Simplified Office Software
Assemblys / Sections
An Assembly is a list of all materials and labor needed to complete a specific job.
By using Assemblys you can cut down on the repetitive completion of estimates while
making sure you are not missing something. Once an Assembly is added
to an estimate quantities, materials cost, labor rates,
etc. can be changed as needed.
Assemblys created using Simply Estimating on your PC can be converted & Imported
for use with Estimating Simplified.
A Section is similar to an
Assembly. Sections are Assemblys that are specific to a particular job. Where as
an Assembly is something that you would use for many jobs, a Section
is an Assembly that will be used for one estimate only.
With Sections you can compartmentalize your estimate & if the customer does
not want certain items done you can easily remove that Section of the job.
You must convert Assemblys created on your PC using Estimating/Invoicing/Payroll
program or Simply Estimating.
From your PC - Goto >Estimating>Import/Export>Export
Assemblys. Transfer the resulting AI.xml
file to the SD card on your Android Phone.
Once you have transferred the AI..xml run Estimating Simplified and select
Options then Select Import Assemblys.
The Assemblys will
be Imported into a sql-DataBase and saved to your device, allowing an Assembly to
be included with your Estimate if needed.
Adding an Assembly
From the Materials Summary Screen, tapping on the Options Button brings up a Menu that alows you to add an Assembly to your estimate.
A list with Assemblys that have previously been Imported will be displayed.
Tapping on an Assembly in the list will show the description of the Assembly &
any notes that have been recorded.
Tap on the Open button to include the Assembly in your current estimate.
Adding a Section
Pressing the Add Section Button from the Options menu will bring up the following
screen, which will allow you to add a Section to your Estimate.
The Section Name will become the Description field when the Section is added to
If desired enter a fuller explation of the Section under description. This
field is only used when a Section Report is generated from the PC version.
After pressing OK, the Section Material Summary screen will appear, where you will
be able to add the items needed to perform this section of work.
Working with Assemblys & Sections
Assembly & Section Summary's are navigated the same as the Material
for more info.
New items can be added by tapping the Material Selection button.
Material Costs, Labor Rates & Tax Rates for each item can be changed.
Selecting Options opens a menu that allows you to Edit Quantities & Change Labor
& Tax Rates.
Tap on a row to edit Description, Material & Labor Costs, & Tax Rates.
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