eTakeoff Premier Based Systems (Premier):
These systems make use of extensions (assemblies), the Quantity Worksheet, Traces built within the Quantity Worksheet environment, Bid Codes and semi automatic transfer to Excelthrough the use of provided Excel Workbook templates. In addition to the software, a manual is provided in PDF format describing each tool available in a system and its use. There areYouTube videos linked in the documents, as well, to further illustrate the use of these tools.
Included in the cost of each system is 3 hours of on line training time using GoToMeeting. These systems are not for novices to the computer graphic environment, and more than a basic knowledge of Excel and file management skills is expected. They are designed for professional estimators who work with the trade presented in the system. All systems are provided with one or more Sample projects.
eTakeoff Advanced With Extension Add-in Based Systems (Advanced+Ext):
In late 2013 eTakeoff published a version which allowed unlimited Measurement List Columns with Custom Column headings (instead of the standard 4 data columns) based on variables to be found in extensions (assemblies) and the use of a property checkbox for that variable.
Previously in the year, eTakeoff added the capability of text in the input and output of extensions (assemblies). These systems make extensive use of both of these capabilities. I started working on systems in late June of 2013 using a beta version of eTakeoff. This environment is now available to users with an Advanced license (minimum version 3.03-33) and the Extension Add-in or to Premier licensees (minimum version 3.03-33). It does not use the Quantity Worksheet. Some of the systems have as many as 27 different variable quantitiesor text values available in the Measurement List Column Configurations and subsequent “Drag & Drop” into Excel in the same order found in the Measurement List. I provide workbooks specifically designed to receive takeoff data based on the Measurement List Configurations originally installed on a user’s computer.
These systems also are not for novices to the computer graphic environment though they are less demanding than the eTakeoff Premier Based systems. There is no interaction with Item Assignment procedures and the “Auto Assign” requirement of using the traces created and found in the Quantity Worksheet environment. There is 3 hours of on line training time using GoToMeeting for these systems. All systems are provided with one or more Sample projects.
eTakeoff Advanced (Standard) Systems:
These systems do not require the Extension Add-in and the output is confined to 4 variables from the extension (assembly) being used. One (1) hour of training is part of these systems. All systems are provided with one or more Sample projects.