Add Text Objects

Use the Text tool to add text to a sheet to make notes or references. There are four unique types of text objects you can add:

  • Normal
    Text Normal
  • Sticky Note
    Text Sticky
  • Pointer
    Text Pointer
  • Legend

The Legend object is an explanatory list of the symbols, line styles, and areas appearing on your takeoff with the option to display the quantities. This feature is ideal for presentations of the takeoff to others, and assisting the estimator in the identification of objects on the screen while working on a job.

Note: Legend text is updated automatically when a new item is taken off or when an item’s description text is changed in the Estimate tab.

Text objects are placed in the same manner as any annotation. You click on the sheet where you want to place the text object.

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.