Trimble AutoBid Mechanical Implementation Training – Featuring OnScreen View Takeoff

The Trimble® AutoBid® Mechanical 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® Mechanical estimating application in their work environments.

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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

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® Mechanical application
  • Take off drawings using techniques learned and practiced in the class
  • 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

Training Modules

Day 1
  • Introduction and Orientation
  • Overview of Trimble® AutoBid® Mechanical
  • Starting a new project
  • On-Screen View TakeOff: Taking off mains and branches, elevation changes
  • On-Screen View TakeOff: Taking off symbols and assemblies
Day 2
  • Basic Reporting Tools
  • Rapid Reports
  • Creating and Managing Assemblies
  • Symbols
  • Crystal Reports
Day 3
  • Updating Database Pricing
  • Labor
  • Material Multipliers
  • System and Specification Schedules
  • Material Specs and Piping Items
  • Valve Schedule
  • Library Items
  • Fixtures and Equipment
  • Report Profiles
  • Short Interval Planning Tool
  • Error Correction

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