Win More Work with Integrated 2D + 3D Quantification

By Jim Stephen | BIM, Collaboration

Traditionally, 2D and 3D takeoffs happen in separate applications, and then the data is brought together manually. The result is a disjointed and cumbersome process that takes a lot of time and effort. By unifying 2D and 3D workflows on a centralized platform, estimating teams can reduce the risk of scope gaps and inaccurate takeoff, leading to profitability.


Autodesk Takeoff is changing the way estimators win more work by combining 2D and 3D takeoff capabilities in a single, online solution. The unified solution allows estimating teams to quickly quantify elements from both 2D and 3D models and manage them alongside subsequent documents in a centralized environment.


Autodesk’s quantification capabilities are integral to Autodesk’s new vision for construction: a connected experience where data easily flows through every stage of construction. With connected construction, the industry will become more collaborative, efficient, and profitable for all builders. As part of Autodesk Construction Cloud’s unified platform and common data environment, Autodesk Takeoff will be available alongside Autodesk Build for the field teams and Autodesk BIM Collaborate for BIM and VDC managers in early 2021.


Having a single source of truth fosters collaboration and allows teams to work confidently, knowing they’re working with the most up-to-date documents and information. Here are a few other reasons and benefits for having a single source of truth:


Keep Teams Connected in Real-Time

Align estimators with construction teams with cloud-based data management that ensure everyone is working from a single source of truth. Eliminate oversight by giving the entire team access to the most up-to-date information.


Save Time With Automation

Save time creating competitive bids by performing more accurate 2D takeoffs and generating automated quantities from 3D models. Ensure that the most detailed quantities are captured to ensure the best project scope.


Reduce Risks with Insights

Avoid rework by visualizing project scope in 3D, allowing estimators to better understand design intent and constructability issues. Leverage a single inventory of 2D and 3D quantities throughout the construction process.


Create winning bids with Autodesk Takeoff

Winning bids with Autodesk Takeoff


The combination of 2D and 3D takeoffs will help eliminate any type of oversight and streamline the process of how we do our takeoffs by having data points collected in a single tool.

David Vrabel
Herrero Builders


Collaborate across your estimating team, projects, and business


Centralize document management

Organize, distribute, and share files on a cloud-based, single document management platform, ensuring all team members have access to the same information and latest document set.


Avoid repetitive processes

Perform linear, count, or area takeoff with multiple quantities output and use custom formulas to generate complex quantities. Easily move existing takeoff to newer versions of the drawings.


Connect your data

Aggregated 2D+3D quantities can be rolled up by classification, type, and material. Easily export quantities to Excel and connect to your estimating solutions.


Simplify user management

Safeguard your projects with robust user-based permissions. Ensure the right people have access to the right data and tools.


Takeoff with speed and accuracy

Get access to quantities from the model for tremendous time savings and improved project scope visualization.


Improve Collaboration

Autodesk Takeoff breaks down data silos, allowing multiple estimators to collaborate on the same project.


Autodesk’s quantification tool will eliminate cumbersome workflows of sharing data between multiple solutions.

John Mack
Virtual Design Department Manager
Dome Construction

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INDUSTRIES: Construction

Published on August 30, 2021 in , .

About the Author

Jim Stephen is the Construction Industry, Account Executive at Microsol Resources. He supports construction professionals across the U.S. He focuses on solutions that improve workflow, enhance margins, and reduce risks through software adoption.