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Getting Started with RSMeans Data Online

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Learn the Basics

Getting started with RSMeans Data Online? Check out these highlight videos for info on how to get set up and start estimating.

How to Create Your First Estimate
How to Leverage Square Foot Models

Explore Features

Take the dive into each feature tab of RSMeans Data Online with these overview videos led by RSMeans Data team members.

Manage Estimates & Work Breakdown Structures

How To Manage Estimates
  • Combine line items, assemblies, or both to create your estimate
  • With over 85k unique line items, there’s not much we miss! But you always have the option to put your own pieces together with our Custom Line items
  • Once your done you can export your estimate to a pdf, or a more detailed excel report

Streamlining Favorites

How To Use My Favorites
  • Streamline the estimating process by better organizing your estimates
  • Make your estimate a team project! Shared structures allow teams to minimize rework and maximize output
  • We know that with cloud-based projects security is a key concern. Group-level permissions make sure that your estimates are safe and in your control.

Square Foot Estimator

How To Create Square Foot Estimates
  • Need an estimate in minutes?
  • RSMeans Data Online’s Square Foot Estimator allows you to create a conceptual estimate quickly and accurately from a preset list of structures and building types.
  • Customize the assemblies used in the estimate to increase accuracy of your project

Lifecycle Costing

How To Use Lifecycle Costing
  • Lifecycle costs aren’t easy to calculate, but with Life Cycle Costing, you can project the maintenance costs of your building’s lifecycle
  • Set a budget for 1, 5, or even 10 years out!

Preventative, Replacement Costs by Year

How To Use Facilities Maintenance and Repair Data
  • Plan now whether you’ll need to make repairs or replacements
  • Already made a repair? Plug it into the system and we’ll make sure it’s accounted for.

Reference Items

How To Use Reference Items
  • Crew sheets available for all wage options
  • Use crew sheets for more specific info into what encompasses each crew
  • Reference items are now located in the "Welcome" drop-down menu found in the top right corner of the application


How To Use the Help Center
  • Subscribing to RSMeans Data Online doesn’t just provide you with the software, we make sure you’ve got the resources you need to succeed.
  • Whether it’s training programs or access to our customer success team, we’ll be ready to answer any questions you have.

Advanced Tutorials

Expand your knowledge and skills with advanced, hands-on tutorials from our product experts -- all without leaving your desk.

Login, Profile Setup and Help Center
Managing Estimates
Creating a Unit Cost Estimate
Creating Assembly Estimates
Creating Square Foot Estimates
Managing Users & Permissions
Adding Custom Data
Using Lifecycle Costs

Start Using RSMeans Data Online