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…

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…

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 – Drywall Report

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
Do you need a drywall takeoff on your estimation project?
PrebuiltML can produce a drywall report based on inputs you made for your lumber take off. This report has information that can be used in the project lists for drywall estimating.

The Drywall Report

Here’s how you do it:
1. Go to the drop down menu “Tools”,…

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 – Page Scaling

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
What if you have a roof drawn at 1/8″ scale but your elevation/exterior is 1/4″ scale? How do you handle a page with items shown at multiple scales?
Use the “Copy Page” feature!
Here’s how you do it:
1. Add your page image in the Plan tab.

2.Right mouse click on the page and select, “Make a copy…

PrebuiltML – New Software Release 4.9.0

PrebuiltML New Software Release 4.9.0:
A New Version, A New Look!


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?
• A NEW Look! – We have modernized the look and feel of our software, with new icons, colors, logos and styling. When you install this…

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 – 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…