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Quantity Calculation

Instead of entering an item quantity, you can calculate it based on measurements using the Quantity Table.

  • To open the table for a quantity, select the item in the Estimate Table.

    Job Module - Job Estimate -Quantity Calulations
  • Fill in the Quantity Calculation table. You can use the Take Off Panel to provide values for the Length, Width, Height, Height 2 and Factor columns. The result of this section is summarised in the ‘Quantity’ of the selected estimate item in the Estimate table.

Each row in the table represents a length, area or volume being measured. It can be skirtings length, floor area, footings volume, etc. To calculate the line total, the system multiplies the ‘Length’, ‘Width’, ‘Height’ and ‘Factor’ fields. If H 2 (Height 2) is provided, the height is calculated as Height + Height_2 / 2. This can be used to measure the area of raked walls. The sum of line totals gives us the parent item quantity.

Add a new item

  • To insert a blank line above the current item, press the ‘Insert Row’ button.

    Job Module - Job Estimate -Quantity Calulations - Insert

Move or Clone items

  • To move or copy one or more rows, tick them, focus a cell in the row in front of which the items must be moved and then click ‘Move’ or ‘Clone’. To move or copy to a different item, after selecting rows, switch to a different item, focus the insertion point and press the button.

    Job Module - Job Estimate -Quantity Calulations - Move or Clone

Convert Measurements

  • To convert a measurement to a different takeoff type, click the drop-down arrow in the cell and then click on the desired takeoff type icon.

    Job Module - Job Estimate -Quantity Calulations - convert

Go to Plan

  • To open the plan that contains the take-off for the focused item, click the drop-down arrow in the cell and then click on the measurement.

    Job Module - Job Estimate -Quantity Calulations - Show Plan

Subtract a measurement

  • To subtract the total for a line from the total quantity instead of adding it, e.g. for openings, click the + sign to change it to -.

    Job Module - Job Estimate -Quantity Calulations - Subtract

Delete items

  • To delete one or more rows, tick them and then click Delete (X).

    Job Module - Job Estimate -Quantity Calulations - Delete

To be able to manually enter a single quantity in the Estimate Table again, you will need to delete all items from the Quantity table first.

Rounding Quantity Calculation Total

  • To round the total quantity, select the rounding method from the dropdown.

    Job Module - Job Estimate -Quantity Calulations - Rounding
Updated on February 7, 2022

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