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OST - 12.01 A Detailed Look at the Takeoff (Summary) Tab

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The Takeoff Tab (sometimes referred to as the "Summary Tab") lets you view quantity breakdowns of each Condition according to the results you selected in the Condition Properties dialog (i.e. linear feet, square feet, each). The Tab summarizes this information - hence it is nickname, the "Summary Tab" - but also allows you to group these results by Zones, Areas, Pages, and/or Types - or any combination thereof.

To sort the Takeoff Tab, click on the desired column header (i.e. Bid No., Project Name, Status) and an arrow appears next to the group title: a down arrow indicates the list is sorted in descending order, and an up arrow, ascending. The Takeoff Tab is set up in spreadsheet format so it is very easy to follow (this also allows you to copy and paste Rows of information, just like you would in a spreadsheet... see Related Articles for more information).

To rearrange the columns, select the header of the column to move and drag the column to the desired location.

To resize a column, click and hold on either side of the column header to bring up the Resizing icon . When the Resize icon comes up, drag the edge of the column to the left or right to achieve desired width.

You can also group the Takeoff Tab by Area, Zone, Type, and/or Page.

To switch quickly between the Base Bid and any Child Bids, use the Bid View drop down  above the program Tabs.

Summary Tab - Default View

This is the Default view of the Takeoff tab. Area breakdown is shown for each Condition (the Tab is "broken by Area").

Deleting Conditions from the Takeoff Tab

You can delete Conditions from the Takeoff Tab although you cannot delete a Condition if the Takeoff Tab is grouped by Area, Page, or Zone (next article).


If you delete a Condition from the Takeoff Tab, all associated takeoff, throughout the Bid, is permanently and irretrievably deleted from the project

Deleting a Condition cannot be 'undone'.

Exporting Data

You can export the information from the Takeoff Tab and manipulate it in a spreadsheet program (such as Excel), see Related Articles for more information on exporting information from On-Screen Takeoff.

Using OST with Your Digitizer The Takeoff Tab Context Menus 

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