Are you looking for a construction takeoff program to start off and don't want to spend any money? You've come to the right place.
Instead of showing you a list of the best "Free" programs, we'll cut straight to the chase and introduce you to the Top Free takeoff software for Construction. What sets Vu360 apart from all the rest of the programs is that it's completely Free and does not have a paid version so you get all the features! Too good to be true? Read on to learn about what they gain from it.
Vu360 is a Free digital document viewer, offered by the Blue Book, and it enables easy viewing, takeoff, markup and communication of construction drawings.
KEY FEATURES OF Vu360
View PDF, TIFF and all HTML Web pages
Markup and Takeoffs including Counts, Linear, Square Foot, Volume and more
All quantities can be exported to Excel or XML
Snapshot feature that allows communication of information through email or PDF
Keyword Search allowing you to search the specification book and your own markups
Integrated with thebluebook.com to quickly obtain information from subcontractors and suppliers
SO WHAT'S THE CATCH?
For starters, the program does not have the advanced features that can be found through OnScreen Takeoff or Bluebeam. It is very basic and works well for a smaller company that does not do elaborate takeoffs
Secondly, the program is integrated with The Blue Book, and serves as a sort of advertisement for them to get you to subscribe. The Blue Book is one of the largest construction online networks and brings companies, projects, people and events together. They also run bidscope.com which is a portal to find construction project opportunities.
READY TO DOWNLOAD?
We went over the features and limitations of Vu360 and if you want to give it a try, you can find the link below or click on the main image above.
It is a great free starter program for smaller companies and a step up from doing takeoffs by hand, so there's nothing to lose from trying it out.