PlanGrid Construction Productivity Blog
Autodesk's acquisition of PlanGrid

Autodesk to acquire PlanGrid to accelerate joint vision of increasing productivity for the global construction industry

It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to personally reach out to our growing community of more than 12,000 customers in 85 countries around the world.  Today, I’m proud to announce and share with you that Autodesk will be acquiring PlanGrid.

Our mission has always been to build simple, beautiful software that you and your construction teams love to use.  With the combined expertise of Autodesk and PlanGrid we will substantially fast-track our joint vision of helping close the construction labor productivity gap with technology.  

This union brings together the robustness of Autodesk’s AEC offerings with PlanGrid’s ease-of-use for the field.  We will be integrating workflows between PlanGrid, Autodesk Revit and the Autodesk BIM 360 platform, for a seamless flow of project information.  In addition, PlanGrid will remain an open platform for interoperability with technology solutions. You can find out more in the press release.

We’ve always believed that if we could save construction professionals a few minutes each day, it means a few more minutes to spend with their families.  If we could get PlanGrid into enough hands and projects around the world, it would help save weeks, years and decades of humanity’s time. With the power and resources of Autodesk behind us, now more than ever, I see this vision coming true.

On behalf of everyone at PlanGrid, thank you for your support, trust and business.  Thank you for being part of our journey. We couldn’t have gotten here without you. We cannot wait to invent and build more powerful tools for you and your project teams, so you can focus on your real work — building.


Tracy Young
Co-founder and CEO

Tracy Young

Tracy Young is the co-founder and CEO at PlanGrid, the leader in construction productivity software, where she oversees the corporate direction and strategy of the company, focusing on leadership, innovation, and customers.

Young founded PlanGrid with Ralph Gootee, Ryan Sutton-Gee, Antoine Hersen, and Kenny Stone in the fall of 2011. Prior to founding PlanGrid, Young helped build several hospitals as a construction engineer. She likes to joke that she went from working for one superintendent to hundreds of thousands through PlanGrid.

Young holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Management from California State University-Sacramento.