Using and Creating Hot Keys

I like using Hotkeys to simplify my takeoffs, but it is difficult to remember the key strokes. Is it possible to configure them to keystrokes that I am familiar with?
Yes it is! You can make use of an extensive list of Hotkeys AND assign customized keystrokes for each command.

Save time by using hotkeys

Ctrl+S To save your project any time, anywhere within the program
F6 to open…

PrebuiltML X – New Software Release 4.10.0

 
PrebuiltML X New Software Release 4.10.0:
Kits: Streamline your Estimating!

 
Existing Users: Log in to your account to get the latest verions!
New Users: Get these latest features in a Free, 14-Day, fully featured trial version!
 

 
Do you want to:
 

Specify – one product and have multiple related products populate automatically?    

Control – the items that automatically populate in your list (such as adhesive)?

Adjust – the…

PrebuiltML X – New Software Release 4.9.7

 
PrebuiltML X New Software Release 4.9.7:
Updated Version!

 
Existing Users: Log in to your account to get the latest verions!
New Users: Get these latest features in a Free, 14-Day, fully featured trial version!
 

 
Improvements
 

Quantity Indicators – You now have the means of turning on “quantity indicators” on all “group labels” The quantity indicates how many joists the group label is representing as seen…

Tip of the Week – Common Scaled Layouts

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Can I print my layout in a commonly used scale?

Yes! – Layouts can be printed off in a “ruler-scalable” format for more convenient use in the field by framers and installers.

How to create a layout in a common scale:
Step 1. In the Projects “Framing Layouts” tab, select the layout paper size. For this…

Tip of the Week – Area Volume (AVM)

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
I need to estimate an area in cubic yards for a concrete slab. Is there a way to do that?

Area Volume (AVM) is used when the estimator needs to determine the cubic yards, or volume needed to cover a square footage area. An example of such use would be a garage slab. 

How…

Tip of the Week – Creating a Report Note

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
How can I create a note and have it show in my report?
 
When performing a take-off, an estimator will invariably run into situations that are not made clear by the blueprints. The key, when faced with this situation, is to communicate clearly to the customer what decision was made. One of the ways…

Tip of the Week – Dockable Windows

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
What are Dockable Windows and how will they help?
 
Dockable Windows are windows that the user can relocate to other areas on the same screen or move to an additional screen should the user have multiple monitors. This process can increase the usable drawing area within the digitizer window and allows a user to…

Tip of the Week – Rename and Remove Custom Products

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Have you created a custom product that you would like to rename or completely remove from your master template file?
 
In previous software versions, deletion or renaming of a custom product was not an option. Therefore if a custom product had been created in the base template and was no longer needed, the user acquired a…

PrebuiltML ProTrade – New Software Release 4.2.1

 
PrebuiltML ProTrade
New Software Release 4.2.1:
Estimate Volumes!

 
Existing Users: Log in to your account to get the latest verions!
New Users: Get these latest features in a Free, 14-Day, fully featured trial version!
 

 
What’s New?
Concrete, Rock and Dirt –
Find your Cubic Yards now!
 

Estimating Volume – Have you been wanting to estimate how many yards of concrete you need for your slabs? Or…

PrebuiltML X – New Software Release 4.9.6

 
PrebuiltML X New Software Release 4.9.6:
Estimate Volumes!

 
Existing Users: Log in to your account to get the latest verions!
New Users: Get these latest features in a Free, 14-Day, fully featured trial version!
 

 
What’s New?
New Tools, Updated Features
1 – Estimating Volume – Have you been wanting to estimate how many yards of concrete you need for your slabs? Or how much dirt you will…