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HVAC estimating software for sheet metal contractors

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FastDUCT product overview

Price starts from

4995

One-time payment

Flat Rate

What is FastDUCT?

FastDUCT is a comprehensive HVAC estimating software for commercial and industrial sheet metal contractors. With easy-to-read reports, the software provides calculations for pounds, square feet, material costs, and field labor hours. The software includes a complete HVAC estimating catalog with over 250,000 items and built-in job templates. It supports various digital plan formats, including PDFs, and specifications can be tailored to each job. Other FastDUCT features include an on-screen digitizer for takeoffs, industry-based labor rates, job-specific material pricing, and more.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

24/7 (Live rep)
Phone Support
Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk

Training options

Webinars
Live Online
In Person
Videos

FastDUCT pricing information

Value for money

4.8

/5

34

Starting from

4995

One-time payment

Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

FastDUCT features

Functionality

4.4

/5

34

Total features

8

5 categories

Most valued features by users

Data Import/Export
Commercial/Industrial
Cost Database
Cost Estimating
For Plumbing Industry
Labor Rates
Quotes/Estimates
Takeoff

FastDUCT users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

34

Positive reviews

97

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.56/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
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.
The ease of use is fantastic. Ability to import new drawings and revised drawings is great.
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.
Cons
Pre-Bid changes are becoming more frequent. I used to dread this especially when the addendum plans are not clouded.
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.
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.
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Jeffrey G.

Construction, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent software

Reviewed 5 years ago

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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

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Bruce C.

Construction, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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FastDuct is a quick and intuitive estimating tool

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

The ability to make a multitude of different takeoffs/sections for a project

Cons

The Quick Pick Menu could be better customizable

Vendor response

Bruce, thanks for the review. About the Quick Pick Menu -- the buttons can be customized within the fitting spec editor, but we realize that can be a tedious process across multiple specs and sizes. If you have any ideas for how it could be easier to use, give us a call at 800-828-7108. We are always looking for ideas of how to improve the software, and we get most of those ideas from users like you. Thanks again.

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Thomas B.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Sheet metal Commerical use.

Reviewed 5 years ago

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

Pros

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

Cons

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.

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Mathew H.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PSM - FastDUCT Review

Reviewed 5 years ago

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.

Pros

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

Cons

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

Vendor response

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!

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David L.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fastduct Review

Reviewed 5 years ago

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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 !

FastDUCT FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does FastDUCT offer?

FastDUCT has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $4995.00
Pricing model: One Time License


Q. Who are the typical users of FastDUCT?

FastDUCT has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does FastDUCT support?

FastDUCT supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does FastDUCT offer an API?

No, FastDUCT does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does FastDUCT offer?

FastDUCT offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep), Phone Support, Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk

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