RapidBid turns a time-consuming process of downloading folders of PDF plans and clicking in and out of folders into a series of yes or no questions. RapidBid pre-loads all of the drawings in your tendering folder and asks if you need them to prepare your quote.
Yes, and the plans are saved to your RapidBid project. No, and they’ll be ignored. No need for dragging and dropping files.
After you’ve selected the drawings for your construction project’s takeoff, you would usually need to get them printed. Whether you use a professional printer or your own office printing system doesn’t matter – this has a dollar value both in the cost of the printing and the time you spend.
With RapidBid, you can skip this step. The whole takeoff can be done on-screen.
First, the software uses one-click technology to scan and clean your chosen plans, removing all the background details that distract you during the scaling and drawing process.
Next, we get to the most time-consuming part of any estimate. The scaling and drawing. Hours spent with pencils, marker pens and a notepad, measuring areas and distances and noting down numbers.
RapidBid takes that process and turns it into a few clicks. Scale? Click. Color? Click. Measure? Click. Autocounting even totals up all of your materials quickly and accurately, with no time wasted, checking that you didn’t count something twice or miss it entirely.
When that’s done, all of the quantity values are added to a new spreadsheet. RapidBid can even automatically add your construction material prices and your business’ rates to provide a fully accurate quote.
In tests, we found that experienced contractors would save four hours on every single quote or construction tender they prepare. Four hours they could then put to good use bidding for more work, or visiting their construction sites to oversee projects from the ground. And that’s per quote. To show how much time you’ll save per month, we needed to create a whole savings calculator.