Groundplan Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Cloud-based construction takeoff software to estimate plans

5.0/5 (10 reviews)

Groundplan overview

Groundplan software by 3 Stack Pty Ltd 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.


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United States, Australia, United Kingdom

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Groundplan reviews


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Ashley Clemmett

Great cloud-based drawing software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-09-27
Review Source: Capterra

We've been using Groundplan since not long after it was first released to the market. It's a great product and well priced for the functionality it provides. We get very good assistance from their support team as well and they have always been open to developing the product further based on user feedback. It's also easy to use, with our team picking up the software and running with it very quickly. It's been a welcome asset to our business, improving efficiencies and producing great quality, take-offs, plans, and drawings.Ease of use. Flexible. Ability to integrate to our other business system. Well priced, with concurrent licencing model available.

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Geoff Hall

Groundplan Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-09-20
Review Source: Capterra

Being an electrical contracting company, counting symbols off a plan can be tiring on the eyes as well as problematic if you miss something you did not see. Using Groundplan has saved me printing off paper plans and hoping I can see all the symbols. Being able to zoom right into the plan and see everything has been a blessing on my eyes. No more need for the magnifying glass! If your a Simpro user, Groundplan is a must as all your pre-builds are synced with Groundplan, so no double entry.Sync's directly with Simpro Can zoom into drawings and see everything Scale the drawings, and do take-offs for cable, tray and conduits Easily outsource the take-off and see what has been allowed for and if anything is missing

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Glenn Weaver

Excellent Product

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-09-02
Review Source: Capterra

I have used Groundplan for three years and absolutely love using it. The team at 3stack are constantly adding new features and are always available when I have any questions. Its super easy to use and was easy to move off my old ways of estimating using excel and highlighters.

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Darren Cope

Excellent service, terrific software!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-05-18
Review Source: Capterra

Ease of use. Integration with SIMPRO is fantastic. Being able to do take offs and not miss anything is worth the money alone.

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Con Constantinou

Groundplan is the best from solution to customer service.....

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-04-24
Review Source: Capterra

From day one the team has been an awesome help with an awesome solution that works out with great customer feedback. Easy to use

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Groundplan pricing

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

Groundplan features

Data Import/Export
Document Storage
Project Management
Status Tracking

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Collaboration Tools (27 other apps)
Contractor Management (25 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (24 other apps)
Document Management (24 other apps)
Progress Tracking (25 other apps)
Project Time Tracking (25 other apps)
Real Time Updates (28 other apps)
Timesheets (27 other apps)

Additional information for Groundplan

Key features of Groundplan

  • Assembly takeoff
  • Electronic plans
  • Calendar management
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Document storage
  • Document templates
  • Estimating
  • Sync with Microsoft Outlook
  • Project templates
  • Search functionality
  • Status tracking
  • Task tracking
  • Template management
  • Third party integration
  • Workflow management
  • Action planning
  • Data import/export
  • Cost estimating
  • Project estimating
  • Version management
  • Task management
  • Project management
  • Formula management
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• 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.