How You Estimate With D4COST
Even if you've never done a conceptual estimate before, you can create a reliable cost model in minutes. Once you have D4COST installed on your PC, you will no longer have to rely on outside sources when your client asks you how much a building is going to cost. That means that you become the cost consultant, and that you can cost model projects as you model materials and construction types. You can spit out budget projections in minutes. You can run a dozen "What if?" scenarios in an hour, each printed in a custom, professional report. D4COST will add so much value to what you are already doing in your business or practice, you'll feel like you've added an in-house consultant. And all of this power comes with a most reasonable price tag (for professional software).



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Step 1

Select a model that is similar to the project you are conceptualizing from our database of 1,172 case studies.


Step 2

Copy selected project by clicking on Two Pieces of Paper Icon in left-hand corner.


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Step 3

Give your new project a case study number and name.


Step 4

Target your model from its original time and location to the new time and place you expect the project you're estimating to come alive. Rebase by clicking the Down Arrow Icon on tool bar.


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Step 5 You now have a sq.ft. cost for your cost model. View data in subdivision to check the features and constructions in your cost model and adjust quality or add special assemblies if necessary.

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Step 6

Enter criteria that is exclusive to the model you are preparing.


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Step 7

Customize your cost model, such as who you are preparing the model for and your company's name.


Step 8

Enter any special comments that are needed.


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Step 9

Fill in User Defined Fields for expanded searching and sorting capabilities.


Step 10

Print your estimate.


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Step 11

A professional report ready to give your client in minutes.

 

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Project View
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Rebase
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Done
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Change
Subdivision
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Print
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Show/Hide
Subdivisions
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Edit
Divisions
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File
Attachment
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Lock/Unlock
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