Trimble AutoBid SheetMetal Software


Trimble® AutoBid® SheetMetal is an on-premise labor and material estimating solution for HVAC and sheet metal estimators. Using the solution's 'Automatic Fitting Generation', estimators can create takeoffs while keeping track of 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. The solution allows 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 includes a sheet metal database with multiple construction standards, as well as Excel-based reports that allow users to manipulate the data into a format that meets the company needs.

Perpetual license is offered for a one-time fee that includes support via phone, email, online knowledge base and a support portal.

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Labor book
Labor book
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Reports
Systems
Systems
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Navigation panel
Navigation panel

Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10



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Dylan from Peterson Sheet Metal, Inc.

Specialty:  Mechanical/HVAC

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

July 2018

Not a trustworthy software

This software is impossible to trust. The developers have known about these glitches in their software and do not share that information with their customers. These glitches are constantly coming up, and not getting fixed. Our company has lost millions of dollars of work due to this software because of major "bugs" in the software. STAY AWAY!!!!

Cons

Software is not trustworthy. Many bugs that have caused us to lose multiple jobs.
When problems arise, the support team has no urgency to get them fixed.

Martha from Martin Petersen Company

Specialty:  Mechanical/HVAC

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

November 2017

Ease of Sheetmetal Estimating

Pros

Ability to customize for our company needs, flexibility in making changes, and speed and accuracy in takeoffs

Cons

I wish it had the ability to collapse crystal reporting more so report didn't have to printout so many pages.

Michael from JW Danforth

Specialty:  Mechanical/HVAC

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

November 2017

Estimator

Pros

Easy to use and setup
Pivot tables make transferring info to Project Management faster and easier
OSV take off is the way to go

Cons

Global data should be in the main program not a spate launch
OSV pdf viewing doesn't always work 100% of the time

Jason from Lawson Mechanical Contractors

Specialty:  Mechanical/HVAC

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

November 2017

Using AutoBid SheetMeatl for 10 years

We have used Trimble Autobid Sheetmetal and it's predecessor, Quickpen for over 20 years. During this time we have considered other estimating systems and have always stayed with Autobid due to the improvements constantly being made and their great customer service.

Pros

Easy to use
Great layout of the tools
The database is easy to manage
Customer service is timely and reliable
Reliable software - We have minimal downtime with the software

Cons

- Integration between the estimating software and the CAD software is cumbersome.
- Generating and modifying the final Rapid Reports is difficult. This is not an issue as we export to our own spreadsheets


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