SK Pro Ability to provide Construction Estimating take-off?


#1

I have been using Sketchup non-pro for about 10 years. We design high-end custom residences and recently had a client inquire about construction pricing during the design phase. Most all of our projects are competitively bid so bringing a contractor on early would mean a commitment that the owner is not ready to make. In Pro or Make, is it possible to extract a relatively accurate take-off of materials for an estimator to put together a bid?

thanks in advance


#2

you will have to use Pro as yours is a commercial pursuit, there are some very good 3d party ‘Extensions’ for doing take-offs at all stages of the design…
have a look at 'PlusSpec’
john


#3

SketchUp Pro has no native cost estimating feature per se.
SU Pro does have a Generate Report feature which will create a spreadsheet of model attributes

The data one can extract from a model depends upon how the model is built and what information (attributes) the author assigns its parts.
Attributes are assigned via the Dynamic Component Attributes dialog.


#4

John
thanks. Haven’t heard of PlusSpec before but just spent the last hour reading up and watching videos about it. Very impressive! Looks like this software could a very useful tool. thanks again.


#5

I saw a presentation at RIBA on Wednesday and was impressed with the extent of commitment the founder has for SU and his products future development…

john


#6

If you are still looking for an estimating solution for your SketchUp models, check out Estimator for SketchUp http://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/estimator-sketchup