Craftsman Engineering Blog

The Difference Between an Estimate, Quote, Bid, and Proposal

In construction, an estimate, bid, quote, and proposal can take on different meanings depending on who is using the term. Some construction professionals use the words “estimate” and “quote” interchangeably, while a bid or proposal may turn into a contract if a customer signs it.

It’s a lot like the difference between Coke, cola, soda, and pop––it all depends on where you are and who you’re talking to, but we can all agree that you won’t get a glass of milk when you order one.

Using Sketchup for Cabinet Vision

SketchUp is one of those "must-have" tools that many of us Cabinet Vision users wish we knew more about how to use it and how to take advantage of it using Cabinet Vision.

Unless you are very new to Cabinet Vision, you've seen, under the Utilities tab, the Import SketchUp Model button with the red and white SketchUp icon. 


Who Shot Adobe Flash?

As a kid, me and Flash used to pack up our fishing poles and head down to our favorite spot on the crick down just past the county line.  Good times ol' Flash and me.

Wait, what?

All of you knew this was coming!  You all knew Flash was sick.  Flash just wasn't right in the head.  Flash just wasn't safe.  Everybody knew it and everybody knew ol' Flash's days were numbered. And now, ol' Flash is gone and y'all are sittin' around wunderin' just who the heck is gonna take ol' Flash's place in this world.

I tell you what!  

Sad story and true story.