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RE: Estimating

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Is it common for engineers and architects to NOT release electronic 
versions of their drawings?   We have been doing this for a couple of 
years.  It seems to be very helpful for take offs and interference 
checking.  However my office is part of a state agency.  And perhaps 
propriety is less of a concern.

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From:  Rob Stevens[SMTP:engrathm(--nospam--at)ix.netcom.com]
Sent:  Friday, June 26, 1998 9:22 AM
To:  seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
Subject:  Estimating

To the List:

I am looking for a software program that will assist with quantity 
"Take
Off" for Cost Estimating.

Generic CAD had a "Take Off" program that would work on CAD drawings.
Unfortunately most Architects and Engineers in my area do not want to
release CAD versions of the Bid Drawings.

So what I am looking for is a software package that will use an "E" 
size
Digitizer and work with up to "E" size prints to help speed up the 
process
of taking measurements and developing quantities.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Robert W. Stevens, Jr., P.E.
Senior Engineer
Independent Enterprises, Inc.
Ph.:	1-412-221-3435
Fax:	1-412-221-4430
Email:	engrathm(--nospam--at)ix.netcom.com