Support for GDS Estimating Software

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GDS Estimating
7:30am to 4:00pm PST Mon-Fri
Tech Support
Phone: 858-538-4375 x2
Email: support at gdsestimating com
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The version 14 downloads may be found here. We no longer have active updates for v14 of WinBidPro. We encourage all users to update to version 15 to take advantage of your subscription to the fullest. WinBidPro v15 receives regular updates, features, and enhancements to make your life easier.

Read this helpful PDFfor help on sharing vendor catalogs on your server. This allow catalogs and jobs to be shared by mulitple users. The only catch is that you can't work on a job that someone else is already using.

Training Videos

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Upcoming Training Webinars

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Training Partners

HK What-If

Harlan Kloostra offer training services for both GDS WinBidPro v15, and EasyCAD and FastCAD software. Harlan is a reseller of these CAD programs, and they work very well with the drawings and details created by GDS. Harlan is a long time GDS partner and an extremely experienced glazier, estimator, project manager, draftsman, and more!

S George and Company

Dean George is an industry professional who has turned his attention to educating and training new estimators looking for a career in the glazing industry. Dean takes a real world approach to his training and has devised a curriculum which takes you through all of steps of bidding a fenestration job.

Helpful Links


Get this FREE CAD program from IMSI/Design. This Free program got a 5 Star rating from CNET and will do an outstanding job at working with drawings and details in the WinBidPro software to create your own shop drawings. If you find that more power and features are needed, you can upgrade to DoubleCAD XT Pro and get all the feature of the latest full AutoCAD program, for a fraction of the cost!


AutoDesk (the makers of AutoCAD) sells a program called AutoSketch which can be purchased directly for $265. A little more costly than QuickCAD (the version it replaced), but it very easy to use for a CAD program, and plenty powerful for creating professional shop drawings. Search for AutoSketch on the web to find the retailer of your choice and competitive pricing.

PDF 995

pdf995 is a tool that allows you to print to a PDF file from any program. Windows 7 and newer have the ability to do that automatically, but for older versions of Windows, a tool like this is required. Follow the instruction for the 2 Step Installation and you will be able to select pdf995 as a printer, thereby giving you the ability to save to a PDF when you print.