A change order is a common task in any landscape/construction environment, but every company has its own ways of handling changes.
Here are some of the most common ways you can manage change orders in LMN Estimating.
- Add a new work area to the existing estimate called CO1: CHANGE_ORDER_DESCRIPTION (whatever the description is)
- Make a copy of the Work Area you want to change (you can do that in the ACTION menu beside the work area). Make changes to that new Work Area and put the old Work Area ON HOLD (that will stop the old work area information from showing up in the totals, on reports, etc.)
- Make a copy of the estimate (SAVE AS NEW) and then make your changes to the copied estimate (call it version 2 or whatever)
- Make a brand new estimate of just that change order. This is typically ideal for larger change orders.