Printing and Opening Reports and Recaps, Using the Preserve Feature
1. Estimate Reports consist of the following reports:
A. Total by Item
B. Total by System
C. Total by Area
D. Total by Breakout
F. Change Orders
2. Estimate reports A through D above give you two selections, Entire Bid or Selection.
A. Entire Bid - Prints out everything entered in the bid
B. Selection - Prints out your selection as indicated in the 'System', 'Area' and 'Breakout' boxes
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3. The Estimate Reports give you the following option depending on the report
A. Show Labor Diff (Difficulty) on Report - Choosing this will show a small 'c', '1', '2', or '3'
(c = competitive, 1 = level 1, 2 = level 2, 3 = level 3) before the material description on the estimate
print-out. This indicates if the estimator has changed the labor difficulty or price on a particular piece of
4. The following reports may be printed under the report menu
a. Fixture Schedule - This is a print-out of the items you entered in your 'Fixture Schedule' under the menu
item 'Schedules'. Use this as your fixture bill of material for your vendor quotes.
b. Switchgear Schedule - This is a print-out of the items you entered in your 'Switchgear Schedule' under
the menu item 'Schedules'. Use this as your switchgear bill of material for your vendor quotes.
c. Feeder Schedule - This is a print-out of the items you entered in your 'Feeder Schedule' under the menu
item 'Schedules'. Use this to review your feeder takeoff.
B. Estimate Printouts
a. By Items
1.Total by Item - Items that are entered across all 'Systems', 'Areas' and 'Breakouts are totaled up by
2. Total by Item (Qty. Only) - Same as 'Total by Item' except the print-out shows only the quantity and no
material pricing or labor. Use this to send out to vendors for quotes.
b. By System
1. Total by System - This is the MAIN PRINT OUT. This print-out is by system. Items that are entered
across all 'Systems', 'Areas' and 'Breakouts are totaled up by 'System'. Under each 'System' it is
broken out by 'Area' and then 'Breakout'.
2. Total by System (Summary) - Summarized by 'System' only. No further breakdown.
c. By Area
1.Total by Area - Items that are entered across all 'Systems', 'Areas' and 'Breakouts are totaled up by
'Area'. Under each 'Area' it is broken out by 'System' and then 'Breakout'.
2. Total by Area (Summary) - Summarized by 'Area' only. No further breakdown.
d. By Breakout
1.Total by Breakout - Items that are entered across all 'Systems', 'Areas' and 'Breakouts are totaled up
by 'Breakouts'. Under each 'breakout' it is broken out by 'System' and then 'Area'.
2. Total by Breakout (Summary) - Summarized by 'Breakout' only. No further breakdown.
e. Alternates - A printout of all Alternates entered into the bid.
f. Change Orders - A printout of all Change Orders entered.
g. Total by Cost Code - This print-out gives you your total Material and Labor by Cost Code
h. Audit Trail - This print-out shows the input trail. Items that are add and deleted from the estimate.
i. Zero Material Cost - This print-out shows all items that are in the estimate and have no material cost
associated with it. Make sure that all items on this list are items you are receiving quotes for. If you find an
item on the list that you are not receiving a quote for simple go into the estimate and give it a price.
When the print-out is displayed on your screen you may do one of the following:
A. Export - the first icon on the upper left of the report. You may export the report in PDF, Excel, or many other
formats. Just follow the on screen prompts.
B. Print the Report - the second icon on the upper left of the report.
C. Toggle Tree - the third icon on the upper left of the report. Use this to quickly get to areas of the print-out
A. Many reports are available through the Reports menu. Some of the reports are Section sensitive... i.e.
The data pull for the report could depend on the System, Area and/or Breakout selected. The estimate
reports will always give you the choice of the entire bid or selecting a system. Just simply highlight the
way you require the printout. Thus, selecting a Demolition system and then executing a report would yield
a report with all the data pertaining to any items/assemblies within the demolition system regardless of
the area or breakout. If the Demolition system and the First Floor area were selected then the data would
pertain to any items/assemblies within the demolition system and the first floor area regardless of the
B. Note: To clear a system, area or breakout selection simply highlight the appropriate item and press the
backspace or delete key. This will not delete the system, area or breakout. It will only empty the contents
of the respective field.
C. If you want to just see a system by itself, set the system, area and breakout fields as you inputted the
estimate and select by 'Selection' when you pick your report.
5. Open Recaps - Here you select between either a easy or complex recap for a competitive bid or if you
are pricing a 'change order' you select change order and then an easy or complex recap.
6. Preserve - This is used to preserve the current material pricing and labor as currently in your master database for
future printouts and estimate reviews.
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