Trimble Accubid Enterprise Estimating Software Virtual Training Lab

The Trimble® Accubid Enterprise Estimating software training – virtual course affords participants an opportunity to learn the basic features and functions of Trimble® Accubid Enterprise Estimating. The learning objectives focus on equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively use this application in their workplaces.

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Class Setting


Course Prerequisites

Previous digital estimating experience

Who Should Attend

Junior Estimators, Chief Estimators, Senior Estimators, Project Managers

Course overview

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 in 4 – 2hour sessions.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the workflow through the application.
  • 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

Session 1
Module 1 – Introduction to Trimble Accubid Enterprise
  • The basics of Enterprise platform features
  • Familiarization of system icons


Module 2 – Creating a Project
  • Overview of the project module
  • Creating and modifying a project


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 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
Session 2
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
Session 3
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 Screen
  • Exploring the Extension Screen
  • Condensed Item View
  • Expanded Item View
  • Re-extending the Job
  • Labor Type View
  • Labor Columns
  • Grouping the Extension
  • Filtering the Extension
  • Alert rules in Extension
Session 4
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

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