The Estimation™ 9.1 is an advanced takeoff and estimating software for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and HVAC contractors. It includes numerous enhancements to estimating functionality, as well as new capability for shape recognition in estimation digital takeoff. The new Shape Recognition feature in Estimation essentially searches a set of plans and identifies like symbols and shapes, so that estimators don’t need to spend wasteful hours finding these items by eye and marking them manually. Shape Recognition capability can be used in HVAC by estimating the count of diffusers, grilles, and registers with speed. Other enhancements to the software include the addition of a highlighter pen and area calculator, improved layers feature, and expanded annotation library.
Maxwell Systems Inc., 1000 First Ave., Ste. 200, King of Prussia, PA 19406; 800-688-8226; www.maxwellsystems.com
Maxwell Systems Inc.: Construction Estimating Software
November 1, 2010