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06 Setting Scale and Drawing Takeoff (including Takeoff Boost™)

1 OST - 06.00 - Scale and Takeoff Overview

Now, we come to the real reason you're using On-Screen Takeoff, measuring (taking…

2 OST - 06.01 What is Scale and Why is it so Important?

After you add your plans to a project, or create blank pages to use with a…

3 OST - 06.01.01 Setting the Scale of a Plan

There are several ways to set the Scale of a Page. Setting Scale on the Cover…

4 OST - 06.01.02 Calculating the Scale of a Plan Using a Known Linear

If there is no scale present on an image/plan or if the scale indicated is…

5 OST - 06.01.03 Verifying the Scale of a Plan

After you've set (or calculated) the scale for a Page, you must verify, or…

6 OST - 06.02 Drawing Takeoff (aka "taking off plans", aka "quantity surveying", aka "measuring")

Drawing Takeoff, "taking off a project", or "quantity surveying" is the process…

7 OST - 06.02.01 - Using Takeoff Boost™ to Get a Head Start on Your Project - Overview and Requirements

Note The information below applies to the latest version of On-Screen Takeoff,…

8 OST - 06.02.02 - Running Takeoff Boost™

Note The information below applies to the latest version of On-Screen Takeoff,…

9 OST - 06.02.03 - Boost Conditions and Takeoff (Takeoff Boost™ Results)

As mentioned in the previous article, when Takeoff Boostâ„¢ returns results,…

10 OST - 06.02.04 - Reviewing Takeoff Boost Results and Deleting What's Not Needed

After Takeoff Boost returns results to On-Screen Takeoff, the first thing you'll…

11 OST - 06.02.05 - Editing and Moving Boost Conditions

After Takeoff Boost returns results to On-Screen Takeoff, you: Review them…

12 OST - 06.02.06 - Reassigning Boost Takeoff to Your Own Conditions

After Takeoff Boost returns results to On-Screen Takeoff, you: Review them…

13 OST - 06.02.07 - Adjusting and Correcting Takeoff Boost Results

After Takeoff Boost returns results to On-Screen Takeoff, you: Review the Conditions…

14 OST - 06.02.08 - Filling in the Gaps - Adding Manual Takeoff after Running Boost

After Takeoff Boost returns results to On-Screen Takeoff, you: Review them…

15 OST - 06.02.09 - Rerunning Boost on a Page

Note Re-running Takeoff Boost will not produce different Results. Notice in…

16 OST - 06.03 Multi-Condition Takeoff (Patented)

We go to great lengths to make measuring your plans simple and efficient, and…

17 OST - 06.04 Drawing Linear Takeoff (Using a Linear Condition to Measure Walls, Gutters, Pipes, Wiring, etc.)

Linear takeoff is anything measured with a line (even a curved line) with results…

18 OST - 06.04.01 Drawing Arcs (Curved Linear Segments)

On-Screen Takeoff makes it easy to create arcs or "curved linear segments".…

19 OST - 06.04.01 Setting a Linear Segment to a 3-Point Curve

On-Screen Takeoff allows you to set a segment to be a 3-Point Curve, allowing…

20 OST - 06.04.02 Adding a "Drop-Run" Adjustment to Linear Takeoff

A Drop/Run accounts for additional material needed when taking off objects…

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