The Estimate feature included with Buildertrend provides powerful estimating functionality. There are also other great platforms out there that integrate with Buildertrend.

We provide the option for you to use the platform that works best for your company with the end goal of having your estimate added to Buildertrend for better job costing.

From the Import drop-down, select the platform that you currently subscribe to: Softplan, PrebuiltML, Chief Architect, STACK, Clear, PlanSwift, CadSoft or Cubit. Please keep in mind these are not Buildertrend platforms.

At this time, you can select Browse My Computer for the third party file or Browse Buildertrend Files if the file is already stored in your Buildertrend account. Click Next to proceed.

(Note: You can now import Cost Type. However, it must be one of the 7 preset Cost Types that are already in Buildertrend and you cannot import more than 1 per line item. You can add more than 1 per line item after the import.)

At this point, you will be able to review and confirm mapping Cost Codes. Once mapped click Next.

Next, you will be able to review and confirm mapping Cost Types.

Click Next to get to the Review & Import page. Click Next again and your import is done.

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