Q: My estimate does not show my material totals. How can I show it?
A: In the Estimator, choose Budget to show material totals in your Estimate Details. Most users will have their Estimates set to Pro before the update. Pro is set to not show cost details in the estimate except to be added to the grand total.
Q: I set to Budget but my Other Material totals aren't showing. Where is my cost in the details?
A: Our templates have a default setting. Most of our templates Other Materials are provided by the Pro. If you want to show the cost, go into the item details and change Pro to Budget. We recommend saving your template on the summary page so that you don't have to make these changes all the time.
If you look into your details, most items under Other Material are set to Pro, if you want to show the total cost of other materials in your Estimate Details, change this to Budget. Set to Pro if you don't want to show this cost. Please note, when you set to Pro, the Pro's cost will be included in the Material Cost header.
In the estimate, you will see a new header called Material Budget.
- You can show/hide Material Budget in the estimate overview or details.
- If you choose Pro in the Estimator, Pro's cost will not be included in the Material Budget. It will be shown in the Material Cost.
The material budget is shown in the estimate Details.
Questions about Material Budget
Q: The Material Budget, Material Cost and Labor does not equal the Total cost?
A: Material Cost already includes budgeted Materials. You can hide Material Budget if you want the break down to only show Labor + Material Cost = Total
Material Budget lets your client know the total cost of Materials that are set to budget.
You can choose what you want to display in the estimate details. In this example, the labor, material equals the total cost for the item.