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Enable Costbook Items for Estimates

OBJECTIVE

To enable Costbook Items for Estimates in ConstructionOnline.

BACKGROUND

ConstructionOnline's Items Database delivers a powerful, yet easy-to-use system for storing, tracking, and managing construction costs. By centralizing construction cost information in a single database, companies can streamline estimate creation, improve estimate accuracy, and apply estimate updates. With multi-level organization, ConstructionOnline's fully customizable Costbooks are flexible enough to support every company's cost structure. 

THINGS TO CONSIDER

  • Costbook Items must be enabled in Estimate Costbook Options for items to be inserted into the estimate. 
    • Estimate Costbook Options are project-specific, so Costbook items must be enabled per project. 
  • Ability to add, edit, and delete Company Costbooks is determined by the Company Employees' Settings. 
    • Any ConstructionOnline Company User can access Company Costbook Items and insert them in an estimate.

STEPS TO ENABLE COSTBOOK ITEMS FOR ESTIMATES

  1. Navigate to the desired Project via the Left Sidebar
  2. Select the Financials Tab
    1. This will automatically open the Estimating category
  3. Locate the Costbook Options widget via the right Estimate Sidebar
  4. Toggle Costbook Items Disabled to Costbook Items Enabled
    1. It will turn green once Enabled

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