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01 Introduction to On-Screen Takeoff

1 OST - 01.00 What Have You Gotten Yourself Into? An Introduction to On-Screen Takeoff

What is takeoff? Takeoff describes the science and art of measuring the various…

2 OST - 01.01 System Requirements and Installation Instructions

If you haven't already installed On-Screen Takeoff, you start there. Before…

3 OST - 01.02 Licensing On-Screen Takeoff (Unlocking Full Functionality)

Before you can use many of the functions of On-Screen Takeoff (such as: creating…

4 OST - 01.03.01 Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Make Entering Information into OST More Efficient

On-Screen Takeoff includes shortcuts to make using the program more efficient.…

5 OST - 01.03.02 The Difference Between a "Select" and an "OK" Dialog Box

On-Screen Takeoff uses a database to store all information, and some changes…

6 OST - 01.03.03 Sorting, Searching, Filtering, and Grouping Information in Lists and Tables

On-Screen Takeoff makes finding/accessing the information you need easy. You…

7 OST - 01.03.04 Using Imperial or Metric (SI) Units of Measurement (UOM)

On-Screen Takeoff can accommodate both Imperial and Metric Units of Measure…

8 OST - 01.03.05 How to Enter Values into Measurement Boxes

When you are presented with a measurement box, you need to tell On-Screen Takeoff…

9 OST - 01.03.06 Changing the Number of Decimal Places OST Displays (How OST Rounds Quantities)

By default, On-Screen Takeoff displays whole numbers and rounds displayed quantities…

10 OST - 01.03.07 Setting up Program Options and User Preferences

"Out of the box", you can start using On-Screen Takeoff to create highly accurate…

11 OST - 01.03.08 Plan, Sheet, Drawing, or Page? Terms Explained

Before we go any further... Plan, Sheet, Drawing, or Page? Before we go any…

12 OST - 01.04 Using and Disabling the Quick Start Wizards

After you install On-Screen Takeoff (OST), you will probably want to start…

13 OST - 01.05 Working with OST - the Program Menus

There are ten menus running across the top of the On-Screen Takeoff application…

14 OST - 01.06 Working with OST - the Main Toolbar

The Main Toolbar provides application functions such as opening databases,…

15 OST - 01.07 Working with OST - the Program Tabs

On-Screen Takeoff contains seven Tabs that provide access to different parts…

16 OST - 01.08 MyOnCenter Tab

The MyOnCenter Tab welcomes licensed users to On-Screen Takeoff each time you…

17 OST - 01.09 The Bids Tab Overview (Bid Organization and Management)

The Bids Tab displays a summary for each Bid in the current database. When…

18 OST - 01.10 The Image Tab Overview (Viewing Plans and Drawing Takeoff)

The Image Tab is where you spend most of his or her time when using On-Screen…

19 OST - 01.11 The Takeoff Tab Overview (Summarizing Your Takeoff Results)

The Takeoff Tab (sometimes referred to as the "Summary Tab") lets you view…

20 OST - 01.12 The Worksheet Tab Overview (Basic Cost Estimates)

The Worksheet Tab lets you view quantity breakdowns for each Condition according…

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