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Create QuickBooks Estimate




Open Create Estimate Form


  1. Open QuickBooks and login to your company (.QBW) file. This is not required but speed is greatly improved when QuickBooks is open.
  2. Open the Project Editor for the Project that you want to export to QuickBooks as an Estimate.
  3. Click the QuickBooks tab then click the Create button. You can choose to create an Estimate for just the selected Items in your grid or you can choose all Items in the Project.




The Create Estimate form will open.


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Select/Create Customer:Job


  1. Select an existing Customer:Job from QuickBooks via the Customer:Job drop down or create a new Customer/Job. The Customer section of the form will then populate.


You can select an existing Customer:Job from QuickBooks if they already exist:


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New Customer


You can also create a new Customer:Job or just a new Job (if the Customer already exists in QuickBooks) via the [New Customer] and [New Job] buttons:


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The [New Customer] button will open the Add QuickBooks Customer form. This will be pre-populated with information from the Project but you can edit this if needed.




The "Additional Info" tab has QuickBooks drop downs that you can set if desired:




The "Job Info" tab will populate with the SIX Project name.



New Job


Use the New Job feature to assign a new Job to an existing Customer in QuickBooks.




The Select QuickBooks Customer form will open, choose the Customer from the drop down list:



Assign QuickBooks Item Numbers


  1. If there are any Items in the Estimate that are not assigned to QuickBooks Items, you must do this before the Estimate will transfer to QuickBooks. If you click the [Create Estimate] button prior to doing this, you will be prompted to create new QuickBooks Items, which is exactly what the [Create] button (see below) does.



Your QuickBooks Settings determine how your QuickBooks Items will be created.

Map Button




If you wish to map SIX Items to existing QuickBooks Items, you can do this individually for each Item. Click here for details.

Create Button




If you want to create new QuickBooks Items directly from the SIX Items, click the [Create] button. A form will open with all unassigned Items on the left hand side.


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Choose your Item Type, Vendor, Accounts, etc and then click [Create]. Repeat for all Items in the list. The form will close when everything has been assigned. Click here for details.



Aside from the Accounting Item Number that will be created in QuickBooks (based on your QuickBooks Settings), the SIX fields that transfer to QuickBooks are: Vendor, Tax Code (taxable or non-taxable), Short Description, Long Description, and Item Number.


SIX Fields QuickBooks Field
Vendor Preferred Vendor
Tax Code Tax Code
Short Description

Purchase Description

Long Description Sales Description
Item Number Manufacturer's Part Number
*Custom Fields (any) *Custom Fields (1-5)

*Custom Fields in SIX can be mapped to any of the five available Custom Fields in QuickBooks. Click here for details.

Verify the Estimate and Create


  1. Verify that the information is correct on the Create Estimate form and then click the [Create Estimate] button:


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