Plumbing Estimating Software
Groundplan’s plumbing estimating software operates completely and securely in the cloud, so you can complete your takeoff estimate from an internet browser on any desktop or mobile device. Stop wasting your time on manual takeoffs and let Groundplan do the measuring, counting and more for you; it’s that simple.
- Count tool for counting individual items like joins and bends
- Length tool for measuring all sizes of pipe work and trenches
- Area tool for measuring square meterage
- Plan revisions
- Project calendar
- Cloud technology for live sharing
- Task management
- Designed for residential and commercial takeoff
Personalised PDF Plumbing Plan Design
So you can complete your plumbing plan designs quickly and easily, Groundplan contains more than 100 standard plumbing symbols – and will conveniently count any symbol for you as soon as you place it on your plan. Stay in complete control with the power to edit your plumbing designs exactly as you like.
- Place more than 100 standard symbols
- Draw clear, concise lines
- Add text boxes
- Add title block and logos to personalise
- Use the Arc Tool for drawing circuitry
- Add legend
- Add images
- Add dimensions
- Snip areas of plans
- Change sizing of plans
Plumbing Labour and Parts Estimating
As soon as your plumbing takeoff is complete, Groundplan can conveniently quantify material and labour costs and provide a bill of quantities, saving you hours of estimating time.
- Upload your rates from CSV
- Save takeoff templates for future projects
- Use formulas to multiply materials and calculate wastage
- Labour calculator
- Quantify your costs
- Download plumbing estimates directly to Microsoft Excel
- Over 5,000 standard plumbing assemblies with install times
Frequently Asked Questions
What is plumbing estimating software?
Plumbing estimating or “takeoff” software provides a platform for trade contractors to complete their takeoffs and estimates online – more accurately and in much less time than traditional, paper-based methods. All that’s required is an internet connection; estimators simply upload their plans (or create plans on screen) and use the software’s digital tools to measure and mark lengths, areas and quantities online. The software can then generate precise materials lists and even estimates for tenders small or large in just a few clicks, saving time and minimising waste.
What is the best software for plumbing companies?
Scheduling, invoicing, accounting – you’ve got enough on your plate as a business owner or manager, so you don’t need to add learning a complicated system into the mix. The best plumbing software is one that integrates seamlessly into your current workflow and processes and requires little to no training of your staff. Software that’s cloud based, that is, one that anyone with an internet browser (and login details) can access anywhere anytime, is best as this requires no servers or VPNs, and can be easily kept up to date as the software evolves.
What are the benefits of using plumbing estimating software?
If a profitable plumbing business is your purpose, and likely it is, then you’ll want to keep up to date with the latest practices that give your business a competitive edge – or at least keep your business in the game. Plumbing estimating software is today’s tool for completing more tenders, more accurately, in much less time than manual methods. It means more projects won, more satisfied customers, and more profit for you.
How can software grow a plumbing business?
How much time do you spend on quotes and tenders? If you’re not taking advantage of software to streamline your estimating, odds are the answer is too much. Plumbing estimating software reduces the time spent on quoting and estimating, freeing up strategic players to apply their focus on the business and growing. Plus, as you’re getting more quotes and tenders out the door, it’s only natural that you’ll start to see more work coming in.
What if I have a plumbing estimator who isn’t comfortable with on-screen takeoff technology?
We understand! And we’ve been through this before with good results. Our software is built specifically for our trade contractor customers and is easy to use, but we still offer free set-up assistance and training to provide those less enthused about take-off technology with a bit of a helping hand. Our trades experts have helped those reluctant about online estimating get a handle and even appreciate the system in a short time before and we’re confident they can do it again.
Does your plumbing estimating software integrate with other plumbing software systems?
Yes. Currently, we integrate with job management softwares simPRO, AroFlo, tradietech and Workmate, and we’re always looking for new integrations that will benefit our users. These integrations enable you to export a bill of quantities directly from Groundplan to your job management system – in short, enable an efficient and streamlined workflow. Groundplan is cloud based which makes for easy integrations with an amazing API – so let us know what you think we should integrate with!