CostOS BIM Estimating makes full use of all the benefits you can get by using the 3D model of your project (building, civil, oil & gas, energy, aerospace, shipyard etc). Its embedded 3D viewer allows you to navigate easily through it and autoselect entities.
The quantity takeoff of your project (Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, HVAC, Electrical etc) can be massively accelerated and the accuracy you can achieve is unprecedented.
Create your Bill of Quantities directly on your 3D model and see how it is built up while your estimate progresses. Use both your local/server cost database and the online commercial databases (Means, Richardson, Sponâ€™s, NODOC) to find cost data that match the selected entities and directly assign this data to your model.
The 3D cost viewer provides you a visual representation of your cost. Click on an entity of the 3D model and see instantly the resources and the cost that it is requires. Apply different layouts and provide the project owner with a visual view of what he will get for his budget. Designers, Contractors and Project Owners can interact in this way and deliver the most cost effective or best value for money solutions. This is why CostOS can be used to deliver true value engineering!
Working with CostOS and its embedded 3D technology will definitely change the way you deliver your estimates. You do not have to be an expert in estimating to work with it. The â€œwhat you see is what you estimateâ€ method simplifies and makes the estimating process a lot quicker, more accurate and fun.