Successful estimates start with accurate numbers. Depending on the type and size of the job, estimating can take hours, days or even weeks. Being an independent estimator, you need a program that can quantify the simplest to the most complex jobs. eTakeoff Dimension’s easy-to-use tools give you the ability to calculate quantities for conceptual to the most detailed estimates. The extension tool empowers you to build assemblies that calculate the pieces and parts of a major construction component like a Concrete footing or a Pipe with fittings. The process is accelerated with the Pattern Search tool which is used to find multiple occurrences of symbols that need to be counted for industries such as Landscaping, Electrical, and Mechanical. eTakeoff Dimension has the flexibility, accuracy and speed that you need to succeed as an Independent Estimator.
Roger D. O’Connell, Finest Kind! Estimating, Lakeside CA
“Using Extensions when doing takeoff works really well and saves a lot of time and trouble – my partner was really impressed.
eTakeoff is an excellent piece of software. It performs takeoff the way it should be done. It’s very user-friendly compared to some of the other on-screen takeoff programs I’ve sampled. Being able to transfer data directly to an Excel spreadsheet is one of the best ideas I’ve seen. That allows an estimator to design a lumber/EWP/hardware list spreadsheet to his own standards. This spreadsheet can be designed in conjunction with the designing of the Quantity Worksheet in eTakeoff so that the connection between the two is easy and clear.
The support I’ve received from the folks at eTakeoff has been outstanding. Every time I’ve hit a snag their response has been prompt and the people there all speak English that can be understood. They have been able to answer my questions and clear up the problems every time I’ve had to contact them. I would highly recommend, without reservation, the eTakeoff software to anyone considering the purchase of an on-screen takeoff program.”
Roger D. O’Connell
Finest Kind! Estimating, Lakeside California
Gerald Shaffer, Mitchell Estimating Services, San Antonio, TX
“I am now able to take one of my worksheets from eTakeoff and paste it into Excel and have it complete the bid right down to the screws needed for the job. Wow how cool, a job that used to take me and most everyone in the office, to check the formulas and totals in Excel before finalizing the bid, now is a split second operation.”
Mitchell Estimating Services, San Antonio
Bernie Hamblin, Bernie Hamblin Estimating, Inc., Norristown PA
“I have been using this product for a little over a month now. I have had such a blast learning this system and putting it to everyday use. It has made my life a lot easier. I don’t have to deal with paper at all and that in itself has reduced my take-off time, greatly. Your suggestion that I learn the shortcuts was right on time. Using the shortcuts makes the job so easy that I find myself using the program like a game and of course that makes the time pass quickly. This program is the Bomb!”
Bernie Hamblin Estimating, Inc., Norristown Pennsylvania