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If you're using a hand calculator and paper and pencil to create your estimates, you're probably falling behind your competition. Many masonry contractors are now using spreadsheet software to develop estimates. Others are using computer software developed specifically for estimating masonry. Software designed specifically for masonry estimating can cut estimating time in half. Masonry estimating software also creates more accurate, more consistent bids. Masonry estimating software also makes it easy to adjust your bid. Three computer programs designed specifically for estimating masonry are described here.