FastDUCT is ready-to-go HVAC estimating software designed to meet the needs of commercial and industrial sheet metal contractors who need a fast and accurate tool to estimate construction costs. We support takeoff and reporting of rectangular, round, and oval ductwork as well as sheet metal and HVAC equipment. FastDUCT is also tightly integrated with FastPIPE and the two work together to produce fast, accurate and complete price quotes integrated into a single Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
And best of all... FastDUCT is backed by our unconditional 60-day money-back guarantee. You have nothing to lose and a lot of new HVAC work to gain!
FastDUCT is a comprehensive solution that includes all the key features you will need for accurately estimating HVAC jobs.
And we do all of this faster and easier than you ever imagined! You won't need to purchase, integrate, or learn any another 3rd-party takeoff or database package because we developed all of the FastDUCT software in-house! More detailed information on key FastDUCT features are described in the following sections.
FastDUCT has the largest, most complete HVAC estimating catalog with over 250,000 items. We've included data for rectangular, round, and oval duct as well as fittings, accessories, hangers, and specialties (and we continually add new data based on our customer's needs). We even have HVAC products from manufactures such as Ductmate, Thermaflex, Metalbestos, Certainteed, and many others. Our catalog provides up-to-date pricing and industry-standard SMACNA labor rates for each of the items in our catalog, allowing you to build estimates fast and accurately.
FastDUCT is shipped pre-loaded with Specs which can be customized for each duct system within a job. Specs allow for sheet metal raw materials, duct liner, joints, stiffeners, tie-rods, duct accessories and hangers to be automatically generated as you takeoff duct and fittings.
Need to speed up estimating even faster? FastDUCT allows you to use existing jobs as templates for new jobs. For instance, if you've done work at a local school, just re-use that job for future projects... all of your previous setup and configuration will be ready-to-go. And we provide you with standard templates for either shop-fab or purchased ductwork to get you started!
Need alternate pricing for round duct? Simply select a group of rectangular takeoffs and automatically convert them to round with a few clicks of the mouse. We perform validation of all the conversions to insure accurate results.
FastDUCT calculates pounds, square feet, material costs, shop and field labor hours in seconds with a single click. Material adjustments and job factors can be applied directly to the report. Reports can be broken down by sections, specs, areas, zones, cost-codes, item tags, and much more.
FastPIPE, FastDUCT & FastWRAP are built on a common award-winning estimating platform and share the same powerful features listed in the following sections.
FastPIPE, FastDUCT & FastWRAP all share a common user interface, so once you have learned one, then you have learned most of the others. This saves training time, reduces errors, and makes you more productive faster! Most contractors tell us that once you have learned one system, you can pickup the other in an hour or two without special training!
Perform takeoffs directly from digital plans on your computer screen, reducing the time and costs of printing and manually marking paper copies. Our on-screen digitizer takeoff software supports a wide variety of popular CAD Drawing formats including Windows Bitmap, Dodge Plans, PDF, JPEG, TIF, GIF, PNG Images, and many others. Other features of the on-screen digitizer include
Define assemblies that can be scaled directly on the plan in various units including each, linear-feet, square-feet, cubic-feet, etc. Useful for a wide range of applications such as refrigeration line-sets, advanced excavation, insulation, demolition, and more. Assemblies also support user-defined parameters that allow you to modify components at takeoff-time giving even greater flexibility.
Break up information on reports using your own custom cost codes. Cost codes can be assigned at a global Spec level, Assembly level or on individual takeoff items. Cost codes are integrated with reporting modules and are also exported to the Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet.
Download labor and material takeoff to a Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet for your final bid summary. Our standard spreadsheet includes equipment, fixtures, labor rates, rentals, taxes, and many other job related costs. We support both line item and bundled pricing options. You can even customize this spreadsheet to meet your business needs!
Need to integrate your cost estimating system with the back-office operations? We have the solution. Using our export modules, you can output your estimates in several formats, including Excel, CSV and industry standard XML.
Designed and built to handle large and geographically dispersed contractors. Scales to support hundreds of users on a single file server, even when accessed from multiple offices. And best of all... application data is stored in native Windows files so no additional database software to purchase or support!
Performance optimized for remote access over cable-speed networks. If you have a secure VPN (virtual private network), you can work your jobs from the office, home, or on the road...
Software and catalog pricing is kept up-to-date automatically over the cloud. You are automatically notified when updates are available and you can install at your convenience.
Watch our online FastDUCT Video for a complete demonstration of how FastDUCT can help grow your business!