Accuracy, productivity and confidence. These are the traits of successful general contractors that win business and keep projects moving along a predictable trajectory. Construction estimating is a complex process that often relies on disparate inputs in both 2D and 3D, multiple cost libraries, and a range of point tools for estimating and takeoff. That kind of complexity can stand in the way of success.
Trimble GCEstimator™ Suite incorporates best-of-breed estimating and takeoff solutions from Trimble designed to increase efficiencies, win more work, and maximize the profitability of projects before, during and after construction. With all the tools needed to streamline productivity in a single system, GCEstimator eliminates unnecessary complexity.
“What if you had the opportunity to rethink the way estimating is done?” That is the question that led to meaningful innovation.
Trimble lets you move faster with confidence because we’ve integrated the strengths of a range of leading estimating solutions.
The ability to view the takeoff items in the context of the 3D model, and the bi-directional link between the views, gives you clear feedback, improves team communication, and gives you the confidence that no quantities are missed. Since quantity takeoff is a live view, newly published and activated model versions result in automatically updated quantities.
Why not have your database-driven estimating solution fully integrated with your quantity takeoff tools? With Trimble GCEstimator, you have exactly that. One database of your items and assemblies right alongside your 3D BIM quantities and your 2D electronic plan takeoff.
It’s not enough just to locate differences between multiple iterations of the model. How do you keep the estimate in sync with the current version of the model or 2D plan sets? Confidence is built by allowing you to visualize the differences between two versions of the model, as well as highlight the differences with an updated 2D plan set.
GCEstimator provides a single knowledge base of cost items and assemblies, where quantities are supplied by a single takeoff tool. Gone are the days of switching between applications and manually rekeying data.
2D, 3D and hybrid quantity takeoffs
Location based quantities
Drag and drop 2D & 3D quantities to item and assembly dimensions
2D drawing version analysis/comparison
3D model version comparison
Reference planes for a hybrid 2D/3D view
Issue/RFI creation and tracking
Project data organization
Collaborative estimating environment, multiples estimators working on the same estimate at the same time
Flexible spreadsheet for WBS sorting and reporting
Unlimited number of user-defined estimate views
Database edits limited to database administrators
With the rise of BIM and 3D model inputs, project portfolios are more complex than ever. That’s why Trimble set out to transform the way smart contractors estimate. Trimble GCEstimator Suite is a quantity takeoff and estimating solution that integrates cost analysis for both model and non-model based projects. With a single knowledgebase that captures your company’s tried and true estimating methods, your work will be delivered faster and with absolute confidence.
It’s no longer necessary to use more than one takeoff application to support 3D and 2D inputs. Trimble GCEstimator Suite provides a single takeoff solution for both 3D BIM models and 2D plans. You have the flexibility to use BIM models for 3D quantity extraction as well as perform a digitized takeoff from 2D PDF files.
Trimble GCEstimator Suite incorporates best-of-breed estimating and takeoff solutions designed to increase efficiencies, win more work, and maximize the profitability of projects before, during and after construction. With all the tools needed to streamline productivity in a single system, GCEstimator eliminates unnecessary complexity.
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Recorded on August 2, 2016
It’s time to let your work dictate the systems and software you use each day. It is no longer reasonable to expect that you will switch your estimating and takeoff solutions to match the inputs you receive. By doing so, you’ll discover vast improvements in productivity, accuracy and confidence.
In construction estimating, there’s no substitute for complete confidence in your work. Trimble GCEstimator™ Suite keeps estimators in complete control for better estimates, improved traceability and a vastly streamlined workflow.