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DPC - Quick Start Guide - 04.01 Overview of Preparing Job for DPC Mode

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This Quick Start Guide will help you setup your existing, interactive project to be used with Digital Production Control.

This Guide assumes you have already created and priced your project and are ready to flip it to DPC Mode.

All your program and database settings should already be completed for use with DPC - if not, review the Related articles.

User Scenarios

As a refresher, there are two ways to use Digital Production Control depending on your business practices:

Single-User Scenario

  • If the Project Manager also operates as Field Foreman and handles takeoff operations, estimating, and reporting of production completion percentages, then the Project Manager needs both a tko and a dpc-project manager license along with a Quick Bid estimating license. This gives the Project Manager use of On-Screen Takeoff and Digital Production Control programs and allows him or her the ability to update the takeoff and estimate including adding Change Orders. 

Multi-User Scenario

  • In a typical multi-user scenario, Project Managers are responsible for creating employee files, analyzing bids, budget tracking, and reviewing and approving timesheets. He or she also handles creating and updated Change Orders. The Project Manager needs tko and dpc-project manager licenses along with a Quick Bid license (just like in "Single-user").
  • Foremen (in the field/at the job site) are responsible for entering production completion percentage information, entering timecard data, and creating notes to explain production. The Foreman will have access to all base drawings and plans from On-Screen Takeoff (but not Overlays), but will not be able to make changes to takeoffs. The Foreman needs a dpc-foreman license only.

Whichever scenario your company employs, the basic steps for prepping a job for DPC are the same:

  • Creating an Archive copy of your Bid
  • Verifying all takeoff has been assigned to Bid Areas
  • Collating Plans
  • Flipping the Bid to DPC Mode
  • Assigning Project Manager and Foreman roles
  • Setting Bid-level DPC Options

Each of these is discussed in a Related Articles.

It is critical that you review the articles in this section because they can make your and your foremen's job much more difficult, and potentially cause issues with tracking Budget, if you don't take the time to set up your job correctly.

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