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The Trimble® AutoBid® SheetMetal Implementation training (featuring On-Screen View Takeoff only) will equip students with the skills and knowledge to effectively use the features and functions of the Trimble® AutoBid® SheetMetal estimating application in their work environments.

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, Journeymen, Construction Managers, Operational Management, Project Managers

Students will be introduced to the basics of performing takeoff, generating reports and creating bids. This instructor-led classroom experience combines product demonstrations with hands-on practical exercises. The class duration is three consecutive days.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Effectively navigate Trimble® AutoBid® SheetMetal application.
  • Take off ductwork, air distribution items, and duct accessories.
  • Modify data tables to accurately reflects the company’s method of doing business.
  • Create, edit, and take off symbols, assemblies, and other company-specific takeoff items.
  • Effectively generate reports.

Course Prerequisites

Students without prior experience are encourage to take online introductory training prior to attending the course.

Training Modules

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Day 1

  • Introduction and Orientation
  • Overview of Trimble® AutoBid® SheetMetal
  • Introduction to Implementation
  • Starting a new project
  • Introduction to On-screenview takeoff
  • Symbols
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Day 2

  • Assemblies
  • Creating a Rectangular Construction Standard
  • Modifying Specification Schedules
  • Hanger count
  • Continued On-screen view takeoff
  • Reports
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Day 3

  • Round and Oval Construction Standards
  • Price tables
  • Review Global Data Administrator
  • Create a Wage Table and a Labor Book
  • Backup and Restore
  • Security
  • Implementation Overview
  • Setting up the tables