As an estimator, you know takeoffs are a major part of every project – varying from simple square footage measurements to more complex takeoffs including fixtures, wiring and glazing
No matter the space being measured, it is undoubtedly a time-consuming task to do manually. You shouldn’t have to rely on highlighters and a scale ruler every time a takeoff needs completing – it ebbs away at already-small margins.
Why automate takeoffs?
That is where the On-Screen Takeoff function in Access ConQuest Estimating can help. Choosing to automate increases accuracy and speed and therefore saves money.
On-Screen Takeoff allows you to measure and extract information from widely used electronic formats – such as PDF, CAD and BIM – without leaving the estimating system. Extracted information is then automatically transferred to your bill or BIM sheet. No manual data entry is required, dramatically reducing the risk of errors.
Standalone takeoff solutions usually only address the problems associated with extracting data from blueprints. What you get with On-Screen Takeoff and Access ConQuest Estimating is the automatic estimation of the costs and materials required. Therefore, not only can you measure up a project quickly, you know how much the project will cost without having to switch between different pieces of software.
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For the future
The construction industry is seeing a digital transformation, but slower than other industries. For an industry with such small margins, investment in software helps your business safeguard those margins – and improve them. Not everything can be controlled, but manual tasks, human error and data entry should not be the reason your business loses out.
The On-Screen Takeoff feature saves time and money – and it is just the start of what Access ConQuest Estimating can do.