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On-Screen Takeoff (Released: 03/23/2023)

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Be sure to rate this article 5 Stars if you find it helpful! is an update release of On-Screen Takeoff that includes improvements to the Takeoff Boost™ feature.

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).

Be sure to check out the Release Notes history at: Release Notes History to see what previous versions included.

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  • Takeoff Boost now supports multi-page PDFs.
  • Allow user to stop Boost (up to the point that it begins saving Results for a Page).
  • AI Improvements - Takeoff Boost generates straighter linear takeoff and fewer vertices on area takeoff (requires fewer adjustments).
  • Updates to several Takeoff Boost dialog boxes to make them clearer and more user-friendly.
  • When Takeoff Boost returns Results, any Boost Layers that were hidden (turned off) but are used for the current results will be shown (turned back on).
  • The prompt that shows when you open the Image Tab on a page that is backed by a PDF to "Convert to TIFF" no longer displays.


  • ON-5320 - Attempting to close a database while Boost is processing does not update condition results. 
  • ON-5323 - The Boost toolbar/button is now visible upon upgrading or fresh installations. You can hide this toolbar/button if you don't use Takeoff Boost.

Known Issues

  • There are a few Known Issues related the Annotation & View and 3rd View Windows. Please see the Release Notes for those versions for details: On-Screen Takeoff (Release: 2022.1.0 - OST) - 01/10/2022.
  • Flipping (vertically or horizontally) some Linear and Area takeoff objects causes them to recalculate with fractionally different Results.
  • The Image Folder button on the Cover Sheet sometimes disappears when user hovers over the field, making it difficult or impossible to click on the button. Bug# ON-4556
  • If you CUT and paste takeoff from one Page to another, the blue "takeoff" indicator does not get updated in the Page Navigator until you leave the Image Tab and return (Case 02230614) Bug# ON-4728
  • Area Backouts within a Zone are shown as "unassigned" negative values on the Takeoff Tab (Case # 02171995) Bug # ON-4441
  • Some users of and newer installers have experienced issues with the EXE installer not running correctly on their machines. If you have any trouble installing OST, please Contact Support and we'll be happy to get you up and running just as quickly as possible.
  • ON-5328 - the View (3rd) Window closes when you close the Auto Count preview window
  • ON-5366  - In the Layers window, you cannot use the up arrow to move a Layer up in the list - workaround is to move the layers above the selected layer down.
  • ON-5391 - Takeoff Condition Result quantities disappear after setting Decimal Places to Floating.

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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