Viewpoint Estimating (formerly known as Maxwell Estimation) specializes in generating estimates and takeoffs for residential and commercial HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical firms. It includes trade-specific estimating capabilities to help generate accurate and financially feasible estimates.
The software includes a pricing database continuously updated with the most current rates for materials and labor for each industry.
Viewpoint Estimating includes Digital Takeoff, assemblies on the fly, what-if analysis and a proposal generator. The digital integrated takeoff module allows users to download plans from plan rooms and use them to generate takeoffs directly on the screen.
If estimators prefer to use digitizer boards, GTCO’s Rollup Digitizer and Rigid Digitizer ‘plug and play’ with the system to streamline the takeoff process. This software also features CAD/BIM integration, Excel export with built-in formulas, automatic pricing from local suppliers, among others.
Viewpoint has solutions for any type of contractor, business role or project role, including general contractors, subcontractors, CEOs, suppliers, architects, project managers and engineers.
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Marvin from sales
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 2-10 employees
Value for money
If you already have their other software then the right option would be to go and get this one. Just like what the sales person will say to you that you can track your rewards(profit), perform correct takeoffs and submit on time. All of those things are true to a certain point.
The person that does the sales at times can seem pushy and want for you to go ahead and purchase right there and now. That is not the right way on dealing with something like this. Especially when there is a lot of money going into this. The takeoff bids are not at all accurate. At times you have to make the final corrections. Yes, there is a support team that will help you out. The other item about this is that the cost of training is even more money. You either have to go to them or they come to you and there is just not enough time for getting the right amount of training. They should lower the that cost to make it even better.Review Source
Hugo from CDL
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees
Value for money
The Software just works!! It sounds so simple, I know, but it's true! We had been through 2 other estimation softwares before ViewPoint and they were laggy, badly built and the support stunk! ViewPoint is the complete opposite. The support is fantastic and their trainers come in and actually care that you learn the software and you learn it well. I've never dealt with better trainers or a more knowledgeable group of technical support specialist. These guys are awesome!
I can't name a single downside about ViewPoint MEP Estimating. You get a lot of bang for your buck! It's not cheap but it's definitely an investment worth making for you and your company!