In this video, take a fresh look at Accubid's schedule screen and some of the features and tools on it.
- [Instructor] Let's take a look at the user interface. This is the screen that comes open when you first open the program. If you've used previous versions of Accubid Classic Pro, you'll notice it looks slightly different. Trimble has modernized some of the little toolbar icons. However, they act pretty much the same. The menu dropdowns, like Job, View, Database, Settings, and Help have all the options you need to get the program set up and running correctly. We'll go through those later. You will notice in some of these dropdowns that there's some icons. They're the same that are on the tool bar. You could use them either way. You can go to the dropdown menu or you could use them on the toolbar. Speaking of the toolbar, here it is. We're going to go over some of these features later but one of the first things I want to show you is the schedule icon. You'll notice when I open the program, my job schedule didn't appear. If that ever happens to you, you can click on job schedule. It'll take a moment to download. And your schedule will appear. Now, for the most part, all of the buttons in the toolbar will be lit up or ready to be used. Well, delete's not lit up. Maybe 'cause I haven't selected a job. Yup. There it goes. We're going to get into all of the different icons as we go through the course. However, the schedule icon's very important because that helps you get started. This is the user interface.
- Creating a job file
- Tracking items and common assemblies
- Building temporary and custom assemblies
- Managing material prices
- Adding direct and incidental labor costs
- Considering labor factors and escalation
- Tracking subcontractors
- Managing general expenses
- Generating quotes and bids