Trimble AutoBid Mechanical Software


 

Trimble® AutoBid® Mechanical is a labor and material estimating solution that was designed for mechanical, piping and plumbing contractors who specialize in commercial work. Autobid Mechanical allows contractors to create more accurate bids; it offers customized takeoff tools, automatic fitting generation and labor books.

The GTO (graphical takeoff) provides a detailed summary with an audit trail of connected items. Because AutoBid Mechanical utilizes automatic fitting generation, it helps to reduce errors and adjusts according to changes in elevation.

AutoBid Mechanical comes with user-friendly features that make quick changes, process addenda and generate change orders. The software’s robust analysis capabilities substitute materials and specs, so users are able to compare materials and prepare engineering scenarios that provide the most value to the client.

Trimble AutoBid Mechanical's customized TakeOff tools provide automatic pricing updates on over 50,000 different items, and labor books contain both MCAA and PHCC labor units.

Their comprehensive reporting module exports reports to different predefined formats or users custom Excel-based reports. Pivot tables are available with AutoBid Mechanical’s Rapid Reports feature. This can be pulled into a third party software to a polished final estimate.

Trimble® AutoBid® Mechanical suits small to midsized contractors specializing in mechanical HVAC and plumbing.

 

Trimble AutoBid Mechanical  - Drawing
 
  • Trimble AutoBid Mechanical  - Drawing
    Drawing
  • Trimble AutoBid Mechanical  - Drawing
    Drawing
  • Trimble AutoBid Mechanical  - Reports
    Reports
  • Trimble AutoBid Mechanical  - AutoBid viewer
    AutoBid viewer
  • Trimble AutoBid Mechanical  - Edit bid
    Edit bid
  • Trimble AutoBid Mechanical  - Menus
    Menus
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 8

4 Reviews of Trimble AutoBid Mechanical

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from Schadsons Corporation
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

I been using AutoBid since 1996

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At the conference, you get to meet peers and share your ideas and experiences. I also enjoyed walking the product show to see what new technologies will be coming to our offices and project sites.

Likes Least

We had to be bused off site to go to a computer labs. This wastes time and takes away from classes.

Recommendations

Compare takeoffs and how each takeoff is completed. This provides an environment to teach takeoff inefficiencies.

 
 

from Front Range Construction
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

This is my first year using the software

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Our rep tells us what is being considered for the next version of AutoBid and breaks down the features in a way that helps me apply features to a job I would other wise not have.

Likes Least

I don't like going off site and how the timing was set up. I would also would like to see the lesson screen caps and available, if only for a month.

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Get mentoring from a other non-competing company who know the software is a great motivator for improving.

 
 

from QuesTec Mechanical
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

I bought and implemented Autobid in my company 17 years ago.

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I've really liked the support over many years. These people have become my friends. They always listen to what is going on with us. When we have issues, they make them go away.

Likes Least

Trimble has this huge conference and we end up not talking to anybody and not networking except in our classes. The huge group is so diverse you don't connect with anybody because you don't want to end up talking to some stranger in a way different industry at the conference for a completely different purpose.

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It is the best for commercial construction. When I implemented the software, it made us more accurate and four times faster.

 
 

from QuesTec Mechanical
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Best Product for Plumbing Takeoff

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I like the freedom to customize the systems and the smart board feature is fantastic.

Likes Least

Autobid Mechanical has occasional glitches, which are sometimes difficult to resolve without calling Tech support.

Recommendations

Take the time to attend the 3-day training course from Trimble. The session will get you off and running very quickly and will give you many opportunities to bring up specific learning questions.

 
 
 
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