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Item Summary

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Detailed Instructions:

Open the Item Summary dialog by pressing the Item Summary icon in the main toolbar.

The Item Summary displays all the Quantity Items in current Document Volume. The main information consist of Code, Description and the Quantities. Also indicated is the color and symbol for each Measurement Group, as well as the Sheet, Location and Work Type for each.

And it has alternating white and gray background colors to indicate which items are part of the same measurement group (related items or items in an Assembly).

By selecting one Quantity Item and pressing Edit Measurement (or double-clicking the Item), you can close Item Summary, load the correct Sheet, and open Item Creator, set to the correct Measurement Group.

Combine Items:

Organizing the Item summary can be done by Combining like items or sorting. You can Combine by Code, or Code, Description, and Location, etc.

Combine by Code will merge all items into one when the Code matches, regardless of the other differences in the Items. Combine by "Code, Work Type", will combine Items only when the Code and the Work Type match. And the other choices work the same.

The Sort function allows you to sort by sheet and measurement, Location, Work Type, Code or Description.

When you are finished preparing the Item Summary, it can be copied all at once with the Copy Quantity List button. This will copy the list to the clipboard so you can paste the list in a spreadsheet or an email. To include Sheet Name, Location or Work Type in the clipboard transfer, just check the corresponding checkboxs before pressing copy. You also have the option of copying the Production Rates of you have that feature enabled.

Sometimes Items with zero quantities are accidentally created. The Zero Quantites First checkbox will move them to the top of the list.

This allows you to clean up items that were added to the project, but had no measurements added to them. By moving them to the top of the list, you can determine if you need to add measurements or remove them.

Transferring Your Item Summary:

Once you are done with your bid in QuickEye, the resulting quantity items can be semi-automatically priced out with a custom spreadsheet or database program. QuickEye provides a basic example of how a spreadsheet can be used for handling the quantities produced by Estimator. There are many costing database software programs to choose from which can price out a project. There are currently two programs which are QuickEye integrated so they can process the Item Summary directly. They are EasyEst from CSC Software and 360 Difference from Paradigm.

To get the item list copied out of the Item Summary and into any of these three systems, start by pressing the Copy Quantity List button. If you would like the Sheet Name, Location, and/or Work Type to be included with the items, select the checkboxes underneath the Copy Quantity List button.

This will copy Item Summary to the system clipboard so it can be pasted into the QuickEye Spreadsheet Template or one of the other programs.

The other option for transferring quantities, is to copy a single value at a time. While time consuming, it allows you to transfer into any spreadsheet or costing system. Select the correct item, and then press the Copy Single button, and then paste it where you need to in your spreadsheet or database.

Item Review:

A great feature of QuickEye Estimator is the ability to double-check your work or the work of others. One great tool for doing this is utilizing our Item Review tool. First select an Item from the list, then press the Review Item button, on the bottom-right corner of the dialog.

This will do two things at once: open the Item Review dialog, and insert tags above each measurement displaying its quantity.

From here you can advance through the measurements, show all at once, review the labels, or hide them. As an expert in your field, the numbers will make sense to you. This is a way to see individual quantities, check the layout of the items and check for errors. It allows you to see only one item at a time too look at your bid from a different perspective.

When this dialog is up, you have the option of exporting a pdf or printing the sheet with the selected measurement and displayed labels included. This could be used to make shop drawings of a design.