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.

Pricing starting from:

US$69,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$69,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Groundplan: 26

  • 2D Drawing
  • Annotations
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Bills of Materials
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Cost Estimating
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Electronic Plans
  • Estimating
  • Issue Management
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,9 /5
(21)
Value for Money
4,8/5
Features
4,8/5
Ease of Use
4,9/5
Customer Support
5/5

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Richard B.
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Reviewed on 2018/10/04

Jesse B.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Groundplan is a must have...

Reviewed on 2020/08/26

Extremely happy I have tried other estimating software over the past 15 years and nothing has come...

Extremely happy I have tried other estimating software over the past 15 years and nothing has come close.

Pros

Groundplan saves me hours each and every day now that I have my template set up and understand how the program works it honestly saves me hours each and every plan I look at.

Cons

There are not too many features that don’t work beautifully and now that it is integrated with xero it is going to make my life even easier as it will spit out a quote once I have time to takeoff

Brendon S.
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Groundplan Review

Reviewed on 2021/11/11

Pros

Ease of use. Plan measuring and scaling.

Cons

Inability to fully integrate with Smartbiz software.

Response from 3 Stack

Thanks for the review Brendon. Glad to hear you're finding it so easy to use.

Ashley C.
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  • Industry: Executive Office
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great cloud-based drawing software

Reviewed on 2016/09/27

We've been using Groundplan since not long after it was first released to the market. It's a great...

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.

Pros

Ease of use. Flexible. Ability to integrate to our other business system. Well priced, with concurrent licencing model available.

Cons

Nothing, it's a great tool

Geoff H.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Groundplan Review

Reviewed on 2016/09/20

Being an electrical contracting company, counting symbols off a plan can be tiring on the eyes as...

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.

Pros

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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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+

Groundplan supports the following languages:

English

Groundplan supports the following devices:

Groundplan integrates with the following applications:

AroFlo, Quickbooks Online, Xero, simPRO

Groundplan offers the following support options:

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

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