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Working with blueprints and schematics can be a very time-consuming and costly part of doing business. Many contractors employ full-time staff to count components when planning jobs and providing estimates. This task can be handled much more efficiently using SureCountô Symbol Recognition Software for digital onscreen takeoff. SureCount provides the tools you need to meet the increasing demand for faster ways to complete takeoffs.
Itís Fast...Itís Easy!
SureCountís patented technology gives estimators the ability to view electronic plans and perform takeoffs directly onscreen, significantly increasing takeoff speed, virtually eliminating the normally time-consuming and error-prone task of counting and measuring materials from hard copy plans.
SureCount reads digital drawings and CAD files in most common formats, to locate and count symbols and measure distances between points. Simply click on an item, it is†counted, highlighted, and listed in a takeoff. This versatile program provides symbol counts and measures distances between multiple points on your blueprints, organizing the material counts and measurements into separate data groups, and quickly generates easy-to-read job total reports.
SureCount is so versatile it can be used for almost any trade, including plumbing and construction, architectural and even fire and sprinkler system enterprises. SureCountísonscreen takeoff features lend themselves for use with circuit designs and schematics, conveyor systems, and material handling. Being a true, stand-alone program, SureCount does not use or rely upon secondary CAD software. Its graphical user interface is easy to use and understand, minimizing staff training time.
Count Symbols Onscreen
SureCountís auto-count feature gives estimators the option to automatically locate and count repetitive items in a selected area for onscreen takeoff. SureCountís auto-count feature can highlight and count selected symbols at an average speed of more than 80 fixtures per second!, which could take the average estimator several minutes to count manually. Extrapolate the time savings on this one fixture count to an entire job and a measurable ROI is quickly realized!
Measure Distances Onscreen
SureCountís measuring feature is equally as fast and easy, as is its ability to count drawing symbols. Measure branch and feeders or any line or distance onscreen by simply clicking on the starting point, and on each waypoint to the end of the run. Assign different colors to each wiring configuration for easy identification of each installation.
The Overlay feature will compare revised drawings with originals and highlights any modifications; items added or removed (fixtures, walls, text, etc.). Deleted items are highlighted in red and added items appear in green.
- SureCountís Count Sheet Report lays out material symbols by Symbol Group with bitmap images, counts by drawings and totals for each symbol in the job
- The programís Branch & Feeder Reports provide listings of Branch/Feeder length, descriptions, etc.
- The Unit Pricing Report lists all symbols with the material pricing information from the Drawing Symbol dialog
- The Schedule Report summarizes all counts on a job on one report
SureCountís dynamic link to ConEstís industry-leading IntelliBid Estimating Software results in faster electrical, low voltage and data cabling takeoffs. Once the onscreen takeoff is completed in SureCount, simply open the Count Sheets feature in IntelliBid to seamlessly import all of the material requirements where they can then be organized and set up for takeoff. The integration between SureCount and IntelliBid automatically populates the appropriate symbol tables in IntelliBid (e.g. fixtures, outlets, switches, etc.).
The speed of SureCount, combined with IntelliBid, offers estimators the latest technology tools for generating precise, cost-effective and labor-efficient job estimates. The interface between the programs seamlessly transfers material counts and measurements from SureCount to IntelliBid where the totals are then taken off instantly including all of the material and labor totals to complete the job.
The winning combination of SureCount and ConEst IntelliBid provides estimators with a competitive advantage and a potentially higher bid to win ratio. Executing project-related tasks better, faster and cheaper means higher profits and happier clients.