Pricing is based on the amount of storage a user requires, and is on a per user/per device basis:
- Up to 50 drawings is free
- 51-550 drawings is $39/month billed annually
- 551-5000 drawings is $59/month billed annually
- More than 5000 drawings is $119/month billed annually
All subscriptions include unlimited photo and attachment uploads. Project based and enterprise pricing is also available.
How does PlanGrid compare with other Construction apps?
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Collaboration is paramount for professionals working in the construction industry, but traditional workflows and offline tools have made it challenging for contractors, architects, and engineers to work together without physically being in the same location. PlanGrid is an innovative cloud-based solution that facilitates the sharing of project plans, specifications, photos, RFIs, and punch lists from desktop or mobile devices.
Built for professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction industries—and particularly, for working on healthcare, commercial, multi-family residency, and heavy civil projects— PlanGrid allows plans and markups to be instantly shared with everyone on a project, regardless of their physical locations. Key features include automatic version control, sheet name reading, automatic detail call out hyperlinking, RFI, and photo tools that sync notes across all platforms instantly.
PlanGrid a field collaboration and document management tool for people who work in the construction industry. Although there are project management platforms that facilitate sharing among office personnel, PlanGrid has managed to carve out a niche for itself as the go-to, cloud-based tool for professionals in the construction industry who actually work in the field and physically build from sheets, including contractors, sub-contractors, architects, engineers, and foremen.
The software was built natively for mobile, which means the cloud-based application works efficiently in any field settings with continued performance even when the Internet is down or Wi-Fi connections are spotty. Traditional office workflows happen out in the field with mobile devices, enabling PlanGrid users to spend more time in the field and less time inside their trailers looking for information.
Multiple users can edit and sync a master set with PlanGrid, which means everyone is always working off of the most updated set and the need to wait for updates to be printed and distributed across the worksite is gone completely.
With PlanGrid, users can maintain one master set, with automatic version control to keep all members of the team updated on the latest changes that are being made to blueprints and sheets in real-time. Not only does this feature decrease errors at the worksite, but it also decreases lag time, since new documentation doesn’t have to be printed and distributed each time plans are edited.
Take a snapshot of your blueprints from any mobile device, and you can automatically share that snapshot with all of your connected PlanGrid users. These users, also known as your collaborators, will then be able to reference that latest snapshot, along with any photos or attachments. At the same time, PlanGrid will be silently recording every edit to the RFI, which means you can go back through the complete history of any RFI from your mobile device at any time.
When sheets are uploaded to PlanGrid, the sheet names and descriptions are automatically read, saving the PM hours of manual labor. Sheets can be renamed and reordered, and PMs can also tag sheets with specific disciplines or project areas. This allows subcontractors and superintendents to quickly pull up subsets of sheets while in the field, instead of spending minutes flipping through a paper set.
To edit the information of any sheet, click on the List View button and click on the name of the sheet on your list that you wish to update. You can edit the name, description, and tags for that sheet. Once your sheets have been published, they will count against your sheet limit and they will be accessible to all of your collaborators.
One of the unique features that PlanGrid offers is automatic detail callout hyperlinking. PlanGrid is able to read and automatically fill in unique sheet names. Using this information, the application also automatically hyperlinks detail callouts. When a callout is tapped, the app jumps to the referenced sheet. This saves users the hassle of having to manually search for individual sheets.
Upload your sheets to PlanGrid, choose Grid Bot OCR during publishing, and let PlanGrid handle the rest. The software will read your sheet number and automatically create the link on your drawing. Once this link pops up, your collaborators will be able to click on a thumbnail of the sheet to quickly jump to the appropriate link.
PlanGrid offers markup, issue, RFI, and photo tools that sync notes across all platforms in real-time. Project participants—such as contractors, engineers, and architects—can use these syncing features on the jobsite, even when they do not have access to a reliable Internet connection.
To export drawings and share markups from the field, choose from one of four sharing options: snapshot, full-size PDF, PDF packet, or issue packet. The option you select will determine how your drawings are transmitted to fellow collaborators. You can also share annotations with your team members by using the Master Annotations feature.
PlanGrid does not integrate with other applications.
Pricing is based on how many sheets a user uploads to PlanGrid’s cloud. Costs are also determined based on the number of users and devices on an account, with the starter “Nailgun” plan costing $39 per user, per month when billed annually.