Construction Takeoff software - EasyEst Estimating
EasyEst Estimating is made for general contractors, home builders, remodeling contractors, insurance and fire restoration companies. This construction estimating software is ideal for sub trades, from concrete and drywall to site work and tenant improvement.
This software allows you to receive material list files from AutoCAD, DesignCad, DataCad, Chief Architect, Floor Plan Plus and any other program that will export a material list in "comma or tab-delimited" ASCII file format. The software also has a QuickBooks interface which allows you to export your estimated costs for a bid into the QuickBooks accounting system. The software offers Super Assemblies, which expand assembly possibilities by allowing you to group them into larger, related systems. Auto-scheduling is a convenient feature available in the program which allows for the entry of start and finish dates for the bid.
EasyEst Estimating software is the Measure-Master feature which can be used with your current mouse or digitizer. This feature will measure lengths, areas and counts from plans. These measurements are then automatically transferred into any estimating, spreadsheet, job costing or database program. To perform this function, simply spread out the plans, touch the corners or trace an irregular area and then have the program place the result into your "underlying" program for quick and accurate results.
With its Job Cost Tracking (which many estimating programs do not support) features, the software allows for the tracking of costs after winning the bid. Using the Budgets part of your estimating Price Book, cost categories can be set up for quick analysis of the current price of each aspect of the job. These costs can then be compared with the original estimate.