Deciding whether or not to bid on a project is one of the most time-consuming parts of the preconstruction process for subcontractors. General contractors share massive files for the entire project all at once with no way of differentiating who’s responsible for what. From there, you need to download the files and go through them all to figure out what’s actually relevant for your trade to make a decision.
With more and more bid invites being received every week, you need to be able to make quick decisions about whether to bid on a project or not. You also need to make sure that it’s the right project for you. Having to download files adds time to the process that can be better used elsewhere. To solve this problem, we’re excited to announce the release of file viewer for BuildingConnected. With file viewer, you can view files directly in BuildingConnected. No need to download them, plus, you can respond to general contractors right from your bid board.
The new feature makes viewing files way faster, enabling subcontractors to make quicker decisions about bidding. No more waiting around or making space on your server — just view, and go. With file viewer in BuildingConnected, users can:
- Zoom, rotate, and pan through documents
- Quickly navigate through files in the thumbnail
- Measure distances, areas, and angles in plans
Save time in your workday, and save space on your server file viewer. There are even more ways to save time, though. With BuildingConnected, estimators can save an average of 8 hours per week by eliminating manual entry and consolidating everything needed to manage bids in one, easy-to-access place.