Wendes HVAC Estimating Blog

HVAC Estimating Takeoff Software

Posted by joseph damelio on Wed, Oct 5, 2011

HVAC Estimating Software Screen Takeoff

HVAC Sheet Metal and HVAC Mechanical Estimating Software has seen many productivity advancements with the introduction of improved software tools designed to make the estimating  process easier-to-use. 

On-Screen Takeoff is one of the newest estimating takeoff tools since the introduction of the electronic digitizing board. On-Screen takeoff technology allows digital drawing files to be easily imported from digital drawing files and viewed on your estimating software desktop to quickly strip information without the need of paper drawings. After the on-screen takeoff is completed all the information is aligned in your estimating software with labor and material quantities. Detailed estimating bid management reports are generated with detailed information of the items in the takeoff.  

Wendes Estimating Software provides accurate pre-loaded shop and field labor, fitting tables, accessory items and equipment for all phases of HVAC Sheet Metal,Piping,Plumbing and Mechanical estimating. The pre loaded information provided with the Wendes HVAC Estimating Software facilitates the estimators learning curve and implementation of estimating software. Pre loaded labor and material information included in the Wendes HVAC i software is based on detailed labor studies that were conducted over a twenty five year period by founder Herb Wendes P.E. The labor studies were based on detailed per piece labor methodology   which accounted for every detail of shop fabrication and field installation. The labor data and estimating methodology was originally included in a widely circulated estimating instructional manual used to instruct estimators, project managers and HVAC professionals The information and formulas for calculating labor and materials is now contained in Wendes Estimating Software.      

Topics: HVAC Estimating Software, HVAC Piping Estimating Software, Labor Cost Estimating Software, 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