Learn how to enter individual material items into your estimate using the item database option.
- [Narrator] We're gonna begin building the estimate…by taking off individual items out of the Item Database.…You do that by going over to the Takeoff drop down menu…and selecting Item Database.…These are the individual items that go into an estimate,…such as conduit wire, fittings, et. Cetera.…Make sure you've selected the attributes…on the right hand side that you want to populate.…I'm going to pick branch wiring.…Remember, using the left and right mouse buttons…help you drill in and drill out…of the menus in the Item Database.…
You can see Type C is for category.…I'll left click Conduit,…there's still more categories to be seen.…I'll left click EMT, again more categories…until I get to the actual items,…individual items in the Item Database.…I'm going to select half inch conduit.…Select 10 feet over here in the Value.…I'll click Okay…and you'll see it comes right over…to the audit trail on the right hand side.…There's a length of 10 feet,…there's a material and labor hour value.…
I could then right click over on the Item Database side…
- Navigating Accubid
- Creating a job file
- Tracking items and common assemblies
- Managing material prices
- Considering labor factors and escalation
- Tracking subcontractors
- Working with quoted material
- Managing general expenses
- Generating quotes and bids
Skill Level Beginner
BIM Manager: Managing AutoCAD MEP & AutoCAD Civil 3Dwith Eric Wing1h 15m Intermediate
1. Program Overview
2. Job Takeoff
3. Extension Screen
4. Labor Screens
5. Quotes and Direct Job Expenses
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