Important announcement for On-Screen Takeoff users

On March 31st, 2017 the current version of Project Express, powered by Hightail, will stop working.

On Center is replacing the current Project Express service with new and improved functionality that includes:

  • Send and Receive project files
  • Download files and open inside On-Screen Takeoff
  • Increased file availability to 14 days
  • Download files faster with Content Delivery Network(CDN)
  • Never worry about storage with unlimited storage (rolling 14 days)
  • Manage password/account inside On-Screen Takeoff

To avoid service interruption, you must upgrade to the new version of On-Screen Takeoff when it becomes available in late March. Please visit the FAQ for any additional questions you might have.

If you have any questions, please contact the Client Services team of On Center Software: +1 866-591-6500


On-Screen Takeoff (OST), developed by On Center Software, is used in over 60 countries and hasOn Screen Takeoff Logo been a trusted provider of construction automation management (CAM) solutions for the past 25 years.  Benchmark Estimating, an Integrated Business Partner with On Center Software, offers our clients the ability to integrate OST with our own estimating software package.

On-Center SoftwareOn-Screen Takeoff is an easy to learn takeoff program that allows users to quickly measure quantities from electronic 2D project plans (CAD, PDF, image files) with great accuracy.  You can count objects, and measure lengths, areas and volumes.

Benchmark Estimating is licensed to sell OST to customers as a standalone product or as an integrated takeoff/estimating solution with our own Benchmark Estimating Software system.

Key features

Key features of the integration between Benchmark Estimating Software and OST:

  • Automatically imports your takeoff information and data (bill of quantities) from your On-Screen Takeoff bid directly into your Benchmark project
  • Maintains a dynamic link between the two systems
  • Traffic light feature always allows you to see what’s changed in your takeoff all from within Benchmark Estimating Software
  • Your estimate can be updated automatically based on changes in your takeoff
  • Saves you significant time, eliminates human error and ensures your estimate is always in sync with the latest design
  • Produce more quotes and better quotes faster!

“The integration developed by Benchmark Estimating with On-Screen Takeoff (OST) is excellent! I do my takeoff in OST and Benchmark Estimating Software imports the bill of quantities automatically. This saves me significant amounts of time and ensures that our Quotes are more accurate.
Milo Clouston, Estimator for Harrison’s Landscaping – Sydney, NSW.

For more information on the On-Screen Takeoff Software, please click here.

Please click here to request a guided demonstration of On-Screen Takeoff working in conjunction with Benchmark Estimating Software.

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