When You Takeoff - KNOW.

On Center Software’s On-Screen Takeoff® (OST) started the industry in 1994. OST effectively scales to support small contractors and global construction enterprises. From plan viewing to quantity measurements to estimating to project management–it all starts with OST.

Reduce Estimating & Printing Costs with On-Screen Takeoff

  • Just preparing to submit a bid is an expensive endeavor:
  • Make estimators more efficient and lower the cost to bid
  • Eliminate the need for paper plans, reprographics costs, colored pens, and storage for plans
  • Bid more work with the same number of estimators in the department

Save Time by using On-Screen Takeoff

  • A quantity takeoff is no longer a labor intensive process:
  • Automation of the takeoff process allows Construction Estimators to spend less time preparing each bid
  • Separation of takeoff quantities into bid areas saves a great deal of time for estimators
  • The powerful plan viewing and takeoff tools helps takeoff quantities with blazing speed!

Spot Plan Changes & Catch Addendums with On-Screen Takeoff

  • Never miss another costly addendum:
  • Avoid the headache caused when the architect or GC forgets to properly cloud and document a revision.
  • On-Screen Takeoff clearly shows the differences between 2 sets of plans by overlaying them and then marking deleted items in bright red and new items in blue.

On Center Software's On-Screen Takeoff Is Much More Than Just Takeoff

On-Screen Takeoff has an integral role in our construction software solutions for plan viewing, quantity takeoff, estimating and project management.

Improve Takeoff & Estimating Accuarcy with On-Screen Takeoff

  • Eliminate user error common in manual takeoff:
  • On-Screen Takeoff (OST) automates the Trig calculations, allowing estimators, foremen, project managers, and general contractors to measure any area or perimeter accurately.
  • Get precise quantities when measuring irregular shapes and curves.
  • Export the OST takeoff data and avoid mistyping quantities into any estimating/pricing program.

Stay Connected with the field and office with On-Screen Takeoff

  • Improve communication across the board with OST:
  • Share electronic plans quickly and easily over the internet.
  • Make annotations and attach notes to each project or plan.
  • Create R.F.I.'s in the field for immediate clarification.
  • Make sure everyone is on the same set of plans.

Become more efficient with On-Screen Takeoff

  • Ultimately, what you do with the time saved is your business:
  • Submit more bids and win more jobs using On-Screen Takeoff.
  • If you take on multiple roles within the company, dedicate less time to estimating.
  • Help the entire company become more efficient by switching to electronic documents and plans.

On-Screen Takeoff is the construction software of choice by thousands of contractors in the office and field.

On-Screen Takeoff - Desktop application for the office
You can run On-Screen Takeoff software on
single or multiple monitors.
On-Screen Takeoff - Slate or mobile tablet application for the field
With a Windows™ tablet or laptop, use
On Center Software in the field


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See how On-Screen Takeoff has Helped Our Clients

Peter Giannis, Estimator for Standard Roofing in Canada refuses to do a takeoff without On-Screen Takeoff.

Client: Peter Giannis
Company: Standard Roofing Company, Inc.
Title: Estimator
Trade(s): Commercial and Light Industrial Roofing

Synopsis: Peter Giannis refuses to do quantity measurements without On-Screen Takeoff. He saves time and increases productivity.

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*Important Note: Support ending on versions of On Center Software supported only on Windows XP and all earlier versions of Windows. Read the Sunsetting FAQs.*

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View electronic plans, takeoff multiple quantities, spot revisions, create RFI's, and more with On-Screen Takeoff. Try On-Screen Takeoff today and experience an estimating speed increase by at least two fold. OST sets the industry standard for takeoff and construction estimating software.

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