Construction Cost Estimating

      

Quantity Takeoff Software

Quantity Take off is like the estimation of materials and labors which are needed in completing construction project and there are lots of software in the market.

Introduction

QTO or Quantity take-offs is a thorough estimation of materials and labors which are required to complete any construction project. These QTOs are expanded by an estimator in the preconstruction time and the estimation is used to format a bid on the range of construction.

QTO software also indicates all the important operations that help the quantity surveyor to get the connected metric data from a drawing and work to the preparation of a cost estimate of the graphically representation of any project.

This article is dedicated upon some QTO software and their details, how helpful they are in everyday construction project.

  1. Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
  2. It is an online construction and project management software provides construction and real estate firms’ recent solutions to manage the total project or property lifecycle with confidence, accuracy and efficiency. It is a market leader product to provide complete construction management information for large businesses and handles accounting, ERP, HR, Payroll, payments, assets, construction and real estate. Besides that, it improves communication with customers, suppliers and sub contractors with a perfect unity with the other Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate modules. The project technicians will get an instant access for important information in the field that allowed them to finish the ordered works faster and on the first visit.

  3. Bluebeam PDF Revu
  4. It is used to change Microsoft documents and CAD drawings into PDF format and it provides to professionals in different fields like architecture, engineering, mobility, general contractors, specialty contractors, structural steel, oil and gas etc. Besides that, it offers users to change scanned images into text searchable documents and it has a set of markup tools with text, clouds CAD symbols, notes, stamps and highlights. The markups can be added by photos and videos and later followed, filtered and exported to Excel.

  5. Takeoff Live
  6. It is the elegantly simplest, cheapest digital takeoff software in the QTO market now-a-days; even no digitizer or plan prints are needed so users can use a picture of any plan from the digital camera. It is easy-handling software so users can easily calculate square footage and volumes in seconds with a little point and click. In addition of these, the software is inherent but can provide the power and flexibility; there is a 14 days free trial available in their website. Takeoff Live is best for architects, contractors and sub-contractors and is the easiest and fastest way to make the job done.

  7. FastPIPE
  8. This is industry leader software for plumbing and mechanical estimation and can be used by the commercial and industrial contractors who need a fast and perfect tool for estimating material and laboring construction costs. This software was first introduced in the year of 1995 and after that continuously improving with newest features and capabilities and today it is used by more than thousands of estimators for making fast and perfect quotes for their customers. It also comes with an unconditional 60-days money back guarantee with all kind of solutions it, with the largest and most complete plumbing and mechanical estimating catalog with more than 150000 items.

  9. QuoteSoft
  10. QuoteSoft is a takeoff, estimating and bid management explanation developed to complete the new needs for piping, plumbing and ductwork contractors. It is mainly an industry-based solution for than 3000 contractors all over the USA and the Canada and provides commercial and industrial contractors sufficient tools for creating regularly perfect estimates, bid more jobs and manage projects well. QuoteSoft helps contractors to generate bids and run estimates from HVAC and ductwork for piping, plumbing and refrigeration.

  11. ProEst
  12. This software is a combination of cost estimation, digital takeoffs and bid analysis in a single software, the solution is made with Microsoft SQL database and .NET development platform that allows users a Microsoft Office kind of feeling. It also has a complete materials database, visual assemblies and support for cost update services such as RS Means, Trade Service, All Priser and MCAA’s WebLems. It allows users to improve each bid, set markups and run “what-if” analyses and it combines with many construction accounting and project management systems for streamline job setup and management.

  13. eTakeoff
  14. It is designed for offering estimators a complete software providing electronic viewer and takeoff tool for companies across all construction fines. It is flexible enough to meet the needs of construction businesses indifferent of project size.

  15. Accubid Enterprise
  16. Trimble® Accubid Enterprise is a server-related, spec-driven estimating platform for electrical, industrial mechanical and ICT contractors. It also offers cost estimating and digital takeoff in their mechanical software package.

  17. CostX
  18. This software allows fast and accurate measurement from scanned, PDF and CAD drawings with generation of automatic BIM quantities from 3D/BIM models.

  19. Cubicost
  20. Cubicost is a Takeoff and Billing solutions set which is one of the most completed in the market and used by millions of customers, it can save time and reduce cost in both 2D, 3D & BIM projects for construction.

Apart from the above pones, here are many more software in the market such as: HCSS Plans, Autodesk Quantity Takeoff, Cubit, Square Takeoff, Carlson Takeoff, Digital Screen TakeOff, DIGITAL TAKEOFF, Earthway 4D, Electrical Plan Takeoff, Hardscape Design Software, Power Takeoff, PriMus-TO, Rapid Take-off Kit, SiteWorx/OS and SOFTScale.

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Quantity Takeoff Software