5D Cost Estimating and BIM
Connect Cost Data To Design for Smart Field Execution and Management
Connect to 5D Estimating with Sigma
Sigma keeps you truly connected by giving you access to 5D Estimating information, linked to the model, that allows you to pass project information between the (2D) digital planning, 3D Modeling and 4D cost and scheduling of the overall construction process. Sigma solved this challenging process of nonlinear components in the Construction ecosystem and associated phases by developing the 5D Estimating Solution, built to destroy the Silo System, so that you can connect Sigma Estimating to your Project Management for 5D estimating data. That is a truly connected Construction Team.
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Features of Our Estimating Software & 5D BIM
Create informational transparency using cost and planning accuracy
Connect and utilize data with 2D and 3D design
Create and deliver data for planning and field execution - 5D estimating data
Build up and share cost and assemble knowledge from historical projects
Extend functionality to related relevant workflows and processes with the Open API
Common Estimating Issues that May Sound Familiar
Tedious and time-consuming manual data entry (overwhelming, complex quantity take off and detailing)
Inaccurate Bid due to data entry errors and omissions
Errors and oversights due to constant transfer of data from different documents
Difficulty tracking design changes, updating budgets and creating live breakdowns
How Does 5D Estimating Work?
Automated Takeoff Data
Sigma’s 5D Estimating can access data contained in the 2D digital plans or the 3D model. This means the normal time-consuming and error-prone duties is largely elimated from the Estimators workload.
The reduction in manual processes such as measuring or counting everything in a set of plans or model will inevitably reduce the level of errors. And you can imagine that it can drastically increase the overall accuracy.
Re-Use Historical Data
With our quick and easy 2D quantity takeoff and 3D Model takeoff, you can easily access historical cost data and easily get a structured overview of all model assemblies that is ready-to-estimate ready-to-share or both.
Connect your Data across systems Store and Upload
You have the ability to connect estimate data across your systems. With a click of a button, your estimate will be placed in the BIM 360 cloud to use for project planning, cost management and more. Plus, you control what information is accessible based on role or project *
Pass 5D Estimating Data to the Field to Manage Costs
Your 5D estimating data can be passed to cost management tools to let field management compare actual vs. budgeted data. Plus, in a single click your estimate can be transformed to a CSI budget and added to your BIM 360 Cost Management.*
Get the Project Built Right with Construction Insight
Your Project Managers now have complete insight to the project with 5D estimating information that’s visualized in a 3D model for project field execution. By sharing a simple link, you can give your field personnel a complete understanding of not only how to build, but also the costs, materials and the specifications. *
(*) Autodesk BIM 360 subscription may be required
Signup For Your 5D Estimating Free Trial, Start Now
Signup now for 5D Estimating free trial to see how to connect siloed data such as takeoff, estimates and such across stage of the project from design to field execution.
The Free Trial includes 14-day Sigma Estimating Software with Autodesk integration, plus our sample model, templates and libraries. You will be able to use Autodesk BIM360 and Revit, and Sigma’s 5D integration together.
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