With GCE, you can now do a highly visual takeoff from 2D electronic plans and just like the 3D model takeoff, you can even organize your 2D takeoff quantities by location / zones. The takeoff capabilities provide the ultimate in flexibility. GCE will also allow you to perform a “hybrid” 2D / 3D takeoff from the BIM model.
Trimble GCEstimator allows GC’s to perform a variety of time saving change management tasks, starting with 2D models, where you can compare 2D drawing sets to find changes between versions. For 3D models, you can compare versions locating and highlighting changes, and also compare contract documents to the coordinated 3D models. Also GCE allows you to update takeoff quantities to reflect the current quantities in the current version of the model.
GCEstimator provides access to Vico and WinEst functionality is one seamless integrated platform. You are able to move from take-off to estimate in the same system, without having to log into a separate system.
GCE lets you define floors, zones, and optimized location systems per trade. These locations drive the location-based quantity takeoff which is the starting point for location-based cost planning. The GCEstimator cost planner uses quantities per location to calculate labor, material and equipment amounts and subsequently for determining number of work hours per location.
Trimble GCEstimator includes a wide variety of deliverables in including costing, quantities, takeoffs, and more. It also provides options to generate different reports from the estimate.