Set and Compare Baselines

The baseline feature of the Summary tab enables you to specify a baseline cost for each Use WBS/UBS and Export Codes code, then you can change costs and quantities in the estimate so you can compare the resulting costs with the original baseline costs. The baseline costs for a WBS code can be set when you create the WBS code, or you can automatically save the baseline for the WBS codes using the current costs in the Summary tab.

Viewpoint strongly recommends that you don't set baseline costs in the Summary tab if you are displaying multiple levels of WBS codes. If you do update baselines when multiple levels of WBS codes are displayed, the baseline cost of a WBS code in a sublevel is set to the last occurrence of the WBS code in the Summary tab.

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.