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Make BidScreen XL your hard-working, quantity digital drawing takeoff software application of choice.

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As an Excel add-in, BidScreen XL gives you the power to easily takeoff your electronic plans directly in Microsoft Excel. BidScreen XL electronic drawing takeoff software provides an outstanding audit trail while automating and speeding up the time-consuming takeoff process.

Takeoffs simplified

Takeoffs are a breeze. Just click on a spreadsheet cell to measure and identify areas, lengths and counts from your digital drawing files with this quantity takeoff software.

The measurements and colour-coded takeoff drawings are saved along with the Excel workbook and can be edited and printed when you need them. Thanks to BidScreen XL estimating takeoff software, you can also apply colours, count symbols, line styles and area fill patterns to your drawings as you wish.

Example estimating takeoff Excel template files for general contractors, roofing, concrete, painting and other subtrades are also included.

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BidScreen XL benefits

Key benefits include –

  • Easily measure on-screen from PDF, DWG, DXF, TIF and other file types
  • New Excel Ribbon User Interface under Excel 2007 and Excel 2010
  • Works with vector files. Select and isolate layers and simply snap to the object to obtain exact measurements

BidScreen XL construction takeoff software works with any Excel workbook with no need to export data; the quantity takeoff is performed directly within Excel. It also –

  • On-screen takeoff software works directly with the actual drawing file with no file conversion required
  • Enables quick opening of multiple quantity takeoff files or multiple pages of a file with a single click
  • Delivers takeoff volumes from cross-sections by simply measuring the cut and fill areas for each cross-section
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Making it easy

BidScreen XL makes it easy to –
  • Measure cross sections that have different vertical and horizontal scales accurately and easily
  • Edit the takeoff measurement by adding, deleting and moving points with a single button
  • Short cut keys draw curves and circles with ease
  • Round length measurements to a stipulated value
The innovative new BidScreen XL Project/Drawing Manager allows you to –
  • Clearly display, organise, annotate, highlight and describe drawing files at
    the drawing level.
  • Override default settings for the current project.
  • Hide or show drawings in the drawing list.
  • Provide a description to be used in the drawing list.

You’ll also find that BidScreen XL is reassuringly cloud storage capable, saving Excel workbooks and drawing files to any of the popular cloud storage drives for secure back-up for your peace of mind.

Other enhancements

Just a few of the many other enhancements added to BidScreen XL Version 8.0 include –

  • Flawless operation with both 32bit and 64bit MS Excel.
  • Create and alter takeoff styles with enriched colour settings, area fill patterns, line style/width independence, along with enhanced user defined custom text count feature.
  • New takeoff ribbon replaces old toolbars.
  • New ‘Create Template’ command makes it simple to create a template from the current workbook.
  • 100% compliance with all PDF files when using Adobe Acrobat Standard or Professional Versions 7, 8, 9, X.
  • Added Windows Themes now available for user display preferences.
  • Open large document files with ease. The limit is in the thousands of pages.

BidScreen XL is ingeniously efficient and simple to use, making it the best construction takeoff software available.

With BidScreen XL, you can now perform the entire quantity takeoff and estimate in one straightforward Microsoft Excel program.

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