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PrebuiltML ProTrade has been updated!

 

 

You can upgrade for FREE!
 

(Remember that all upgrades are included in your subscription.)
Maybe it feels like you just heard from us – but we did not want you to miss out on all

of the great new features that we recently released! 

 

A Sample of the New Updates and Features

Drag and Drop Pack Reordering
Set a specific pack to…

Assigning Attributes to your Products

I have selected a specific wood product, but I would like to choose the grade of lumber and other attributes associated with this and other lumber products.

 

Changing the species or attributes for products is simple and accomplished by utilizing the “arrow” keys on your keyboard. After selecting the lumber product, select the “right arrow” key on your keyboard for additional species or attributes for the selected product. The…

Quick Tip – Continue to Draw Container Section

Do you ever need to add in a whole new section to your floor or roof container (like a bay window you missed)? 

You can accomplish this quickly with this new feature.

Continue Drawing in a Container Section:

1. Right Click on the edge of the container that is to be manipulated.
2. Select “Continue Drawing Container Section” from the menu.

3. Drawing will be…

New Version of PrebuiltML X!

 

You’re talking…we’re
LISTENING!

Get what you requested!

This latest release of PrebuiltML X is full of updates and features that are based on requests and feedback from YOU, our users.  Check out the list of features below and call or email us to get the full scoop and thanks again for communicating!

 

 
Existing Users: Log in to your account to get the latest versions!
New Users:…

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 Usage Notes

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Can you create a note for a specific set of products within your material list and have a reference to that note show in your report on the same line?

While performing a takeoff you notice that the structural pages call for TJI floor joists while the architectural pages call for 2×10. You…