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…

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 – Waste Factor

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
Do you not have enough Rim material being shipped to each job? Adjust your Waste Factors to get it “just right”!
Other examples of areas that commonly may need waste percentage adjustments:
• Wall studs and wall bracing  
• Roof and floor decking           
• Blocking for walls and floors
Here’s how you…

Tip of the Week – Adding a Detail Glossary

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
Would you like to give your customer a picture of where exactly a product is being used in the project? 
 You can add images to your materials lists that show clearly where a particular item should be used.
Here’s how you do it:
1. Go to the Profile/General tab and check the “Append Detail Glossary” box…

Tip of the Week – Bookmark Feature

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
Would you like to create a “Bookmark” on your plan?
• Clicking this bookmark will cause the digitizer to zoom to the the actual page and location that the user defined.
• Great when the user needs to jump between 2 different locations repeatedly.
• Provides a way to easily reference schedules and details from different…

Knowledge Base – Answers at Your Fingertips

Answers at Your Fingertips


Ever wonder how to do something specific within the software? Or been curious about what a certain feature does? Or maybe you just wished there was a video that showed you how to do something…

We have developed a resource specifically for you – The PrebuiltML Knowledge Base. Come check it out and bookmark it in your web…

Tip of the Week – Bulk Rename Feature

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
Would you like to easily rename several of your plan pages at one time? You can do this with the Bulk Rename feature.

Helpful Hint: Your scanned construction plan page copies has a generic name you don’t want, for example “Scanned_Page_001”.  With the Bulk Rename Feature you can change those plan page names quickly to…

Autumn: A Time to Plan Ahead

PrebuiltML takeoff software: a time to plan ahead on upcoming projects.
The days are changing from sweltering hot and dry to cooler weather. There is a scent in the air of fresh rain and leaves are turning shades of orange and reds – Autumn has begun.
Fall is known for a time of transitioning from completing Summer projects to preparing for Winter.…

Tip of the Week – Rename Feature – Lists, Packs, and Applications

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
Would you like to rename your Lists, Packs, and Applications? It’s as easy as 1-2-3, with using our Rename Feature.

Use this feature to adjust list names to separate house materials from garage materials, create pack titles for jobs with multiple floor levels, and customize application names.
Here’s how you do it:
1. Lists: In the Project…

Encyclopedia of Video Knowledge – YouTube

Beware: Blog post below includes references to PrebuiltML software, instructional how-to YouTube videos and Hamsters!

It’s been a busy but fun week of testing and projects with PrebuiltML takeoff software building up to a new software feature build.  We thought of an entertaining experiment and took a quick general consensus around the office of “what first pops in mind when you think of…