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1 Building Systems Design, Inc. A new cost estimating system designed exclusively for design professionals...

2 Building Systems Design, Inc. What is BSD CostLink/AE? BSD’s newest cost estimating product:BSD’s newest cost estimating product: –A simpler, easier to use version of BSD’s premier system, BSD CostLink/CM –A subscription system that includes bundled RS Means ™ cost data, updated annually –Drag & drop technology that lets you quickly build a cost estimate using a combination of assemblies and line items

3 Building Systems Design, Inc. What is BSD CostLink/AE? A cost estimating system created specifically for design professionals:A cost estimating system created specifically for design professionals: –11,000 installed assembly costs –20,000 installed line item costs –75 parametric cost models –Prebuilt templates for assembling your cost estimates by UniFormat, MasterFormat, or any customized work breakdown structure –Cost factors for over 700 U.S. locations

4 Building Systems Design, Inc. What is BSD CostLink/AE? A cost estimating system that’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:A cost estimating system that’s as easy as 1, 2, 3: –1. Drag assemblies and/or line items from the RS Means databases into your project and insert quantities. –2. Adjust contractor and other markups as needed –3. Print the reports you need

5 Building Systems Design, Inc. What’s New in BSD CostLink/AE? Just pick a cost model that is similar to your project type, select the frame and exterior closure systems, enter gross area and building perimeter, and you have an instant cost estimate with detailed backup! Just pick a cost model that is similar to your project type, select the frame and exterior closure systems, enter gross area and building perimeter, and you have an instant cost estimate with detailed backup! Cost modeling, which makes estimating even easier!

6 Building Systems Design, Inc. Then refine your cost model by selecting from add-ons common to your building type, choosing the specific project location, and modifying the sales tax, contractor, and other markups. Then refine your cost model by selecting from add-ons common to your building type, choosing the specific project location, and modifying the sales tax, contractor, and other markups. What’s New in BSD CostLink/AE? Cost modeling, which makes estimating even easier!

7 Building Systems Design, Inc. Then refine your cost model by selecting from add-ons common to your building type, choosing the specific project location, and modifying the sales tax, contractor, and other markups. Then refine your cost model by selecting from add-ons common to your building type, choosing the specific project location, and modifying the sales tax, contractor, and other markups. It’s really that simple! What’s New in BSD CostLink/AE? Cost modeling, which makes estimating even easier!

8 Building Systems Design, Inc. Using BSD CostLink/AE Create a New Project, Using One of the Parametric Cost Models Cost Models:

9 Building Systems Design, Inc. Using BSD CostLink/AE Insert the gross building size & perimeter… Cost Models:

10 Building Systems Design, Inc. Using BSD CostLink/AE Then select a frame & exterior closure type… Insert the gross building size & perimeter… Cost Models:

11 Building Systems Design, Inc. Using BSD CostLink/AE Then select a frame & exterior closure type… Insert the gross building size & perimeter… Cost Models: And adjust any needed model parameters…

12 Building Systems Design, Inc. Using BSD CostLink/AE Select model additives to refine the estimate Cost Models:

13 Building Systems Design, Inc. Using BSD CostLink/AE To complete the preliminary estimate, select location and adjust sales tax and markups Cost Models:

14 Building Systems Design, Inc. Using BSD CostLink/AE The preliminary estimate is finished! Cost Models:

15 Building Systems Design, Inc. Using BSD CostLink/AE … to see detail of assemblies and quantities Click on any building element… Cost Models:

16 Building Systems Design, Inc. Using BSD CostLink/AE … to see further model detail Click on item form for sheet panel… Cost Models:

17 Building Systems Design, Inc. Using BSD CostLink/AE You can change quantities to adjust model to your specific project… Cost Models:

18 Building Systems Design, Inc. Using BSD CostLink/AE You can also open the Assemblies database to select an alternative to a model assembly Cost Models:

19 Building Systems Design, Inc. Using BSD CostLink/AE Then drag and drop a selected alternative assembly into your project Cost Models:

20 Building Systems Design, Inc. Cost Models: Using BSD CostLink/AE You can print a summary or detailed estimate at any time

21 Building Systems Design, Inc. Using BSD CostLink/AE It’s really that simple! Cost Models:

22 Building Systems Design, Inc. Using BSD CostLink/AE CostLink/AE Has Many Other Features… For Example, You Can Attach A Note to Any Item in the Cost Estimate —Including Pictures!

23 Building Systems Design, Inc. Using BSD CostLink/AE Other BSD CostLink Features:Other BSD CostLink Features: –Link dynamically to quantities in Excel spreadsheets—CostLink values update automatically as spreadsheet changes –Modify standard reports in CostLink/AE— or use Crystal Reports to totally customize –Export cost estimates to PDF, Excel, or Word formats—then to other team members

24 Building Systems Design, Inc. Using BSD CostLink/AE Annual Subscription Includes All This:Annual Subscription Includes All This: –Unlimited use for one year –Bundled RS Means Databases, including annual update: A/E Assemblies (over 11,000 assemblies)A/E Assemblies (over 11,000 assemblies) Building Construction Cost (20,000 line items)Building Construction Cost (20,000 line items) Parametric Models (75 building types)Parametric Models (75 building types) –Unlimited toll-free technical support

25 Building Systems Design, Inc. Ordering BSD CostLink/AE BSD CostLink/AE subscriptions are sold on the basis of number of concurrent users at one locationBSD CostLink/AE subscriptions are sold on the basis of number of concurrent users at one location Install standalone or on a LANInstall standalone or on a LAN Prices are remarkably lowPrices are remarkably low Multi-user discounts and multi-location discounts are availableMulti-user discounts and multi-location discounts are available

26 Building Systems Design, Inc. Ordering BSD CostLink/AE For additional information, or to obtain a free CD-ROM with evaluation software For additional information, or to obtain a free CD-ROM with evaluation software –Visit the BSD website at or –Call 888-BSD-SOFT ( ) Thank you for taking the time to view this presentation!


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