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Accurate estimates are maybe the most important aspect for general contractors when it comes to profitability, and either they as PlanSwift people know it very well. Everything, from concrete to electrical work has to have its estimate. The thing is, planning and estimating can't cost more that what you could actually save by planning and estimating. That's why there is an important tool like PlanSwift, a very efficient tool to quickly calculate costs and potential profits for Contractors.
For the majority of jobs, the main resources are time and materials. With PlanSwift aid you'll eliminate manual plan takeoffs and so you will dramatically reduce the possibility of miscalculating materials or missing items. You'll be able to download electronic plans or import plans using industry standard formats.
With PlanSwift you can do everything you need on your plans using your computer: view, measure and markup. It's minimum the training level you will need to begin calculating virtually any material on your construction site. Besides, you will cut off lots of time by avoiding repetitive work throughout the job cycle. You'll be able to quickly measure square footage, perimeters and volumes of simple and complex areas.
PlanSwift 8 supports the following file formats: .TIF, .TIFF (Tagged Image Format File); PDF (Acrobat Portable Document Format); DXF (AutoCAD Drawing Interchange Format ); DWF (Autodesk Design Web Format); DWG (AutoCAD Drawing Database); PLN (Dodge Plan File); JPG, JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group image); CPC (Cartesian Products Compressed Internet Document); OSX; DJVU; CA
The following are the Mininum system requirements.
Operating System: Windows XP, Vista
Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 2.5 GHZ or better, AMD 2.8 or better
RAM: 1 GB (2GB or More if you do not have a dedicated graphics card)
Free Hard Drive Space: 4 GB
Video Card: nVidia or ATI Graphics Card with 128 MB or More Dedicated Video Ram
- There's a trial edition
- There are training videos available online
- It can save users lots of time and money
- Short trial period considering the kind of software
- It could be little expensive tool for small foreign companies