You couldn’t be in safer hands when it comes to HBXL’s software skills training. Each free-to-join course is made up of four modules and you can work through each one in your own time and pausing the video as and when you need to. 

Olivia spends roughly an hour on each module going through a particular aspect of the 2020 software. You’re encouraged to have the software open on your own screen so that you recreate what you’re watching Olivia produce, at the same time.

Lots of great information is shared in the videos (more than listed in the brief details listed below) so why not put four dates in the diary and schedule to take up the course, as though you were booked in ‘live’ with Olivia. Any queries please give Shannyn or Joe a call on 0117 916 7892.

EstimatorXpress 2020 Software Skills Course

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Module 1: Job Templates - ensure all of the costs are covered, from preliminaries and construction costs to landscaping and cleaning.

Module 2: Set up the labour rates and material prices in the price book. See how to add your own resources to the price book too.

Module 3: Set up specifications, personalising resources and their rates of usage. You’ll also see briefly how mini specs work.

Module 4: Benefit from the data generated by your estimate. Set up the Build Programme and make use of the Data Reports and Customer Quotation.


Take-off & Estimate Kit Software Skills Course

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Module 1: Import and trace plans in PlansXpress using the sample plan provided.

Module 2: Set up your Price Book and Specifications including labour rates and how to add and edit material prices. 

Module 3: Import your PlansXpress drawing into EstimatorXpress to complete the take-off. Add preliminaries, sundry and subcontractor costs.

Module 4: Benefit from the data generated by your estimate. Set up the Build Programme and make use of the Data Reports and Customer Quotation.


PlansXpress Software Skills Course

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Module 1: Select a drawing template for a quick tour of the PlansXpress screen and set out construction lines. Use some keyboard shortcut keys to speed up your drawing. 

Module 2: Draw your ground floor plans. Specify and draw external and internal walls, doors, windows, stairs and the ground floor slab. You'll also see how to navigate the 3D model.

Module 3: Create an additional storey for your design. Draw different roof types, including lean-to, apex and valley roofs.

Module 4: Add 2D elevations to your drawing. You'll also see how to add dimension lines and labels to your plans.


So as we mentioned, there’s not enough space here to give you the full run down of each module. There’s no charge for the training so, as they say, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! Any questions please give Shannyn or Joe a call on 0117 916 7892.