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InSite Elevation Pro

InSite Elevation Pro

What is InSite Elevation Pro?

InSite Elevation is an earthwork take-off and GPS modeling solution that is easy-to-use so you can work faster, save time, and win more bids.

Quickly and accurately calculate cut and fill, stripping, strata quantities, paving and concrete materials, topsoil re-spread, areas, lengths, trench excavation, and backfill.

The software also includes GPS machine control systems surface export and generates construction staking data. Training and technical support is included with purchase.

Who Uses InSite Elevation Pro?

We help businesses of all sizes save substantial time and earn more on commercial, residential and landscaping earthwork projects. It's time to get your weekends back!

InSite Elevation Pro Software - InSite Elevation Pro is the only solution that lets you combine and view data from multiple sources including CAD, PDF, Drone and Google Earth data on single screen!
InSite Elevation Pro Software - View exported KMZ data using third party mapping application like Google Earth. As you walk on the job site, your location is pinpointed on the original site plans with cut and fill contours displayed. The KMZ file can easily be shared with anyone!
InSite Elevation Pro Software - Easy-to-read reports so you can prove your numbers and get paid.
InSite Elevation Pro Software - Takeoff and export to GPS from CAT, Leica, Komatsu, Topcon, Trimble, all in one solution.
InSite Elevation Pro Software - Elevation Pro simplifies complex jobs, empowering you to confidently bid on and handle larger projects with ease!

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Reviews of InSite Elevation Pro

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.9
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
74%
4
25%
3
1%
Jewell
Jewell
Estimator in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Construction, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Really innovative software

5.0 last year

Pros:

Honestly the tech support, because I call them allll the time and they are always superr helpful. I recently needed to better understand phasing and it was beating me. I used their training manual their online video and still I could not figure out to seperate out my phases they sent me a video walk through step my step to exactly the info I needed free of charge, they never charge for training or IT Support.

Cons:

the selecter tool icon the cross and window crossing it could be simpler

InSite Software Response

last year

Jewell, thank you for the nice review. Lesson 21 does a good job at explaining the selection tools, and the video is best. Look at the Lesson 21 video, starting at the 3:21 mark.

Dakota
Estimator in US
Construction, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

A fast, accurate, and easy to use earthwork takeoff software.

5.0 last year

Comments: InSite helps my company have speedy estimates of earthwork quantities that we can trust. The various options for customizing how to use and calculate the earthwork, means that our reports can be designed for each project's requirements, and tailored to the Project manager who will be working on it. InSite has drastically helped Gregory Construction's earthwork process

Pros:

InSite Elevation is quick and easy to use. In a matter of minutes after getting the plans for a project, I can have the files imported, scaled, and (for multiple pages) aligned. Elevation also can read layer data for CAD files, drastically reducing the time it takes to set up topography surfaces in the program. Also, using the 3D visualizer to see what the surface looks like means that any mistakes in my contours are easy to see and correct. Usually I can have earthwork reports complete on the same day as the plans get to me.

Cons:

I would like a way to export the surface data that InSite generates to a format that can be used for our intelligent machinery (TN3, TIN, etc.). I'd also like to be able to model a structure being placed under the ground that would subtract from the fill value. When Exporting the Takeoff image with layers on, It would be helpful to have a legend option to display as well (I know that most information is shown as a label on the image, but it's hard to see at a glance). I would also like to be able to repeat layers in the soil boring logs.

InSite Software Response

last year

Dakota, Thank you for the review. We are glad to have you as a customer and your words are great to share with our hard-working team.

Cole
Estimator in US
Construction, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Production Efficiency

3.0 4 years ago

Comments: InSite SiteWork allowed us to speed up the take off process and simultaneously expand the use of machine control equipment. Additionally, the used of the modeling function post bid reduced the amount of time spent in the field with layout, staking and establishing grade stakes.

Pros:

Speed of take-off when using vector PDF, quick 3D production to check for errors, improved reporting, ability to export to machine control model,

Cons:

Lack independent function to align sheets, spot elevation input glitch after moving image, lack of ability to select and edit pipe input

InSite Software Response

4 years ago

Cole, thank you for the review. We have recently overhauled the entire PDF alignment functionality to make it easier. Look for a roll out later his year. We will reach out to you for clarification about the other issues.

Jeff
Principal in US
Construction, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

30+ year heavy civil contractor turned freelance takeoff guy.

5.0 last year

Comments: Overall I am very satisfied with the software and what I am able to do with it. I was able to pick up and start performing takeoffs after a few hours of self teaching and the one on one training.

Pros:

I will have to say that one of the best features of this product is the support staff!The software does what it is supposed to with some limitations but overall delivers great information. It offers great features such as the dynamic site balancer and being able to export that data layer out to a CAD file. The KMZ feature is really nice especially with hand held technology now days. The old ways was walking around in the woods with a roll of plans and a compass trying to figure out where you were on the project site.

Cons:

It would be nice to develop a custom data base library of subgrades that could be accessed instead of having to rebuild them on each project. If there was a way to remove CAD file layers from the file to reduce the file size once it is imported into the software. If the active pdf export could be scaled so that it can be printed off on 24x36 and be to scale. Currently it is set to a 200x200. This creates a very large data file. If there is a better way to phase a project other than saving as a new then the transfer of proposed to existing layers. If the training manual and videos show more in depth details of possible shortcuts or what to do if this happens scenarios.

InSite Software Response

last year

Thanks, Jeff, for the review. We appreciate the kind words. If you reach out to the support team, they will send you an easy solution to get scaled prints. Also, we just expanded the user manual to show more phased projects. It will be shipping soon with the next update, so when the blue upgrade button shows up, be sure to update.

Keegan
Estimator in US
Construction, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Review

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Overall this is great for a beginner in takeoffs and just learning. This software can get you your earthwork calculations but if you are a bigger sitework company its not suitable imo. I got this to avoid getting agtek but the features just aren't strong enough for what we want it to do. agtek is probably what we will be switching over to next year so we can utilize all of those features and services. I have also communicated with a customer service guy who told me that i was wrong when I said red always indicates cut and green should always indicate fill. The color shading is backwards. I asked for him to look into the ability to change that and he basically blew me off when the owners of my company directly asked me to come to you with that question.

Pros:

Very easy to use and has a lot of features. Its as simple as you could hope for but accurate in quantifications.

Cons:

They don't provide a cut/fill map only elevations. So, you won't be able to see your cut/fill when looking at the model. There is no integration to cell phones or the ability to perform takeoffs for roads from cross sections. There is no way to overlay in google earth such as agtek does. you should have a point and hot key for cutting or inserting a point in a polyline.

InSite Software Response

2 years ago

Keegan, we appreciate your review. Export to .KMZ was released with version 2022.2 and makes export to Google Earth easy. Make sure you have updated to the latest version. Instructions are in Lesson 27 in both the user manual and video. Once you have exported to a .KMZ, anyone on your team with a smartphone/tablet can walk the site and see running cut and fill or any other data. As to the cut and Fill colors. The 3-D you are looking at indicates Elevation, not Cut and Fill. Use the Cut and Fill Contours (Lesson 3.08) which indicate cut in red and fill in blue. Make sure you adjust the interval. The default is 1, but often production planning will benefit from a lesser number (.5, .2,.1, etc.) so adjust as necessary. This overlays the cut and fill in plan view directly on the PDF/CAD file. Keep clicking the blue button as features are released. If you have any suggestions for new features, please send them to support. We are listening and intend to keep your business.