Automated pricing system

  • US 8,515,820 B2
  • Filed: 08/16/2012
  • Issued: 08/20/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/17/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A non-transitory computer readable medium usable by a computer that includes a processor and a memory, the medium comprising:

  • an add-on computer software code that runs as an internal component within a software design tool on the computer,wherein execution of the add-on computer software code by the processor causes the computer to generate a price schedule for a construction plan file created by the software design tool, the construction plan file including one or more construction plan elements, by at least;

    transmitting data corresponding to the one or more construction plan elements from the computer to a database storing current pricing data for construction materials;

    receiving from the database pricing data for the one or more construction plan elements; and

    generating the price schedule from the received pricing data.

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