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HVAC Estimating Software Streamlines Workflow with Screen Takeoff

Posted by joseph damelio on Tue, Oct 4, 2011

HVAC Estimating Takeoff Software




New technology in HVAC Estimating Software for On-Screen Takeoff has enabled estimators to streamline the bidding process and collaborate on projects. It has helped in creating a paperless environment with greater access to project history.  Wendes HVAC Estimating Software and Screen Takeoff is further enhanced with BlueBeam Revu PDF file conversion, Markup and drawing overlay. As drawing files are modified throughout the construction process it becomes essential to track projects and capture changes as they occur. BlueBeam Software allows the entire team to access and share drawing files to Markup changes and overlay modifications to highlight the changes in systems on the fly. Change orders may be calculated and displayed in alternate colors to visually display differences.     

On-Screen HVAC Estimating takeoff software eliminates the need for paper drawings by converting digital drawing files for on screen viewing and marking. The estimator is able to takeoff linear duct and pipe, fitting quantities, accessories, components, mark and color drawings, scale drawing, takeoff multiple pages of a drawing file and view specific floors, areas with a click of a computer mouse. On-Screen Takeoff provides an easy to use template and Screen Icons that perform all of the functions that would ordinarily be used with Digitizer Paper Takeoff.

All of the information gathered during On-Screen Takeoff is included in the HVAC Estimating Software and provides detailed takeoff data containing; Linear Duct/Pipe quantities, DUCT/Pipe Fitting quntities, Accessory Items, Labor Calculations, Material Quantities, Material Pricing and extensive detailed management concerning the systems takeoff.        

On-Screen Takeoff viewing is provided on a single monitor or dual monitor. In most cases one monitor displays takeoff information, templates and icons and the second monitor is used for display of the elctronic drawing file. After completion of an On-Screen Takeoff markings and other information concerning the takeoff is preserved in an electronic file for future reference.  

To learn more about the many advantages and productivity gains with On-Screen HVAC Estimating Takeoff Software contat Wendes Systems for a web presentation and download a free trial of BlueBeam Software.







Topics: Estimating Screen Takeoff Software, Duct Estimating Software

Evaluating HVAC Sheet Metal Estimating Software

Posted by joseph damelio on Wed, Sep 21, 2011

HVAC Estimating Software 

Evaluating HVAC Estimating Software can be a difficult process. We recognize that every company has unique requirements in selecting the correct estimating software for their business. "Trial Estimating Software"  may help you to evaluate the best solution for your company.

Trial Estimating Software will allow you to deploy the application on projects that you bid and help you experience "real world" results.

 Begin the evaluation process by detrmining the most important features required for your company. Create a quick punchlist of features that you need to help sreamline your estimating process. Select reputable software providers for a presentation and direct the process by selecting the features that are meaningful to you. After selecting a prospective software provider request a "Full Use Software Trial Evaluation" before you make a purchase, this evaluation will validate the software performance and features you need.  The trial evaluation will provide hands on performance and an opportunity to experience the quality of training and technical support provided by the supplier. If you select reputable software providers they should be interested in long term relationships with their clients. 

Choosing the correct HVAC Estimating Software application is a long term committment and financial investment that is vital to the success of your company. Producing accurate and competitive labor and material estimates is the cornerstone for the success of every company engaged in bidding construction projects.       


Topics: HVAC Estimating Software, HVAC Piping Estimating Software, HVAC Ductwork Estimating Software, Labor Cost Estimating Software, HVAC Sheet Metal Estimating Software, HVAC Plumbing Estimating Software, Duct Estimating Software