Recipes can be used for various different functions to achieve various different results. The main benefits are the ability to:
Drop in a group of items quickly
Link one takeoff measurement to a group of items (eg: 1 wall measurement connecting all the components in the wall)
Convert unit of measure - from the units you measure in, to the units you order in (eg: m2 of plaster converting to sheets of plaster)
If you are brand new to recipes we suggest you start on the video below which is an intro, else skip ahead to the videos down further.
Below are several awesome recipe ideas to take your estimating to the next level. They cover cladding, insulation, bricks, framing, decking, joists, bearers and more.
How to build a cladding and insulation recipe in Buildxact
How to build a brick recipe in Buildxact
Setting up framing recipes in Buildxact
We have both a video on this and a step by step
Setting up decking and flooring recipes in Buildxact
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