Accelerate your estimating process - 8 minute overview

In 8 minutes, see how two-way integration between eTakeoff Dimension and eTakeoff Bridge greatly speeds takeoff time, while enabling estimators to work with 2D and 3D drawings for accurate estimates in Sage Estimating.

Did you know that with eTakeoff, you can have multiple estimators working on the same drawings at same time?

Contact Alliance Solutions Group to accelerate your estimating process with Sage and eTakeoff at 888.559.9540.

Video courtesy of Sage - Aug, 2018


Takeoff 50% Faster with eTakeoff

Digital takeoff can reduce your takeoff time by as much as 50% when compared to using paper or manual methods. eTakeoff offers the most advanced takeoff functionality on the market including taking off directly from pdf files. Check it out in this detailed video below.

Recorded August, 2017


Sage Estimating SQL v17.11 Overview

In this webinar recorded on August 2nd, 2017, you'll see the many features of Sage Estimating and seamlessly integration solutions including eTakeoff, BIM integration, and more. Sage continues to build out the Sage Estimating solution to give you the capabilities and flexibility to be efficient and accurate.


Navisworks Integrator Now Available for Sage Estimating/eTakeoff

Navisworks Integrator is an add-on for eTakeoff Bridge that enables Estimators to provide seamless integration between Autodesk Navisworks and Sage Estimating.

This means that Estimators can now use the familiar ‘drag & drop’ functionality provided by eTakeoff Bridge to automate the transfer of quantities and measurements from Navisworks 3D Models directly into Sage estimates!

Navisworks Integrator allows estimators to:

  • Speed up Takeoff from Models
    • Simply drag & drop Navisworks objects onto applicable Sage Estimating Items and Assemblies in eTakeoff Bridge.
  • Easily Map Objects into your Sage Estimating Structure
    • Quickly map Object Attributes from Navisworks to variables in your Sage Estimating Items and Assemblies. And, eTakeoff
      remembers the mapping created. This will increase the speed of takeoff significantly by automatically finding mapped objects, generating quantities, and sending them to the estimate.
  • Calculate Quantities with a Click of the Button
    • Item quantities are generated and seamlessly sent to build your estimate in Sage Estimating.
  • Drill Down
    • You can always “drill” back to the originating takeoff object from within Sage Estimating. Bridge will identify the source as 2D or BIM and display the takeoff object that originated the estimate quantity.
  • Compare Models
    • Bridge will automatically compare Model revisions with the existing model and can automatically detect all changes to the model and revise the estimate accordingly.
  • Perform BIM +2D Takeoff
    • Switch instantly between eTakeoff Dimension 2D takeoff and Navisworks 3D takeoff while feeding the same Sage Estimate.
  • Leverage One Interface
    • Estimators can be trained more quickly since they only need to learn one common integration interface for both 2D and 3D takeoff… eTakeoff Bridge!
  • View Audit Trail
    • The Sage Audit Trail will display a timeline of all takeoff changes as the project progresses.

Requirements for Navisworks Integrator (including Bridge update):

  • The eTakeoff Navisworks Integrator is compatible with Autodesk Navisworks Manage and Simulate (2016 & 2017).
  • You must upgrade your copy of eTakeoff Bridge to version 2.15.8.9 (or later).
  • If you are using eTakeoff Dimension 2D takeoff, you must upgrade to version 5.5-39 (or later).
  • This version of Bridge is compatible with Sage Estimating SQL 16.11.16263.201 & Pervasive 16.1 REV 5 + Hotfix 3.

Contact Alliance Solutions Group to learn more!


What's New with Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating continues to be enhanced. The concept has not changed. Sage Estimating is still a database spreadsheet application, but now with an updated back end MS SQL database, more doors have been opened for additional interfaces.

In this video below, see an overview of Sage Estimating with eTakeoff integration and contact Alliance Solutions Group for more information.

Recorded 12-16-16