EstimatorXpress FAQs

Updating an Old Job with Today's Prices
Updating an older estimate with the latest material prices is easy to do in EstimatorXpress. First, a bit of theory so you understand what’s going on “under the bonnet”. All jobs contain a copy of the Library Price Book in the state it was in when the job was created....
Fri, 8 Oct, 2021 at 10:38 AM
Estimating a Garage Conversion Using a Custom Job Template
You can estimate a garage conversion by selecting a Custom Quote Template when you create your job.  We’ve put together a checklist to help you estimate all of the elements of a garage conversion. You'll find the PDF checklist at the bottom of this page. It might be helpful to...
Thu, 8 Jul, 2021 at 2:18 PM
Saving Your EstimatorXpress Jobs in the Cloud
Where does EstimatorXpress save my jobs? When you save an EstimatorXpress job for the first time, either by clicking Save or closing down the job, the Save As dialog box opens up and allows you to choose a location to save your job in. By default, EstimatorXpress will save your...
Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 at 9:31 AM
Finding your User ID in EstimatorXpress (2019+)
In EstimatorXpress clock on the Help tab on the ribbon, then press About EstimatorXpress. You will see your unique User ID in the window that pops up.
Thu, 5 Mar, 2020 at 5:52 PM
Finding your Builder ID & Password in EstimatorXpress (pre-2019)
Help to find your Builder ID if you are using Microsoft Office 2007 - 2016... In EstimatorXpress go to the main menu and click on 'My Estimates'. Once you are in the 'My Estimates' screen, click on the Tools/Options tab and then select About EstimatorXpress. Here you will see your...
Tue, 16 Mar, 2021 at 2:30 PM
EstimatorXpress not opening and you have Bitdefender
If you find that EstimatorXpress will not open and Excel locks up when you try to run the software and that you use Bitdefender Anti-virus, this guide will assist you in running the softwar again. Step 1, Open Bitdefender Total Security and then click Settings under the Advanced Threat Defence...
Thu, 3 Jan, 2019 at 5:12 PM
Optimising Windows and Excel for running EstimatorXpress
EstimatorXpress currently makes extensive use of Microsoft Excel as the platform for the software.  With each new version of Microsoft Office, Microsoft build in more features and complexity and this generally means that Microsoft Office is now a much slower program than it used to be. Because EstimatorXpress makes such...
Fri, 3 May, 2019 at 6:02 PM
Creating your own Area based Workbook
If you find that you need to estimate something that is not covered by standard workbooks why not create your own? One way to do this is to modify one of the blank template Workbooks and save it for future use.  In the following example, we are going to use the...
Fri, 3 May, 2019 at 6:11 PM
Using EstimatorXpress with Office 2016
Microsoft have just released the new Office 2016 suite. You will need to be running EstimatorXpress 2015 v9.00.8 or newer to be compatible with Office 2016. The EstimatorXpress update link is here: EstimatorXpress Update for V7 , V8 and 2015
Fri, 3 May, 2019 at 6:12 PM
Excel Crashing while EstimatorXpress is at 30% of loading
If you have tried to open EstimatorXpress and have had excel crash while EstimatorXpress is at 30%, then you have two options. The latest EstimatorXpress update contains a resolution to this issue and can be found here: EstimatorXpress Updates These are the manual instructions will guide you through resolving this...
Wed, 4 Apr, 2018 at 4:48 PM