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 decide to go with the structural plans and now you need to create a note to clarify the decision.
How to create an usage note:
Step 1. In the Project Tab select the Lists Tab. Select the pack that has the application that requires a note. In this case that will be the Main Floor Pack and the Floor Joists Application. Right click on application name and select the “Create Note” option
Step 2. Fill out the note form with all the nessecary information to clarify the usage of EWP instead of 2×10 for joists. Click on the Save button.
Step 3. The note has now been attached. A bold “N” will appear in the line item for Floor Joists denoting that a Usage Note is attached, and reference to this note will also appear in the report on the floor joist line.
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