You can accelerate your bid time and increase accuracy when you leverage SDS2’s model data and automated connection optimization to generate your material lists and estimates.
Model-based estimating creates realistic, code-based connections automatically for a more accurate bid.
Immediately identify areas that might impact costs, like web doublers or other items that could increase shop labor.
Cost comparisons for connection design alternatives can be done in seconds, enabling you to confidently put your best bid forward.
Quickly clean up imported design models or trace your design drawings, let SDS2 add the connections, and export to your production management software for high-speed material takeoffs.
SDS2 Customer saves 30-40% on takeoff time
SDS2 Estimodeling includes SDS2's signature AI-driven connection design to give estimators an edge when it comes to identifying constructablity issues. Within the 3D model, it's easy to see where scheduled connections are insufficient and pre-identify RFIs, so you can propose solutions to the engineer and save time once the bid is won.
Unlike any other model-based estimating software, SDS2 comes with automated connection optimization, so you can maximize your profit margins without the added cost of a third-party application. Run comparisons between connection types in minutes to generate cost-optimized, accurate bids.
See how SDS2 can accelerate project timelines, reduce errors,
and improve project accuracy.
Jump start estimates by importing design models to SDS/2 Estimodeling
Get immediate feedback on material costs, or better yet perform cost comparisons on the model
Pre-identify questions and RFIs and save your team time after you win the bid
Trace design drawings to quickly input 3D models during the bid phase
Search the model for high cost materials and labor items—SDS/2 connection design can even help suggest lower cost alternatives
Once you’ve got a model, you can send the data to your MRP/MIS software for traditional estimating methods
Connections are not an extra step or a 3rd party cost—they’re automatic and included
Optimize connection material design for fabrication to acheive more efficient ordering and inventory management
Optimize the design of connections to save costs on both shop and field labor, plus materials and bolts
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