Trimble Estimation – Mechanical – Estimating Virtual Training

This training course will equip students with the skills knowledge to effectively use the features and functions of  Trimble Estimation – Mechanical in their work environments. Students will be introduced to the basics of performing takeoff, generating reports and creating bids.

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Class Setting


Course Prerequisites

Experience working in a Microsoft Windows environment

Who Should Attend

Junior Estimators, Chief Estimators, Senior Estimators

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 3 – 4-hour sessions.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Effectively navigate the application
  • Take off drawings using techniques learned and practiced in the class
  • Create, edit, and take off symbols, assemblies, and other company-specific takeoff items
  • Effectively generate reports

Training Modules

Course Topics

Session 1

  • Overview of Trimble Estimation –  Mechanical
  • Starting a new Job
  • Job Option Setup  
  • On-Screen View TakeOff: Taking off mains and branches


Session 2

  • Basic Reporting Tools
  • Taking off an Assembly   
  • Creating and Managing Assemblies  


Session 3

  • Creating and Managing Symbols  
  • Creating and Managing Design Specs
  • Filtering data through Report Options
  • Use of EiMatrix


Session 4

  • Understanding Errors and Messages
  • Takeoff Icons definition
  • Use of Material Multipliers
  • Advanced Takeoff Techniques

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