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Breaking News for Trade Contractors: Autodesk Agrees to Acquire PlanGrid

eSUB delivers the flexibility trade contractors need and can seamlessly integrate with both BIM 360 and PlanGrid

eSUB, the labor productivity and business operations tool for trade contractors, shares the enthusiasm regarding Autodesk’s agreement to acquire PlanGrid. Trade contractors are in the unique position because they collaborate with several different General Contractors in a variety of different applications. Depending on the project and the General Contractor, many eSUB customers utilize Autodesk BIM 360 construction management platform and PlanGrid concurrently. While eSUB serves as the system of record for trade contractors, users are able to directly connect with a variety of complementary applications that support their project’s unique workflow. Regardless of which drawing solution a trade contractor utilizes, users can attach either of those drawings to any eSUB document including daily reports, RFIs, Change Orders, and more.

“Two of our great collaborators, Autodesk and PlanGrid, are joining forces to improve project management for all stakeholders in construction,” says Wendy Rogers, CEO and president of eSUB Construction Software. “This is most exciting because this big news greatly benefits trade contractors everywhere. eSUB is in the unique position to enable trade contractors to integrate with both BIM 360 and PlanGrid on a single project or account. Because every trade contractor works differently and with several different general contractors, eSUB delivers the flexibility that trade contractors need to improve their overall labor productivity.”

“Our shared customers are looking for a path to a simpler and smarter construction management workflows and our relationship with eSUB and PlanGrid is one response by Autodesk to meet the challenges of the industry,” said Allison Scott, head of construction marketing for Autodesk Construction Solutions.

eSUB-PlanGrid Integration

The eSUB-PlanGrid Integration brings together PlanGrid’s user-friendly drawing management application with eSUB’s labor productivity and business operations platform for collaboration and productivity in the field. The synchronization of project snapshots and RFIs between eSUB and PlanGrid ensure that everyone is working on the most updated documents to improve field productivity.

eSUB-BIM 360 Integration

As a Autodesk Forge Fund Investment recipient, eSUB has developed advanced integration capabilities with Autodesk BIM 360. eSUB users can access the latest 2D and 3D plans from BIM 360 directly from eSUB. Recently, eSUB announced an updated integration enabling trade contractors using eSUB the ability to connect to multiple BIM 360 accounts—their primary BIM 360 account for managing their own set of project drawings and secondary BIM 360 accounts that they are invited to by various general contractors, owners, and architects. This opens the door for the next level of RFI integration between the different project stakeholders and eliminates the need to double enter information between different systems.

How eSUB Can Help

eSUB is a cloud-based project management platform built especially for subcontractors. eSUB organizes all of your project information in one place, allows for smooth collaboration, and streamlines communication through its intuitive interface. It also works on your mobile, so you can track projects on the go—no matter where or when—and stay up-to-date

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