one rough draw tool that is enabled. It would be nice to be able to add to or change a snapshot once it is in the gallery.
Comentário deixado em 01/24/2019

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

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 01/18/2019
Eliathan Bilder

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.

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 11/13/2018

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

The best things about the software are:

The least favorite things about the software are:
Comentário deixado em 11/12/2018
Gervais Escorcia

The user friendly application of this software is great! I started beta testing this when it first came out and loved it! I was one of the people that helped get my company onboard and am glad that I did! The customer service is top notch as well! Having all of my project documents in one place is fantastic!

The cost of the software is sometimes too much, especially if you are running a very small project. Some smaller subcontractors cannot afford to have this and compete.
Comentário deixado em 11/07/2018
Hillel Dozia

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.

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.

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!
Comentário deixado em 11/07/2018

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.

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.

Honestly, there is nothing that I don't like about this sofware.
Comentário deixado em 11/07/2018
Rainwater Dunnagan

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.

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.

It would be great if you could send more than one field report at a time from the App.
Comentário deixado em 11/07/2018
Brinna Heern

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.

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 11/07/2018

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!

The ease of moving around the drawings. Swipe left, swipe right zoom in and out with ease.

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.
Comentário deixado em 11/07/2018
Hepza Thweatt

I highly recommend PlanGrid to anybody in the construction industry as it allows multiple people to collaborate together on a project and offers a method of viewing sheets at the easiest possible method.

The ease of viewing construction documents and the feature of seeing overlays of past sheets makes this a great tool as design is always changing.

I like their new feature of workspaces but I believe it still needs refinement on this feature as it limits the task assignments within each workspace.
Comentário deixado em 11/07/2018

Muito bom.

Automatic slipping of drawing revisions, tracking and linking RFIs on the active drawing pages, and punch list management are at the top of my list.

The fact that I can't send out an invite to a single user and give them access without having them pay for a license. I used to be able to invite an engineer or architect to punch the building on their own device; now I have to supply devices to them. Just complicates the process.
Comentário deixado em 08/06/2018

It has both Android and iPhone versions. The presence of zoom options on several scales helps to have a clearer view of the site images. The support team is very responsive and helpful. Any query put forward is solved by them efficiently. It helps to keep all your RFIs, drawings etc. in one single spot and need not carry them around in the field. It supports English, Japanese and Spanish.

It is very expensive. It is not affordable for small agencies and startups. Also, most of the features are scattered around and hence, browsing through all of them is not so easy.
Comentário deixado em 04/24/2018
Toney Depalo

New features are constantly being added to make this a very versatile software. It's extremely user-friendly and has become a staple for our organization. Teams are able to access the same files which makes it easy to collaborate and keep everyone on the same page.

The Windows application is improving but still needs some work to get it fully functional. If it had all the features of the iPad, it would be a perfect product.
Comentário deixado em 01/18/2018

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!

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.

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!
Comentário deixado em 01/10/2018

Easy plan management and distribution.

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 09/21/2017

partnership with Esub is good - build on getting more into that program as well.

ease of use- field has taken full use of this app - I have never seen the field accept an app like this. they like it because it is user friendly. customer service has been excellent. app is fast and reliable. ROI is hard to establish, but I know we are saving time..

the price as a company would be something to look at - If I have 400 people using, I would probably not want to pay that much per person per year.
Comentário deixado em 12/05/2016
Rudelson Dillis

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.

Intuitive and ergonomic functionality. It keeps files up to date and automatically supersedes old files.

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.
Comentário deixado em 04/14/2016

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 03/15/2016

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.

Comentário deixado em 11/25/2015

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.

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.
Comentário deixado em 11/17/2015
Beckett Rost

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.

The marketing push / "how can we improve" push as of late seems a bit much.
Comentário deixado em 09/22/2015

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.

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!

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