About On-Screen Takeoff

On-Screen Takeoff by ConstructConnect is an intelligent takeoff solution that utilizes drag-and-drop capabilities and built-in OCR to build more accurate takeoffs that reduce costs and improve accuracy to bid and win more work in less time. With OCR-powered auto-count capabilities, OST can streamline the takeoff process by automatically counting measurements and objects, delivering highly accurate estimates.

On-Screen Takeoff automatically places objects into a similar distance, space, and directions onto to takeoff plan without having to manually adjust measurements for different layouts. For document control, users can save and manage multiple versions of a drawing with the overlay feature.

On-Screen Takeoff can integrate with various third-party applications such as Quick Bid, Excel, and accounting applications.

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of On-Screen Takeoff: 11

  • 2D Drawing
  • Annotations
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Bills of Materials
  • Document Management Software
  • Electronic Plans
  • For AEC Industry
  • Issue Management
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Residential
  • Subcontractor Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(157)
Value for Money
4.0/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support Software
4.4/5

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Tamera
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Preferred over Plan Swift

Reviewed on 8/20/2018

I work in multi-family construction and need to be able to do quick conceptual estimates and the...

I work in multi-family construction and need to be able to do quick conceptual estimates and the later detailed estimates that require more takeoff. I've been using OST for the takeoff for the last 11 years. I love it.

Pros

OST is easy to get up and running. It's intuitive and user friendly. I was recently introduced to PlanSwift - a competitor to OST and it was overly complicated. It was hard to figure out how to go in and just take the SF of a room.

With OST it's a breeze to take a simple measurement or do more extensive takeoff without needing an owners manual or even a tutorial.

Cons

Is the difficulty in naming sheets that are imported in. It's cumbersome and time consuming. It also makes it hard to relink to a different folder location.

The high cost for a single license is prohibitive to the freelance estimator and forces us to use alternative programs that aren't as efficient. I wish there was a way to make it cheaper for sole proprietorship businesses in the construction industry.

Ryan
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Custom Home Builder Review

Reviewed on 8/14/2018

I love OST it can be used in so many different ways it's my favorite program for manipulating just...

I love OST it can be used in so many different ways it's my favorite program for manipulating just about any type of file.

Pros

OST is flexable software, meaning it can be manipulated to conform to any/every trade. It is an amazing tool that makes any estimators take-off portion of the job quick and easy.

Cons

There is not much I do not like about OST, but...
- some times I could more color selections differentiation for take-off conditions
- Also it would be nice if i could freeze dimension takeoffs to either only move vertically or latterally respectively.
- Also if dimensions could be a default layer separate from annotation that would be awesome. Sometimes i want to have annotations but do not need the dimensions and i have to delete all the dimensions on the page to only show the annotation that i want.

John
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  • Industry: Utilities
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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Poor customer service.

Reviewed on 2/9/2017

I have been an On-Screen Takeoff user since 2008. The program is well designed, but the company...

I have been an On-Screen Takeoff user since 2008. The program is well designed, but the company has made the program non-macintosh user-friendly. I used the program in a Virtual Environment without issue for 8 years, and then OST stopped allowing the program to be utilized in a virtual environment (Parallels Desktop). They now require you to have a Windows Machine running License Manager (at all times) to utilize their product. Simply unacceptable. They have no regard for their Customer.

Pros

The product is well designed and easy to use (except for the what is necessary to run the program on a virtual environment).

Cons

Cannot run the program in a Virtual Environment.

Chris
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  • Industry: Warehousing
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

On Screen Takeoff the Equilizer

Reviewed on 8/17/2018

The On Screen Takeoff program along with the support provided by On Center is a great combo for...

The On Screen Takeoff program along with the support provided by On Center is a great combo for anyone looking to standardize and get better control of their takeoff and bids. My experience has been nothing but the best from Training, to implementation, and support throughout the past few years.

Pros

Allows me to constantly and quickly take off plans that used to take all day to provide.

Cons

The software has been awesome for me in many ways but I wish it was more report friendly for people who are working outside of the standard databases and reporting schemes. I had to build my database from the ground up and how we export and report that information isn't typical for OST. Trying to build custom reports and exports has been challenging but On Center support was always there to help or at least let me know that I have hit a dead end.

Tim
Overall rating
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Satisfied Customer

Reviewed on 6/7/2017

I've used OST for 10 years and overall satisfied. I think for the annual service fee, there should...

I've used OST for 10 years and overall satisfied. I think for the annual service fee, there should be more upgrades than once every 2 years or so. We have used tech support maybe once a year if that and the owner of the business doesn't think that justifies the annual cost.

Pros

It's easy and quick to use and easy to train others. I like and use the overlay function a lot. I also like the intelligent paste function as well for repetitious items.

Cons

Only 1 overlay possible, needs ability to remove the original plan and add an additional overlay as plans change (i.e.,80% dwgs to 90% dwgs to final dwgs. The 90% supersede the 80% and now we have final. A new bid file has to be created and the takeoff copied to the new file for adjustments)
Database bogs down on very large projects
Auto count feature doesn't work very well on scanned plans

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On-Screen Takeoff offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from:
  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Available

Pricing information is provided on request by ConstructConnect.

On-Screen Takeoff has the following typical customers:

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

On-Screen Takeoff supports the following languages:

English

On-Screen Takeoff supports the following devices:

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On-Screen Takeoff offers the following support options:

24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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