How It Works / Videos
Introduction to Fast Track Estimating
Length: 40 seconds
Michael explains the purpose of the three main sections of the Fast Track Estimating Software – Estimates, the Assembly Database and the Material Database.
Creating An Estimate
Length: 6:19 minutes
Michael walks through building a quick 5-item estimate to show how easily an estimate comes together.
Length: 2:10 minutes
A quick demo of the printing function for estimates.
Back to Basics – The Material Database
Length: 2:52 minutes
A quick look at the materials in the material database. The search function is also shown.
Adding or Editing Items to the Material Database
Length: 5:03 minutes
Two methods of adding a new material item to the database are demonstrated, along with an inadvertent demo on how to easily edit any material item.
The Material Database – Other Functions
Length: 2:00 minutes
Resequencing the database, updating material costs as a group by a given percent, printing the material database by section or in total.
Overview of the Assembly Database
Length: 2:14 minutes
Michael makes a quick rundown through the assembly database.
Adding, Editing the Assembly Database
Length: 4:22 minutes
Adding items to the assembly database and editing items already in the assembly database. Michael also shows how to add or edit the material items within any given assembly.
Building a Template
Length: 2:38 minutes
It’s easy to create templates that can be used over and over again when building similar-type estimates.
Length: 45 seconds
A quick view of the labor table and how to add/edit labor categories. The labor categories are used in assemblies.
Changing Markup Levels
Length: 32 seconds
A view of the Markup levels available, and how to edit/change any level.
Fast Track Estimating Software
The Fast Track Estimating software (Windows-based) provides a fast, easy way to produce an accurate estimate and material purchase list.
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