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On-Screen Takeoff (Released: 11-19-2020)

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This version of On-Screen Takeoff 3.98 has been replaced by, please upgrade at your earliest convenience as there are numerous features and bug fixes you're missing.

Download links and other resources are provided on the Product Info page (just click the product name above or this link:  On-Screen Takeoff® Product Information and Downloads - OST DPC).

On-Screen Takeoff


  • A new Auto Naming workflow. With this new update when the Auto Name button is selected on the Cover Sheet, the auto-naming process begins, but continues in the background. You are able to work in other bids while Auto Naming processes the files for the selected bid. You can monitor progress via the icon next to the Project Name and the status bar.
    • When Auto Naming results are returned, the Cover Sheet is updated automatically. Instead of a pop-up showing you the Auto Naming Results. To make changes, simply update the grid in the Cover Sheet
    • See Related Articles for details on using Auto Naming.


    Improvements to the MyOnCenter Tab contents.


    • Bug ON-3070 - Typical Groups cause performance degradation as more markers are placed in a project.

    Known Issues

      • As part of the new Auto Naming workflow, we have temporarily disabled the Auto Naming Results dialog box, this will be reintroduced as the Plan Details Editor in the next update to On-Screen Takeoff with improved functionality.
      • The MyOnCenter Tab is not compatible with Windows 8.1 and will generate an error. As Windows 8.1 is no longer supported by On Center Software, this will not be fixed. Windows 8.1 users may view the MyOnCenter Tab contents here: https://www.oncenter.com/getting-started-home. Be sure to review the System Requirements in Related Articles.
      • Sometimes, after duplicating a Condition, if the name is still in edit mode and you draw takeoff, the cursor will not follow your movements. Workaround: save changes to Condition name before drawing takeoff.
      • Rotating a linear takeoff object that is set to "3-point curve" causes it to recalculate with slightly different results. This will be fixed in an upcoming version of OST 3.98.
      • Area Backouts within a Zone are shown as "unassigned" negative values on the Takeoff Tab (Case # 02171995) ON-4441
      • ON-4746 - navigating to the Takeoff or Worksheet Tab closes the View Window

      Product documentation (user guides) describes functionality in the latest version of each major release and may not match the functionality in the version you are using. Please check the Product Information and Downloads pages by clicking one of the product buttons above.

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