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PlansXpress and EstimatorXpress combine to create 3D Visual Estimating– a revolutionary approach to build plans and estimates. 3D Visual Estimating not only allows you to easily and quickly draw architect quality plans, elevations and 3D models but it also does your takeoff for you!


Sounds like magic doesn’t it?

Read on or watch the video to see how it works.

Whilst you are using the simple drag and drop tools and entering your materials and specs, PlansXpress is cleverly measuring your dimensions ready for takeoff. No need to spend hours measuring each line and calculating the cost for each material, PlansXpress will do this for you.  Need to change something? Don’t worry, your plan can be updated easily.


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Once you have your plan, you can then import into EstimatorXpress, a process that takes less than two minutes but will save you hours. Using the dimensions from your drawings, EstimatorXpress will then calculate a 100% accurate estimate for your materials not to mention labour, plant and wastage plus tonnes of reports and charts to help you with your build such as cashflow, material order schedule and the list goes on. No chance of forgetting anything or miscalculation which means no cutting into your profit when you’ve run over budget later. EstimatorXpress is also uniquely connected to live prices for increased accuracy and to save you time calling up merchants and suppliers.

First we start with drawing the plan. Designed for builders, PlansXpress is simple and straightforward and requires no knowledge of other tricky CAD software. Use intuitive drag and drop tools to place walls, doors, windows, roofs and the rest of the building. Already have a plan? Simply scan or import files (PDF, JPEG, DXF or DWG files) to trace over. Punch in dimensions for footings, walls, roofs and anything else required alongside clear diagrams.

Take two minutes to import the data into EstimatorXpress, and watch the software calculate costs for materials, plant, labour and everything else needed for 100% accuracy.Then print the professional quote along with 2D and 3D plans to impress your client and win the business.

Add with other HBXL programmes for even faster production of health and safety documentation, project management reports and scheduling, building contracts and easy accounts management.

That’s 3D Visual Estimating. Everything you need for architect quality plans with a few clicks of a mouse, and its dead easy too! Why not get a free trial today?