Review of Takeoff Software Estimated Construction
Therefore, people often want to rush to sell and buy estimated software or takeoff software without first defining their internal estimation process. Once the estimation process is clearly defined, then only then can you really try to divide the process into multiple segments. The section is often the true number of takeoffs. What do you think of taking off? It's like a million dollar problem. This article describes the takeoff software process that is usually associated with the estimated software process. The takeoff software process may usually take off for some people's material, and for many others, the takeoff process of the scope system can create estimates or suggestions. This review or comparison will not attempt to explain the estimated software process, but is tailored to you in order to find out which product in your way to track the effective number of offsets between the estimators. These are the author's comments
I will review and compare three kinds of measurements to take off the product:
It is very important to note that these are just measuring the takeoff procedure, not the estimation procedure.
1) Graphic Design
2) Center Software Screen Takeoff
3) Electronic Planning Takeoff Software
All three products have their advantages , However, the flat screen and screen takeoff is a standalone product, the e-planning takeoff is actually dynamically integrated with Microsoft Excel, which means it starts and completes and saves in Excel. They are integrated with Excel, but you will have to evaluate your thinking process and decide which of the three products to work along with your ideas. For example, when you get a plan, what do you do first? Often, you start looking through the program to understand how the project is involved and how you are attractive to the company. Then when you decide to estimate this job, you will usually start your 80% of the world by building your takeaway master template Excel spreadsheet. You rename the spreadsheet as a new job or item and leave you to take off. This is where the difference is:
In the "floor plan", you decide what drawing and then perform the measurement of the project to be taken in the plan. Unfortunately, this is not an estimate of the idea. Elevwift really allows you to name the type of take-off items by name and then take off; some very manual and slow processes. They also provide you with the ability to apply one type of assembly to takeoff to aggregate the quantity of items in the assembly. Estimated that this method is not available. It forces you to jump to a different screen, which slows down the process. Often, the main start of anybody's takeoff process, or someone who sees it as a list of methods, starts from the spreadsheet of your own project. These items can be material items, can also be a range of assembly system items. Either way, for example, starting with Excel's main spreadsheet, many estimators see it as a risk reduction rather than forgetting the usual takeoff. Just as Planwift is an independent takeoff program, it can usually save your takeaway images in Planswift, not the estimated value in Excel if Excel is your estimation system. If you are using Excel, you must manually take the takeoff measurement number in Excel and the takeoff image of Planwift or elsewhere in the Excel where the number of takeoffs. Again, if you want to integrate with Excel, they force you to export or import a take-off project in Excel instead of dynamically integrating into Excel. However, they have the ability to dump the measured quantity from the "floor plan" to any Excel spreadsheet or Word document. The main purpose or main focus of the program is the measurement, so the function is well done. Most other features require you to skip different screens, basically, where are you loosening your ideas. There are a number of attempts to solve the functions of the estimation process, however, "Planwift" lacks many functions to become a complete estimation system; is not one. Planswift is integrated with the advanced estimation system Sage Timberline, but the integration effort is weaker. Since Timberline's forces take off at assembly, and most of the estimated people live in Timberline, Planswift does not allow the estimator to add a large number of Timberline items or disposable items that need to be added to the assembly during flight, On the Timberline interview screen, as well as during the measurement phase. Planswift allows you to remove assembly-generated items and adjust the number of assemblies in different screens. Again, to perform all of this, you are forced to jump to a different screen. In any estimation system, since the project conditions are always unique, no component is perfect, so it is important to add items to the component. The increase in the number of projects and related numbers is an absolute requirement that any estimator usually has to do in the takeoff measurement and estimation phase; Planwift is related to the Timberline estimate. In the Timberline estimate, Planswift allows direct delivery of measurement results to Timberline estimates items and components, just as with the old digitizer measuring board. Training, support and maintenance for Planwift is extra . On Center software took off the screen, PlanWift charged their annual maintenance and support costs Each license (mandatory) which cost more for each user per year, especially if the customer has more License
On Center's screen takeoff is the big dad of software takeoff products because it is already the longest fact. On Center recognizes that the screen takeoff is primarily a measurement procedure. That's why they have a separate estimation program called QuickBid for those who want an estimated program. At the center is not trying to deceive you that this is an estimated system. On the screen takeoff, you can also decide which drawing to use and then perform the planned measurements. However, before you start, you can load the main setup style that normally takes off or measured from your own library. This process seems more complicated than the "floor plan". The screen takeoff really enables you to name and then take off to add a takeoff item, some manual and slow process. The program does have a lot of features, mainly focused on simple measurement to advanced measurement problems, while paying attention to the details of the easy-to-navigate process during takeoff. Have done a good job in the center. However, you may be used to estimate and / or initiate ideas in the Excel spreadsheet project. Integration with Microsoft Excel is not a dynamic real-time link, more like my point of view. Yes, you can create a specific style in Excel to a cell or range of links, some rigid. However, you will have to ask yourself the question, which will happen more frequently: what will you do when you need to add a task in flight to take off and Excel spreadsheets? Again, you will need to establish a manual association with Excel, which is another major slowdown. You must manually save your takeoff measurement number in Excel, and your takeoff image on the screen or any place you decide, except that the takeoff image will not be saved in the Excel where the number of takeoffs. This happens when the takeoff procedure is a separate program. The center of the screen takeoff with the most widely used estimation system in the United States has the best integration: Sage Timberline Estimating. It basically mimics the same interview process as the old digitizer meter. By working directly with Timberline, the screen takeoff allows the estimator to take the Timberline variable problem off and immediately return the number of takeoffs directly in the variable Timberline program. With this process, the screen takeoff allows the estimator to estimate the amount by adding the item in the view / mass generated or by adding a project to the Timberline program to continue his / her Timberline interview process in the Sage Timberline estimate. The workflow completely controls the estimated staff, a good work center. Training, support and maintenance is the extra screen to take off. On Center software screen takes off, PlanWift each license (mandatory) charges their annual maintenance and support costs which is higher for end users each year, especially if Customer exceeds one license
If your estimation system or proposal generator is Microsoft Excel then the next system is The electronic program takeoff software is Excel Plugin You start a spreadsheet, perform a measurement takeoff, and you can even add more items at any time during the e-planning take-off plan. When you're done, they will automatically appear in the Excel spreadsheet even if you add the items instantly. Excel is all control. Your project is started in Excel, and your takeoff is saved in Excel and you can generate an estimate or proposal in Excel. A program, a place. Many of the takeoff programs are not related to Excel, but only the electronic program takes off with Excel real-time links, which means that all Excel spreadsheet descriptions are displayed in the measurement takeoff program, so you always know where Excel is. This is a huge difference compared to "flat screen" and "screen takeoff". You can even change the description of the departure item in the e-planning takeoff and automatically change it in your Excel spreadsheet. When you talk about the estimation and takeoff stages, you have to keep the process clean and simple, and this program can do that. This program is not lost. Like the other review of the above procedure, the core of this program is the focus of takeoff measurements, and it does a great work. The navigation in the program is very simple and easy. It does not work with other estimation systems, but there is a version that allows you to send the measurement results directly to any Microsoft Windows program that waits for keyboard input, just as with a digitizer measurement board. There is also a version that works with the digitizer board. If you use Microsoft Excel to estimate, take off or bid, Excel's "e-planning take-off" program will be your best choice. Compared to Planwift or screen takeoff, the e-planning takeoff has nothing to do with . What is the difference between e-planning takeoffs is Training, support and maintenance Contains to purchase while training, support and maintenance is a flat screen takeoff and additional takeoff. In addition, the annual support and maintenance of the e-planning take-off year of more than two years is the annual low cost of each company, not every license. On Center software screen takes off, PlanWift each license (mandatory) charges their annual maintenance and support costs which is higher for end users each year, especially if Customers have more than one license.
Microsoft and Excel are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Planswift is a registered trademark of Tech Unlimited, Inc. On-Screen Takeoff and QuickBid are registered trademarks of On Center Software, Inc. Sage Timberline Office, Sage Timberline Estimating is a registered trademark of Sage Software, Inc.