Bridge is the innovative module that integrates eTakeoff Dimension with Sage CRE Estimating and other Cost Estimating systems.
eTakeoff Bridge provides the information link between eTakeoff Dimension and the Sage Estimating system. Bridge captures all the item and assembly information from Sage Estimating and presents it within the Bridge Main window.
The estimator drags an individual measurement from the drawing in eTakeoff Dimension and drops it onto the appropriate estimating item or assembly listed in the Bridge Window. The simple “drag & drop” mechanism allows the estimator to “teach” it the proper relationship between the drawing measurement and the estimate item/assembly with the result sent to the estimating system. Once set it will recall the assignment every time that measurement & item/assembly are used again. Thus, as the estimator does more takeoff, Bridge becomes more “intelligent”, ultimately enabling the estimator to automate as much of the integration as they wish.
Bridge includes tools to transfer Sage Estimating Smart Assemblies/Items to eTakeoff Dimension
Unique “mapping” technology teaches Bridge how you work and remembers
Automatically find changed takeoff measurements from Revised plans and update the Estimate without destroying existing Estimate detail (pricing, crews, waste, etc.)
Locate and highlight supporting drawing measurements from within the Sage Estimate