Groundplan

Cloud-based construction takeoff software to estimate plans

About Groundplan

Groundplan software is a construction estimation software that helps companies in document storage and project management. The tool is used by various trades including electrical, plumbing, fire, HVAC, roofing, and landscaping works. The application enables estimators to collaborate in real-time with other workers while working on estimation plans. The software can be accessed on any internet-enabled device using web browsers.

Groundplan is used in electrical contracting to count LED downlights and measure cable runs to improve estimating processes. The application is also used in plumbing projects of hospitals, schools, office buildings, retail, and residential buildings to measure pipe fittings as well as provide a bill of quantities. Groundplan allows users to manage projects by entering important dates and deadlines in a calendar. The calendar automatically syncs with Outlook and Google calendars in real-time to provide a consolidated view of meetings, appointments, and timelines.

Groundplan offers project and takeoff templates that let users keep formulas and assign symbols for easy estimation on a regular basis. The tool also allows construction estimators to revise an existing plan and upload a new plan without switching between the screens. All project documents and plans can be downloaded and shared with end-clients.

Additional features offered by Groundplan include estimate worksheets, formula management, items counting, length measurement, and to-do lists. The application offers a full-feature free trial for fourteen days.


Key benefits of Groundplan

• Groundplan enables construction estimators to use basic formulas such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division on both material costs and labor to generate accurate project estimates.

• The platform allows users to provide provisions for placing security cameras in residential and commercial projects as well as lets them indicate the direction in which the cameras should face.

• Groundplan helps in project management by enabling users to create a to-do-list and assign tasks to various team members with deadlines for completion.

• The solution offers custom tools that enable HVAC and mechanical contractors to measure ductwork and pipework of projects of different sizes.

• Groundplan offers data storage and backup features that allow users to store all project related documents including photos, plans, and other docs at one place.


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Dan
Dan
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

William Electrical SA

Reviewed on 2022-01-20

Groundplan is more than a software program, it's backed by an energetic team that know their...

Groundplan is more than a software program, it's backed by an energetic team that know their product and work diligently to ensure you get the most out of the program!

Pros

The Take-off abilities are efficient, templated and save time and energy! Initial set-up is easy and you are away!

Cons

I would love to see an auto count function developed in the future, I feel this is the only thing i want for.

Alternatives Considered

PlanSwift, Bluebeam Revu and Countfire

Reasons for Switching to Groundplan

Ease of use along with the support and training available!

Response from Groundplan

This is great feedback, thanks Dan.
Stay tuned for that request of yours. ;)

Ryan
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best tool I have.

Reviewed on 2023-08-03

Took a few months to learn it properly and set up templates but now I love it. I've recommended the...

Took a few months to learn it properly and set up templates but now I love it. I've recommended the program to a lot of people and I always suggest getting some one on one training and setting up templates and think about how you would most use it prior to the training. I did this and the trainer actually suggest more options that I now use almost every day.

Pros

How easy it is to mark up, notes and make changes to send to field staff or engineers for advice/approval.

Cons

The only thing tht may be missing is to be able to copy and section of a plan and paste it either on the same plan or on a new page etc to be able to mark up or do a blown-up section with mark ups or detail notes etc. But knowing Groundplan this feature may exist and I just don't know about it.

George
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

An awesome product which could be world class.

Reviewed on 2024-02-29

I do like using Groundplan, even if there are a few little things that prevent it from being a...

I do like using Groundplan, even if there are a few little things that prevent it from being a truly world class product. Maybe such an accolade will happen further down the track.

Pros

So easy to do take-off and push quotes to Simpro.

Cons

There are things missing in the functionality which, as a former software engineer, I would think should be fairly easy to add to the program. I will concede, though, like any software product, the developers can't tick off all of the "nice-to-have's" at the same time. An example would be the ability to "nudge" a symbol into place using keyboard cursor keys. Colour-coding of measurements with a stage would be another. Could simply be that no other users ask for this stuff :D

Ambien
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Groundplan's ease of use

Reviewed on 2023-03-27

We are now using Groundplan with our technicians when they are counting items for a residential fit...

We are now using Groundplan with our technicians when they are counting items for a residential fit off. We believe it will lead to a more accurate count which will mean less return trips do to forgotten fit off items.

Pros

Ease of use. Without consulting the help guide it's easy to work out how to use the progream.But the help guide is extremely helpful & easy to follow when needed.

Cons

A multi coloured eraser tool would be good for the times when the plan has different colours.The ability to hide quantities on the pdf print of a plan legend.There is always room for more icons.

Alternatives Considered

3D CAD Automation

Reasons for Switching to Groundplan

Integration with simPRO
Sam
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

If simple and long term processes are important to you

Reviewed on 2024-01-15

The customer service experience is fantastic! They are always happy to jump on the phone or Zoom...

The customer service experience is fantastic! They are always happy to jump on the phone or Zoom with you to solve issues and get you running at 100% again.

Pros

Groundplan is very easy to use. The team, especially Caz is exceptionally helpful and they are great at helping you achieve a result if you can show them what you are trying to achieve. The integration with Simpro is exceptional once you understand how it works, this can be a little overwhelming if you are new to Simpro and Groundplan.

Cons

The icon sizing is not particularly easy to get right and takes a few clicks to change. This is only an issue when designing plans for presentation but does not affect take-offs.

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Groundplan FAQs

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Groundplan offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$69.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

• $69/month/licence (Billed monthly) • $690/year/licence (Billed annually)

Groundplan has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Groundplan supports the following languages:

English

Groundplan supports the following devices:

Groundplan integrates with the following applications:

AroFlo, QuickBooks Online, Simpro, Xero

Groundplan offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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