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The Trimble® Accubid Enterprise Estimating Software training course affords participants an opportunity to learn the basic features and functions of the Trimble® Accubid Enterprise Estimating module.

Course Details

Class Setting: Classroom

Course Prerequisites: Must have basic proficiency working in a Windows environment. Basic skills include; system navigation, cut/copy/paste, items, drag/drop items, etc. Previous estimating experience.

Who Should Attend: Chief Estimators, Junior Estimators, Senior Estimators, Project Managers

The learning objectives will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively use this application in their workplaces.

The instruction takes place in an instructor-led classroom with an approach that effectively combines demonstrations with hands-on practical exercises to reinforce learning. The instruction is delivered over 2 consecutive days.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the workflow through Trimble Accubid Enterprise Estimating software.
  • Create and modify projects.
  • Create and modify Designation takeoffs.
  • Perform takeoff of items and assemblies using both a specification-driven and non-specification driven approaches.
  • Work effectively with the features in the Extension screen.
  • Effectively close an estimate by completing data entry in all the screens between Field Labor through to Quoted Material.
  • Complete an estimate on the Final Pricing screen.
  • Describe the procedure to creating multiple bid summaries.

Training Modules

Module 1 – Introduction to Trimble Accubid Enterprise EstimatingHide

Module 1 – Introduction to Trimble Accubid Enterprise Estimating

  • The basics of Enterprise platform features
  • Familiarization of system icons
Module 2 – Creating a ProjectShow

Module 2 – Creating a Project

  • Overview of the project module
  • Creating and modifying a project
Module 3 – Creating an EstimateShow

Module 3 – Creating an Estimate

  • The estimating module
  • Estimating home screen
  • Managing estimating status types
  • Estimating info screen
  • Managing screen layouts
Module 4 – Takeoff Screen OrientationShow

Module 4 – Takeoff Screen Orientation

  • Working with takeoff breakdowns
  • Creating typical breakdowns
  • Creating a typical takeoff breakdown
  • Labor factor breakdown category
  • Input methods of the takeoff screen
  • Customizing views in the takeoff screen
Module 5 – Material TakeoffShow

Module 5 – Material Takeoff

  • Working with Designations
  • Takeoff methods – specification and non-specification driven takeoff
  • Performing non-specification driven global item takeoff
  • Performing takeoff of non-specification driven assemblies
  • Specification driven takeoff process workflow
  • Specification driven assemblies
  • Performing takeoff using on-screen takeoff pads
  • Working with job items
  • Working with job assemblies
Module 6 – Audit TrailShow

Module 6 – Audit Trail

  • Audit trail defined
  • Resolving takeoff 
  • Modifying existing takeoffs
  • Deleting/restoring takeoff
  • Copying and pasting takeoffs
  • Filtering the audit trail
Module 7 – Extension ScreenShow

Module 7 – Extension Screen

  • Extending material price and labor values
  • Filtering and grouping the extension
  • Viewing alerts and alert rules
  • Calculating a unit price
Module 8 – Completing an EstimateShow

Module 8 – Completing an Estimate

  • Estimate closeout
  • Field labor
  • Incidental labor
  • Labor factoring
  • Labor escalation
  • Indirect labor
  • Subcontracts
  • Equipment
  • General expenses
  • Quotes
  • Final pricing
  • Calculating field labor