PlanGrid Software Pricing & Features

PlanGrid

Construction software made for the field

4.61/5 (412 reviews)

PlanGrid overview

Founded by construction engineers, PlanGrid was made specifically for people who work out in the field. Major construction companies rely on PlanGrid's cloud-based construction document management and collaboration platform. PlanGrid houses more than 100 million digital blueprints on its servers, making it the world’s largest blueprint repository.

With PlanGrid, all construction professionals are kept up to date on plans and markups, whether they're out in the field, in the office, or elsewhere - even if they're without internet connection. Contractors, architects and owners are able to work together from desktops, laptops, or mobile devices and have instant, real-time access to their project plans, documents, photos, RFIs, submittals, and issues/punch-list items.

PlanGrid - a 2012 graduate of Y Combinator - has recently secured funding from Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Captial. Other investors include Box, Navitas Capital, 500 Startups, Google Ventures, Paul Bucheit, Sam Altman, David Sacks & Professor Raymond Levitt.
www.plangrid.com

Pricing

Starting from
$39/month
Pricing options
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Free trial
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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Japanese, Spanish
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PlanGrid reviews

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Robert Morris

Plan Grid Review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

Plan grid has been useful for our team to be one step ahead of the game in document control. I am currently working on a larger project with multiple files, especially ASIs. As a result, the overlay capabilities makes it easier to keep up with drawings that have been superseded and have the most current jobs in the field. I like the ability to tag drawings by discipline and in my case phases. The ability to hyperlink drawings to compile an as-built set or update current drawings with referenced RFIs, ASIs or SK drawings is extremely useful. I wish that plan grid would allow users that admins share files (i.e. subcontractors) have the ability not to pay. I think the GC should be responsible for payment , management, and distribution of files. Plan grid should sell perhaps licenses to the GC company and not charge individual subs a monthly fee just to review drawings. As a result, after the trial period ended none of the subs for my job signed up to use Plan Grid. Consequently, I've been using Bluebeam Revu Studio which has similar capabilities and users download a free software through Bluebeam that allows access to all the project folder and files. What Plan Grid has over Bluebeam currently is the OCR to recognize sheet names through the plan index and this is a standard feature; however, in order for Bluebeam to mimic Plan Grids basic principle, it seems like an added cost. Overall I like the software for in-house management but as far as the sharing it with the subs and getting them to use it for a project entirety it has been a struggle. Therefore I think they should either consider lowering the rates for additional users. Intuitive and ergonomic functionality. It keeps files up to date and automatically supersedes old files.

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PlanGrid

Construction software made for the field

Randy Goss

PlanGrid Review

Reviewed 2016-01-08
Review Source: GetApp

My company has been using PlanGrid for 3+ years. Our senior managers and field supervisors all use the program on company provided iPads. Since incorporating the use of PlanGrid into our daily operations, we no longer use paper hard copies of plans (we only provide those now for plan check, etc.) so blueprinting costs have reduced to near $0- and more than covers the cost of the PlanGrid subscription. As the tech application guru for our company, I'm constantly looking at and am reviewing new or improving programs that are coming to or are already in the market. There are other companies now with similar applications, but I don't find any of them to be near as good as PlanGrid. The scaled dimension and quantities takeoff features that PlanGrid has especially cannot be beat by any of their competitors; these are features that most others don't have, but has proven to be very valuable in our daily use. The great thing about PlanGrid that I learned as a fairly early user is that the founders weren't simply really good software programmers/engineers, but that they also had a really in depth knowledge of the construction industry. In my estimation PlanGrid really nailed it as to what the construction industry needs for portable electronic plans, and has demonstrated its commitment to continuously improve the product.Rendering of plans is fast Ability to zoom in on plans and details (easier to see than on paper copy) Scaled dimension and take off feature Attach job photos to pinpoint locations on plans Punch list Ability to attach job documents (doesn't count towards plan sheets limit...nice!) Very rarely have there been problems with the account or website functions; we've only needed instruction support Customer support is very quick and effective!

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PlanGrid

Construction software made for the field

Morgan Fountain

PlanGrid is helping us change the way we do business - every day!

Reviewed 2015-09-21
Review Source: Software Advice

The application is easy to use so our people want to use it! It helps us be faster and more efficient. We constantly have the information we need at our fingertips. We enjoy being able to quickly and easily scroll through our project information and be able to link information together so you don't miss important information. We enjoy working with the people over at PlanGrid because they make it feel like they are in whatever situation you are having, whether it is good or bad. They want you to succeed, they want to help you fix any issues that arise - they're part of our team and we appreciate their excellent customer and technical support.

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PlanGrid

Construction software made for the field

Charlie Torres

PlanGrid Review-

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-13
Review Source: Capterra

Overall the software is an amazing tool for Construction projects. The ability to manage one project in one space is unmatched. The best things about the software are: 1) The ability to have unlimited sheets 2) The easy upload of new sheets and the accessibility of Revs 1/ 2/ 3, etc. with a simple swipe 3) Support team always fast and helpful 4) The ability to create issues and tag multiple linked accounts to the same issue 5) The ability to create reports from RFIs, Issues, logo upload etc. to PDF, Excel documents and how immersive the reports are, from the organization of the issues and photos (very professional) 6) The ability to upload documents and attach them where needed for example RFI's 7) All the editing tools for Mark-ups within sheets. 8) How easy to publish and unpublish content as Admin

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PlanGrid

Construction software made for the field

Regie Bedenbaugh

A Great Tool that saves me tremendous time......

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-07
Review Source: Capterra

When we start a construction project now we invite the entire team. Designers, Owners, subcontractors, and vendors to our project folder. Now we can rest easy knowing that everyone is using the most current documents as the project is constructed. Our superintendents keep their daily reports on PlanGrid. Our safety inspections and meetings are kept on PlanGrid. Submittals, RFIs, project photos, drawings, and finally our Punchlist. It save a ton of time and money having this as a single source to keep all this project information in one place.PlanGrid allows me to keep all my construction contract documents all in one place. In the past various versions of drawings, specs, submittals, RFI's, etc would be stored in various places and you could never be sure if you were in fact looking at the latest versions. PlanGrid takes that problem away and when collaborating with your team you can be sure that everyone is operating from the same sheet of music.

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PlanGrid

Construction software made for the field

PlanGrid pricing

Starting from
$39/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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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.

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PlanGrid Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • Fast, responsive, clean UI, easy to train users
  • Fast & efficient work flow User friendly Great customer support
  • Easy to use, me and my team can access up to date information anywhere.
  • Very functional and fast to navigate. Punch is better than any other process or software
Cons
  • The price is a little high but it is worth it.
  • The software is expensive compared to others such as FieldWire.
  • Expensive, and getting more expensive. Their competition is heating up.
  • Pricing structure is difficult for some smaller architecture firms to justify.
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PlanGrid features

API
Activity Tracking
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Storage
Project Time Tracking
Projections
Real Time Updates
Status Tracking

Activity Dashboard (29 other apps)
Bid Management (22 other apps)
Contractor Management (23 other apps)
Cost Estimating (21 other apps)
Estimating (36 other apps)
Project Estimating (22 other apps)
Project Management (23 other apps)
Search Functionality (22 other apps)
Timesheets (23 other apps)

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Mobile apps

iOS App

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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App

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GetApp Analysis

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.


What is PlanGrid?

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.


Who is PlanGrid for?

  • Experience level: All experience levels
  • Industry: Construction, Engineering, Architecture
  • Business size: Businesses with budgets of $10 million and up
  • Departments/roles: All roles
  • Budget/point: Pricing starts at $39 per user, per month (billed annually)
  • Example customers: Henderson Engineers Inc., Nordstrom, IBEX Construction, Turner

Main features

Automatic Version Control

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.

Sheet Name Reading

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.

Detail Callout Hyperlinking

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.

Synced Notes

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.


Integrations

PlanGrid does not integrate with other applications.


Pricing

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.


Bottom line

  • Useful for anyone in the AEC industry who interacts with plans
  • Allows users to spend more time in the field
  • Built natively for mobile
  • Formed as a field collaboration and document management tool for people in the field
  • Pays close attention to the details of the user experience

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Additional information for PlanGrid

Key features of PlanGrid

  • Document storage
  • Issue tracking
  • Issue management
  • Customizable reporting
  • Change order management
  • Data import / export
  • Version control
  • Activity management
  • User activity monitoring
  • Activity tracking
  • Automatic notifications
  • Date import
  • Data synchronization
  • Distribution management
  • Document distribution
  • File management
  • Image library
  • Job management
  • Job tracking
  • Labor cost reporting
  • Labor management
  • Meeting management
  • Mobile alerts
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple projects
  • PDF conversion
  • Prioritizing
  • Problem management
  • Project notes
  • Project planning
  • Project templates
  • Project time tracking
  • Project workflow
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality control
  • Real time data
  • Real time monitoring
  • Real time notifications
  • Real time updates
  • Safety management
  • Status reporting
  • Status tracking
  • Summary reports
  • Task Planning
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tracking
  • Collaboration tools
  • Projections
  • Time planning
  • Tagging
  • Third party integration
  • User photos
  • Document comparison
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Inspection management
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Daily reports

Benefits

- Reduced costs associated with blueprint printing and work done incorrectly from outdated blueprints.

- Saving time with automatic updates and efficient version control.

- Efficient collaboration by bringing the whole team together, no matter where they are (office, trailer, onsite).

- PlanGrid's elegant and simple design requires very little training, and puts an emphasis on customer support.

- PlanGrid is focused on mobile and field-based workers.