For Sheet Metal and HVAC/Ductwork contractors that do any combination of commercial, industrial and institutional work, Trimble® AutoBid® SheetMetal is designed specifically for the unique needs of the industry, providing estimates to determine labor and material costs. Using the solution's patented Automatic Fitting Generation, estimators can create takeoffs while keeping an eye on the bottom line.
Trimble AutoBid SheetMetal can be utilized by both fabricators and install-only shops and suits companies in commercial industries, including design and build firms, piping, HVAC and ductwork.
Takeoff is streamlined and improved with Automatic Fitting Generation, in which Trimble AutoBid SheetMetal automatically inserts the correct fitting and hanger as the pipe is routed, saving time and reducing omissions and mistakes. The system eliminates the need for a digitizer, allowing users to import drawings, display them on screen and then perform takeoff with a mouse. There is also a graphical audit trail that provides a real-time view of edits and with Trimble AutoBid SheetMetal’s Box-In tool, users can select a specific area of the drawing, make changes or copy one part of the drawing to another, repeating the takeoff in the destination drawing.
The solution includes a full sheet metal database with multiple construction standards, as well as user-friendly Excel-based reports that allow users to manipulate the data into a format that meets the company needs. The estimating data can be exported directly into a number of leading project management, scheduling and accounting systems.