Import an RS Means Catalog

You can import RS Means catalogs into Viewpoint Estimating.

RS Means is a North American supplier of construction cost information. Their data has become a pricing standard for government work and is widely used throughout the construction industry. RS Means catalogs can help you more precisely estimate your project costs.

To use an RS Means catalog with Viewpoint Estimating, you must purchase the catalog directly from RS Means.

  1. Extract the ZIP file you received from RS Means. See Extract the RS Means file.
  2. Import your catalog into Viewpoint Estimating. See Import an RS Means catalog.
  3. Recalculate the cost items in the catalog. See Recalculate a Catalog.