Given the complexity of electrical circuitry, preparing a bid for an electrical project is typically a time-intensive and manual process. With thousands of different devices that may be part of an electrical circuit such as outlets, dimmers, switches, and receptacles, the likelihood of errors in counting or device placement is high. With competitors interested in the same project, it is imperative that your bid is as accurate as possible to enhance your chances of winning Therefore, you should use whatever tools are necessary to reduce the likelihood of errors in your bid.
With eTakeoff’s electrical takeoff software, we offer the assurance of accuracy in your electrical project bids so that you no longer miss significant project details. Our electrical takeoff software helps you quantify the number of man hours necessary, the type and number of electrical devices needed, as well as any relevant computations. Using eTakeoff for your bids and projects, work productivity can increase by over 15 times.
Ultimately, our software can help increase your bid output as well as project win rate as a result of the increased speed and accuracy in developing your bids. Compared to other available brands, our electrical takeoff software offers several advantages.
Why Choose eTakeoff?
- The navigation bar is designed to look and feel like the Microsoft Office ribbon; this makes it easy for our users to easily learn and use our program.
- Our software integrates with the popular Sage estimating system so that you can easily generate your estimates.
- Multiple estimators can use the software at any time to make any necessary edits or modifications.
- With our software, you can easily integrate your work into Microsoft Excel templates so that you do not have to do so manually.
- Unlike other products, document conversion from pdf to TIFF is not needed with our software; you can use your pdf documents to do your work.
Ready to see how eTakeoff can help you win more projects? Download our FREE 15 day trial today and test out our full electrical takeoff capabilities.
Communications-Fire Alarm Sample Project
This sample project shows how the features of eTakeoff Dimension, using the electrical takeoff & estimating capabilities, can be used to quickly take off a fire alarm project. It demonstrates extensive use of Pattern Search including basic search, refined search and multi-page search.
Communications-Security Sample Project
This sample project shows how the electrical takeoff features of eTakeoff Dimension can be used to quickly take off a security project. It demonstrates extensive use of Pattern Search including basic search, refined search and multi-page search.
Pattern Search quickly finds fixtures and other devices
Pattern search allows you to quickly find fixtures and other devices that are marked on the drawing with symbols. You pick one of the symbols then select the drawings and areas you want to search. The results are quickly reviewed in a grid. You can even refine the search based on smaller symbols in or near the original pattern.
Extension supports conduit runs with multiple wires and drops
A simple extension allows entry of the number of wires, the number of drops and the drop length. The total wire length is the digitized length plus the total drop length all multiplied by the number of wires.
Extension allows wire runs with individual riser lengths
For wire runs with differing drop lengths, the Riser extension can be used. This allows you to enter the drop length for each point. The lengths are displayed on the drawing. The variable LenWithRisers gives the total of the digitized length plus the riser lengths.
Testimonial from Ken Gordon, Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors, Inc., Illinois
“I’m quite impressed with how well your Pattern Search works – it’s been great at finding symbols buried under other symbols / lines / junk, faster than I can on a full-size drawing with a magnifying glass”
Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors, Inc., Illinois