OnCenter On-Screen Takeoff


Let us introduce you to the most trusted estimating takeoff solution.

OnCenter 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.

OnCenter Software provides integration to both Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate as well as Sage 100 Contractor. Estimators can view plans, PDFs and CAD files and perform electronic takeoffs directly with On-Screen Takeoff. They can also quickly and accurately count, measure, and calculate lengths, areas, and volumes within the take-off software. Once the takeoff is complete, contractors import the information to Quick Bid to create accurate bids and well organized reports. With this take-off software, estimators and contractors can easily track material and labor costs, burdens, tax, and overhead.

Thousands of construction professionals have reduced costs, saved time, and improved their accuracy using On-Screen Takeoff, the unparalleled industry standard for takeoff software.

Trust the takeoff.

If you are a pro at manual takeoff, On-Screen Takeoff (OST) will seem natural to you. It’s construction estimating software that thinks the way you do, only faster. It calculates everything you need for your estimates on your computer screen with a few clicks and drags of a mouse. OST automatically saves your takeoff calculations for quick access to incoming change orders, and a headstart on your next bid.

Rework eats up to 20% of the cost of the average construction project. On-Screen Takeoff is swift and accurate and automatically saves your takeoff calculations for incoming addendums before bid day, change orders and revised specs on the job, and gives you a head start on your next bid. It gives you detailed backup on changes to scope, which helps eliminate warranty claims.

And the Benefits don't stop there:


Auto-Count objects, annotations & Callouts.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR). This feature allows you to count out objects of the same shape and size within the drawings. If you have to take off 125 studs on a wall, and you have a room with four walls, OST will auto-count the studs.



Save multiple hours of exhausting plan review with the overlay feature. When comparing two versions of a drawing, deleted items are in red, and added items are in blue.


No Paper. Point, click & drag.

Walls, doors, sidings, windows and more. You name it, and OST can take it off. Our software has some time-saving takeoff tools and setup options that will save you lots of time. OST has some of the most advanced takeoff options on the market.


Multi-Condition Takeoff.

You can select any number of conditions and draw the takeoff once. On-Screen Takeoff places the appropriate takeoff objects on the plan, automatically, all at the same time!


Intelligent paste logic.

Selects takeoff objects and pastes them into a similar distance, space, and directions. This feature is a huge time-saver for ceilings, and multi-room takeoff, with the same layouts such as hotels, apartments, condos, and dorms.

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Style Sheets & Templates.

Streamline project setup by creating typical takeoff conditions called “styles.” Combine styles into sets to quickly drop in multiple conditions to your bid.