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    Question DesignEst Pro?

    Anyone had any experience with this product or company? It looks like a integrated quantity take off and estimating program that can export to the industry standard estimating formats.

    http://www.winest.com/products/popup01.aspx
    (advance to 1:40 on playback for Revit interface portion)

    Looks like they have developed "DesignEst Pro" http://www.winest.com/products/add-o...ignestpro.aspx as an extension within Revit since at least RAC2009.

    I have no details on costs but there is an upcoming Webinar on Nov. 19th
    http://www.winest.com/demonstration/default.aspx

    Trying to find a good QTO / estimating application that works within Revit for basic project costing during the design development phase.
    Carl Kilgore
    Architect / Senior Project Manager
    Breckenridge Architects
    Tucson, Arizona USA

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    Default Re: DesignEst Pro?

    Hi there,

    WinEst has been around a while, and they're definitely a well-established software firm. Personally I've never used or seen their products so I can't really comment intelligently on them.

    I recommend you take a look at Autodesk QTO which works great with Revit. There are a bunch of training videos at http://tinyurl.com/qto-vids

    QTO is Revit-aware and helps you extract quantities automatically from Revit-published DWF files. It's quite powerful and flexible. Check it out!

    Jason

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    Default Re: DesignEst Pro?

    I am looking for a comparison between DesignEst Pro and Quantity Takeoff. Any information would be appreciated. We are probably going to purchase Quantity Takeoff but our estimator uses WinEst as his core estimating software. I just want to be QTO is the best option.

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