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This application is used to takeoff an estimate for bidding.  The general information for the estimate is entered, including bid conditions, and specific bid items.  Many different classes of bid items can be entered including base bids, alternate adds & deducts, option adds & deducts, and change orders.  The estimating is the first module in the flow of data in the system.

Once the user sets up the bid items for the estimate, they can use the program to help calculate and enter the details from the estimate plans.  There are a number of tools to facilitate detail calculation, including specific macros for structures such as Slabs/Panels, Columns, Circular Areas, Beams, Varied sections, Lap/Splices,  Outside Weight Estimates.  Each of these macros are extremely simple to operate, and can are used to automatically calculate the required rebar for these structures.  They can be recalled and changed, which will automatically recalculate all appropriate rebar.  Takeoff entries can also be manually entered, and there are a number of other tools such as: automatic quantity calculations from Span/Spacing, length calculations from bar segments and standard hooks and laps.

When the user has finished entering the estimate details, they can run a series of reports which provide weight summaries and bar breakdowns by bar size, structure type, bid item, fabrication type, cut length, and more.

Finally, the estimating program allows the user to extend the estimate and assign prices for all of the estimate components, including material, fabrication, buy outs, detailing, freight in & out, field labor, and miscellaneous charges.  This pricing system performs a number of complex calculations to quickly and easily extend the estimate from the pricing defaults the user has defined for each shop.  The costs and prices entered here are used later throughout other modules for an estimate vs. actual weight & revenue comparisons.

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