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... I'm looking mainly for something the handle the plans and speed up the takeoffs.
I'm curious, what are the features that are missing from the software you are using now?

I am assuming we have similar needs in takeoff software, we just work on a different plane than your company. Have you used the IVS series of programs or isqft's software?

One suggestion, use Acrobat to OCR the plans. We take the architectural drawings (tiffs or pdfs) and make a binder with Acrobat. Then we run an OCR on the whole thing. It may take a while but you can then search for any terms on all of the drawings. In a pinch, you can even use Acrobat to do your takeoffs.
 
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