Release Notes - Version


We recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of Expert Estimation to gain access to application enhancements and bug fixes as soon as possible.

Please review the following list carefully as it may contain some alterations to existing functionality and features which can affect the way the program is used and the results obtained.


  • Refactored the Quotation Comparison module to improve the general User Experience.
  • Added the ability to show multiple Unit Summary columns on many reports.
  • Updated the Paste Special window to improve the User Experience with more visibility of validation errors.
  • Added the ability to edit pasted data in the Paste Special window.
  • Updated the field used for Unit selection to be more user-friendly and consistent with other drop down fields.
  • Improved and extended the handling of wildcards in many formulas.
  • Redesigned the Shell application to be more user-friendly, informative and accessible.
  • Added Ceiling and Floor formula functions.
  • Made the Quotation Comparison Analysis accessible from the Quotation Comparison Details window.
  • Added the Independent Rate Adjustment column to the Quotation Comparison Quote window.
  • Updated the Quotation Comparison Quoter Status to show the % of the Quote that is represented by rates from other Quoters.
  • Updated the Licencing Requests to include the User Name and Machine Name so that licence users can be identified when providing clients with Licence Usage information.
  • Improved Drag/Drop operations so that Grids can be scrolled while dragging information.
  • Improved the Import and Export processes during upgrades provide better handling or errors.
  • Added the ability to detect Expert Estimation Servers on the local network.
  • Updated the Error Report window to provide more transparency and information.
  • Added a Project Message that will be raised when a Quotation Comparison Quote Line has a Factored Quantity of zero.
  • Added the ability to customise the number of decimal places that are displayed for Resource related Percentages and Factors.
  • Updated a range of dependent packages to resolve known vulnerabilities.
  • Added the Effective Markup column to the Spread Nominations window.


  • Resolved an issue in the Cost Schedules where visual changes such as text formatting are not shown until the window is closed and reopened.
  • Improved the performance of the Code Flow calculator.
  • Improved the matching of case in Units Provider.
  • Resolved an issue where Codes were not being displayed properly in the Code Intersection Analysis.
  • Improved handling of removed projects when refreshing Project List information.
  • Resolved an issue where updating Resource units in the Resource Explorer would not always update the formula results.
  • Resolved an issue where the Sell Rate Including Tax that wasn't impacted by Sell Rate Rounding.
  • Resolved an issue where Auto Creating a Quotation Comparison Resource incorrectly showed the Resource Name as editable.
  • Resolved an issue where Hidden items in the Spread Allocation window had a green icon instead of yellow.
  • Resolved an issue where the Resource Category was not defaulting to Labour after Group\Labour resource created,
  • Resolved an issue where Distribute Lump Sum Value in Subcontractor Comparison would not function correctly without a Item Cost Estimate or Independent Cost Estimate.
  • Resolved an issue where Quotation Comparison reports may not be able to be viewed when opening them from the windows rather than the Reports menu.
  • Improved the intial startup and connection performance of the Client application.
  • Resolved an issue where Question Defines were not being processed correctly as part of Conflict Resolution.
  • Resolved an issue where updates to the Direct Cost Schedule would not prompt an open Overhead Cost Estimate from recalculating when using Direct Cost referencing formula.
  • Resolved an issue where the Resource Usage Tree would display inaccurate information for Matrix Items when viewing Assignments if the Quantity of the Matrix Item was not 1.
  • Resolved an issue where undoing the deletion of a Quotation Comparison Quoter would not restore anywhere that Quoter was assigned as a Rate Source.
  • Fixed a number of reported and unreported bugs.