In the dynamic and competitive landscape of drywall construction, staying ahead of the curve is imperative for success. At Curtis Partition, we understand the evolving needs of our clients and have been at the forefront of adopting cutting-edge technologies to streamline processes and enhance efficiency.

A significant trend that has revolutionized the drywall take-off estimating landscape is the shift from traditional manual take-offs to digital methods.

The Importance of Accurate Quantity Take-offs

Accurate quantity take-offs are the cornerstone of successful construction projects. For years, traditional methods involved manual scaling and measuring from printed blueprints. However, with the advent of technology, particularly on-screen takeoffs, the game has changed.

On-Screen Takeoff: A Game-Changer in Drywall Take-off Estimating

On-screen takeoffs involve scaling, measuring, and counting directly from digital blueprints, eliminating the need for traditional scale rulers and printed plans. This digital transformation has not only streamlined the estimation process but has also brought forth several advantages over manual methods.

Speed and Efficiency

Printed blueprints can be voluminous, making it time-consuming to locate relevant sections. On-screen takeoffs significantly reduce this time, allowing estimators to digitally search and find the required information swiftly. The click-of-a-mouse measurements and counts drastically accelerate the preconstruction process, enabling quicker decision-making.


Human errors in manual takeoffs, such as misreading measurements or double counting, can lead to costly mistakes. On-screen takeoff software automates the process, calibrating plan scales and ensuring precise measurements. This minimizes the risk of errors, enhancing the overall accuracy of the estimation process.

Organization and Efficiency

Traditional paper blueprints pose challenges in storage and organization. On-screen takeoff tools eliminate the need for physical storage, reducing the risk of plans being lost or damaged. The digital platform provides a centralized and efficient way to manage, track, and access project plans, contributing to a clutter-free and organized workspace.

Embracing Technology

At Curtis Partition, we are proud to partner with Juniper Construction Services, which has seamlessly integrated On-Screen Takeoff and BluePrint into its workflow to enhance efficiency and accuracy. Our clients benefit from the cost savings, speed, accuracy, and organizational improvements that digital takeoffs offer.

Unlocking Efficiency: Top Features of On-Screen Takeoff

Let’s take a closer look at some of the top features that make On-Screen Takeoff an indispensable ally in generating accurate bids and streamlining the entire estimating process. The Bid Wizard feature is a comprehensive tool that walks users through all the dialogues involved in creating a new bid.

One of the standout features of On-Screen Takeoff is its seamless integration with digitizers. This technology allows users to take measurements directly from digital blueprints with precision and accuracy.

On-Screen Takeoff excels in providing a comprehensive 2D takeoff experience. The software allows users to scale, measure, and count directly from digital blueprints. This visual approach not only enhances accuracy but also provides a more intuitive and efficient means of understanding the scope of a project.

The electronic quote system allows users to generate and exchange quotes electronically, reducing the reliance on manual paperwork and minimizing the risk of miscommunication. The application includes cost databases organized by trade, enabling users to tailor their estimates to the specific requirements of each project.

In an era where construction technology continues to evolve, the shift towards digital methods in drywall take-off estimating is more than a trend; it’s a strategic necessity. Embrace the digital revolution in estimating with Curtis Partition. Contact us now!