Construction Document Management Software Made for Trade Contractors

Field Team Approved.

There is an ever-increasing number of project management tools, document storage platforms, forms, and documents that need to be completed. DADO takes the chaos and risk out of keeping up.

Automated Document Control Manager

Reduce your Admin Time & Errors

DADO’s cloud-based platform integrates with construction’s most trusted cloud platforms so you can keep using the software tools you love and ensure your field gets the latest information.

Spec Breakout

Whether your spec book is 100 or 1000 pages long, DADO will automatically break out spec sections making them easier to search and read.


DADO’s best-in-class Optical Character Recognition (OCR) scans the gnarliest layouts and even handwritten notes, making the entire content of your doc (yes, all of it) searchable.

Auto Versioning

DADO shows you exactly how many issues of a drawing you have and gives you the confidence your team needs to know you’re building with the right plan.

Auto Slip Sheeting

Not only will DADO AutoVersion your drawings, but your latest issue is AutoSlipSheeted to the front of the stack so your team sees it first.


You’re working across software platforms on every job. Files are saved in your local server, in your cloud storage platforms, and in project management software. Finding your digital construction documents is more challenging than ever and we built search features that retrieve what you need, the moment you need it.

DADO speaks the language of construction. It knows when you search “basement” that you’re looking for a plan that may read “Lower Level.” DADO finds hidden connections between documents, too. You may not know an RFI is connected to the piece ticket you just searched, but DADO does.

Voice or Text

Find your documents fast using a voice or text search- and don’t worry about your typos. DADO will auto-correct and find what you need. None of us became builders because we’re great at spelling.

Every single piece of text in DADO is connected with tags, related docs, and hyperlinks.

Quick Filters

Drill down your search results with customizable Quick Filters so you can focus only on what you need.

Construction Collaboration Tools


Unite your team on a single platform. Use tools like Markups, Compare, and Binders to quickly communicate changes and issues with your project team. Email or text a document out of DADO, add a note, and get the answers you need.

Digital Binders

You love Binders. We love Binders. Stop lugging the heavy paper and plastic version around the site and go digital. Trust us, you won’t want to go back.

Mark-ups tools

Industry-standard tools like clouds, lines, and highlighters to easily call out your notes and changes.

Share Documents

Got a question that needs a quick answer? Email or text your document right out of DADO. No proprietary file types here.


You will always get notified about every drawing change, right? Just in case you don’t, use DADO Compare to layer your old drawing with the reissue and be confident you caught every update.



“My guys are excited to use the voice search and fillable forms. That’s going to cut down a lot of time on their house, on their behalf to, getting more work done, in an eight hour day.”

Anthony Sant, Operations Manager with Fisk Electric

How your peers are getting the most from DADO

Reducing your Administrative Burden

Teach DADO to recognize layouts for your drawings and other common documentation for easy document ingestion and administration.

Find Pieces and Parts Quickly

Stop digging through a stack of 200 drawings or flipping through binders to then have to flip through a spec book. Find a piece or part and all of its related information in a Smart Search.

Organize and Distribute Information

Give your teams the information they need. All of the details, none of the fluff, so they can get the job done without adding confusion.

Build Off The Latest Project Information

Have the peace of mind that the latest information will always be in DADO. Out-of-date versions will always stay accessible, but will be clearly marked as old. Easily jump to the latest drawing issue and avoid possible rework.

Standardize Your Company Process

Build your DADO Projects and repeat your settings and preferences on future Projects. Unite your whole team on a platform that’s quick to learn and built for the field.

Find Information Across Document Types

Instantly and automatically connect information across document types and find the links when you use voice or text search in DADO.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who uses DADO construction document management software?

DADO’s Document Management tools are used primarily by trade contractors such as electrical contractors, mechanical contractors, fabrication companies, and so on. Our tools are designed to support businesses of all sizes from multi-office large organizations to smaller businesses.

Do your document controls require additional administrators to set up or manage?

You should not need to hire additional administrators to get started in DADO. We have a suite of automation tools to import documents (Sync) and key in document information (templates) to set up and from there you just need to monitor for errors.

Does DADO support construction contract documents?

We support any document that you want to be able to access, search, and collaborate on within our system – you can have an unlimited number of document types. The main documents we see our customers use our system for are project drawings, shop drawings, specifications, submittals, training materials, and forms.

Does DADO support versioning?

Yes – our administration tools use data in your documents, namely in the title block, to determine the version number so that your field teams are working on the most up-to-date information.

What kinds of projects use DADO?

DADO serves based on commercial and large-scale residential projects. The more documents and version updates, the more DADO can help to keep those documents stay organized, easy to find and connected for your teams to build.

Can DADO be used for service teams or post-construction?

Absolutely. You can upload documents from previous projects, keep documents in DADO to reference post-construction, or choose to delete a project (if required by the contract). For documents in the system, those continue to have the full suite of tools used for pre-construction and during the construction phase.

Can anyone see mark-ups drawn in DADO?

Our collaboration tools have both a private and public setting so if your field teams just want to draw notes for themselves, we support that as well as shared mark-ups for everyone on the team.