Trimble Accubid Classic Estimating Software Virtual Training Lab – Fundamentals

The Trimble® Accubid Classic Estimating software training – Fundamentals virtual course affords participants an opportunity to learn the basic features and functions of Trimble®Accubid Classic Estimating software.

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Class Setting


Course Prerequisites

Previous estimating experience

Who Should Attend

Junior Estimators, Chief Estimators, Senior Estimators, Operational Management, Construction Managers, Project Managers

Course overview

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

The mode of instruction features an instructor-led virtual learning experience that effectively combines demonstrations with hands-on practical exercises to reinforce learning. The class is delivered through 4 (2 hour) sessions that are regularly scheduled.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the workflow through Trimble® Accubid 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.
  • Perform functions within the Extension screen.
  • Complete the closing process of an estimate through the bid closing screens: Direct Labor through to Quoted Material.
  • Complete a bid using the Final Pricing screen.

Training Modules

Session 1
Module 1 – Introduction to the Trimble Accubid Estimating System
  • Schedule screen
  • Navigating through the Trimble Accubid Estimating System


Module 2 – Understanding the Database Structure
  • 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
Session 2
Module 5 – Material Takeoff
  • Item  and Common Assembly takeoff
  • Temporary Item and Temporary Assembly takeoff
  • Designations takeoff: Fixture Designations  and Distribution Designations
  • Specialized Takeoff Library takeoff: Feeder Conduit & Wire and Branch Conduit & Wire
Session 3
Module 6 – 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 7 – Extension Screen
  • Exploring the Extension Screen
  • Consolidated Item view
  • Re-extending the job
  • Labor columns
  • Locking values at Extension
  • Grouping & Filtering the Extension
  • Extension Views
Session 4
Module 8 – Completing 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


Module 9 – Introduction to Multiple Bid Summaries
  • Creating a bid summary.

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