EstimatorXpress FAQs

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
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
Quick Quote will not run - unable to download workbooks
With the latest update of EstimatorXpress we have improved a whole host of workbooks.  On some peoples computers a few of these are not automatically unpacking once downloaded and cause Quick Quote to give a message about data missing for these workbooks. The fix for this is very simple but...
Thu, 23 Nov, 2017 at 12:04 PM
EstimatorXpress asking for password after closing.
This issue is caused by a Dropbox that integrates with Excel. To stop this issue from happening: Click on the Dropbox icon in the Taskbar (bottom right corner of the screen) Click on the settings gear icon in the top right of the dialog Choose Preferences... Under Dropbox Badge, choose...
Wed, 1 Feb, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Finding your Builder ID & Password in EstimatorXpress
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...
Fri, 13 Jul, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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
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
EstimatorXpress cannot load the Ribbon
1.    Windows 8 and 10 do not have  .NET Framework 2 installed by default. This is a required prerequisite for older versions of EstimatorXpress (all versions prior to 9.03) if you are using Excel 2007 or later.  If you have EstimatorXpress 9.03 or later it no longer requires .net2...
Fri, 1 Sep, 2017 at 9:31 AM
Dollar $ symbols in EstimatorXpress after upgrading to Windows 10
We have seen a few computers where the Windows 10 upgrade doesn't quite get the Regional settings correct.  This effect of this is that you will see a mix of pound £ and dollar $ symbols in EstimatorXpress. This is very easy to fix: You need to find Control Panel...
Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 at 3:42 PM
Cannot find the file 'C:\Program files(x86)\HBXL\EstimatorXpress9\Estimator.xls'
If you have Windows 10, you may occasionally get this message when you try to run EstimatorXpress: The fix is very simple - just  restart Windows 10.  Remember to save any other work you may have open before doing this. When you shut down Windows 10 it does not do a...
Wed, 14 Sep, 2016 at 4:25 PM