by Patrick Miller - Written by a real painter!!!

Updates

Recent Updates for The Paint Estimator

and the new features that have been introduced.


Version 2.0.0.8

Release Date: 06/22/2024 - Regular Update

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New Features


  • New estimating method, great for kitchen cabinets and other items that can assign a fixed cost too.

  • Added a few sample estimates for those who are just starting out with the program

  • The help videos are now displayed at tiles. They can now be updated with out having to reinstall the program.

  • You can now print or export your multi page proposals with only one header and one footer. This has been requested for awhile and is finally here.

  • With the new implantation of the hourly wage feature in the last update, it was causing some confusing issues, so now if the hourly wage is on, and also T&M is on, then we will skip the normal calculations for the current costs by simply calculating the total hours * the hourly wage, then adjust the profit from here.

  • Starting with this version, you can now see what's new in the latest release, by clicking the help file, then selecting "What's New". You will need an estimate open for this to work.

  • Other small improvments were made as well.

Bug Fixes:


  • Fixed the issue of the Terms & Conditions file not loading correctly

  • Fixed the issue when you adjusted the company profit percentage, sub-contractors would get skipped

  • Fixed the issue where users were allowed to move sub-contractors items to other groups


Breaking Changes:


  • If the houly wage and T&M are both checked, will no longer calculate the wages by the profit percentage for the areas where they display the current costs. This is more of a correction then a breaking change.


Version 2.0.0.7

Release Date: 01/26/2024 - Regular Update

New Features


  • New Feature where you can now adjust the company profit by assigning an hourly wage. For more on this, please see What's new in version 2.0.0.7 "Hourly Wage"

  • Added Estimated Job hours in the details section of the main estimate

  • Added to the hourly calculator tool to where you can now round up the total job days to an even number

  • Use your system colors with the themes "WXI" & "WXI Compact"

  • Many small minor improvements through out the program

Bug Fixes:


  • Added a check for when you are adding your logo and it's huge in size, causing out of memory errors. It will now let you know if it's to big or not.

  • Fixed issue of the time sheet not sorted correctly if jobs were over 9 weeks long


Breaking Changes:


  • Moved the two buttons under the employee section on the main estimating page to the options menu.


Version 2.0.0.6

Release Date: 10/04/2022 - Regular Update

New Features


  • New option to where you can add customers on the customer database page to a list for jobs that need scheduling. For more on this, please see What's new in version 2.0.0.6 "Customer Scheduling Feature"

  • For those who are getting old like myself and your eyes are going bad, you can now increase the default font size to enlarge the text. This will work for most but not all the controls on the program.

  • New Windows 11 Themes "WXI" & "WXI Compact"

  • Scale factor - Able to increase the padding on textboxes and other items. By default, this will be enabled. To turn it off, go to the program settings and look for this option under user settings.

  • New expense report for employees. Shows the pay they received by year

  • Added a few more options on the expense form for when you are paying an employee. Sick Pay, Holiday Pay and Bonus Pay.

  • The Company Info form is now sizable

  • Added the group cost to the estimate print details report. It now displays just like you see in the estimate

  • Two new options to view all your job notes and daily notes for all your estimates. From the main menu, click the view menu for these new features.

  • Many small minor improvements through out the program

Bug Fixes:


  • Removed the mask template for the email box on customer input form. Was causing some issues for certain email address.

  • Fixed issue when the save dialog is closed by canceling and the save button is still disabled

  • Fixed issue of when you selected a customer from the existing customers drop-down box and some other customer was loaded.

  • Fixed the issue of the bottom numbers not updating when filtering or grouping items on the customer database page

Breaking Changes:


  • Removed the menu bar on the left of the start up page. Was not needed as all the items on that menu are in the top menu

  • For the profit and loss simple and two year reports. Payroll that does not include a job number are now counted in the Payroll overall. Prior to this version, it was counted as other overhead.


Version 2.0.0.5

Release Date: 03/07/2021 - Minor Update

New Features


  • New option to where you can add daily notes to the job hours page. For more on this, please see Tips & Tricks "Date Tagging Feature"

Bug Fixes:


  • Changed the way the charts work on the customer database page. They now will represent the filtered data in the customer database grid. This really is not a bug, just a minor change

Breaking Changes:


  • None on this release


Version 2.0.0.4

Release Date: 02/01/2021 - Minor Update


New Features


  • Added a method to import all your estimate items to your proposal. For more information on this method, please check out the help file and under "Create Proposals" click on "Import Estimate Data"

  • Added a new option "List Mode" for those who would like to use numbered lists that continue on multiple pages. For more information on this method, please check out the help file and under "Create Proposals" click on "List Mode"

Bug Fixes:


  • Fixed the issue of the app crashing when focus was set to the proposal details items

Breaking Changes:


  • None on this release


Version 2.0.0.3

Release Date: 12/11/2020 - Minor Update

New Features


  • Added a Year View to the Scheduler.

  • A few minor UI changes

Bug Fixes:


  • Fixed the issue of not being able to add decimal points to a new employee job wages when adding a new employee to your company.

Breaking Changes:


  • None on this release


Version 2.0.0.2

Release Date: 10/04/2020 - Minor Update

New Features


  • Added a calculator to the job hours page that converts hours to decimal and decimal to hours.

  • Able to add 2 decimal spots for the actual job hours you enter.

Bug Fixes:


  • Fixed an issue of the custom templates from not showing on the job materials page

Breaking Changes:


  • None on this release


Version 2.0.0.1

Release Date: 8/04/2020 - Minor Update

New Features


Bug Fixes:


  • Added the missing folder "Videos" to the installer

  • Included the most up to date help file, prior version's was outdated

Breaking Changes:


  • Changed the way the news works, it's no longer being displayed as an alert window in the lower right hand screen, it's now just a drop down panel


Version 2.0.0.0

Release Date: 7/12/2020 - Major Update


Just Some of New Features for The Paint Estimator V2


  • Removed the owner and replaced with company
  • Use either the Imperial or Metric system "Beta"
  • Comes with Sherwin Williams materials list
  • Be able to add staff members that are not painters
  • The ability to change the default working hours in a day
  • Use sub-contractors in your estimate
  • New Calendar where you can sync with Google Calendars
  • Be able to disable or enable workers comp for each employee
  • Be able to set yearly hours for each employee - Great for that summer help
  • Many more themes for the program
  • Improved Job Hours and Materials page to provide much more details
  • A new expense register that lets you track all expenses for your business
  • Be able to print labels for left over cans using your own printer and Avery labels
  • Added a rental category to the materials fields
  • Improved file sharing for when your company uses more than one computer
  • Added an exterior calculator similar to the interior room calculator
  • Be able to add profit to materials purchased
  • Be able to add Credit Card fees to your estimates.
  • Improved Job Scopes to create proposals faster

Bug Fixes:


  • None

Breaking Changes:


  • N/A


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