March, 2018

This document provides basic information about new features, enhancements, and modifications in version 14.1 of the Trimble® Accubid® Classic software. More detailed information can be found in the online help system. These Release Notes cover the following topics:

 

Introduction

New Features, Enhancements, and Modifications

Essential release information

Update installation instructions

Product assistance

Legal Notices

Introduction

These Release Notes describe the new features and modifications that are new in version 14.1 of the Trimble® Accubid® Classic software. For further support information, go to http://mep.trimble.com/support

What you receive with version 14.1

  • New/Modified features as outlined in this document

  • Updated online help

  • Electronic documentation available on the installation media and the Trimble Client Portal

Upgrade Procedure

Please refer to the Update Installation Instructions at the end of this document for information on requirements to install this update. Trimble recommends that you print these instructions to help ensure proper operation of the software application after installation.

 

Compatibility

Operating Systems

This version of the Trimble Accubid Classic software is compatible with Microsoft Windows® 10 and Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Note – Windows 7 Home Edition, Windows 8.x, or Windows 10 S are not supported.

For a complete listing of System Requirements/Technical Specifications, please go to the Trimble MEP website: http://mep.trimble.com/products/estimating/trimble-accubid-classic-estimating/trimble-accubid-classic-estimating-system-requirements

 

Trimble Accubid LiveCount

This release of the Classic software is compatible with the Trimble Accubid LiveCount® software, release 5.2 or higher.

 

Trimble Time and Material Billing

Time & Material Billing provides intelligent scheduling tools for those companies with a mobile workforce.

 

Trimble Intuit QuickBooks

The Time & Material Billing software includes an integration with the Intuit QuickBooks® application. This integration is compatible with QuickBooks versions 2012 and later.

Tip – While the integration may work with earlier versions of the QuickBooks application, Trimble recommends that you upgrade to the most recent release to take full advantage of all features in the software applications.

 

New Features, Enhancements, and Modifications

 

General Feature Enhancements and Bug Fixes

We appreciate the feedback and are continuously improving and evolving the product to meet the needs of our customers. Various smaller improvements to features and functions that have been requested from the field have been made with this version that will further improve  the user experience and customer satisfaction.

 

Improvements to the integration with LiveCount Cloud

  • Added the possibility to synchronize systems & layers within a job between Accubid Classic and LiveCount Cloud

  • Added the ability to update a system name in LiveCount Cloud and sync it to Accubid

  • Enhanced security with LiveCount Cloud requires the use of Classic 14.1.

    • Classic 13.3 can still be utilized with LiveCount Cloud, but contact Trimble MEP Support for a small patch in order to do so.

 

        Know issue with the integration with LiveCount Cloud

  • In order to use Trimble Accubid Classic with LiveCount Cloud, users need to have Classic 14.1 installed. Jobs created in Classic 13.3 with LiveCount Cloud need to be finished in Classic 13.3. Please contact Trimble MEP Support to get help since Classic 13.3 & Classic 14.0 won’t connect to LiveCount Cloud after the release of Classic 14.1 without a small patch file from Trimble MEP Support.

 

Accubid Classic - Estimating

  • Fixed an issue where users couldn’t  select LiveCount desktop in existing jobs after upgrading to Classic 14

  • Fixed an issue where the cost allocation function took longer to start

  • Fixed an issue in Classic 14 where creating a new job while having LCC as measuring device selected generated an unexpected error

 

Accubid Classic – Time & Material Billing Module

  • Fixed an issue when upgrading a T&M 13.3 database to Accubid Classic 14

  • Fixed issue where T&M create a site called  <Global Client Defaults > when updating from an older version

 

Essential Release Information

Microsoft SQL 2014 Express

This installation routine in this release of Accubid Classic version 14 software installs Microsoft SQL 2014 Express. You will be unable to attach the database packaged with this version of the software to a lower version of SQL. Migrating the database from an earlier version of SQL will continue to work; for example, if you have SQL 2008 and migrate to the current Accubid Classic T&M Billing version 14 software.

Compatible “Update From” Versions

The Trimble Accubid Classic software can be updated directly from the any release of the following:

  • Version 12.x

  • Version 13.x

  • Version 14

If the currently installed version is not in the list above, please contact MEP Client Services at 1-800-361-3030 for assistance prior to installing.

LiveCount Procedures

When you are working in the LiveCount software, you must send your work to the Classic Estimating application before resuming work on your estimate. Failure to do so results in loss of the work completed in the LiveCount software.

 

Product Support

If you have any questions regarding the Essential Release Information presented, please see the Product Assistance section for MEP Client Services contact information.

Update installation instructions

  • This instructions below assume you have already downloaded the installation files from the Trimble Client Portal.

  • You must have a previous version of the Classic software on the computer where you are installing this update.

  • All users must be logged out of the Classic Estimating software before installing this update.

Trimble recommends that you install this update during a non-busy time or after hours to minimize disruptions in your company's workflow.

Accubid Estimating/Change Order Installation Procedures

  1. Locate the downloaded installation file. Double-click on it. The installation routine prepares the files.

  2. In the Trimble welcome screen, click Trimble® Accubid Classic.

  3. In the Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for Trimble Accubid Classic v14 screen, click Next.

  4. Review the information in the License Screen. Click I Accept the terms of the license agreement.

    1. You must accept the terms of the license agreement to continue the installation.

    2. If you wish to obtain a hard copy of the agreement, click Print. Click Next.

  5. In the Custom Setup screen, select all options you want to install. Click the Help button for more information on selecting options. Click Next.

  6. Select the proper option buttons in the Install Material Database/Default Jobs screen.

    1. Country

    2. Measurement

Tip  – If you do not want to Install a new material database, clear the checkbox .

  1. Click Next.

  2. In the second Install Material Database/Default Jobs screen, review the conversion options available. All checkboxes are selected. Trimble recommends that you convert all jobs to the latest version. If you do not want to convert, clear the appropriate checkboxes .

  3. Click Next.

  4. In the Ready to Install the Program screen, click Install.

  5. Click Finish when complete.

  6. Depending on your conversion selections (in Step 7 above), the appropriate dialogs open.

Tip – You will be presented with a dialog for each option you chose to convert.

Accubid Estimating Conversion Dialog

  1. Select the appropriate folders containing jobs from previous versions. If the Select Folders pane does not contain any information, click Add and you can enter the folder path or browse to the folder.

  2. In the Convert from which version field, select the job version you are upgrading from. Click OK.

  3. In the Convert Old Job Files dialog:

    1. Select the checkboxes next to each job you want to convert. If you do not want to convert specific jobs, clear the checkbox.

    2. Click Convert. When the conversion is complete, click OK in the confirmation message.

Accubid Change Order Conversion Dialog

  1. Select the appropriate folders containing jobs from previous versions. If the Select Folders pane does not contain any information, click Add and you can enter the folder path or browse to the folder.

  2. In the Convert from which version field, select the job version you are upgrading from. Click OK.

  3. In the Change Order File Converter dialog:

    1. Select the checkboxes next to the jobs/files you want to convert. If you do not want to convert specific jobs/files, clear the appropriate checkbox.

    2. Click Convert. When the conversion is complete, click OK in the confirmation message.

Do not close the Trimble Accubid Classic welcome screen if you have other compatible software that requires installation. Refer to the Additional Software Installation section for more information.

Additional Software Installation

Depending on the software you currently have installed and/or are licensed to use, you may need to install additional software/databases to complete the update process.

Time & Material Billing Installation

  1. In the Trimble welcome screen, click Trimble® Accubid Classic

  2. Select Trimble® Time & Material Billing and click Next.

  3. Review the information in the License screen. Click I Accept the terms of the license agreement.

    1. You must accept the terms of the license agreement to continue the installation.

    2. If you wish to obtain a hard copy of the agreement, click Print. Click Next.

  4. In the Custom Setup screen, select all options you want to install. Click the Help button for more information on selecting options. Click Next.

  5. Select the proper option buttons in the Install Material Database/Default Jobs screen.

    1. Country

    2. Measurement

Tip  – If you do not want to Install a new material database, clear the checkbox . Keep in mind that regardless of your selection in this step, you must install the Time & Material SQL database. Refer to Time & Material Billing Database below for detailed instructions.

  1. Click Next.

  2. In the Ready to Install the Program screen, click Install.

  3. Click Finish when complete.

 

Time & Material Billing Database

If you are a new user to Time & Material Billing software, you must install a company database.

Tip  – The instructions provided in this section assume you are using SQL Authentication for the Time & Material Billing database.

  1. In the Trimble Accubid Classic welcome screen, click Trimble® Time & Material Billing SQL Database.

  2. In the SQL Install dialog, the Use existing SQL Server instance is selected by default for update customers. Click to select the SQL Instance you want to use.

  3. Enter the Login and Password for the SQL instance already installed. If you do not have this information available, contact your IT professional for assistance.

  4. In the Authentication Type for database field, SQL Authentication is already selected.

  5. Click Install. A confirmation message displays when complete.

 

LiveCount 5.2 Software

1.    In the Trimble Accubid Classic welcome screen, click Trimble LiveCount.

2.    Follow the on-screen prompts to install the update.

3.    When complete, click Finish.

 

Trimble Integrator

To take full advantage of the features available in the Trimble Integrator, Trimble recommends you install the update included in this release.

  1. In the Trimble Accubid Classic welcome screen, click Trimble Integrator. The Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for Trimble Integrator screen displays. Review the information on-screen and then click Next.

  2. Review the information in the License Agreement screen. Click I Accept the terms of the license agreement.

    1. You must accept the terms of the license agreement to continue the installation.

    2. If you wish to obtain a hard copy of the agreement, click Print. Click Next.

  3. In the Destination Folder screen, click Next. Trimble recommends you install the Integrator software in the default location.

  4. In the Ready to Install the Program screen, click Install.

  5. When complete, click Finish.

Complete Installation Procedures

In the Trimble Accubid Classic welcome screen, click Exit.

Provided you followed all instructions in this document, you are now ready to use this release of the software applications.

Final Steps

  • Open the software using the method you normally do.

  • The online help system contains step-by-step instructions on using many of the features included in this release.

Product Assistance

Trimble offers several avenues to obtain help using the Trimble Accubid Classic software program.

Accessing the Online Help

The online help is easy to use and is accessible through any of the following methods:

  • Press the [F1] key at any time while using the program to display help for the current screen or dialog.

  • Click the Help menu and then select the appropriate option from the menu. You can scan the Table of Contents, use the Index, or the Search function to find the information you are looking for.

Tip  – You can also clickMacintosh HD:Users:dhoentz:Desktop:Screen Shot 2017-07-27 at 8.55.03 AM.pngorMacintosh HD:Users:dhoentz:Desktop:Screen Shot 2017-07-27 at 8.55.17 AM.pngon the toolbar to open the online help system.

  • Use the Index tab to locate key words throughout the help system.

  • Use the Search tab to find specific words used in the help system; for example, you might search for the word delete for instructions on deleting certain data from your system.

 

Trimble MEP Client Services

Before calling Client Services, we suggest you consult the online help. Many of the common procedures and questions are covered in this system.

Trimble MEP Client Services is available during regular business hours Monday through Friday.

Note – The office is closed on major holidays.

North America

Toll-free Telephone    1-800-361-3030

Outside North America

Telephone    1-905-761-8800

Email    accubidsupport@trimble.com

Website    mep.trimble.com

Third-Party Software Support

Trimble software may be integrated with third-party software applications (for example, accounting programs). Trimble MEP Client Services cannot provide in- depth support for third-party applications. Assistance is available only for procedures pertaining to how our software interfaces with non-Trimble applications.

 

Legal Notices

Trimble Inc.

116 Inverness Drive East, Suite 210

Englewood, Colorado 80112

800-234-3758

 

Trimble Canada Ltd.

9131 Keele Street

Suite A7

Vaughan, Ontario L4K 0G7

Canada

Copyright and Trademarks

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This publication, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form, by any method, for any purpose, without the written consent of Trimble Inc.

Release Notice

This is the Trimble® Accubid Classic Software Release Notes (Revision A). It pertains to the Classic 14 release of the Software.

The topics within this manual:

•    Are subject to change without written notice.

•    Companies, names, and data used in any examples are fictitious.

•    Screenshots included in the help topics may not be exactly as in the software application.

Edition

This is the Trimble® Accubid Classic software Release Notes (Revision A ENG); Release 14.1