Self-Paced Training Course

The self-paced online training course is designed to offer guidance, tips and skills to RSMeans Data Online users of all levelsFrom the basics, like searching through the RSMeans database, to advanced features, like generating reports and customizing your own line items, this course will guide you through everything RSMeans Data Online has to offer. 

If you're new to RSMeans Data Online, you'll come away with the proficiencies you need to start creating project estimates faster and better than before. Seasoned RSMeans Data Online users will hone their skills, master techniques that can save time and boost accuracy and get up-to-speed with advanced functionalities.



Enroll in this course to take a deep dive into RSMeans Data Online functions and features and learn how – with just a few clicks – you can access current RSMeans data costs, automatically adjust for your project locale, create repeatably accurate estimates, customize your line items, generate reports and export to spreadsheet applications. 

You will be introduced to:

  • The basics of logging in to the RSMeans Data Online 
  • Efficiently searching the cost database 
  • Building accurate line item estimates 
  • Using Work Breakdown Structures
  • Creating shared organization folders 
  • Setting group access permissions
  • Adding your own custom data to the application 
  • Editing cost data information and creating user defined cost lines 
  • Basic and advanced reporting functionalities


  • Lesson 1 - The Basics - Logging in, Searching, Creating an Estimate 
  • Lesson 2 - Work Breakdown Structures, Organizational Folders and Permissions 
  • Lesson 3 - Custom Data 
  • Lesson 4 - Reporting 
  • Lesson 5 - Square Foot Models 
  • Lesson 6 - Assemblies 
  • Lesson 7 - Alerts and Trends 
  • Lesson 8 - Lifecycle Costing 
  • Conclusion - Review