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…

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 – Show Scale within Pages List

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
After scaling your pages, have you ever wanted to show scale in the Pages List?
 
During a takeoff, many times there will be several pages scaled differently. How does the user know what the page has been scaled to? This and more information is available in the right click options that may not be…

Tip of the Week – The General Tab

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like the ability to add a Logo, or a Quick Response Code (QR) to your Framing Layout? You can add these in the “General” tab.
 
Here’s how you do it:
1. To add a Logo or QR, go to the Profile/General tab and select the “Load” button as shown below.

2. Once you have…

Tip of the Week – Color Coding Products

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like specific products to always be given specific colors on your layout? You can do this within the Labeling tab.
 
Here’s how you do it:
1.  Go to the Profile/Labeling tab and select “Product Family”, then select the “Add Product Family” button as shown below.

2.  Select the product you want to “color code”…

Tip of the Week – Framing Details

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to add an image or text to your Framing Layout? You can do this with the “Framing Detail” tool.
 
• Make use of a custom framing detail that you created for a specific condition.
• Insert an “onsite” photo to give clarity to a decision you made.
• Add an “approval form” to…

Tip of the Week – Resize Labels

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to resize labels on your framing layout, making them clearer and easier to read?

Here’s how you do it:
1.  Go to the Profile tab and select the Labeling tab. In the upper left hand corner you will see “Font Size”. The default font size is 8 inches (scaled) when the windows…