Automatic On-the-Fly Fitting Generation
As you take off a pipe on a bid sheet, Trimble AutoBid® Mechanical automatically inserts the correct fittings and hangers per your specifications - no wrong fittings, no omissions, no mistakes.
For pipes that turn 90 degrees, just touch the corner and continue down the run - GTO will do the rest.
GTO (Graphical TakeOff)
GTO speeds up the take off process and provides a detailed visual summary of TakeOff status, while creating an audit trail of connected real-world items (not just a quantity list of unconnected pipe and fittings).
On-Screen View TakeOff
Harness all the power of GTO on your screen. Import drawings into AutoBid and display them on-screen to perform takeoff directly from electronic drawings. No digitizer table needed and no more bulky paper drawings.
Assembly Generator and Library
Got a list of items you take off repeatedly? Easily select any group of items (including other assemblies) and convert them to an assembly. Use them in your current bid or save it to your library.
Easy Insertion and Deletion
Because GTO displays and color codes every system in your plan, inserting and deleting items is easy and fast - just click on the graphic and insert the item. Because every item taken off is a generic entity defined by your chosen specification, you can easily adapt to change by modifying the specification after takeoff to instantly apply accurate global changes to your estimate without having to re-do takeoff.
Accurate Hanger and Attachment Counts
The Trimble AutoBid® Mechanical software calculates the most accurate hangers in the marketplace - competing systems just make an inaccurate guess based on total system length. Because the Trimble AutoBid Mechanical application knows what pieces of pipe and fittings are connected, users will get hangers at changes in directions and at user-defined spacing based on pipe size. Attachments based on structure are also correctly picked up based on structure and vertical members and on elevation.
Automatic Joint Configuration
GTO automatically joins two pieces of dissimilar pipe or end types. Correct fittings, joint counts and consumables for the connector are automatically inserted - accurately and consistently.
Automatic Pricing Updates
With more than 50,000 different database items, trying to maintain pricing would be a full-time job. We've taken care of that by partnering with three leading national pricing services - Harrison Publishing House, Ferguson, and Allpriser - to provide automatic price updates.
Automatic Correction Factors
Easily adjust your labor - across a project or on a specific item - to address additional labor requirements.
GTO is shipped with a comprehensive database includes MCAA and PHCC labor units. Tweak your labor units, modify your costs, and start bidding.
See the data your way with flexible reporting capabilities. Choose from a variety of predefined report formats or create your own Microsoft® Excel®-based reports.
The innovative Rapid Reports pivot table allows you to view your estimate by more than 10 categories, allowing for up to 1,320 different data combinations. The Excel data can also be used to export to third party software or to develop your own final estimate spreadsheet.
Labor Adjustment Worksheet
You've taken the job off, but is that really how you'll bid it? Use the Labor Adjustment Worksheet to look at the project your way (by scopes or material specs) and then easily adjust the labor without modifying takeoff.
Quickly make changes to your specifications to generate value engineering options. Change piping specs including material types, joint types, or fittings; valve types; and insulation to create cost-savings proposals for your clients.
Global Search & Replace
Mistakes happen, and clients change their minds. With flexible search & replace functionality, you can quickly change everything from item settings to scale to material types on an entire drawing or select pieces.
This powerful tool allows you to break out your project any way you want with user-definable scope fields such as floor, area, or which pieces of equipment items are attached to. You can then filter TakeOff by your scope fields to generate focused reports or create alternates.