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Score 7.8 out of 101
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Score 9.7 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator

If you are considering purchasing this (very expensive) software, there is a 100% chance you are doing so because you have been awarded a Government contract that dictates you use 4Clicks Project Estimator. There are plenty of easier to use estimating packages out in the world, but you can't use any of them if you have a contract that requires 4Clicks.
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Trimble SysQue

Trimble SysQue is a perfect fit for our organization, being a Design/Build contractor. We use it to design, coordinate, and create Pre-Fabricated assemblies. We perform a lot of IPD Projects and, coupled with BIM 360 Design, it makes us efficient.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

Project Estimator
5.2
Trimble SysQue
10.0
Takeoff tools
Project Estimator
5.0
Trimble SysQue
10.0
Job costing
Project Estimator
2.0
Trimble SysQue
10.0
Cost databases
Project Estimator
7.0
Trimble SysQue
Cost calculator
Project Estimator
6.0
Trimble SysQue
Bid creation
Project Estimator
6.0
Trimble SysQue

Construction Productivity

Project Estimator
Trimble SysQue
9.4
Plan distribution & viewing
Project Estimator
Trimble SysQue
9.0
Plan markups & sharing
Project Estimator
Trimble SysQue
9.0
Collaboration & approvals
Project Estimator
Trimble SysQue
9.5
As-built drawings
Project Estimator
Trimble SysQue
9.7
Submittal design and management
Project Estimator
Trimble SysQue
10.0

Pros

Project Estimator

  • The estimates it produces are simple and easy to follow. The formatting is good.
  • The tech support provided is very attentive.
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Trimble SysQue

  • It allows Contractors to use Revit with Spooling functions.
  • The database of millions of native Revit Families.
  • Excellent support from Trimble.
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Cons

Project Estimator

  • The software feels 20 years old. It has not kept up with modern times, and practically functions like an old DOS program.
  • Clunky interface, arcane commands.
  • Even their training info focuses on hotkeys like this is 1995. Even though I am of an age to remember computers in 1995, the younger generations of managers/estimators are not. It is time to bring the software into the new century!
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Trimble SysQue

  • The Spooling feature could always use improvements.
  • More tie into the estimating software.
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Alternatives Considered

Project Estimator

WinEst uses much the same database (RS Means/Gordion type) and has a similar interface. It is a bit cheaper.
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Trimble SysQue

There is no product on the market comparable to Trimble SysQue.
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Return on Investment

Project Estimator

  • As stated before, if you are buying this software, it is because you have a contract forcing you to. While it does work, it is clunky, awkward, and very expensive.
  • The price of the software and databases has always been high, but with the fairly recent acquisition of 4Clicks by Gordion (who also bought RS Means for their databases), there is literally no competition. Prices will continue to be very high, with no check on how high they can go.
  • Again, can't fault 4Clicks tech support, as I think it is the best in the industry. They know their product and they respond to issues immediately. Considering what we spend a year for this product, however, you would expect nothing less.
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Trimble SysQue

  • More Construction Managers are demanding their Subs use Revit, and this software allows it to happen.
  • The cost is not cheap. However, when you have Designers that are skilled, it pays back.
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Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Trimble SysQue

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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