Takeoff Pad

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2D, 3D and Hybrid Takeoff with Takeoff Pad

While 3D models are an increasingly popular the construction industry, most project designs are still contracted by way of the 2D PDF documents.  Vico Office’s Takeoff Pad allows user the best of both worlds, by accommodating takeoff from the traditional 2D drawings, as well as the 3D model. 

Takeoff Pad provides the ultimate flexibility within BIM, as it enables estimators and schedulers to augment the 3D information that is provided with additional quantities coming from the standard documents; takeoff can be done in a purely 2D environment, as well as a purely 3D environment (right on the model!) and also in a hybrid view.  Performing takeoff in the hybrid view allows users to generate information that would not otherwise exist within the 3D model, while still taking advantage of the bulk quantification that the model does provide.  

 

Advanced Quantity Takeoff 

Takeoff Pad is a detailed extension of Takeoff Manager and provides a more granular way to view and manage individual Takeoff Components. Takeoff components, collectively, form the basis of a Takeoff Item.  All work done in Takeoff Pad will automatically roll-up to Takeoff Manager, which helps to automate the quantification of estimates and schedules.

Takeoff Pad was created to allow users maximum flexibility in controlling their quantities, while allowing Takeoff Manager to remain as a streamlined UI specifically for the purpose of linking quantities to the cost plan. An intuitive, streamlined workflow drives efficiencies and precision in creating estimates and schedules.

Information created or manipulated in Takeoff Pad feeds the Takeoff Manager without any additional actions required by the user. This allows users to create detailed breakdowns of 3D elements, or to create their own quantities via custom Takeoff Pads. 

Users can manage the display and visibility of each and every element within the Takeoff Pad, allowing for maximum flexibility within these use cases:

  • Takeoff Item (TOI) – A group of similar construction elements that come in from BIM authoring platforms and are used for quantification purposes.
  • Takeoff Quantity (TOQ) – The numerical values associated with each element and used for the purpose of cost planning and estimating.
  • TOI Component (TOC) – The instance level occurrence of a TOI. The collective sum of all components put together will define TOI values on the project levels. 
  • Takeoff Pads (TOP) – On-screen takeoff work, as well as the collections of takeoff components that can be detailed and manipulated according to user preference.

 

Powerful Functionality

Onscreen Takeoff functionality is available in three different ways of using the 5D workflow: 

  • 2D Takeoff – Quantities can derived from 2D PDF drawings that are added to the project via Document Controller and quantified via Takeoff Pad. 
  • 3D Takeoff – Quantities can be extracted from 3D models that come in via the Model Register.
  • Hybrid Takeoff – Document Controller allows for a hybrid environment, whereby 2D PDF drawings can be scaled and mapped onto 3D models - Quantities can be extracted from this hybrid environment allowing for maximum flexibility. 

Calculate Quantities for Different Types of Takeoffs

  • Linear: Distance information between two, or many, points within the project using snap points or discrete pieces of geometry (line selection
  • Area: Region based calculations coming from user defined shapes within the project space; areas can be derived from snap points or using discrete pieces of geometry (line selection)
    • Deduct: Provides the ability to remove spaces from within an area takeoff 
    • Get Perimeter: Allows for the ability to extract a linear value from the perimeter of a previously extracted area takeoff
  • Count: Unit based quantification using document symbols or discrete elements
Features
Product Features: 
  • Count Takeoff

    Unit based quantification using document symbols or discrete elements

  • Linear Takeoff

    Distance information between two, or many, points within the project using snap points or discrete pieces of geometry (line selection)

  • Area Takeoff

    Region based calculations coming from user defined shapes within the project space; areas can be derived from snap points or using discrete pieces of geometry (line selection)

  • Deduct Takeoff

    Provides the ability to remove spaces from within an area takeoff

What's New
What's New: 

Trimble Vico Office R6.5 is now available

June 2017

With this release we’ve made some enhancements to benefit design/cost/time workflows:

  • Design workflows: have been improved via the introduction of rebar takeoff support for Tekla models.  Users can now publish their detailed concrete models into Vico Office and get full quantity analysis and change management capabilities on rebar models.  Additionally, users will be pleased to experience even more 3D performance enhancements to help support the increasingly larger models that come with support of such high volume elements.

    Further improvements to support the design workflow include the support of BCF integration for communicating constructability issues outside of the Vico Office application.
     

  • Cost workflows: have been improved by adding a few new features, including conditional formatting of data and the ability to bring parent hierarchies from a reference estimate.
    Both changes will make working in cost planner for long durations easier, as hierarchy adjustments will automate estimate creation and conditional formatting has the ability to draw user’s attention to specific data within the estimate.
     

  • Time planning workflows: have been improved with some nice new features, including the ability to create tasks without cost components and a significant increase in the amount of production control data to web services for an increased ability to do analytics tracking around install performance data.
    Model-based schedules are now easier and quicker to create, with the production control information available to anyone who has a web connection.

 


Vico Office 6.0

December 2016

Vico Office release 6.0 is now available to help you harness the power of models for estimating and scheduling.

The latest release of Vico Office is all about the user.  We listened carefully about how to improve the workflow and made several enhancements to simplify and improve the quantity extraction process. Users now have more access to information, as well as control over how that data is managed. We put users first and designed a workflow that makes it faster and easier to get project quantities.

Vico Office is leaner - the installer has been optimized and is nearly half the size as before.

Vico Office release 6.0 includes an overhaul of Takeoff Manager module. Users will find many new features that give them the flexibility to cultivate their project content and quantities in any way that suites their workflow.  This includes:

  • Element import selection

  • Access to all BIM parameters, including ‘user-defined’ fields

  • Support for CAD quantities

  • Templated imports and content grouping

  • Brand-new: Takeoff Items Builder

  • Selective quantification

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