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    Rafael Ortiz

    Hey John, I’m literally cutting out printed screen shots of your template file layers list and taping the sections together so I can use it as a baseline reference to create my own layers list for residential remodeling. I suddenly ask myself, “Self, you need to check the forum for John’s Template file”… Then I thought, “I can’t be the only one in need.”

    Is there any way you could make your Sketchup template file available for Estimator users to download and glean from?

    On a similar note; Is creating a sketchup template file still the only way to store prices for SF materials/textures like roofing, flooring, siding and wall coverings. Has there become a new way to create, store and recall material/textures in a new sketchup file? Similar to how assemblies and their prices can be saved for use in a new sketchup file through the Extension: Profile Builder. Thanks


    John Brock

    Hi Rudy-

    I will be posting a lot of information and very soon. I have been working with programmers for the last 9 months on version 2 and it is almost complete. The new version contains a large items database to choose material and labor items from. You can use our database, edit it to suit yourself, or use your own. Ironically, I am emailing back and forth with my programmer as I type now, about “Assemblies” – I want to add this feature – for now it will be an export/import feature. For example, a basement slab – you may build an “assembly” by adding as many cost elements as needed (CY for material, SF for labor, SF for vapor barrier, etc) then export this as an assembly you can use later and import into new models (so you do not have to have a template file, or need to keep amending a template file. Eventually I want to build an online version of Assemblies where users can build assemblies and share them in the community online – BUT I need to get this version out now before I go broke adding features 🙂

    I will keep you posted!

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