These video tutorials are available on YouTube to help new users learn the basic workings of the Impact Estimator for Buildings. They are arranged in the typical order that a user would go through to model his or her building in the Impact Estimator, and they can be viewed in their entirety (almost 2 hours) by clicking
Alternatively, they can be viewed individually by clicking on the following links.
00-Overview (11:04) : A quick run through of the program to show anyone unfamiliar with the operation or features of the program what it does.
01-Getting Started (6:16) : How to start a new project and input the project level data.
02-Adding Assemblies–Foundations (6:03) : How to add a new foundation assembly.
03-Adding Assemblies-Walls (9:26) : How to add a new wall assembly with envelope materials, windows and doors.
04-Adding Assemblies-Columns and Beams (6:47) : How to add a new column and beam assembly.
05-Adding Assemblies-Floors/Roofs (5:47) : How to add a new floor or roof assembly.
06-Adding Assemblies-Extra Basic Materials (7:36) : How to manually add Extra Basic Materials to your project.
07-Operating Energy (5:38) : How to input operating energy into your project.
08-Viewing Results-Tables (9:13) : How to produce tabular results and export them to Excel, Word or PDF.
09-Viewing Results-Graphs (9:06) : How to produce graphic results and export them to Excel, Word or PDF.
10-Bill of Materials Import-Part 1 (14:32) : How to import a bill of materials from a CAD program directly into Extra Basic Materials, part 1.
11-Bill of Materials Import-Part 2 (12:46) : How to import a bill of materials from a CAD program directly into Extra Basic Materials, part 2.
12-Importing and Exporting Mapping Libraries (10:07) : How to share Material Mapping and Unit of Measure Mapping Libraries between different computers.