At Benchmark Estimating we understand the importance of integrating your estimating with other business processes in order to achieve maximum productivity and cost savings for your business.
By integrating Benchmark Estimating Software with popular Quantity Takeoff software commonly used by our clients it has never been easier to generate fast and accurate takeoffs and estimates, giving your business a competitive advantage.
On-Screen Takeoff (OST)
On-Screen Takeoff (OST), developed by On Center Software, is used in over 60 countries and is a leader in electronic takeoff technology. Benchmark Estimating, an Integrated Business Partner with On Center Software, offers our clients the ability to integrate OST with our own estimating software package.
On-Screen Takeoff is easy to use and learn and allows users to quickly measure quantities from electronic project plans (CAD, PDF, image files) with great accuracy. You can count objects, and measure lengths, areas and volumes.
Benchmark Estimating is licensed to sell OST to customers as a stand alone product or as an integrated takeoff/estimating solution with our own Benchmark Estimating Software system.
Benchmark Estimating Software’s integration with OST
Key features of the integration between Benchmark Estimating Software and OST:
- Automatically imports your takeoff information and data (bill of quantities) from your On-Screen Takeoff bid directly into your Benchmark project
- Maintains a dynamic link between the two systems
- Traffic light feature always allows you to see what’s changed in your takeoff all from within Benchmark Estimating Software
- Your estimate can be updated automatically based on changes in your takeoff
- Saves you significant time, eliminates human error and ensures your estimate is always in synch with the latest design
- Produce more quotes and better quotes faster!
“The integration developed by Benchmark Estimating with On-Screen Takeoff (OST) is excellent! I do my takeoff in OST and Benchmark Estimating Software imports the bill of quantities automatically. This saves me significant amounts of time and ensures that our Quotes are more accurate. Milo Clouston, Estimator for Harrison’s Landscaping – Sydney, NSW.
Are you working with 3D Building Information Models? No problems. 2D views of your 3D model can be then used for your Quantity Takeoff as well.
For more information on the On-Screen Takeoff Software, please click here.
Or request a guided demonstration of On-Screen Takeoff working in conjunction with Benchmark Estimating Software.
Integration with Vectorworks BIM
Integrating your design and estimating processes has never been easier with our new Vectorworks Plugin that integrates Benchmark Estimating Software with the complete Vectorworks product portfolio.
The integration allows you to produce a take-off from a 3D drawing that can then be used in Benchmark Estimating Software. This means that designers and contractors using Vectorworks Landmark or Vectorworks Design, for example, can generate a take-off from their design in the Vectorworks BIM software and then import it into Benchmark Estimating Software to generate a Schedule of Quantities. Once generated, the Schedule of Quantities can be used to produce a detailed and accurate quotation of the job using the powerful pricing features within Benchmark Estimating Software.
The plugin is available for $499.00 AU.
For more information on the plugin, please contact us
Spreadsheet based Quantity Takeoffs
Benchmark Estimating Software’s built in Quantity Takeoff feature allows you to perform detailed Item quantity calculations in spreadsheet based Quantity Takeoff Sheets. Your Takeoff sheets are stored in a central library or can be created on a project by project basis.
The Quantity Takeoff Sheet to the right is a simple example of how the total volume for a number of trenches within a Project can be quickly and accurately calculated.