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OST 3.97 - 01.03.05 Entering Values into Measurement Boxes

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When you are presented with a measurement box, you need to tell On-Screen Takeoff some information so it can properly calculate takeoff quantities. For example, when setting up a Linear Condition, you need to tell the program how tall (Height) the wall is so it can tell you the surface area. To calculate Volume (on a Linear) you'd also have to specify Width (LxWxH=V).

Imperial (U.S. Standard)

When entering a quantity in any Imperial measurement box, the last two digits typed are always interpreted as inches and are always converted to feet.

Examples: 824 is interpreted as 8 feet, 24 inches and displays 10' 0"; 800 is 8 feet 0 inches or 8' even; 10 is 10" and 1010 is 10' 10".

System International (Metric)

When entering a quantity in any Metric measurement box, the value is always entered as millimeters.

Example - to enter 1.2 meters into a measurement box, type 1200; 10 cm is entered as 100.

If you are having problems getting On-Screen Takeoff to display quantities of 1,000 or more in a metric database/Bid, see Related Articles for troubleshooting.

You can specify fractions of an inch or millimeter by entering a decimal.

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