5D BIM intelligent cost data systems seamlessly integrate with the 3D building model to allow for immediate onscreen take-off estimating. This information can be derived quickly in order to provide up-to-date reports for design option comparisons, analysis of cumulative impact on budgets, and so on.
Automated Design Estimates provide materials’ quantities in pounds of sheet metal, linear feet of piping and quantity or counts of equipment and devices. Another application for the database information is in History Tracking. Reports can be produced in Excel format for portability and for the ease of distribution and use of this widely used format.
The pre-loaded industry standard material cost and labor multiplier allows for the generation of reports using project specific parameters to ensure accurate cost projections.