solid surface tops

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solid surface tops

Post by alantenan » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:22 pm

I have experimented with 2 ways to estimate solid surface tops.
1)Custom item - I get my labor broken down into different labor groups real well using this , but seems to double my takeoff time compared with using the Cabinet/Countertop takeoff area

2)Cabinet/Countertop area - faster but I have less control of labor groups. It seems to me that the countertop area works very well for P.Lam tops but much less so when the added labor factors for solid surface. Is there a way to get assembly hours for SS tops to show up in the Solid surface labor group in stead of the more standard case assembly labor group?

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Post by John Whitling » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:12 pm

For changing the labor departments you would HAVE to use the custom library. You can change the amount of labor in a cabinet spec by selecting different deck, edge, and splash settings in the design tab.

Our next release has some additional options for counter top specs which are designed to make it easier to figure solid surface tops. However it does not change the labor department.

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