Direct Connectivity Between Trimble’s SysQue and Estimation MEP Software ImTrimbleproves MEP Collaboration and ProjeTrimblect Execution
introduced today its model-based estimating workflow, which seamlessly connects the Building Information Model (BIM) to the estimate for mechanical piping and electrical contractors.
Model-based estimating focuses on the “I” in BIM to create the estimate from the constructible model. The detailer creates the constructible model—up to Level of Detail (LOD) 400—using SysQue. Once the model is complete, the model information is sent to Trimble Estimation MEP with the click of a button. A populated estimate with the selected details is then automatically created in Estimation MEP complete with a list of materials that contain a description, size, price and labor hours from Trimble’s industry-leading MEP content database.
“We have heard from MEP contractors that disconnected, siloed workflows are a source of huge inefficiency and profit loss,” said Lawrence Smith, vice president and general manager of Trimble MEP. “By connecting the detailed model with the estimate and sharing rich Trimble-managed content between applications, we are breaking down data silos, improving collaboration and unlocking significant value for MEP contractors.”
The generated estimate can be used for:
“At Icon Mechanical, we use the model for everything—from prefabrication to loading points to the total station—and the next step for us is model-based estimating.
“Additionally with Trimble model-based estimating, the ability to track cost progress versus the estimate—our earned value versus spent value—more routinely provides an enormous advantage. It’s a pain to re-do estimates every single time; the model-based estimating workflow provides a process we can run the model through to see how we’re tracking without starting from scratch each time,” added Riedle.
The model-based estimating feature is now enabled in SysQue version 9.0 for VDC Pro+ subscribers and Trimble Estimation MEP Pro. Trimble SysQue is a design and detailing software for the Revit platform. Estimation MEP Pro is available now in the VDC Pro+, Accubid Estimating Essentials, AutoBid Estimating Essentials, and Estimation Desktop Estimating Essentials subscriptions
About Trimble Construction
Trimble is developing technology, software and services that drive the digital transformation of construction with solutions that span the entire architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Empowering teams across the construction lifecycle, Trimble’s innovative approach improves coordination and collaboration between stakeholders, teams, phases and processes. Trimble’s Connected Construction strategy gives users control of their operations with best-in-class solutions and a common data environment. By automating work and transforming workflows, Trimble is enabling construction professionals to improve productivity, quality, transparency, safety, sustainability and deliver each project with confidence.
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