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by vcwjeff
Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Estimating with The Assistant
Topic: Takeoff Screen - Line Breaks
Replies: 2
Views: 8902

you could probably enter a custom item with no name (would give you a 'white space' line break) and no $'s, however you won't be able to insert this 'line break' in between 2 line items without some crafty work with the clone tool.
by vcwjeff
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Estimating with The Assistant
Topic: oops - wrong cabinet spec for 1/2 job
Replies: 3
Views: 9523

The Autoentry system should be repeating the last spec selection used. It should not be defaulting to the first spec. Is that indeed what's happening? yes, the autoentry does repeat the last spec section, however if you restart the Gen2 System (IE: at the end/beginning of the day), the spec selecti...
by vcwjeff
Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Estimating with The Assistant
Topic: oops - wrong cabinet spec for 1/2 job
Replies: 3
Views: 9523

By the way, I did consider cloning my main spec and swaping the spec in the 'setup casework specs' dialog, but I'm not so sure that's the way to do it. In the 'Swap a Cabinet spec' tab, my 4 cabinet specs are listed under 'Chose an active spec to change' but the "# cabinets in job" list is incorrect...
by vcwjeff
Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Estimating with The Assistant
Topic: oops - wrong cabinet spec for 1/2 job
Replies: 3
Views: 9523

oops - wrong cabinet spec for 1/2 job

ARGH! I started an estimate yesterday and got about 1/2 way done and quit for the night. I came in this morning and got right back into it. I'm just about done laying out about 600+ cabinets and realize that all the cabinets I layed out today (~300 cabinets) were entered with the wrong cabinet spec ...
by vcwjeff
Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Suggested enhancements
Topic: enhancement: clone tool
Replies: 3
Views: 13930

Okay, I checked again, and it now works as I expected it to. Clone an Elevation, and the cabinet quantities get multiplied by the number of cloned elevations. Somthing wierd must have been going on last night, as this was not working, but I can't repeat it now. :roll: Thanks for the quick response, ...
by vcwjeff
Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Estimating with The Assistant
Topic: Edit
Replies: 6
Views: 14940

***My bad, it works as I expected, nevermind*** I've found somthing that may be a program issue related to the clone tool, but I posted it in the enhancement request section. Please see the following and email me if you have any questions about what I'm asking for. http://alliancemillsoft.com/suppor...
by vcwjeff
Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Suggested enhancements
Topic: enhancement: clone tool
Replies: 3
Views: 13930

enhancement: clone tool

I love the clone tool, however, it does not currently recognize the difference between "Number of Elevations" and "Quantity of cabinets" For instance, I'm taking-off a large job that has many of the same cabinets with-in a room, and also many rooms that are also the same. In the interest of speed an...
by vcwjeff
Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Estimating with The Assistant
Topic: Edit
Replies: 6
Views: 14940

editing area names / room #'s

Another way that I've found is to clone the rooms that you need to change the names of, change the names in the clone dialog, then delete the original items. This is also useful for changing quantities of items.
by vcwjeff
Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Setting up The Assistant
Topic: AutoEntry area dropdown
Replies: 0
Views: 9632

AutoEntry area dropdown

Is there a way to routinely remove the previously used names that show up in the dropdown menus for 'area', 'room(s)', 'detail', and 'alternate or phase'? The list is growing quite large and might possibly be slowing down the system. Thanks **Edit: okay, I found the list on tab IV, is there a specif...
by vcwjeff
Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Setting up The Assistant
Topic: Veneer Skinned Finished Ends
Replies: 2
Views: 10144

What I've worked out so far is to setup and use a material that I'm calling vald.skin.mel (desc: 1/4" Alder Veneer Skin over 1/2" melamine). This allows me to track the 2 materials at once, in a work-around sort of way. Also, on a related note: I think I've found a program issue. Under Box Matl>fini...
by vcwjeff
Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Setting up The Assistant
Topic: Veneer Skinned Finished Ends
Replies: 2
Views: 10144

Veneer Skinned Finished Ends

Our Face Frame Construction Method uses a 1/4" veneer ply to skin an otherwise melamine box when we need a finished end or finished bottom/top. I've tried to use the "SF exterior laminate" spec, but it doesn't recognize a difference between a finished and unfinished end, and instead laminates all ca...
by vcwjeff
Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Setting up The Assistant
Topic: Adding profit and overhead
Replies: 2
Views: 9851

okay, I didn't notice the P&O section with the Labor Rates table, that may be where we need to start.

thanks
by vcwjeff
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Setting up The Assistant
Topic: Adding profit and overhead
Replies: 2
Views: 9851

Adding profit and overhead

I'm having a difficult time estimating our "markup" for profit and overhead. I need some advice on how to add a profit of ~20% and overhead ~25% to our bid, and then be able to adjust these percentages individually per job. Any ideas are welcome, but as of now, the "project-wide markups" section in ...