Home Forums 7. Feature Requests COMPONENT DEFINITION = description

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    It would be so good if COMPONENT DEFINITION filled in the name of the description in estimator. Im having to manually write the name for every single item im estimating. if seems silly to rewrite the name again within estimates, when the data is already there it couple populated within the desctiption box.

    John Brock

    Thanks for the feedback. Please let me explain the reason behind that – I started out using the description name, as you mentioned, however, I discovered through highly-detailed use (complicated model) that I may have a dozen variations of some components. For example, a 2x4x104-5/8″ stud – I had standard studs, jacks that are shorter that are still cut out of that stud, studs on foundation level that are cut to fit height, etc. I may have a dozen different components that are ALL the same product, SO I changed the entry to where I could combine these for ONE entry on the estimate. In Estimator, if you enter the same name, price, etc., they will combine as one entry. For example, instead of 100- stud1, 23 – stud2, 73-stud3, my report would read 200 – studs. Hope this make sense – I understand where you are coming from but there was a reason for it.

    I am working on a new version that will expand this greatly, so stay tuned – feel free to email me directly with any questions or issues to

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