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On-Screen Takeoff 3.3.1 (4/26/2007) - OST DPC

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New Features and Changes

  • OST is now compatible with VTablet Interface and GTCO Tabletworks 10 software.
  • When using an Excel spreadsheet in conjunction with OST users are now able to make changes in the spreadsheet (i.e. add / delete rows or columns) and still have OST link to the mapped cell. This link allows OST to follow the quantity in the mapped cell to the new location in the spreadsheet.
  • In the event that On-Screen Takeoff stops responding, a dialog box will now indicate that “A General Exception Error has occurred.” The error that caused the problem can be reported to On Center Software for use in improving future versions of the program. A dialog box will be displayed and include a button to send a log file to On Center Software. This will create an email with a small text file attached that will give On Center Software specific information about the problem and assist with troubleshooting and developing a solution.
  • Digital Production Control (DPC) Enhancements to Takeoff 3.3.0
  • The Budget tab column layout has been rearranged for ease of use. Column groupings are more easily identified and an additional column for hours has been placed in each row and added to the ‘Production’ column group.
  • The Budget Report now matches the Budget tab in OST and prints in landscape view for better presentation.
  • There is a new Context Menu option in the Image tab enabling the user to select labor objects that are in % values. Users simply right click on a labor cost code and objects will be displayed in a best fit view. ◦Selecting 0% objects will select all labor objects not yet started.
  • ◦Selecting 1-99% objects will select all labor objects that are started but not finished, any value between 1-99% values.
  • The use of negative numbers will now be supported in the Timecard tab and correspond to calculations in the Budget tab and summary calculations.
  • All Takeoff layers are now incorporated in DPC enabling the user to easily view all Cost Code objects.
  • A single installation of OST will now support multiple Secure Transaction Server (STS) client IDs. The STS Wizard’s address confirmation dialog now reminds users of three features ◦‘Use default setting’ is checked by default
  • ◦Client ID is pre-populated with the AS Client ID from the 'License Authorization' dialog. The AS Client ID is displayed by default
  • ◦Unchecking the 'Use default settings' check box blanks out the Client ID and checking it populates the Client ID
  • Includes changes made in OST v.3.3.0
  • A System Time Stamp and User Name have been added to the status bar
  • Copy/Paste function is now easier for areas with back outs
  • Faster image viewing and no more converting files. OST auto-converts PDF and non-Group 4 TIFF images (including CPC files) to Group 4 TIFF
  • Adjusted PDF rasterization for better viewing
  • Improved loading of PLT files in the cover sheet
  • Added SQ UOM that is 10' x 10' or 100SF
  • Improved display of Metric custom scale
  • Added ability to download multiple projects at the same time from Integrated Internet Planrooms (Start download, switch to Bid tab, select new project from Internet Planroom Website)
  • Added feature that prevents an employee from being added twice in the Work Crew
  • Improved exporting function in the Deleted Bids folder
  • Improved DWF integration
  • Improved support for OSX files
  • Improved interaction with Windows 2000
  • Improved speed for takeoff when using a digitizer



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