When you use RapidBid to handle your ductwork estimating workflow, everything changes for the better. Eliminating the need for any paper, pens, rulers, highlighters and so on, you can simply rely on the suite of on-screen tools in the program to do the job for you.
Starting with the drawings, you can easily import only the most relevant files after quickly previewing each one. Within seconds, you’ve saved a significant amount of time and can make a start on the plans that are relevant to ductwork installation.
Following that, you can take off all the necessary elements of each drawing with a few simple clicks of your cursor. As you go along, you can define each fitting and component so the correct quantities are instantly displayed in your estimate. That significantly speeds up the process of actually calculating a quote, since all you need to do is factor in any additional costs. The end result is a total cost estimate with a detailed breakdown that you can send to your client.
The estimate you’ll ultimately create will be precisely calculated by software rather than a tired, time-pressured human brain. This dramatically reduces the chance of mistakes being made, so in the long run your profits are safer. Moreover, the fact that it takes several hours less on average is a huge benefit for any ductwork contractor, large or small.