Assemble BIM Software Saves Weeks on Construction Schedules with Newly Added Estimating Feature

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Assemble Systems Agile BIM Platform takes Design and Construction to New Levels of Productivity

Assemble Systems, a leading BIM software integration company, added new features to its platform, Assemble, to shorten construction schedules and enhance productivity. Assemble’s Quick Estimating feature is a proprietary solution that allows users to estimate project costs in minutes. This development is a major leap forward for estimators, who are accustomed to a manual takeoff process that can last several weeks. Assemble is the only BIM platform currently on the market with the power to extract complete building information.
Trent Miskelly, VP of development for Assemble Systems, drives new feature developments based on feedback from customers. He describes the goals of the Quick Estimating feature. “Getting away from a manual takeoff process was our first goal; providing the most complete data to inform an accurate estimate was our second goal; and finally, we wanted our customers to be able to use the data however they need it, so we made it easy to customize.” The Assemble platform has proven more accurate than traditional manual processes as well as other digital products.

Assemble Systems president, Clint Pargmann, relates the Quick Estimating feature back to increased productivity. “The kinds of productivity gains we are talking about cannot be realized by a few tweaks to the current process, they require revolutionary change. By using automated takeoffs from the building information model, our own clients have reported speeding up their estimation process by 75%. With increased productivity and accuracy, firms can be more competitive.”

In addition to the Quick Estimating feature, Assemble also has an improved publishing component. A 100MB Revit file is now published to Assemble in only twenty seconds, an improvement on the enterprise release’s publishing time of two minutes.
Pargmann adds “This amount of speed is unseen in the industry. Assemble can now publish your model faster than it takes a lot of files to open in the native BIM software.”
In addition to estimating and extracting information, Assemble provides customization of information, enhanced viewing, and the ability to compare model iterations over time. Watch the tutorial on Quick Estimating on Assemble Systems’ YouTube channel.

About Assemble Systems    
Assemble Systems is a building information modeling software integration company. Assemble is a proven design and construction platform that integrates best-of-class BIM products to enable interoperability, visualization and change management. Based in Houston, Texas, Assemble Systems’ technology experts and experienced architecture, engineering, and construction industry professionals are addressing BIM interoperability for design, construction and operation. Using an agile development platform, New features are completed in weeks, not years. Visit http://www.assemblesystems.com for more information.

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