Autodesk continues to expand its construction sector software at a rapid pace, announcing today its newest product, Autodesk Takeoff.
The new software empowers estimators to quickly produce accurate construction costs estimates from both 2D and 3D data workflows from within a common data environment (CDE).
Takeoff is part of Autodesk Build and BIM Collaborate and will fall into the Autodesk Construction Cloud unified platform.
“Between our BIM coordinators, estimators, and self-perform teams, we often work in parallel paths on different iterations of project design data using a variety of tools for coordination, takeoff, and budgeting, and to track our productivity and work-in-place. This approach can lead to duplicate work, mistakes, and wasted time,” said Andy Leek, vice president – technology and innovation at PARIC.
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“With Autodesk BIM Collaborate and Autodesk Takeoff, we are working smart to centralize all of our project information and workflows, which increases transparency, enhances collaboration, and creates a better experience for the entire project team. A unified environment empowers our teams to get projects out the door faster with fewer errors, tackle takeoff more efficiently and produce more accurate results and value for our clients. We are delivering on the promise of BIM and using our data to continuously refine our budgeting, planning, and scheduling expertise – these are exciting times!”
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Autodesk Takeoff can be put to work immediately. It allows teams to:
- Better visualize project scope with aggregated 2D and 3D takeoff – Takeoff types can be used across both 2D and 3D quantification workflows, allowing teams to leverage aggregated quantities from plans and models in an organized, customizable view. Teams can visualize project scope from detailed 3D takeoffs to identify gaps in producing accurate costs and estimates.
- See updates in real-time with cloud-based document management – Estimating teams can access the most up-to-date construction documents, drawings, and models within Autodesk Docs, the centralized platform that underpins both Autodesk Build and Autodesk BIM Collaborate. Working from one centralized platform gives teams access to updates in real-time for improved collaboration across projects. With data stored in one location, teams can feel confident they are not duplicating efforts and doing takeoffs more than once.
- Provide multi-user access to projects – Multiple estimators can simultaneously access the same project files to review and perform 2D and 3D takeoff, creating a synchronous workflow experience. Estimating teams are notified when a document set is updated to ensure they are always working from the latest information.
“The takeoff process has historically been disjointed, cumbersome, and time-consuming, which creates a lack of transparency, missed deadlines, and an increase in errors,” said Sameer Merchant, vice president of construction technology at Autodesk. “With an integrated 2D and 3D quantification solution that leverages Autodesk Construction Cloud’s centralized document management, Autodesk Takeoff enables teams to update quantities in real-time and ensure they’re working from the latest design files. Autodesk Takeoff allows estimators to easily collaborate to
Autodesk Takeoff joins up with other Autodesk Construction Cloud offerings such as Autodesk BIM Collaborate.
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