HydraBID™ Price Estimating Software

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HydraBID is a spreadsheet built specifically for pricing inventoried materials using the speed and simplicity of Microsoft Excel® - part of the Microsoft Office Suite. We know that many companies have created their own estimating spreadsheets using MS Excel. With that in mind, we have customized a tool many of you already know how to use and added in the pricing features you were missing.

Compatible with Windows XP Professional , Vista Professional and Windows 7 Professional. Requires Excel 2000 or Excel XP. Windows 8 not supported.

If you can use Excel, you can use HydraBID! If you can customize Excel, you can customize HydraBID!


Typical Process: (click to view)

1. Choose TakeOff Type    
  2. Choose Parts List  
    3. Hydraulically Estimate Grid (or Tree or Loop) Quickly...
      4. ...choose material options...
    5. ...and get material estimated  
6. View Raw Material List    
7. and Bid Summary      


Hydratec™ is proud of our training philosophy. We train only one company at a time and charge per instructor, not per student, so can have us train as many of your people as you like (within reason, naturally) without worrying about huge training costs. In addition, only Hydratec will come and train you at your office, or you can come here if you feel like getting away from the office.

Earn 0.1 CEU per contact hour.

Training at a customer site may take 6 weeks to schedule. Training at our office usually takes 2 to 3 weeks to schedule.

Training is available at either customer’s office or ours. Cost is $600 for one day plus travel related expenses. Additional days are $500 each. All days at our office at $400 per day.
Suggested days of training: 2-3 days depending on your level of experience.

Required Hardware (minimum)

Microsoft Excel 2003, 2007 and 2010
1+ GHz Pentium
15 inch monitor
USB Port (required)
150 Mb available hard drive space 
Windows compatible printer
Internet connection


Description Price
First HydraBID™ Estimating Package includes HydraCALC Sizer $1750
Additional copies of HydraBID™ (includes HydraCALC Sizer) $750

*$100 shipping charge added to all orders outside of the United States ($50 to Canada)

Support and Updates

Hydratec's support plan is the strongest in the industry. You have the choice of full support or updates only support. The support and updates plan includes all upgrades for that product for the platform you purchased.

The full plan also includes phone and email support. Minor and major upgrades are available 24 hours a day on this Website. Our support technicians are sprinkler designers or the actual programmers of the software and will respond promptly to your problems. Our support price does not go up when you add additional systems.

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