Computerized estimating overview SAGE Timberline Estimating Extended
Computer estimating • database is permanent & you only need to enter it ONCE • PHASES, ITEMS, PRICES, etc. can be added “ON THE FLY” as you create estimates • estimates are created in a spreadsheet style with fast calculations, ease of UPDATING & EASY CHANGES • existing estimates can be used as basis for new estimates • estimates can be merged, for team efforts • reports can be created in many different formats
Extras • inter-face to other SAGE Timberline applications • Precision Bid Analysis • Precision Buyout • Microsoft Project Integrator, ……)
Estimating Extended • built around 3 concepts • Database • phases, items, formulas, addons, assemblies • Spreadsheet • takeoff/ estimate, quantities for materials and labour, locations • Reports • database, takeoff
Database • database contains all costing for items, productivity factors, formulas and extras • phase: division of specification • item: labour, material, equipment and subcontractors • formula: used to calculate takeoff quantities • addon: profit, insurance, bond, overhead • databases can be upgraded at any time or purchased
Spreadsheet • when you perform a takeoff all selected item information from the database is copied to the spreadsheet and quantities and cost are calculated • estimates and the database are completely separate, therefore you can customize (change item data) in the estimates without affecting the database • takeoff windows allow retrieval of items for dimension input • detail windows allow modification to items specific to the estimate • total window lets you see up to minute cost or change addons • location codes allow you to organize your estimate
General • every entry you make is saved to disk immediately, no save or saveas • College runs the software from the server and it may crash but everything is saved • don’t panic • menus are arranged in a hierarchy of menus & submenus • When backing up your work you MUST COPY THE ENTIRE FOLDER
Assignment • Perform assignment / tutorial as per on-line information in Blackboard • Copy folder from the CD to your computer under the C: Temp \ your name folder • Assignment due by end of class.