On-Screen Takeoff

On-Screen Takeoff

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8.1.36
  • Total Downloads:
    14,043
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 30, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial)
  • File Size:
    202.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    42
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Note: Price available on demand

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4 stars

"Great Program but can't access it remotely?!!?!?!"

January 08, 2014  |  By TStrode

 |  Version: On-Screen Takeoff 3.8.1.36

Pros

Does everything it says it does

Cons

For $3000 per license, none of the following things should happen:
-Deauthorizes itself if you try to use it from a remote computer.
-Updates from the last five years have been miniscule, even though it's gone from version 3.6 to 3.9
-All my feature requests have gone ignored in each update

Summary

It's the industry standard and does what it's supposed to, but the fact it doesn't allow full remote access via RDP (and is intentionally designed this way) is just absolutely mind-boggling in 2014.

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5 stars

"Proven Trendsetting Construction Solutions"

October 15, 2013  |  By CFAKTUALDATA

 |  Version: On-Screen Takeoff 3.8.1.36

Pros

On Center Software has provided my firm a solution for every hurdle I personally faced in my daily tasks. Since implementing their complete set of solutions being On Screen Takeoff, Quick Bid, and Digital Production Control. My Estimating Department has increased my revenue production to an entirely new level of productivity. Even my PM's who had been hesitant to the initial change due to being stuck in their methods. The Digital Production Control not only keeps each and every project on schedule to prevent overruns. But resulted in open communication between our PM, FM, and Estimator to fine tune production rates. In all honesty I could go on and on about On Center and the professionalism demonstrated by my Account Manager helping me along the way. And to my fellow Construction Professionals the Industry is rapidly changing we use a solution for our Accounting Department,right? Why don't we use a proven tool for our most critical revenue driven division?

Cons

None I just don't understand the gripe about Maintenance costs. The price is fair the services is superior you pay for what you get. And when I my revenue has been increased so drastically why not spend the necessary money to keep current. I use Windows when they have a upgrade I pay for the new upgrade or if I have a technical issue I pay IT. So why would I think that my Support should be free? If you ask your representative what is included in their Maintenance Agreement you would understand the fee is beyond fair.

Summary

I wish I knew about On Center long ago they have been in business for 25+ years. If you understand "Yes" you have a initial cost to buy each solution needed. As a Owner please look at the big picture which always relates to the ROI. In all honesty when breaking down all my costs Plans, Plotter, Ink, Time, Errors, and so many other things. This all provided me a headache and came with a cost Manually performing Takeoff. Then using Excel to Estimate Material Costs, Labor Costs, and even Production Rates. My initial investment was covered in the first month "fact jack"!

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2 stars

"Maintenance fees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

November 06, 2012  |  By trophybuck2

 |  Version: On-Screen Takeoff 3.8.1.36

Pros

Good product, good service

Cons

Maintenance fees, no sustainable way around them
No updates to software without payment of maintenance fees
If you make a dongle inactive, they charge a fee to reinstate plus maintenance fees.
No meaningful improvements
Cannot annotate or perform take off in both view windows(this is really a big deal once you get used to using the software)

Summary

Buyer beware of never ending maintenance fees.

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5 stars

"Best Takeoff Software I've seen yet"

May 24, 2012  |  By Jared_Palmer

 |  Version: On-Screen Takeoff 3.8.1.36

Pros

Easy to use, tons of features, can link to your excel bid sheet, they've thought of almost everything.

Cons

Only seems to work with Microsoft Excel, won't work with OpenOffice or LibreOffice. And it's a bit pricey - $3000ish/license.

Summary

This is really a great product. I've tried several others and this is the first one that is really useful for roofing takeoffs. It has great grid features which helps with figuring out how many rolls of membrane or sheets of insulation you will need, it even can recognize certain symbols on the print for easy counting. I especially love the feature of being able to calculate the scale from a known measurement. This feature is useful if you want to do a takeoff from a satellite photo.

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1 stars

"have used several years, stuck with maintenance fees"

April 26, 2011  |  By sm4ckd4b

 |  Version: On-Screen Takeoff 3.8.1.36

Pros

it has several useful tools - some are retarded

Cons

Maintenance fees = You pay for the priveledge of debugging their system.

Summary

When Windows upgrades the OS these guys get a big pay day. pfft

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5 stars

"I've tried a lot of programs, and this is the best."

April 06, 2011  |  By virtualsheri

 |  Version: On-Screen Takeoff 3.8.1.36

Pros

Not as clunky as other takeoff programs I've tried. I can open pdfs, tiffs, and CAD files with it. THe demo and training videos were very helpful.

Cons

You have to fill out a short form before you can activate it.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher On Center Software
Publisher web site http://www.oncenter.com
Release Date October 14, 2010
Date Added March 30, 2011
Version 3.8.1.36
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Office Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 202.54MB
File Name OST_Trial_Download.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,043
Downloads Last Week 42
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price Free

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