Here on the Recap
Page we see an overview of the estimate. All the Areas of Constructions
are shown as pages. You can view either Raw Material and Labor or
Extended Totals. You can Inactivate Pages from this location. This is
useful for implementing Alternates to the bid. An inactive page is NOT
included in the totals. You can also of course add, delete, edit, rename
pages, and merge in other estimates from here.
The Recap Page shown below is the central location of the
estimate. From this page you can set up the general layout of the
estimate, Add and Delete Areas of Construction (pages of the estimate),
merge other estimates, view totals etc
Many of the main functions for
this page are accessed through the buttons located at the bottom of the
page. Clicking your right mouse button over the Recap Grid can access
other functions. All functions are discussed below.
Recap Grid Columns
Page - Page Number (1 through maximum number of pages)
Active - Y = yes (Material and Labor included in Estimate
totals), N = NO
T - Page Type: R = Regular, C = Comment, Q =
Description/Location - Page name or "Area of
Multiplier - This number is the quantity of these pages to
figure into the estimate. For instance if you were bidding a motel, this
number might indicate the number of rooms of the type that this page
Raw Material - Raw Material Cost - This column can also be
toggled to Extended cost by using the Unit Pricing Button
Raw Labor - Raw Labor hours before Job Factors. This column
can be toggled to Extended Labor by use of the Unit Pricing Button.
Total Unit Price - Total Extended Material and Labor per
Extended Price - Total Unit Price times Page Multiplier
Cost per Sq. Ft. - Total Unit Price divided by the Total
Square Feet of the job.
Labor Hours per Sq. Ft. - Raw Labor Hours divided by Total
Square Feet of the job.
Page Material Markup - This value is set through Page
options on the Estimate Worksheet.
Page Labor Markup - This value is set through Page options
on the Estimate Worksheet.
Page Type - A page can be a Regular Page, Comment Page, or
Quote/Subcontract Page. Comment Pages material and labor totals will be
zero. A Quote/Subcontract Page's totals will be added to the estimate
after all other taxes and markups.
Recap Page Buttons
Add Page - Adds a new Estimate Page/Worksheet after all
existing estimate pages. For example in the screen above, clicking the
Add Page Button would add a new page named "New Page2".
Delete - Deletes the highlighted page. WARNING! This cannot
be undone! You will answer a prompt to make sure you want to delete the
page and all of its material and labor.
Edit - Go to the highlighted page. From here you can add and
delete material and labor. You may also double-click on a page to edit
Unit Pricing - Shows extended totals for the estimate pages
instead of Raw Material and Labor.
Merge - Allows you to append pages from another estimate
onto the end of this estimate. On clicking this button you will be
allowed to choose an estimate then you can select the starting and ending
pages as shown below.
Inactivate - Toggles the highlighted page from Active or
Inactive and back. Inactivating pages removes their totals from the
estimate total. This is how you generally account for
"Alternates" for a job.
Activate All - Sets all pages Active and includes all
material and labor in the estimate total.
Recap Grid Popup Menu Functions
Right-clicking the Recap Grid gives you access to many of
the same functions, plus a couple of others.
Change Page Options - Sets all the page options just like
clicking the Page Options Button on the worksheet.
Set All Active - Same as the Activate All Button
Inactivate/Activate page - Same as the Inactivate Button
Merge Estimate - Same as the Merge Button
Insert Page - Inserts a page before the currently
Copy Page Makes a copy of the Highlighted Page and inserts
it after highlighted page
Add Page - Add a page to the end - Same as the Add Button
Delete Page - Same as the Delete Button
Delete All Pages - Deletes all the Estimate Pages, material,
and labor. None of the other cover sheet data is affected (i.e. Job
Factors, Labor Distribution, Job Expense or Summary Markups.)
Unit Pricing Toggle - Same as the Unit Pricing Button
Recap Sheet Labels
Raw Material - Total material from all active regular
estimate pages before taxes or Summary Page Markups. This number does
include fudge factors, page multipliers, and page material markups. This
number includes Work Completed Pages, if that option is set under
Options, otherwise it does not.
Extended Material - Total Material Cost of all active
regular pages. Includes Tax, Material Markup, Profit, Overhead, and any
special markups from the Summary Page.
Completed Raw Material Raw Material from Worksheet Pages
marked as Work Completed
Raw Hours - Total labor from all active regular estimate
pages before, Job Factors, Labors Distribution, Job Expenses, taxes, or
Summary Markups. This number does include fudge factors, page multipliers
and page labor markups.
Extended Labor - Total Labor Cost of all active regular
pages. Includes Job Factors, Labor Distribution, Job Expense, Tax,
Material Markup, Profit, Overhead, and any special markups from the
Completed Raw Labor Raw Labor Hours from Worksheet Pages
marked as Work Completed
Quote/Subcontract Totals - Estimate pages can be marked as
Quote/Subcontract types. These pages' totals come in below taxes, profit,
overhead and Summary markups. See the Summary Section for further
Completed Quotes Total from pages marked Quote/Subcontract
AND Work Completed
Estimate Total - This is the estimate "Bottom Line".
This number will be the same as the estimate total on the Summary Page.