That is Volume as in quantity – something new from PrebuiltML! Sales Guy again, and our latest release has included volumes of concrete and fill for PrebuiltML X and ProTrade!
Cubic Yards are now included in the quantities available and – as always – at no extra charge. This isn’t an add-on or module to buy. We don’t work that way. This is the latest update to be released and it is available for download to all current users and is included with all new purchases.
So if you have flatwork, fill, foundations, footings, pier pads or other volume needs in your takeoff the tools are available. Here is a quick example from Prebuilt ML X of a garage floor. First I use the Area tool to acquire the Square Feet. I select Garage Slab as my application and Concrete CY 3000 PSI with a Screed finish as my product. Now there is a new line available for Thickness. It defaults to 4” which coincides with our plan and we are done.
But that’s not all. We can create a child item of the slab, change the unit of measure to Square Feet, and add Welded Wire mesh without having to draw the area again! Need Vapor barrier with that? Create a second Child Item, make it Square Feet and assign your 6 mil vapor barrier.
Believe it or not, Footings are even easier. Use the Linear Tool and draw a line around the footing. Set the Application to Foundation Footing and choose your CY-Concrete Product.
You can add vertical Rebar or Anchor Bolts using the Count Spacing tool, add hold-downs with the Count too.
Of course, ProTrade has the same drawing functions available (you just need to create your own Database Items).
Get into the Concrete/Volume functions and check them out. It’s one of the easiest item takeoffs I have ever done!
written by: Lonnie Keplar
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