the #1 take-off estimating software

Accurate, efficient & easy estimates

PlanSwift® lets you takeoff and estimate your plans and elevations in seconds.  Just point and click and your takeoff is done. If its coloured its been counted. Work with simple or complex areas, items, lengths, volumes and perimeters. This is seriously easy and efficient software to estimate directly from your plans. Drag & Drop pre-configured assemblies (materials, waste and labour costs) onto your takeoff items and PlanSwift® instantly calculates all your costs and expenses. Sharing your estimate is easy too because PlanSwift® is fully Excel compatible. Also great for users who want to integrate or export into their pre-formatted Excel workbook templates.

“We find PlanSwift makes takeoffs a breeze. We use it with scanned plans as well at image files, PDF’s and CAD drawings almost daily.”

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PlanSwift assists in reducing takeoff time while increasing the accuracy of construction estimates.

Abolish manual plan takeoffs! Significantly reduce the chance of miscalculating or forgetting materials and items! PlanSwift can assist you to automate your estimating immediately. By using industry standard formats, such as PDF, TIFF, JPEG, DWG, DXF and more, PlanSwift allows you to import plans.

PlanSwift lets you view, measure and markup plans directly on your computer screen! Quickly and easily calculate anything from Frame materials to tonnes of sand required. Perimeters, square metres and volumes of simple and complex areas are quickly calculated. Eliminate repetitive tasks and save time throughout the job process!

A staff of experienced estimators will quickly show you how PlanSwift works with your own plans.

All popular digital plan formats can be imported; from scanned images to AutoCAD files. Output your estimates directly via Excel or your own estimating application. Material lists can be created quickly through the simple ability to build material assemblies.

Who Should Use PlanSwift?

Builders, concreters, deck builders, plasterboard installers, electrical contractors, flooring installers, framers, HVAC installers/manufacturers, insulation installers/suppliers, landscapers, masons, painters and plumbers. General contractors understand that the accurate estimating of all things from concrete to plumbing are the cornerstone to profitability. PlanSwift’s ability to both accurately and rapidly calculate expenses and future profits has seen it become the construction industry’s #1 takeoff and estimating software.

“We have been confidently recommending PlanSwift for several years and our clients report that they are happy we did,” Nigel. Varley, CEO, CAD International

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If your in the building trade and you quote jobs then you shouldn’t be risking it by doing it by hand. We encourage our CAD clients to use quality accurate estimating software to get the job done faster and more effectively. Below are the contractor segments most often using PlanSwift.



Quick and accurate takeoff of footings, walls and foundation measurements. Easy Single Click selection for slab dimensions. Accurate projection of rebar, membranes and other materials and labour through custom pre-built assemblies. Costs and margins are quickly and accurately calculated via PlanSwift.


Speedy measurement of deck areas with a Single Click. Get quick counts of deck boards, hardware and joists PlanSwift calculates waste, labour and material Save time, increase profit margins, and grow your business.


Simply point and click to measure walls, ceilings and partitions. Calculate your square metres and surface areas quickly with our area and linear tools. PlanSwift calculates materials and labour for an accurate estimate, every time. Your work flow will become more efficient, saving you time and money! 


Lengths of conduit and wire are measured quickly and accurately. Wiring devices are counted with ease. Materials and costs are calculated automatically. Save time, money and effort by creating reports in an instant.


Single Click area select for tile, carpet, hardwood or laminate floor areas. Speedy perimeter measurement for nail strip and baseboard needs. Measure, count, calculate, print or export with our easy to use takeoff software. Estimate more accurately in less time. Quote and win more jobs.


Measure joists, rafters, stud walls and other framing materials Quickly count headers, posts and hardware Your custom pre-configured materials list instantly calculates all costs Everything is included! Precise quotes = Win more jobs.


Mechanical HVAC

Quickly trace linear takeoff for A/C line sets. Generate precise material lists for any HVAC assembly and instantly calculate cost. Instantly derive volume of rooms for heating and cooling. Do faster takeoffs that are mistake free!


Determine loosefill, cellulose, batts, duct wrap, foam board insulation, all types of quantity needs. Customise parts and assemblies then drop directly onto takeoff and automatically calculate your estimate. Takeoff and estimate in half the time with greater accuracy, save time, cut costs, and increase profit!


Easily measures square metres, volumes, and linear dimensions. Even if the “linear” is curved. Get instant, accurate area dimensions for sod, mulch, gravel and other products with a Single Click. Get an accurate professional estimate via point, click drag and drop. Faster, more accurate estimates save you time and boost your bottom line!


Measure coverage areas with as, part simple point and click. Easily exclude doors and windows for a precise area assessment. Materials and labour are accurately and automatically calculated. Submit more accurate quotes to increase productivity and income!


PlanSwift makes your painting job takeoff and estimating easy! Exclude unwanted areas like doors and windows to arrive at an accurate area measurement. Easily create custom assemblies to include additional materials and layers. Drag and drop material assemblies onto your takeoff for instant calculations.


Swiftly measure linear feet for CPVC, drain and supply piping. Get accurate instant takeoff counts for fixtures and fittings with point and click ease. PlanSwift calculates everything for a precise estimate every time. Save time, avoid costly errors and maximise profits with PlanSwift

Some unique features we think you’ll love


Excel Integration

Powerful integration with your Excel spreadsheets. Works seamlessly with 64 bit Microsoft Office

Customizable Platform

The power of Planswift allows you to change and manipulate the software to your needs

Quick to Learn

An average user learns how to use and modify Planswift in just a couple of weeks

Faster Estimates

Estimate 10x faster with Planswift compared to traditional methods

Calculate Project Needs

Calculate material, labour and equipment that you will need for your next project. If you can do it by hand, you can do it with Planswift

Local Support

Support for both Australia and New Zealand, pick up the phone or send us an email. We are here to help


PlanSwift System Requirements

Windows 7, 8, or 10
10GB+ Hard Drive Space
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Dedicated graphics card with 1GB+
Internet connection for activating the program
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What license options are available?

PlantSwift is provided as a lifetime license that will continue to run for as long as your PC and operating system will support it. There is no compulsory subscription and you don’t have to be connected to the internet to use the software (only activation).

Why should I buy PlanSwift from CAD International?

When you choose to buy PlanSwift from us you get the exact same support and attention that you would get by buying direct PLUS you get a special discount we’ve negotiated on your behalf as a CAD International client.

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