There are a couple of ways to quickly check or report on the labor hours in your estimate. Look over these options and see which one meets your current need:
- Line Item Level (Individual): On the Line Items tab, highlight a line item. Then look in the gray information panel on the right side. If the line item has labor hours, it will display there. Arrow up and down over your line items individually to do a quick check of which line items have labor hours. (see image)
- Line Item Level (Tagged Group): On the Line Items tab, tag some line items. Then click on the Reports button and choose Estimate Summary. When the Summary window opens you’ll notice that there are a lot of different totals that you can view at a glance (for the line items that you have tagged.) Labor hours is one of those totals. Tip: If you want to copy any one, single, total that you see there, just right click on it and choose a copy option.
- Estimate Level (as a Report): On the Estimates tab, tag your estimate. Then click on the Reports button and choose Print Estimates. When the Estimate Report Options window opens, choose the Estimate Budget Details report on the left side of the window. When you run the report, you’ll find that you’ll have a two tabs on the resulting spreadsheet report that show you the labor hours (the Details tab and the Budget Summary tab). Due to its size, this report can only be generated to a spreadsheet.
- Estimate Level (as a Productivity Report Option): On the Estimates tab, tag your estimate. Then click on the Reports button and choose Print Estimates. When the Estimate Report Options window opens, choose your report on the left side of the window. In the middle of the window, scroll down through the list of options in the Options panel. The option called Print Productivity Summary will add a page at the end of the report that summarizes the labor hours in your estimate.
Please note that this option only supports RSMeans™ and Trades line items only (Custom line items will not be included)