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Each of us has a preconceived idea of what an estimating database should be. I have preached for years that the databases that come packaged with most estimating systems aren't the answer to solving your estimating problems. I have yet to review a program that doesn't work well, but I still haven't seen a database (at any price) that works better than the one I created for myself. Estimating is as personal as the estimator. The database I use probably will be no more useful to you than any other, but I thought you might like to have a look at what works for one company. And I thought you might like to know what I was