Trimble Accubid Classic Estimating Software Training – Fundamentals

The Trimble® Accubid Classic Estimating software training – Fundamentals course affords participants an opportunity to learn the basic features and functions of Trimble® Accubid Classic Estimating software. The learning objectives will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively use this application in their workplaces.

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Class Setting


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

Junior Estimators, Chief Estimators, Senior Estimators, Construction Managers

Course overview

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 the training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the workflow through Trimble® Accubid Classic Estimating software.
  • Create and modify default jobs.
  • Create and complete new estimate job files.
  • Understand and navigate the item and common assembly databases.
  • Perform takeoff using 8 of the available modes of takeoff.
  • Understand and perform functions within the Extension screen.
  • Understand the bid closing screens and their functions: Direct Labor through to Quoted Material.
  • Understand the Final Pricing screen.

Training Modules

Module 1 - Introduction to Trimble® Accubid Classic Estimating Software
  • Schedule screen
  • Navigating through Trimble® Accubid software
Module 2 - Understanding the database
  • Item and common assembly database
  • Item database structure
  • Database item fields
  • Common assembly structure
Module 3 - Starting a new estimate
  • The default job
  • Job Schedule screen
  • The Job Information screen
  • The Notes screen
Module 4 - Takeoff screen
  • The Takeoff screen
  • The breakdown area and selecting the takeoff breakdown
  • Labor Factor breakdown
  • Creating a typical breakdown
  • Takeoff process workflow
  • Subcontractors screen
  • The Takeoff libraries
Module 5 - Audit trail
  • The Audit Trail
  • Filtering the Audit Trail
  • Modifying takeoffs in the Audit Trail
  • Copying and pasting takeoffs
  • Reassigning takeoff breakdowns
  • Substituting items in takeoff
  • Substituting assemblies in takeoff
  • Performing a power substitution
Module 6 - Extension screen
  • Exploring the Extension Screen
  • Consolidated Item view
  • Re-extending the job
  • Labor columns
  • Locking values at Extension
  • Grouping the Extension
Module 7 - Closing a job
  • Incorporating labor costs – Direct, Incidental
  • Labor Factoring screen
  • Labor Escalation
  • Indirect Labor
  • Adding or modifying subcontractor quotes
  • Incorporating General Expenses
  • Adding and modifying quoted material quotes
  • Closing the bid
  • Price Summary screen
  • Bid Breakdown screen

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