Trimble AutoBid

Your complete mechanical estimating software solution.

About Trimble AutoBid

Trimble® AutoBid Mechanical is the market leading estimating software for commercial and industrial mechanical, piping and plumbing contractors. Providing contractors with Integrated OnScreen View graphical takeoff, automatic fitting generation, value engineering, a database of over 100,000 items and multiple industry standard labor books. Trimble AutoBid helps contractors create accurate bids and gain a competitive advantage on bid day. Save money with one cost-effective subscription to meet your needs from estimating through bid submittal - all without a large investment upfront.


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Starting Price

US$1,00
US$1 295,00
one-time

Pricing Options

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Features

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Ease of Use

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Value for Money

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(53)
Value for Money
4,0/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
3,9/5
Customer Support
4,3/5

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Lou
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My Take on the state of current Auto Bid system

Reviewed on 2023/09/08

From begining to end from quick pen Dos through the current version of Auto bid it has allowed us...

From begining to end from quick pen Dos through the current version of Auto bid it has allowed us to bid more work with fewer people in shorter time frames without compromising accuracy.

Pros

It allows estimators flexibility to use a tool that they can trust to be consistent and accurate.

Cons

The lack of ability to link Auto Bid Mechanical rapid reports with Auto Bid Sheet Metal that will work more than once.

Tim
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Pretty good software, has some difficulties

Reviewed on 2023/09/07

It has made our takeoff process a lot simpler, we print less plan sets. Sped up our overall process.

It has made our takeoff process a lot simpler, we print less plan sets. Sped up our overall process.

Pros

The on screen takeoff looks nice, pretty intuitive once you get used to it

Cons

The lack of keyboard shortcuts for basic takeoff features. It would really speed up the process

Alternatives Considered

PlanSwift, WenDuct and WenPipe, QuoteSoft and FastDUCT

Reasons for Choosing Trimble AutoBid

Wanted to use the onscreen takeoff on a product we hoped would be steadily updated and have increased functionality and support.

Reasons for Switching to Trimble AutoBid

We use many Autodesk products and hoped the support/updates would remain consistent and the software would remain for years to come.
Brian
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Not what it used to be

Reviewed on 2019/05/29

Recent tech support does not have field experience. They tend to just delete problems and not...

Recent tech support does not have field experience. They tend to just delete problems and not actually fix WHY a problem has occurred. Had I not asked a few questions regarding the latest version (2018v2) I would not have known it was NOT the actual version I was running even though it clearly showed the version number. An all new stand alone install had to be done, sending me back to square one with the program as if new out of box.

Pros

Pro:The ability to set up joints to pick up the transition parts such as going from CS to copper, (like a weld-o-let die-electric nipple and copper adapter). Importing direst from Trimble's Trade Service is great.

Cons (continued) I have been using onscreen takeoff programs for about 15 years. This is an old program that requires way to many mouse clicks. No usable hot keys.

Cons

Set up of the program takes a LOT of time and tends to be an ongoing project as you add items. Updates are few and far between. The updates are often are buggy leaving you with unexplained errors. Version 2017 had enough issues that the new 2018v2 version is a stand alone version requiring you to start all over. Supplied spread sheets can not be customized any more.

Asim
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Simple but efficient

Reviewed on 2024/02/06

Overall experience is good. Technical support team is really efficient when you encounter an issue....

Overall experience is good. Technical support team is really efficient when you encounter an issue. Database could be more friendly if it can be linked directly to alpriser

Pros

The way you can setup your project and then manipulate and change certain systems or create line items or zones is what i like the most about this software.

Cons

Not directly linked with Alpriser and we have to manually add all the updates into the database.

Chris
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Software refresh

Reviewed on 2023/09/07

All in all its alright. I'm winning jobs with it but I still need to do things by hand. I have so...

All in all its alright. I'm winning jobs with it but I still need to do things by hand. I have so much to learn as I know I'm only scratching the surface of its capabilities

Pros

I like the speed in which you can take off projects.

Cons

I don't like dealing with errors after calculatingI don't like the cost of 1 on 1 trainingI don't like that specs are all over the place and that I have to edit constantlyI don't like that there arrnt any quick keys to do things quicker

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Trimble AutoBid FAQs

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Trimble AutoBid offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$1,00
  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Available

Trimble AutoBid has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Trimble AutoBid supports the following languages:

English

Trimble AutoBid supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations Trimble AutoBid has

Trimble AutoBid offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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