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Einsatzbereite Software für HLK und Kostenkalkulation für Rohrarbeiten, die auf die Anforderungen von kommerziellen und industriellen Herstellern von Feinblechen ausgelegt wurde.

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Jeffrey G.
Owner/Estimator in USA
Bau, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Excellent software

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: FastDUCT overall is an excellent choice to make if you want speed and detail. The price is also very reasonable

Vorteile:

This product has all the bells and whistles you need, fast and easy to learn, on screen takeoff, and the ability to customize to suit your style of working. The people there are always ready to answer questions when the need arises. This product along with Fastpipe is used daily by me and I highly recommend you give it a try.

Nachteile:

I can't think of any at the time of this review. This product has it all covered.

Mathew H.
HVAC Estimator in USA
Bau, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

PSM - FastDUCT Review

4 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: I'm our HVAC Estimator, I commonly put together estimates in the mid six figure range and I can't imagine trying to do this without FastDUCT. We had looked at other software solutions but this is the best one we found hands down.

Vorteile:

The software is very easy to use and understand. Product support is excellent.

Nachteile:

Wish there were keyboard shortcuts for common functions and the ability to click two end points to fill in duct.

Antwort von FastEST

vor 2 Jahren

Thank you very much for your review, Mat! We appreciate your feedback. We added a larger, more customizable menu of keyboard shortcuts to our latest software version, which I believe your company is currently running. So please let us know if you have any questions about those. And we don't currently have the AutoConnect feature in our FastDUCT program (like we do in our FastPIPE system), but we will definitely put it on our requested features list for prospective development down the road. Thank you again for your review, Mat!

Thomas B.
estimator in USA
Bau, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Sheet metal Commerical use.

3 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: The one biggest benefit of this program is the time it saves.

Vorteile:

This product is really easy to use. It save a lot of time and you can teek it to match most of your needs.

Nachteile:

You are unable to create your own catalogs and pricing. Some of fast Duct prices are way out of line. An example would be to insert a metalbetsos catalog ,or a norfab. Also the workbook they provide is full of errors that take time to fix.

David L.
Service Manager in USA
Bau, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Fastduct Review

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: Outstanding when you add up all the benefits. I'll never stop using it.

Vorteile:

I have used Fastduct and Pipe for several years . I not only am able to produce extremely accurate bids and take offs, But I use the recap sheet for quick change out bids for service and construction. Once I set my parameters, its remarkably fun and easy to produce bid after bid and be in the middle with all my competitors and be awarded 80% of my bids. Plus they keep updating with new features which I usually find some of the new features helpful depending what area I am focusing on at that time.

Nachteile:

When setting up your export file to send to a vendor for pricing , it can get a bit overwhelming as the vendor doesn't want all the details as they have to input it into their computer and their computer adds all the little details. So you have to edit it then send it. But for that extra step I can accept it Fastduct and Pipe is awesome !

Mark N.
Estimator in USA
Bau, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Best customer support I have ever dealt with.

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: I am in the plan & spec business. Pre-Bid changes are becoming more frequent. I used to dread this especially when the addendum plans are not clouded. With FastDuct this problem has been solved. Bring in the new plan with your previous take off and the changes are obvious and easy to make. I have never dealt with better customer service. I was working on a Sunday Night and had recently updated my home PC to Windows 10. I tried to open FastDuct and got an error message. 10pm on a Sunday night and not only did I get a phone call from the president but he had me up and running in a few minutes.

Vorteile:

The speed accuracy and customization has allowed us to not only bid more projects but also to handle change orders more efficiently.

Nachteile:

Honestly I cannot think of any negatives.

Antwort von FastEST

vor 2 Jahren

Thank you for your review, Mark! We truly value your feedback. And thank you for the positive comments -- we pride ourselves on our customer support, so we are glad that you are satisfied with our service!

Kyle H.
Senior Vice President in USA
Bau, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Excellent product from an excellent company

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: We noticed with our old system that many of our estimators were spending time running reports for operations instead of estimating cost for new work. FASTDUCT immediately removed that waste because it creates all reports natively in Excel. We also noticed that the way to setup specs for duct were MUCH more streamlined in FASTDUCT than other products... you could tell the developers had sheetmetal experience.

Vorteile:

FASTDUCT is easy to start, easy to use, provides all reports in native Excel format, and an excellent value for the money. Though it is rare that we need assistance, the customer support is second to none. We have always received immediate responses to our questions, and that matters in today's fast-paced world. I highly recommend this product whether you are doing $100k or $100M bids. The ability to carry multiple tables for labor (shop or field) is also a nice feature if you do different kinds of work or have your own time-studies for certain products.

Nachteile:

I would like some more options when estimating double-walled duct, but they are minor.

Felicia F.
owner/estimator in USA
Bau, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

first choice

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: I use fest est software every day it is my go-to software and very dependable, and the service team is excellent. the people from owner to developers and service technicians are very good people and willing to help

Vorteile:

I like how easy it is to change the take-offs and to fix any errors.

Nachteile:

format it gives on the excel sheet, and how it sorts the ducts

Antwort von FastEST

vor 2 Jahren

Thank you for leaving a review of FastDUCT, Felicia! We value your feedback. Let us know how we can help with the formatting on your final bid spreadsheet, or with the sorting of your duct takeoff, duct reporting, or other information. Depending on the part of the program where you might be having issues, there is sometimes flexibility or customization available. Thank you again for your review!

Bruce K.
Sales in USA
Groߟhandel, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Fastduct review

5 vor 2 Jahren

Vorteile:

Cut my estimating time in Half and I can easily go back and review jobs.

Nachteile:

not being able to quickly scroll through drawings or find drawing that I had previously taken off with going through each and every one

Antwort von FastEST

vor 2 Jahren

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Bruce! We appreciate your feedback. Give us a call at 800-828-7108 when you have a moment. There are a couple ways to toggle between plans or takeoffs, that might be a bit faster than other methods. We'd be happy to show you those options. Thank you again, Bruce.

Joel H.
Vice President in USA
Bau, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Very Happy

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: Awesome easy to use program, always recommend.

Vorteile:

The ease of use is fantastic. Ability to import new drawings and revised drawings is great. Customization is easy.

Nachteile:

The way duct is totaled in the summary is not intuitive.

Antwort von FastEST

vor 2 Jahren

Thank you for your review, Joel! We always appreciate customer feedback. Reach out whenever you might have a few minutes, at 800-828-7108. We'd love further input on how our duct summary report might be able to be adjusted or improved upon. Thanks again, Joel, for your review and your loyalty as a longtime customer.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Estimator/ Project Manager in USA
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Maschinenbau oder Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Fast Duct review

4 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: Great system and great customer support.

Vorteile:

Ease of use and ability to train others to use. Seeing what is being taken off as you go.

Nachteile:

Need to update the fiberglass duct off to include 1 1/2" ductboard.

Alan C.
Director of Business Development in USA
Bau, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Review of FastDuct by Daily User

4 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: Over FastDuct is a very effective tool at performing estimates on projects. It saves time and allows us to be more thorough then previously.

Vorteile:

FastDuct allows me to quickly and accurately perform take offs of most any project we have come across. On top of this when we are completed we can quickly look at projects floor by floor and generate detailed excel spreadsheets of the project. Within this spreadsheet we can also keep track of all additional costs allowing for a very details project breakdown.

Nachteile:

There is no shortcut keys within this software. That means all repetitive tasks need to be clicked through step after step.

Caleb D.
Estimator in USA
Bau, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Excellent Value

4 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: i am able to bid a lot more jobs in a shorter amount of time. pulling up records, making modifications and performing change orders are much easier using the program

Vorteile:

not as costly as other programs on the market but it still has tons of features that provide accurate and detailed estimates for jobs. staff is very quick to respond to any requests for help or troubleshooting.

Nachteile:

because it is set up using national averages it does not reflect local data for the market i work in so we need to constantly make adjustments to multipliers within the program to compensate for the differences. once the multipliers are set up in the program it works fine though.

Vincent S.
Estimator in Kanada
Bau, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Quick and easy to use

4 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: Very good customer service and good price

Vorteile:

It is simple to use with images of the parts, our junior staff can easily become operational with a short training. The reports are clean and simple to use. We purchase our ductwork and we enjoy the flexibility.

Nachteile:

The settings are flexible but it can be difficult to navigate in the options. Also some softwares have an option of a auto select the elbows etc... And the fact we have to create new sections for acoustic liner can be time consuming.

Antwort von FastEST

vor 2 Jahren

Thank you for your review, Vincent. We appreciate your feedback! Please call us at any time at 800-828-7108 if you have questions about adjusting any settings or options in the program. I know you recently upgraded to our newest version, FastDUCT 20, which has several new features and options available. Thank you again, Vincent!

Terry L.
Estimator in USA
Einzelhandel, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

SPSI

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: Customer service is excellent. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable whenever I call. I feel they go up and above to help you.

Vorteile:

Easy to use. Support staff is excellent to work with. No matter what the problem maybe they can fix it. They worked with me on several occasions to develop the perfect excel sheet for my business.

Nachteile:

Would like to see HVAC piping and insulation added to accomplish a complete system.

Scott L.
Estimator in USA
Bau, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Fastduct Review

4 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: works well for everyday Estimation

Vorteile:

Take-off ease and speed, use of catalog items.

Nachteile:

difficult to add some specialty items to catalog for repeated use.

Antwort von FastEST

vor 2 Jahren

Thank you for your review, Scott! We appreciate the feedback. Please feel free to reach out to us at anytime at 800-828-7108. We'd be happy to discuss the specialty or catalog items you mentioned -- there are a couple different ways you can add items, or add them to specific menus, to improve your takeoff experience.

Stanley K.
Lead estimator in USA
Bau, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Estimating for Mechanical contractors without their own Sheet metal facility

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: Fastduct provides us with a breakdown on materials, shop labor and field labor, making it easier to review Profit or loss at project completion.

Vorteile:

Fastduct is user friendly, easy to make special job items for one time use. Easy to sort data, break out floors, or duct design type. Ties into our Sage accounting system. Over all a very good product.

Nachteile:

does not currently have a search feature.

Steven W.
Estimator in USA
Bau, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Duct Estimating made easy

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: FastDUCT has enabled me to bring more consistency to our bid process by giving me a tool to estimate our man hours better. FastDUCT has also given me a tool to get a pretty good sheet metal estimate together for quick turnaround bids that my vendors can't get out in time.

Vorteile:

The interface is pretty easy to learn. The customer service is the best I have encountered.

Nachteile:

I would like to see more video tutorials or online help that I can refer to. I work all hours and it would be nice to have those resources available.

Daniel G.
Estimator in USA
Bau, 201-500 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

United Mechanical Inc

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: I like the detail you get in the report section

Vorteile:

Doing takeoffs are real easy and you can combine all of your takeoff are you can do real detailed breakouts in the workbook section.

Nachteile:

There is no way to square foot a drawing in the takeoff mode

Antwort von FastEST

vor 2 Jahren

Thanks, Daniel. We appreciate your leaving a review for both our FastPIPE and FastDUCT estimating programs!

David G.
Plan & Spec Estimator in USA
Bau, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Have and will recommend

4 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: Plan and Specs. Not reliant upon "Suppliers" to take complete jobs off. uses it as a checksum.

Vorteile:

Select and drop of fittings ... Drag and drop Duct Ability to change spec and or sizes

Nachteile:

does not do the connect like plumbing does. only picks up new duct after Transition. Would like to see it after Taps. or flex connectors.

Drew S.
Construction Manager in USA
Bau, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Fast Duct

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: Great!

Vorteile:

Probably the easiest duct estimating system. the pictures for fittings are easy to get the correct fitting.

Nachteile:

Nothing it is a great program. I wish all our programs we use was this good.

Bruce H.
Sr. Estimator in USA
Bau, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Easy to use

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: I've used several mechanical estimating software systems over the years and FastEst has been the best.

Vorteile:

The on screen take-off and the flexibility with the specifications.

Nachteile:

Would like to see better labor breakdowns in reporting as exists for materials.

James M.
Vice President in USA
Bau, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Simple and Reliable

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: Best customer service of any software company I have worked with!

Vorteile:

It is very intuitive and easy to use. I like being able to design and take-off material and labor at the same time. It's easy to make changes and see the results quickly.

Nachteile:

It would be nice to have more pre-made assemblies

Antwort von FastEST

letztes Jahr

Thank you for taking time to leave a review of our FastDUCT program, Jim! We appreciate your feedback. Let us know if you'd ever like some assistance in building up additional assemblies, or if perhaps have any suggestions of what some good out-of-the-box assemblies might be. Thanks again, Jim!

Will R.
Estimator in USA
Bau, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

FASTDUCT

5 vor 2 Jahren

Vorteile:

Great software. Easy to customize to your liking and awesome customer support.

Nachteile:

no dislikes at this time. very satisfied with this product

Antwort von FastEST

vor 2 Jahren

Will, thank you very much for your review of FastDUCT! We value your input. Contact us at any time at 800-828-7108 if you need assistance with our programs. We are here to help!

Steven H.
Estimator in USA
Bau, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

FastDuct

5 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: very good

Vorteile:

the ease in using program, detail list of Material

Nachteile:

unable to have notes on Material Detail list

Bradley W.
Estimator in USA
Bau, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Fast duct

4 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: I really enjoy system it saves on time on estimating HVAC I wish it was better for set up

Vorteile:

That the system includes labor and material take

Nachteile:

Looking for it to be easy for making you own material list to plug in finding thing in system