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Import Options in SharpeSoft Estimator

Importing data from external programs into the SharpeSoft Estimator is a quick and easy way to guarantee hard work doesn’t go to waste. SharpeSoft offers support for several of the most popular estimating programs used by construction professionals today.

You can import data to and from a spreadsheet from the main Jobs window, the Bid Items windows, the Job Subcontractors window, the Audit Trail Activity window, all of the the cost database tables, and in many of the windows from the Defaults menu, such as Cost Codes and Labor and Equipment areas.

Where and how these import processes are accessed may depend on the kind of import procedure you’re looking to do. Below is a quick list and explanation for currently accepted filetypes for import into SharpeSoft Estimator.

Supported Programs

SharpeSoft offers support for multiple different external softwares, including QuickEye, AASHTOWare, Sage 100 (formerly Master Builder), and Planswift.

In addition to the mentioned programs above, Estimator is able to import takeoffs from any system that exports to the Microsoft Excel format. If you are unsure if your specific product can export to Estimator, check the associated file types of your product for .csv (Commas Separated Value).

Import Process inside Estimator

For all supported filetypes, users can import data by doing the following:

  • Open Estimator.

  • Select the Utilities menu from the toolbar.

  • From the dropdown menu, select Import.

  • Choose from among the selections for your specific file type and then follow additional instructions.

Additional Help

For further assistance, users can access SharpeSoft's written help documentation for each import process by pressing F1 on the keyboard, or by directly accessing the help from the toolbar by following Help > SharpeSoft Estimator Help.

Users can also discover help inside their SharpeSoft User Portal, with several different Knowledge Base articles prepared to make the import process smooth and simple.


The construction industry is full of many different moving parts, all of which are required to work in tandem in order to achieve the best possible outcome. No matter the program you use, your work should never be in danger of going to waste.

Moving your data from your old bidding or takeoff program into Estimator takes seconds, allowing you to maintain efficiency and build greater success.

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