Recalculate a Catalog

Although the catalog does not have any totals to calculate, it is important to recalculate the catalog when details of cost items are changed and affect the totals. Recalculating the catalog ensures that all the calculations for each cost item are updated and that all assemblies are calculated with correct values. Depending on its size, recalculating a catalog can take up to an hour.

The application alerts you when you need to recalculate a catalog. You can also manually recalculate the cost items at any time, either for an entire catalog or for only the cost items in a single folder of a catalog.

To open a job in the Manage Estimates screen, click Estimating > Estimating > Manage Estimates in the All Tasks pane. Then select the job you want to open, and click OK.