PlanGrid Build App

In-app purchases
4.2
4.33K reviews
1M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

PlanGrid Build is the best-in-class construction management app for Autodesk Construction Cloud. Simple automation and smart connections between tools make it easy for the more than 2.5 million construction projects across 143 countries to deliver quality projects on time and under budget.

PlanGrid Build brings Autodesk Build, Autodesk BIM Collaborate, Autodesk Docs, Revit, Navisworks, and AutoCAD to the field with collaboration tools and project data available from anywhere.

PlanGrid Build is made for the project team, like…

• the superintendent managing the quality of work on site
• the project manager tracking progress in real-time
• the BIM team identifying issues ahead of installation
• the foreman implementing new safety programs
• the architect doing a site walk
• and the owner, who uses data from project start to daily operations, to improve the efficiency of the next project.

Here’s how we do it.

COLLABORATION
+ Issues
Track issues, from design to handover, all in one place. Resolve issues faster by adding due dates, responsible parties, and easily reference photos, associated files, and RFIs.

+ Schedule
Keep projects on track with a centralized schedule. View the schedule by different timespans or filter by critical items. Review predecessor or successor dependencies.

+ Forms
Gather critical information with forms that adapt to project requirements. Build a comprehensive safety program or track daily checklists.

+ Assets
Easily manage the lifecycle of project assets from design through commissioning and handover. Assets are tracked, stored, and connected to other workflows in the app.

+ Meetings
Stay ahead of the next meeting by creating meetings or meeting agenda items. Link to references like issues, models, RFIs, or photos. Check the status of outstanding items and follow up, all from the field.

FILE MANAGEMENT
+ Sheets
Quickly access the latest drawings and shared plans with quick downloads and dynamic search. Compare, share, and markup sheets directly from the field to take the guesswork out of installation.

+ Models
Make critical decisions faster with access to 3D models in the field. View installation details and effortlessly navigate single or multi-trade models to build with confidence. (Supports RVT, DWG, NWC, IFC, NWD)

QUALITY
+ RFIs
Reduce the risk of data loss with seamless RFI management. Connect RFIs across the project lifecycle to cut down on duplicate work. Build flexibility into your workflows with the custom data fields.

+ Submittals
Keep all relevant submittal information on hand. With search, quickly find the necessary submittal to view progress and next steps. Add references to link submittals to workflows throughout the project.

+ Photos
Use photos to track progress and add references to issues, RFIs, schedule adjustments, and more. With autotags and location data, quickly find the photo you need.

We’ve made big moves to support a changing industry, and our customers agree:

“The ability to access 3D models from the field eliminates confusion and allows us to come to a real-time resolution for any issues onsite. This capability reduces risk and provides cost and time savings while ensuring we deliver high-quality projects to our clients.”
Briana Mitchell, Project Manager, Boldt Company

“We have about 460 field employees and for them to access documents in real-time directly on their iPhone or their iPad is priceless.” 
Ken Mabe, Director of Field Operations, Eckardt Group

“I’m excited about being able to effortlessly tag a snippet from a drawing onto an RFI and immediately assign responsibilities and track how the project team interacts with a particular issue or RFI. The ability to track an issue’s progression in real-time helps us manage any roadblocks immediately.”
Amy Kozlowski, Project Manager, Herrero Builders
Updated on
Sep 28, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
4.2
4.33K reviews
Paden Wyatt
September 22, 2022
Terrible now that autodesk owns this. Pretty much unusable for android for any type of markup management (ipad works fine). One example: In sheets, if I click on a markup to view it, then back out and select another markup to review It, it opens up the same markup data as the first item. Only if I exit out the second markup and then go back into it does the data sync correctly. Autodesk is a super company now and they suck at keeping up with the stable core features that were originally offered
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A Google user
November 20, 2019
The general idea of this platform is good. As an engineer, I find its ability to quickly load, pan, zoom, and change pages in the project specific PDFs excellent. It is much faster than any other PDF software I've used on my phone. Its ability to tag a location on a drawing and make a specific note and attach one or more pictures regarding the note is a great feature. The service - desktop, web, and mobile apps - is great for collaboration. || So why only 2 stars after reading that? Simple -- it assumes you have unlimited data. Not everyone has unlimited mobile data (including me). There is no way in the app to prevent it from uploading data and pictures over mobile data. I take a lot of pictures when I visit a job site. During my last use of the app, it uploaded over 700 MB of data even when I took steps to prevent it from happening. || I used their online chat support the day before I used the app in the field. Their support tech told me I needed to disable mobile data for my entire phone while using the app, which of course, cripples the phone. Then, I had to make sure that the OS setting for using mobile data in the background for this particular app was turned off. It is. While on site, I turned off mobile data on my phone. At the end of my visit, I noticed that there were over 600 items waiting to upload. So it seemed to work. I then closed the app before turning mobile data back on so I could check my messages and use the map for traffic conditions. When I got home, I found out the app decided to upload all of those files while I was driving. There was no need to upload them as I have WiFi at home and in the office. I wasn't going to do anything with that information till I got to one of those places. || I contacted tech support again and expressed my frustration with this issue. I happened to chat with the same person as the previous session. He seems to think the issue is with Android not the app. I pointed out that many, many other apps have options to enable/disable uploading/downloading data over mobile data or only when connected to WiFi. I presented several examples including OneDrive, Google Photos, and a podcast app. There are many other examples as well as subscription services like Spotify that allow you to download music for listening when not on WiFi. I was told my feedback will be forwarded to the Product Team to see if they could implement my suggestion. || Until this issue is corrected, I will no longer use the app while in the field. This is too bad since it really does save time when writing reports. Please correct this oversight and I will gladly revise this review.
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Travis DeLong
July 15, 2021
Terrible app. I used it for about 2 weeks. It worked well. I collaborated with a team of people. But then data vanished. About 10 hours of work vanished. Where did the data go? Don't use this app. Huge downer. It works well at first. But then suddenly it will let you down. No errors. Still looks successful on your phone. Untill you check with on a computer and see that the app it terrible. My phone had WiFi and 5g the entire time. Still have sync issues. The Android version is full of bugs.
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