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05 Creating Conditions and Layers

1 OST 3.98 - 05.01 What Are Conditions?

In On-Screen Takeoff, a Condition is an object you create that corresponds…

2 OST 3.98 - 05.02 What Are Layers? Why and How to Use Custom Layers

The information you see in the Image Window (where you see your plan and any…

3 OST 3.98 - 05.02.01 Adding Custom Layers to a Bid

As we explained in the previous article, Layers allow you to control what is…

4 OST 3.98 - 05.02.02 Assigning a Condition to a Layer

You can assign a Condition to a Layer two ways. (Don't worry, the very next…

5 OST 3.98 - 05.03 Create a Condition from scratch - General Condition Properties (What are you measuring?)

What Are You Measuring? The first thing you need to determine is what "Style"…

6 OST 3.98 - 05.04 Creating Linear Conditions (to measure walls, electrical or plumbing runs, etc.)

You use Linear Conditions to measure objects such as walls, foundations, curbs,…

7 OST 3.98 - 05.04.01 Accounting for Slope in a Linear Condition

Linear Conditions can be setup to accommodate slope. Linear Slope Explained…

8 OST 3.98 - 05.05 Creating Area Conditions (to measure surface areas such as ceilings, floors, slabs, etc.)

You use Area Conditions to measure objects such as slabs, ceiling tiles, flooring,…

9 OST 3.98 - 05.05.01 Using the Rounding Option for Area Conditions

You can set up an Area Condition to Round Quantity on the Advanced Properties…

10 OST 3.98 - 05.05.02 Accounting for Slope in an Area Condition (roofs, slanted ceilings, etc.)

You can set up an Area Condition to accommodate a sloped plane such as a roof…

11 OST 3.98 - 05.06 Creating Count Conditions

You use Count Conditions to measure takeoff objects best quantified as an each,…

12 OST 3.98 - 05.07 Creating Attachment Conditions

Attachment Conditions are special Count Conditions (previous article) that…

13 OST 3.98 - 05.08 Copying and Pasting Conditions

Conditions can be copied/pasted, duplicated, and deleted. You can also save…

14 OST 3.98 - 05.09 Duplicating Conditions

Sometimes, an existing Condition is similar enough to what you need that simply…

15 OST 3.98 - 05.10 Deleting Conditions

You can delete unneeded Conditions from your bid so that you only see those…

16 OST 3.98 - 05.11 Creating a Style (Saving a Condition as a Template for Future Use or to Share)

We use the term Style two slightly different ways in On-Screen Takeoff: There…

17 OST 3.98 - 05.11.01 Using a Style to Create a Condition

You use a Style to create a Condition quickly and uniformly (everyone who uses…

18 OST 3.98 - 05.12 Creating Style Sets (Groups of Saved Condition Templates)

A Style Set is a group of Styles (which are saved Condition templates) stored…

19 OST 3.98 - 05.12.01 Inserting a Style Set to Create Multiple Conditions Quickly

Inserting a Style Set into a Bid creates a Condition for each Style stored…

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