FastPIPE® Mechanical Estimating Software

Mechanical Estimating Software
Mechanical Estimating Software
FastPIPE, FastDUCT & FastWRAP Estimating Software with On-Screen Digitizer
  • Everything you need for takeoff in a customized compact palette
  • Easily movable for maximum plan viewing
  • Fully customize it for your specific needs
  • Perfect for laptop and one monitor users

FastPIPE is state-of-the-art plumbing and mechanical estimating software designed for commercial and industrial contractors who need a fast and accurate tool to estimate material and labor construction costs. We first introduced FastPIPE in 1995 and it has continually evolved with new features and capabilities. Today, thousands of estimators use our software to produce fast and accurate quotes for their customers!

And best of all... FastPIPE is backed by our unconditional 60-day money-back guarantee. You have nothing to lose and a lot of new plumbing and mechanical work to gain!

Key Features

FastPIPE is a comprehensive solution that includes all the key features you will need for accurately estimating plumbing and mechanical jobs.

  1. Plumbing & mechanical-specific pricing catalog, jobs and bids
  2. Support for a large variety of digital plans formats (including PDFs)
  3. Specifications that can be tailored to each plumbing & mechanical job
  4. Takeoffs performed directly on digital job plans using our on-screen digitizer
  5. Labor rates based on industry standards that can be adjusted for job or site conditions
  6. Material pricing that can be job-specific based on your supplier quotes
  7. Labor and material reports filtered and sorted as you require
  8. Export to a Microsoft Excel® workbook for final quote

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 FastPIPE software in-house! More detailed information on key FastPIPE features are described in the following sections.

Master Catalog

FastPIPE has the largest, most complete plumbing and mechanical estimating catalog with over 150,000 items. We've included data for every major manufacturer of piping, fittings, valves, flanges, and hangers (and we continually add new data based on our customer's needs). Our plumbing and piping products include manufactures such as Tyler, Nibco, Gruvlok, Viega, Anvil International, Weldbend, Swagelok and many others. Our catalog provides up-to-date pricing and industry-standard MCAA and PHCC labor estimates for each of the items in our catalog, allowing you to build estimates fast and accurately.

Customizable Specs

FastPIPE allows you to define customized specs and takeoff screens for each individual job. You can also create your own library of specs and takeoffs, virtually eliminating the need to build them from scratch. When creating a new job, you will normally create the specs by copying from the global list. Once you have copied the global spec into your job, you can make any minor changes using the Spec Editor.

Auto Connect Pipe

Our on-screen digitizer makes takeoff even faster with our exclusive Auto Connect feature. When you takeoff a pipe fitting, we scan the physical plan to detect if there is a line between that fitting and another (and we validate that the connection makes sense for the type and size). If it passes our test, we will automatically takeoff the appropriate length of pipe between the two fittings, saving you time!

Built-In Assemblies

FastPIPE includes hundreds of "built-in" HVAC and plumbing assemblies ready for use in a takeoff. We have assemblies for gas connections, boilers, chillers, coils, pumps, VRF systems, and much more. These assemblies can be copied into any job and modified as required.

Job Templates

Need to speed up estimating even faster? FastPIPE 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 commercial plumbing and HVAC piping to get you started!

Easy-to-Read Reports

FastPIPE calculates linear feet, diameter inches, weight, surface area, volume, material costs and 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.

Common Features

FastPIPE, FastDUCT & FastWRAP are built on a common award-winning estimating platform and share the same powerful features listed in the following sections.

Learn One & Done

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!

On-Screen Digitizer

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

Scalable Assemblies

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.

Cost Codes

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.

Microsoft Excel®

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!

Export Modules

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.

Enterprise Grade Performance

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!

Anywhere Network Access

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...

Cloud-Based Updates

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.

Learn More...

Watch our online FastPIPE Video for a complete demonstration of how FastPIPE can help grow your business!

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