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Sketch Elevations

There are several different ways to add your elevations to an estimate and each shows up drastically different on the Sketch page at the end of the pdf report. Tell me which version you prefer – I’d like to hear your thoughts! For more on XM8 Mastery and...

Cumulative O&P

One of the top 3 questions I get asked is “What does the checkbox under the O&P settings in an estimate mean”. That checkbox controls whether Cumulative O&P will be added to the estimate. What does Cumulative mean? Watch the video to find out 🙂...

Estimate Totals Missing?

For some reason, several times a year my Report type for my .pdf export reverts back to what’s called an “Abbreviated” report type. This is frustrating as totals of areas go missing, line item breakdowns for RCV, ACV and O&P amounts are no longer...

Save Time – Try This!

I believe it is important to learn the time saving devices in all areas of Xactimate, so this week we are focusing on a major task in Sketch that will save you when you add doors/windows with incorrect dimensions. If you liked this tip on Sketch, let me know in the...

Factoring Pricing on Estimates

The issue of factoring pricing on estimates has been one that many Contractors have been asking me about lately. Factoring is useful for those line items where the trade pricing seems low in Xactimate. Xactware works hard to survey their pricing and arrive at an...