PlanGrid

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PlanGrid builds simple, powerful software that construction teams love to use. With PlanGrid’s mobile-first technology, any construction team member can manage and update blueprints, specs, photos, RFIs, field reports, punchlists and other information from any device. PlanGrid is used on more than one million projects across commercial, heavy civil and other industries in 90 countries.

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PlanGrid review by Victoria L.
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"Great Software, Room for Improvement"

What do you like best?

No longer having to carry around stacks of paperwork with floor plans, BOM, typicals, etc. Plan Grid has been a huge lifesaver. Plan Grid is both web and app based which allows me to choose the program that best suits my needs at the time I want to use it. Customer service is also very helpful. They have a chat function on the website which helps get you quick answers and they always take suggestions on future improvements.

What do you dislike?

Some of the recent app upgrades minimize the way you can maneuver around the program. Its a big change from the previous versions and not as user friendly. Their new Daily Reports feature could be a great add but its complicated now and has not been helpful as of yet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

All users start with a free trial. This will suffice for most people but you will ultimately need to pay to upgrade some of your employees for sure. Their training is expensive but if you take advantage of it, you will learn a lot of tips/tricks from their certified trainers. Also, my best advice is to mess around with the program as long as you have it because you will definitely learn a lot that way.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work for a commercial furniture dealership as a Project Manager and use Plan Grid in the field to store all my drawings and other relevant paperwork. Its all cloud based so as long as I have uploaded the docs in advance I have no worries about needing an internet connection while at a construction site. It also allows me to share the information with other team members and this has been incredibly beneficial.

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PlanGrid review by Tyler F.
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"Plangrid Makes Life Simple!"

What do you like best?

Plangrid makes getting plans, updates, punch items, photos, documents and all related work easy to get from the office to the job site and vice versa. Importing plans into Plangrid is easy and effortless and with the beta auto locating sheet number and name makes getting all correct information to the field effortless. Can be used from PC, Mac, Online Internet Browser, Android, Apple and many other services.

What do you dislike?

So far there is not much we dislike about this program. Could make the user experience when taking photos and attaching them a bit more user friendly but other than that no complaints here.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely try to make sure to always update projects for field crews. It only takes a few minutes to upload new document versions to the program. I also recommend having tablets to view in the field plans but it is not necessary.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving the constant struggle to keep up to date plans in our field workers hands and also provide them ways to send questions back to the office about certains areas and the ability to take photos of these problems may they occur. We can also mark the plans up with punch items and the field can see these punch items and mark them each complete.

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PlanGrid review by Jerelee L.
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"User Friendly"

What do you like best?

The app on the ipad is easy to use and using the desktop for setup is easy to navigate as well.

What do you dislike?

You can't just share the link for viewing unless the other party has a subscribed/paid account with plangrid and not everyone has it. Also, I did have an issue with the program recognizing the plan sheets since the Architect/Engineer using a naming convention that was fairly long. My Team and myself will have to manually check each sheet everytime to make sure it capture the right sheet name or else it would not record and keep track of the drawings properly. For example, the sheet will have a hyphen at the end that it won't recognize and sometimes it will. So, it will keep a record of that sheet as if it were two different sets of drawings. I was hoping it would recognize it better so less manual work for myself and my Team.

Recommendations to others considering the product

PlanGrid is great out in the field and not just for office use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping construction plans in order and ease of coordinating work in the field. My Superintendents love it as well.

PlanGrid review by J. K.
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"Easy to use planner with great accessability"

What do you like best?

It is very accessible and it didn`t take so long to learn how to use the platform. Also it is mobile friendly that helps the planning a lot and access the information quickly. The user interface is also friendly and has a clear structure.

What do you dislike?

Well, it isn`t as complex as I thought, for me it`s great but some others may want to look around on the market to see which platform surely meets their requirements.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Personally, I like it but check all the features before purchasing it and setting up your account, it is not so complex.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We got lost in notes and papers, many times we couldn`t retrieve the information and the plans for the week quickly. Plangrid solves it for us, all our things are much more organized, I don`t have to carry as much as papers like before it`s enough to have my phone to retrieve the right information. It saves time and better for the environment as well. (less print outs)

PlanGrid review by Administrator in Construction
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"Great for doing punch and correction notices"

What do you like best?

We currently use both Procore and Plangrid to manage our drawings for a 400 unit apt. project and the superintendents prefer to use PlanGrid over Procore for the punch and for correction notices for its ease of use for marking up the plans with the necessary correction notations and for sending those out to the subcontractors.

What do you dislike?

PlanGrid has several major negatives which is why we don't use it as our primary software:

1. Cost - it requires a subscription of several hundred dollars for access and except for a couple of our large subcontractors who use it at other sites none of the other subs are willing to buy a subscription so access is extremely limited. Fortunately correction notices can go out to all subs even if they don't have a subscription.

2. iPad and tablet memory use - unlike Procore which is cloud based PlanGrid downloads the plans to your iPad so it requires an iPad with quite a bit of memory and if there isn't enough memory then the program locks you out so you can't access it at all instead of giving you access to the plan sheets that have been downloaded already so you've paid your subscription fee but you can't access the program. Ditto if you go over your subscription plan which is based on the number of plan sheets, if you go over your subscription by one sheet you're completely locked out of the program and can't access the sheets you have paid for until you upgrade your subscription. Both are extremely annoying, be sure to buy an iPad with the largest memory available or you may have an expensive tablet you can't use unless you only work on small projects.

Speed: It takes a long time to download sheets to the tablet, the superintendents usually do it overnight because even tho' its only updating with the latest sheets it takes hours.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The biggest benefit are the correction notices and punch list ease.

PlanGrid review by Victoria S.
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"Very easy to use, but a little pricey if you are in a small company"

What do you like best?

I like how you can assign task to specific people in your company, ability to make mark ups on drawings, report submission is a nice feature too. It is very much mobile friendly and is great for those that use tablets in the field.

What do you dislike?

I was a little frustrated uploading my own templates to reports because it only accepts pdf formats. I also thing for how developed the mobile and tabloid versions are they should allow to sink with your current cloud providers to merge plans, documents, pictures and etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great platform for those businesses that are just starting out, however on the large scale there are a lot of improvements that can be made to this particular platform

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

planning, scheduling, task distribution, report submission and tracking. I think it is a nice way to keep all of your documents and track progress in one place.

PlanGrid review by Jeff K.
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"Use PlanGrid to make your construction team faster!"

What do you like best?

- Fastest plan viewer on the market

- Easy to learn

- Automatic hyperlinks on drawing sets

What do you dislike?

- No integration with database software (timberline, prolog, etc.)

- No way to control view permissions of users/collaborators

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would reocmmend rolling out PlanGrid in waves to different project teams, we were able to better control the integration and provide adequate training.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Over the past year, my company integrated PlanGrid into our construction process, and used it to build several ground-up and renovation projects. I can safely say that PlanGrid has streamlined the construction process. It has greatly increased the collaboration of our field and office staff. We have also been able to reduce our paper use by utilization of the attachments features. We have found a variety of uses for the issues reporting module, which have enabled us to communicate more effectively with owners, architects, and subcontractors.

How we used it:

- Maintained constantly up-to-date set of drawings, linked to all RFI responses, approved submittals, and other important documentation

- Utilized the issues feature to generate work-to-complete lists to better steer subcontractors

- Easily documented construction progress

If you want to become more organized and focused in your project delivery, then you should use PlanGrid.

PlanGrid review by Allison M.
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"Its greatest strength is also its weakness..."

What do you like best?

PlanGrid is a very accessible, easy to use platform which allows users to quickly and easily jump into the latest set of plans, create and distribute punch lists, and push drawing revisions out in real time.

What do you dislike?

PlanGrid's simplicity is also its greatest weakness. It struggles to be anything but a document storage platform, and there are companies out there who are doing very similar things on much more complex and dynamic platforms.

Frustrating is the loss of dynamic markups when importing drawings from something like Bluebeam,

RFIs and Submittals are clunky and not intuitive.

The pricing structure is also limiting. Costs that never cease are a big barrier to entry for many of our subs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great but limited tool - make sure the cost is something that everyone can get their arms around.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Drawing management is the biggest issue that PlanGrid resolves, IF you can get buy in from subcontractors at the beginning of a project. Many field issues are avoided if everyone has the most current set of plans in their hands at all times.

PlanGrid review by Jesse J.
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"Best in class mobile document management"

What do you like best?

Offline access, fast page opening, and relatively clear UI

What do you dislike?

Pricing keeps creeping up, they recently got rid of free web accounts (which I used as a selling point to the subcontractors on my projects) with no warning. If your invoiced account runs out in the middle of a project, you lose ALL access to your documents until you get it updated. That can REALLY suck if you're on a busy job

Recommendations to others considering the product

My typical sales pitch to my subcontractors is to consider it a replacement for their typical "reproduction" costs on a project. Instead of printing up the entire construction set 2-4 times over the life of the project, they just put that cost into PlanGrid. It's a pretty easy sell that way.

For my document control engineers, it's ENORMOUSLY easier than posting with red pencil on a paper set, and all of the postings are slip-sheeted onto th newest drawings with no effort at all!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having the most current documents with me at all times. Taking away subcontractor excuses for not having the RFI-posted documents

PlanGrid review by Aaron N.
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"Plan Grid in Architecture"

What do you like best?

The punchlist feature is very easy to use, and easy to publish to contractors.

Depending on the subscription you have with plan grid, you could keep the entire projects revision sheets on your account. This helps when doing the punchlist, because you can see exactly when something was revised during the project.

You can upload multiple attachments in plan grid, that don't count in your sheet limit. This only includes .pdfs, but you can upload as many submittals, spec sheets, schedules, etc. as you need. They do however take up space on your ipad, as everything does as well, so if you have a full device you need to be conscious about that.

We use the attachments feature to review our millwork shop drawings with our clients during on site meeting with our national clients. No need to print out the sheets and flip through them.

What do you dislike?

There is no separation between issues on a project during the project and creating a punchlist at the end. Would like to see two different features there.

I would like to see the same editing features ( box, text, etc.) from the page review in the attachment review.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is free to try, so just give it a try. There are many programs that are similar, and they each have there pros and cons.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Any construction issues during the construction administration phase of the project. Less printing for construction meetings and less wasted printing for submittal reviews.

PlanGrid review by Kyle W.
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"Working smart, not hard. "

What do you like best?

The system has great functionality. The construction industry is becoming more streamline because of applications like these. Plangrid is by far one of the best!

What do you dislike?

Would like to integrate Daily reporting into this, also would like a toggle to allow pushing all items to master.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great tool to help ANY contractor. this industry is going paperless whether your ready or not.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time is decreasing with efficiency increasing. communication with trades is becoming more streamlined as well!

PlanGrid review by Zachari C.
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"Best Construction App"

What do you like best?

With the constantly changing construction industry, this app makes it easy to keep up. I'm not sure how anyone ever managed without it before. Then again, project drawing changes are more prevalent than ever. This app is a must for ANY GC, CM, or even sub-contractor for large scale project. It's even helpful on the side small scale ones too. It makes As-Builts easy for the field foreman, many times this was a chore before. Now they can make these notes on the project during whatever they're working on without having to go back to a trailer or office.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I dislike about this app. However, my least favorite integrated feature are the RFIs. I think they need to make more available options to personalize them to your company. Maybe head the RFI with a company name and logo. This is especially useful for sub-contractors since they have to submit RFI's to a General Contractor who is also getting many RFIs from other contractors.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The least you should do is try the trial out on a small project. There's nothing you can lose and I can guarantee you will realize this is something you've needed on your projects once you begin using it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps keep up with the constant drawing changes of today's industry. It also reduces in-field mistakes of using outdated drawings. It also improves communication between the field and office.

PlanGrid review by Gil L.
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"Excellent time saver, in the field and in document and report production"

What do you like best?

The ability to document and report from a single platform, available through the cloud anywhere and in the various devices we use; tablet, laptop, desktop, phone. Being able to access from multiple OSs enables our users to use their device of preference - Android, IOs, Mac, Windows, etc.

What do you dislike?

It lacks direct interaction or integration with other products it teams well with. Not an issue by any means, but a bit of additional integration can result in increased time savings, particularly in the production stage. Slow speed when syncing between devices can be an issue if a project has a large volume of sheets, particularly with slow data connections on a jobsite.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The learning curve is relatively mild. The pricing model is great as it enables a company to gauge the need based on capacity (quantity of sheets). Particularly well suited for field work, documentation, issue tracking, and punch list follow up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communication within teams and other trades. The ability to use the same documents and maintain a change log is a great benefit that keeps all in sync.

PlanGrid review by Tim M.
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"Great software for field side"

What do you like best?

The ability for guys in the field to access to the most up to date information without the need for them to need an internet connections (provided the have updated the drawing recently, via the internet). Have the ability to flag areas for RFI and link RFIs to drawings speeds up the process of posting revisions and makes it simple for all involved

What do you dislike?

The office side is lacking right now. The RFI and Submittal process is very basic and generally doesn't cover my needs. I always find myself uploading my PDF RFIs and Submittals and then linking the documents rather than using the built in tools.

The take-off side/counting is also lacking compared to other products (i.e. BlueBeam). The biggest benefit for PlanGrid also turns into its downfall; it is so easy to use that if it added the in depth features of another piece of software it would lose its ease of use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PlanGrid has definitely increased the speed and ease with getting information from the office to guys in the field but without adding the necessary feature to be a single source of document creation and viewing it will never be a stand alone product. Some of these issues could be solved by incorporating other software (i.e. BlueBeam) but for now it is great in the field, not so much as a one stop shop for the office.

PlanGrid review by Mike C.
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"Best tool in the tool kit."

What do you like best?

The ability to have my current plans and specs with me at every meeting on my iPad. Quick rendering when viewing sheets, can work offline and sync later.

Punch list reports are very quick and easy to prepare, saves lots of time, easy to track and update.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I can think of, is that it takes a little time to learn how to use the tool to meet your work flow, or customize your work flow to incorporate the tool. Simple things like how to name and upload plan sets and keep old versions, once you develop a good process this is not an issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is worth every penny, just try it you will not be disappointed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying not keep a paper set of plans current, not carting around a massive set of floor plans to take notes on in the field and an easy way to develop a field observation report/punch list and easily and quickly distribute to team.

PlanGrid review by Ravel U.
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"Fantastic Construction App"

What do you like best?

There are 2 features that I really like. The first is PlanGrid's ability to pull in my drawings from pdf files and then allow me to very quickly pan and zoom them in the field on my iPad. The second is the Issues feature which allows me to keep up with issues throughout the course of construction and then easily create either Field Reports or Punch List Reports based on what I witnessed in the field.

What do you dislike?

There is really not much to dislike about PlanGrid. The cost is a little high (it seems) if, within the same organization, there are several employees that need access to PlanGrid.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try for free. Choose up to 50 sheets to upload. All of the features are available in the free version.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The biggest benefit is to immediately issue to the contractor a Field Report or Punch List Report before leaving the job site. In the past, I would have to come back to the office and sit down in front of my computer and write up a report based on the numerous field notes that I made. Now, with PlanGrid, it is almost instantaneous.

PlanGrid review by Paul G.
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"Want to really focus on the actual building and not the project files? "

What do you like best?

I like carrying around 200 pounds of current contract documents in my 1.5 pound iPad. I can find anything I want in just a few seconds and not have to be connected to the internet. Field discussions can be more productive because I have all the information to reference.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really. Would like to switch back and forth from the plans to the previous attachments quicker.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am consulting Resident Engineer (Construction Manager) on Public Agency jobs. Most of my projects are Design, Bid, Build (Low Bid), so that means there is a lot of asking the question - How does the Contractor get paid performing the work they are doing? How they are getting paid are in the Standard Specifications or Special Provisions. It's nice for our Inspectors to have this information with them so they can review this info with the contractor prior to performing work so everybody is on the same page. Now that all of our Inspectors have access to PlanGrid, they can stay in the field all day and can observe/inspect all the work taking place, which really is a win for the project as a whole.

PlanGrid review by Darek O.
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"Issues Punch List) Feature"

What do you like best?

The issues feature, which most in the construction field know as a punch list, is bar none the easiest and most user friendly punch list generator on the market. It is super easy to use and produces a report at the end of the process that is professional looking including pictures of all of the issues. It has totally eliminated the "what does this comment mean?" questions.

The mark-up feature is very easy to use. This is especially important when collaborating with teams that are not in the same geographical region. No more copying the plan area, marking it up, scanning and emailing, now it can be done in real time while on the phone.

What do you dislike?

Since PlanGrid is still developing the only way to handle submittals for a project is with "workarounds". It can be done but requires a little more work than some of the other products on the market. It is really hard to complain about this piece of software, overall it is really easy to use and their customer service is top rung.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give the free trial a shot. Use it on a small project and see if it works for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Isuues Feature has mad doing punch lists very fast and very thorough. This reduces time and get the information into the contractor and owner's hands in a more timely manner.

We work with project teams that are spread out throughout the country and this product makes it very easy to collaborate across time zones.

PlanGrid review by Donald W.
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"Fast, Easy to Learn, Collaborative"

What do you like best?

The system is extremely fast on an iPad in comparison to opening and moving around a pdf in adobe or bluebeam. It is very easy to make edits, upload ASI's and PR's as well as make annotations for trades to view. I like being able to make links to important documents like RFI's. All these features ensure that our subs are working off the freshest set of drawings with the newest changes. The change log is great for me to view what changes I have made.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see the web view have a full screen view of the drawings. On my 27" monitor it takes up a small space. I would also like to see some of the features like sorting drawings by tag incorporated into the web view as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Plangrid is doing a great job adding to features. I would advise that if there is something that is missing that you need you should contact them. They are very responsive about fixing problems and adding features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The biggest benefit that I have realized is pushing up to date drawings into the field. The cost of a plan grid subscription is less than that of continued printing of new drawings sheets or replacing sheets that have been destroyed in the field.

PlanGrid review by Paige M.
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"Great Application for All"

What do you like best?

the usability of it. Very user-friendly and accommodating to a changing market and ideas

What do you dislike?

It's still very new to a lot of field people so it's sometimes hard to get them to understand it and use it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This an easy and very trainable product. I believe that this is where the industry is heading and more thing will be on tablets. It helps with communication from office to field.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The biggest problem it is solving is making sure that everyone has the most to date drawings for every project. It saves a lot of time not having to print and bring out to the site all the time. Also, the size of an iPad/tablet is a lot more convenient than large size drawings.

PlanGrid review by Michael S.
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"Great Punch List Tool"

What do you like best?

We use it exclusively for punch lists, and it's great for that. Very simple.

What do you dislike?

I feel the interface could use a bit of work. The windows app is a bit too simple

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're creating a punch list and sending it to our subcontractors. The lists are very neat and organized

PlanGrid review by Jason D.
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"Easy to use and saves time"

What do you like best?

The best part about plangrid is you don't have to lug around drawings and a submittal book all the time. Everything is stored and organized on your phone or tablet.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was a notepad in the application so i can make notes while at meetings. Also I wish plangrid had an account in between Nailgun and Dozer that would save our company a lot of money. We almost always use over 550 sheets but almost never go over 1500 or 2000 sheets.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a lot faster getting the new bulletin drawings to the foreman in the field. If we make a change or mark up drawings the guys in the field have direct access to it. It saves us a lot of time and money.

PlanGrid review by Erik D.
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"A must have app for project management!"

What do you like best?

I pull this program up on any device, from the office to my phone in the field. I love this app, it has all of the tools I need to easily pull up the plans on a job site. Very simple to make notes, send out RFIs, take pictures and use them as reference and share items with other users. I like that you can download the plans to your device so that you do not always have to depend on a good internet connection.

What do you dislike?

My only issue with this is the recently updated price point. I feel like where they were at before was fair, but now the pricing is high, especially if you are paying for several users.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Previously, when my foreman in the field had an issue with the plans or something in the field did not match what was on the plans, I would have to run out to a job site to clearly communicate what's going on. Now, my foreman can make notes on the plans, add pictures and push it immediately for me to view. Saves a lot of travel time and I can spend more time getting new work, not driving to existing jobs. Also, my billing is accurate and up to date since my foreman takes pictures of the progress in the field.

PlanGrid review by John K.
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"PlanGrid"

What do you like best?

Access to multiple projects on one platform.

What do you dislike?

Apps have to be A-framed into the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It fits well with managers handling multiple projects as well as field personnel who need to file reports and send RFI's for quick turn arounds.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Negates the need to carry around plans for every project.

PlanGrid review by Amil E.
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"Great App"

What do you like best?

It's great being able to have the most current drawings on me no matter where I am or what device I'm carrying. It's also really great to quickly be able to pull up the drawing you need out of the hundreds there may be on any given project.

What do you dislike?

I wish the Android app and web experience was as robust as the iPhone app. I'd also like it to incorporate more aspects of running a project so it could be the once app I use for, at the very least, maintaining all the documents on a project (Shop drawings, cut sheets, meeting minutes, etc.)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping construction drawings current at all times very quickly with very little effort.

PlanGrid review by User in Architecture & Planning
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"Makes my job easier"

What do you like best?

I have been using PlanGrid for over a year now and can't remember what I did without it. It make going to a job site so much easier. I am not carrying paper drawings abounds anymore yet I have so much more information with me when I am in sites. I upload attachments (bldg stnds, spec books, meeting minutes, cut sheets etc) and have all that information. I started out with just doing punch list and I can't tell you how much time it has saved. Now I am using it right from the start. I like the feature of laying plans on top of each other to see the changes. Works great for reviewing space plans.

What do you dislike?

The only think I wish it would have is a place to take meeting notes. I can take notes in another app and then bring over to PlanGrid. But skipping a step would be great.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I am always telling people about PlanGrid. I am a fan.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being on site and having to look at a detail on the app is so much easier than trying to find it in paper plans. I am still amazed at how easy a punch list is done

PlanGrid review by Eric M.
Eric M.
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"Great tool to add to any device for out in the field "

What do you like best?

Incorporates tools to make our job easier and syncing info with people in the field with those in the office

What do you dislike?

The learning curve to navigate the website isn't the most intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great way to move construction drawings and redlines to the cloud.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are making our drawings and documentation much more accurate by ave a medium to mark up drawings in the field and keep track of them with note and markups. Also its a great way to take pictures of a job site and have those pictures assigned to locations on drawings.

PlanGrid review by Calvin N.
Calvin N.
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"PlanGrid Review - 9 out of 10"

What do you like best?

An awesome way to measure a job site and have all your information in one spot.

What do you dislike?

Fairly expensive. It is more difficult to review when only a couple employees have access to this platform.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that it is being used properly and frequently, or else it is not worth the cost.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Minimizing site visits an communication errors. Colleagues in other countries can review and help with project site information that I have uploaded.

PlanGrid review by Consultant in Design
Consultant in Design
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"Plangrid - Software and App as it should be."

What do you like best?

The App has continually been improved providing great easy to use enhancement and functions. It's a great tool to track punchlist items and I have been using it more and more to document existing conditions on new projects. Looking for to the next round of enhancements.

What do you dislike?

Really there is not much to dislike, maybe for a smaller company such as mine the larger monthly plans are a little expensive, but I just dislike monthly fees in general.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a free test drive, it beats the other solutions in regards to ease of setup and use whether using for internal documentation or as part of a larger construction team.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's by far the easiest and fastest tool for documentating and generating punch lists. I also use it to document existing conditions on new projects as well as documentating changes during design when meeting with hte client. I rarely take hard copy drawings to the job site or meetings.

PlanGrid review by User in Construction
User in Construction
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"Great Drawing Management App"

What do you like best?

- Easy to use platform

- Available on all mobile devices

- OCR to process your drawings and name automatically

- Ability to manage your current set of drawings

What do you dislike?

My biggest complaint is that it is a stand alone software. It requires double-entry to get submittals, specs, etc. to the app.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend this project as a cost effective document management tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- The most current set of drawings always available

- Communication from office to field

- Ability to access RFIs, submittals and scope while out in the field and not connected to the internet has saved countless hours of taking notes and going back to the trailer to research items.

PlanGrid review by Administrator in Construction
Administrator in Construction
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"Critical to our construction activities from start to finish, breaking ground to close out."

What do you like best?

I love the simplicity and clean overall use of the program. It can be utilized by the field and office simultaneously and integrated over multiple platforms (iPad, computer, apple TV, etc.).

What do you dislike?

There are some tweaks that the PlanGrid team is always working on. What's great is that they take the industry's requests and actually implement them into the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it for at least one project. Get the entire team to use (PM, PE, Super, Foreman, Etc.) and see what the results are. My guess is that quality will go up and costs will go down.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the complexities of projects, plans are frequently changing. Before there was a large lag in getting this information into the field. With PlanGrid, it is almost instantaneous. This saves the contractor, owner, end user the costs of re-work.

PlanGrid review by Ed F.
Ed F.
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"Plan Grid - Electrical Engineer"

What do you like best?

Being able to take pics and associate them with their location.

What do you dislike?

Cumbersome when trying to go in and out of pics fast.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Remember your password!!!!!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

reducing time it takes to take pics, organize pics and download pics

PlanGrid review by Juan M.
Juan M.
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"PlanGrid is a must"

What do you like best?

The learning curve for people who arent too familiar with technology.

What do you dislike?

There are some features i wish it had, for example copying a mark up.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Copy feature for mark ups

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coordinating with our foreman.

PlanGrid review by User in Architecture & Planning
User in Architecture & Planning
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"Architect's best app"

What do you like best?

The best thing plangrid offers is the automatic hyperlinked drawing sections,elevations and details. Besides the fact that this makes site visits more productive by having the opportunity to bring every drawing availalbe for a specific project in a tablet or even phone.

What do you dislike?

The fact that only users that pay a monthly fee can use the app productively, it hinders the ability to share with a projects contractor, design team or even clients through plan grid.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have achieved using less paper. Quick on demand site meetings with all the information needed in a tablet. Spur of the moment meetings with clients since the drawing database can be reached from anywhere there is a computer device, tablet or phone.

PlanGrid review by Tim A.
Tim A.
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"Plangrid for AMSI"

What do you like best?

The easy of implementation. Its been easy to teach to employees, even though who are not necessarily tech savvy.

What do you dislike?

AS a company they way we are billed is cumbersome, though I've heard this is going to change in the near future. Need to be able to view PDF's on the online version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its really easy to use and really easy to implement. I highly recommend this for subcontractors .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improves communication between the techs in the field and our office. Great source of storing infomration.

PlanGrid review by Christina K.
Christina K.
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"Helpful App"

What do you like best?

The ability to draw right on my screen with a stylus in the app

What do you dislike?

The app is not available for android users

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows us to just carry around a device rather than bulky prints which can get damaged.

PlanGrid review by Administrator in Architecture & Planning
Administrator in Architecture & Planning
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"PlanGrid is an Amazing Program"

What do you like best?

I love how this program has transformed our organizational abilities in terms of managing our construction documents. You can fly around from sheet to sheet in the field and click on hyperlinks to quickly and easily access detail callouts. It's so nice to be in the field and feel confident that you're viewing the most up to date set of documents right at your finger tips.

What do you dislike?

One gripe that I have is that you can't zoom in far enough. This seems like a simple fix, but this has yet to be implemented.

Recommendations to others considering the product

No

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing construction documents. When design team and contractor are both included with this program, we all have access to the same documents all the time. This is great.

PlanGrid review by Administrator in Construction
Administrator in Construction
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"PlanGrid is a powerful and easy to use construction application."

What do you like best?

I love PlanGrid's ability to be so easily learned and used by field personnel. The program is such a great contributor to project progress, it is incredible. The ability to have the drawings in your hand while you are in the field and flip through them with ease is great.

What do you dislike?

At this point in time the only thing to dislike about PlanGrid is it's integration with other programs. I currently use different programs through work and would love if PlanGrid could sync up with those as well to automatically create RFI's or daily reports.

Recommendations to others considering the product

PlanGrid is a straightforward easy to use program. It is best to review what size of project you are building and how complex it is. If you are using building modeling, this program may not be the best fit for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PlanGrid allows our construction personnel to walk the field with documents in their hands and solve problems in real time, rather than having to go back to the office to review details. It also allows for a more streamlined punchlist process.

PlanGrid review by Christopher L. P.
Christopher L. P.
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"Best Punch List Software Ever Created"

What do you like best?

I can use it on my iPhone. It is super intuitive and can be easily customized.

What do you dislike?

I would like to ability to assign a punch item to multiple contacts simultaneously.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would like the ability to assign a punch item to multiple contacts simultaneously.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Punching out a large life sciences project in College Station, Texas. The sub contractors find it very easy to use. Communication of field issues is streamlined.

PlanGrid review by Craig S.
Craig S.
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"Go paperless!"

What do you like best?

I like being able to update plans across all users' devices instantaneously, never having to worry about outdated copies of plans in the field.

What do you dislike?

It's a challenge getting all members of the team up to speed with the technology, but well worth it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reducing/eliminating paper plans has been a great benefit. Communicating issues/conflicts in real time with photos and comments has also been great.

PlanGrid review by Administrator in Construction
Administrator in Construction
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"Plangrid for Construction Professionals"

What do you like best?

Plangrid is a great app that is user friendly and allows access to drawings from any smart device. The quality of the UI is clean and works great with IPAD and Android.

What do you dislike?

1. Editing tools are bulky and not as sleek as something like BlueBeam.

2. Uploading takes a bit of time and the errors do not "retry" themselves which is a pain when you are in the field.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Giving subcontractors reliable information from our contract drawings when they do not have paper drawings or the latest version available.

PlanGrid review by User in Construction
User in Construction
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"Good for small projects"

What do you like best?

Ease of use on a tablet and ability to mark directly on the drawings of issues.

What do you dislike?

Requirement to purchase for use of more than 20 sheets. Makes it difficult to share information to all users.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ease of showing where punch list items are located

PlanGrid review by User in Construction
User in Construction
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"Great way to organize documents and keep the field up to date on the most recent RFI's and changes."

What do you like best?

I like the document viewing. After you add the document initially you can then add markups, takeoffs, and RFI links directly to the document which keeps the field on the same page. Then if you get an updated version and upload it, It recognizes that this is the same page as one that was previously uploaded and stacks them.

What do you dislike?

RFI Log need to be able to be backdated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There has not ever been a simpler way to organize documents for the Field.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Issues with off site PM. If working offsite I have to drive to the site and physically markup and add drawings to the field set. With PlanGrid I can do it instantly from anywhere.

PlanGrid review by Executive Sponsor
Executive Sponsor
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"Our Project Field Operations Teams have increased efficiency with the use of PlanGrid."

What do you like best?

Immediate access to project plans and documents. Updated information available to all trade partners. No longer having to print plans and carry around on-site all documents available via tablets or smartphones.

What do you dislike?

In general our Project Team users have very little negative issues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Increase collaboration, increase clarity on current documents which change often so project team members less likely to make mistakes or build to the wrong set of information.

PlanGrid review by David C.
David C.
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"Great Product -should have eased into the new pricing structure"

What do you like best?

best method to track issues and to keep most up to date drawings

What do you dislike?

how it populates as-builts and that you no longer can use the desktop version without a subscriptions

Recommendations to others considering the product

budget for it and put it in your contracts as a requirement

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

keeping everyone on the same page and up to date- works best with subcontractors and people not on site every day

PlanGrid review by Mike M.
Mike M.
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"Very good Product"

What do you like best?

Saves time in takeoffs rather than traditional estimating

What do you dislike?

Could be faster, much faster than traditional, but still slow than expectec

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good Software, Highly recommended

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saving time.

PlanGrid review by User in Architecture & Planning
User in Architecture & Planning
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"CA Software for architects"

What do you like best?

Super simple UI. Software is very approchable to new users with very little learning curve. The ability to reduce admin time is great.

What do you dislike?

Issues are not able to find room numbers and auto fil themselves. When multiple issues are all in one room, they tend to stack and become difficult to read. It would be great if there was a way to easily do "general notes" that applied to all rooms.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Construction and time issues. The software produced reports so quickly, it is great fo rgetting info back to the GC.

PlanGrid review by User
User
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"Great Organization / Communication Tool"

What do you like best?

I like being able to post quality control issues directly on the drawings. Then we can publish this to the field.

What do you dislike?

Constantly haveing to log in. Why can’t you save my log in?

Recommendations to others considering the product

Cost. Need to monitor how many sheets you upload.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solves communication between office and field on a job site.

PlanGrid review by Consultant in Building Materials
Consultant in Building Materials
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"Great tool to access data in the field"

What do you like best?

Great tool to access data in the field. Changes can be tracked instantly on mobile. Photo integration. Schedule uploads. Keywords can be used for better searching.

What do you dislike?

PDF are the only supported files. Rotating of pdfs are not allowed. No android support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to access drawings in the field. Changes can be tracked instantly

PlanGrid review by Robert K.
Robert K.
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"The future"

What do you like best?

The ability to share notes and issues live across the team

What do you dislike?

I would prefer a file tree system with large projects it becomes hard to find what you need

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Save time and save money

PlanGrid review by Administrator
Administrator
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"A Great Way to Manage your Drawings"

What do you like best?

Plangrid is very easy to navigate through from your iPad and Desktop.

What do you dislike?

The location needs to be input each time when doing punchlist on Plangrid.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Overlaying sheets is quick and easy to see the newest changes on our plans.

PlanGrid review by User in Construction
User in Construction
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"The perfect medium for sharing project info"

What do you like best?

Responsive, intuitive, easy to pick up and use, works flawlessly with large file sizes

What do you dislike?

The UI has been updated several times which can be frustrating

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's an essential tool for construction and probably one of the best technological advancements for the industry

PlanGrid review by User
User
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"Usefull tool tool on desktop and as mobile application"

What do you like best?

being able to see all the documents related to the project.

What do you dislike?

take a lot of the mobile device storage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having all the documents and reviews handy on the mobile device, reducing paper printing.

PlanGrid review by Consultant
Consultant
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"Instant Access Equals Greater Success"

What do you like best?

The hyperlinked as-built that can be shared via different mobile apps.

What do you dislike?

The software needs more integration capability.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improving team integration. Better communication across the board.

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