What is a Takeoff?

What is a takeoff, what is takeoff software, and why are takeoffs important? The term takeoff (also written take-off or take off) is commonly associated with the construction industry and is usually a part of the pre-construction phase of a development. It refers both to the process of estimating the building materials required to complete…

Quick Tip! Kits + Presets
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Quick Tip! Kits + Presets

Kits and Presets are two powerful tools to help aid you in your takeoffs. Once properly set up, they’ll save you a ton of time by preselecting material assignments and ensuring that related materials are included. Combining these tools takes your skill set to the next level. If you’re not familiar with these features, or…

Show What You Mean
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Show What You Mean

A picture is worth a thousand words…so use them! If you work on material takeoffs and estimating or do any other work with the construction industry, you’ve likely been more than one situation where there was confusion or uncertainty about the plans, materials, or terminology for a project. Maybe it’s an atypical condition in the…

The Cloud, the Web, and Construction Software

The Cloud, the Web, and Construction Software

You’ve probably come across phrases like “cloud-based” or “web-based” while looking at software or services to help your business. The cloud simply refers to a network of computers and servers connected to the internet. Cloud-based and web-based can be a bit confusing, but usually they just mean that the software or service you’re looking at…

Benefits of Using Takeoff Software

Benefits of Using Takeoff Software

Construction and trade professionals walk a fine line between economy and quality. Yet when it comes to estimating a job, many are still stuck using paper plans and manual takeoffs. Or, they’re switching between multiple windows and programs to work with a PDF viewer and spreadsheet program to create their takeoff. What if there was…