What will your estimated construction price be? Can you swiftly calculate this in minutes not hours?
Estimating for construction should be fast, easy and accurate. However, most of the time it is not. We choose not to use the right tools for the job. Luckily, there is a great tool available now in the way of software.
To show you how to quickly, and accurately do estimating for construction read on.
The first step is to digitize you current plans, if not already done. (So far, you can’t just show your plans to a computer and have it work with them. But maybe soon.) You can do this by scanning your paper document.
If you already have your plans in a digital format or if you have now converted it, you are ready to go to the next step.
I will use PlanSwift in this example because they are the best and easiest to learn software.
The second step here is to start marking estimates. You can calculate areas, linear, segments and counts with just a click of the mouse.
For area, select the area tool from PlanSwift’s main menu tab. Select the area, the program can even work around curves or allow you freehand if you want. The program makes it easy to color code different areas for easy reference later.
You do Linear estimates in much the same way, just use the PlanSwift linear estimating tool. Segments and counts are done just as easily.
That’s it, you have now completed your estimate for construction costs, in less time than you can imagine. 10% of the time it took the old way.
With the color coding you can provide customers with different estimates with just a couple more click.
If you are not already using construction estimating software in your business you should consider it now. You can even download a FREE 14 day trial of PlanSwift today to see just how easy and accurate this program can be.
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