Sketch window overview

In Sketch, you can draw accurate graphical representations of the rooms or buildings being estimated, similar to a floor plan. When you create  a drawing in Sketch, several variables are automatically calculated to save time while scoping an estimate.

View the Sketch window

Open an estimate,  and click Sketch to open the Sketch window.

Turn the Sketch panes on or off

  1. On the Sketch window, click Options.
  2. Click Visible Windows.
  3. Select the panes that you want to view.
You can also click Auto hide to pin the pane(s) to the edge of the Sketch window.

Number Name Description
Title Bar Title Bar Displays the current Project Name, followed by the Project Type.
Windows Control Buttons Window Controls Minimizes, restores down, maximizes and closes the window.
Quick Access Buttons Quick Access Buttons Quickly performs functions such as save, print, cut, copy, and paste.
Sketch Tabs Sketch Tabs Allows access to the different sketch functions.
Project Links Project Links Allows you to view different windows in sketch, or save & exit.
Sketch Ribbon Sketch Ribbon Displays all the functions needed to create and annotate a sketch or aerial sketch.
Sketch Workspace Sketch Workspace Displays the sketch currently being worked on.
Search Tab Search Tab Displays the various ways to search for price list items.
Images Tab Images Tab Displays images added to the estimate through the Digital Images window. Images can be added to the Sketch Workspace as a reference, or an underlay.
Sketch List Sketch List Displays a list of the sketches for the current estimate, with the options to add, delete, rename or view sketches.
Sketch Levels Sketch Levels Displays the levels for the current sketch, with the option to add or delete a level.
View Settings View Settings Contains options for viewing informations such as measurements, footing, framing, annotations, and underlays on the Sketch Workspace.
Sketch Viewing Tools Sketch Viewing Tools Allows you to change zoom in, zoom out, and switch between views (floor plan, elevation and 3D).
Items List Items List Displays the current estimate items for the selected room.
Status Bar Status Bar Displays information about the current estimate, including profile name, status, and current grand total.  Also displays links to the inspection tool and the Summary Totals Report.

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