What are Routines?
Routines are expressions that allow a user within an estimating platform to input Quantities relevant to the project, which the Routine can then generate Sections, Items and/or Resources for. They are essentially a type of parametric model.
There is no longer a one-to-one relationship – you can work on one Routine and generate many Items or you can run many Routines within the one Project and use them in combination with other functions.
Equally suited for day-to-day quotes through to more complicated Items in larger estimates.
Types of routines
- Project Routines create Sections, Items and Resources
- Section Routines create Items and Resources.
- Item Routines create Resources.
Why use routines?
Routines allow you to price repetitive quotes for projects quickly and easily. Customisable for each customer, Routines provide you with a list of questions (like a checklist) and all you need to do is answer questions; Benchmark Estimating Software does the rest.
If you price large Projects where you have many sites and where there is a similar operation at each site, Power Routines will save you many, many hours by automating these types of estimates and building the estimate for you in seconds.
The Routine Library is where you can create and maintain your Routines. Routines can be used for many estimating tasks and work by presenting the user with questions about the task/project. Routines too are a key repository for your corporate knowledge and open up the ability to do estimates to a wider section of the business as you don’t need to be an estimator or an engineer to use them.