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Quantity Take Off Manual - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Quantity Takeoff \Help \Getting Started (Metric). With Autodesk Quantity Takeoff ( QTO) start- When doing a manual takeoff using the Linear Tool you, whether. Quantity Takeoff Training Manual . Graphisoft ArchiCAD, Autodesk Revit, and Tekla Structures. .. Autodesk Revit (Architecture, MEP and Structure). ○ On the Document Register view, select the ArchFirst Floor Plan Page row.

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In the Color dialog. For Type. In the Hatch Patterns dialog. For Labor Cost. Double-click the new item. The carpet item is added to the Floor Finishes subgroup. Copy of mm Wood Studs 50 x mm is added to the Takeoff palette. Create an item by copying a similar item: You then create the wall assembly item. Before creating an assembly item. In this case. Plastics and Composites.

Creating an Assembly Takeoff items that contain component items are called assemblies. Select mm Wood Studs 50 x mm. For Thickness. Create an interior wall assembly: All components of the wall assembly are now available.

Double-click Copy of mm Wood Studs 50 x mm. On the General tab: Add Unit. Gypsum Board. The costs you specify for the components of an assembly supersede any costs you specify for the assembly item itself. While pressing CTRL.

Insulation Fiberglass. On the Assembly tab. Under Visual Display. Enter formulas for components: The interior wall assembly is created. The value is displayed in the fx field. Expand Materials. In the Browse dialog. In the Formula Editor: For Gypsum Board. Takeoff groups and items do not display in the Workbook until they contain at least one takeoff object.

The wall assembly is now set up so that quantity and cost totals will be updated when you create takeoff for wall objects in project drawings. This calculation allows for a stud every. This is the unit of measure that the software will use when calculating the count formula. For Formula. Note Only components with a Count item type use this unit of measure. For a standard x mm sheet of gypsum wallboard 2. This is the area of a standard x mm batt of insulation.

If you want to calculate the number of sheets needed for both sides of a wall. Components with Linear. These tools create takeoff data using the design data embedded in the DWF files by publishing applications.

These tools are: The geometry and properties for the objects are loaded into the Takeoff palette item. DWG sheets. Using the tool. The items that are created by the Model Takeoff tool are placed in a takeoff group whose name is based on the model name. The type of document you select on the Documents palette determines the tools that are available for automatic and manual takeoff sometimes called on-screen takeoff: You create valid takeoff for these items by dragging them to a defined area root.

This tool. Performing Quantity Takeoff In this section. The software finds all objects in the project that match the search criteria. This group of tools lets you record linear measurements by tracing lines on a floor plan or. Specifying the scale calibrates the manual takeoff tools to resolve distortions in scanned image files. Selecting a Predefined Scale In this exercise.

For Scale Style. Count Takeoff.

This group of tools lets you refine takeoff data by subtracting from previously recorded counts or measurements. In the Document Properties dialog. This tool lets you tally and record occurrences of objects. You can select a predefined scale. This group of tools lets you record area measurements by tracing geometry on a floor plan.

Backout Takeoff. That scale is reflected in the measurements that are calculated and displayed in QTO. Without a sheet scale. They measure drawing geometry to create takeoff data. For Drawing Units.

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For Sheet Scale. Specifying Scale Manually When you do not know the scale of the original drawing.

You cannot change the scale of a drawing when the scale is set by the authoring application. Area Takeoff. If you change the length or unit of measure of the baseline segment. In the Set Scale by Plotting Points dialog. Because the south entry door is known to be millimeters wide. Click Document menu Units and Scale. In the Document Properties dialog: Click Set scale by plotting points.

In order to scale a drawing accurately. This command opens the Document Properties dialog directly on the Units and Scale tab. To draw a line that is perfectly horizontal or vertical. QTO records the measured length of the segment and calculates the scale of the drawing. If the project contains matching 2D sheets. When you define the item types. QTO extracts the object tree from the 3D model and places it in a group on the Takeoff palette.

In previous exercises. Automatic takeoff tools use the design data from the publishing application to create takeoff. The first time you use the tool. You can perform model takeoffs on multiple models in a project. When you perform a model takeoff. You can also perform a model takeoff by clicking Takeoff menu immediately. On the toolbar. Objects created through model takeoffs and other automatic tools are quantified when their item type is defined and at least one dimension is mapped.

Only defined objects are measured and counted in QTO. The item type defines the primary dimension of the item. Each dimension is also mapped to a default object property.

Linear items are mapped to Length. Default object properties are specified on the Mapping tab. Model to start the takeoff Click the model on the canvas to start the takeoff. Perform a model takeoff: As you work. The object tree that populated the Model palette when you imported the 3D model is now added to the Takeoff palette.

When a dialog prompts you that the takeoff is complete. QTO generates quantities for model objects by extracting their embedded design data and mapping it to dimensions in the catalog. Put the cursor over the boundary on the right side of the palette.

Open the Takeoff palette. Define the model takeoff data: Pinning and resizing the Takeoff palette can help you work more efficiently as you define model takeoff results. The door object inherits the Count item type from the bifold door item. You can select a different property to change the property that is measured during takeoff.

Count objects do not require any dimensions to be mapped. The door object inherits the Count item type from the single-flush door item. If an object does not contain a mappable property. Expand Door. Drag the door objects to Interiors Interior Doors Door. When additional properties are available for an object. Some objects do not contain the default property. By specifying a property for the primary dimension. Notice that when you put the cursor over the group and subgroup. Later in this exercise.

Bifold-4 Panel. The door objects are now measurable takeoff objects. Some Linear objects. Stud Interior. Timber Exterior. Examples Move the Undefined objects in this location: To the appropriate takeoff item in this group: Continue defining the Undefined objects from the model takeoff data by moving objects to the appropriate defined items. They will be moved in the next exercise.

Drag it to Interiors Partitions Wall. Right-click in a blank area of the column header. The takeoff you defined for the model displays in the Workbook.

Notice that the item quantities and costs are updated in the summary view of the Workbook. In the Workbook. The Workbook displays the quantities and costs for the wall assembly and its component items in the summary view. The item quantity and costs are updated in the Workbook. The Remarks column is now hidden.

Modify the Workbook display: Right-click in the column header area of the Workbook. Define a wall assembly object: Walls Basic Wall Interior. Only the Description and Quantity 1 columns are displayed. The Material Cost column displays to the right of the Quantity 1 column. The object inherits the Linear item type.

Use the same method to display the Labor Cost. View the detailed object data: Double-click the wall assembly item. The detail view of the Workbook displays. The item displays at the top of the view, and the detailed object data associated with the item is indented below it. Scroll through the object data. Click Filter the takeoff data: On the Takeoff palette, click the Filter list, and select View Undefined.

Back in the upper-left corner of the Workbook to return to the summary view. This filter limits the takeoff data to only undefined items and objects, so you can quickly locate the takeoff data that still needs to be defined.

Note that all undefined data is in the model takeoff results, which you finish defining in this exercise. Click the Filter list, and select View All. The default view of the Takeoff palette is restored. In the previous steps, you defined model takeoff data by dragging Undefined objects to defined items on the Takeoff palette. Next, you define the remaining model takeoff data by specifying item types and dragging the defined items to groups on the Takeoff palette.

Finish defining takeoff data: For Type, select Area.

Notice that the property in the Area column is Undefined. In the Area column, select Surface Area. All available Area properties are listed as values. Any property you select will yield a takeoff measurement. The item and its associated object are added to your project catalog and the Workbook. Continue defining the Undefined items from the model takeoff, using the following table as a guide. Be sure to select an item type for each item.

Note Additional dimensions are defined automatically when the default properties are present in the objects. You need to define only one dimension to quantify an item, but you may define additional dimensions to generate secondary quantities. Examples Move this Undefined item: To this takeoff group: Topography Surface, select Model Takeoff.

This is the default name given to an unnamed item when the embedded data is extracted from the. Count Tip: To assign the same Type value to multiple items, press CTRL while selecting the items, and then select the Type value. These toilet objects will be created as manual takeoff in a later exercise. Verify that the primary dimension for each item has a defined property. If you did not define a Length property for the Stair item when you moved it into the catalog, select a property, such as Actual Riser Height.

Rename items with more descriptive names, as needed. For example, under Furniture, rename x x mm as Table-Night Stand x x mm, and rename x mm as Desk x mm. Click File menu Save. Notice that On the Documents palette, select Floor Plans. On the canvas, notice that all of the objects you defined now display in their defined colors on the 2D sheet. Verify that Sheet: Select the takeoff geometry: In this guide. Note Search Takeoff is run on the entire project. When you select a group or item on the Takeoff palette before starting the search takeoff.

In a real-world project. If no group or item is selected. Double-click the Room item to view room object data.

You can see the other 6 room objects by viewing the floor plan that contains the rooms. For Destination. Because the Workbook is currently filtered to show data for the active sheet. The detail view is updated to show all room objects that exist across all sheets in the project. The takeoff objects are added to the Takeoff palette and the Workbook. Click Search. These values are inherited from the Room item you selected on the Takeoff palette.

Mapping this dimension allows QTO to quantify the objects. For Property. The selections you make under Property are used as search criteria. If you browse to a different item. In the Search Takeoff dialog: Click Workbook palette menu Workbook Filter Project. Specify the search criteria: If you add the takeoff to an item. When you group by selection. If you add the takeoff to a group.

The grouping option you select becomes the default setting. By using the Search Takeoff tool to find model objects with a Room property. Drag the blue rectangle on the Navigator palette to navigate the floor plan.

Click View menu Fit to Window. If the Contextual Tools palette is not displayed. On the Contextual Tools palette. Modify the sheet display: The takeoff objects are added to the Takeoff palette. Click Back to return to the summary view. Emergency Light. Exit Sign. This filter limits the takeoff data to only defined items and objects and the takeoff groups that contain them.

Verify that the Auto item is selected on the Takeoff palette before you click the room tags. Manual takeoff tools count objects or measure drawing geometry. This takeoff method is sometimes called on-screen takeoff. Now that you have defined the model takeoff data and added defined takeoff data for rooms and emergency exit signs. Use this tool to create takeoff for objects. In the Takeoff Item Properties dialog: If you retained this filter. Click View menu Click Fit to Window. Select the 3 remaining mm toilets on Sheet: When you performed the search takeoff exercise previously.

If you changed the filter back to Sheet view. Be sure to select Toilet. Select the toilet in Room Height on the Takeoff palette before you select the toilets on the floor plan. Each time you select a toilet. If this is the case. All 6 toilet objects are recorded both on the Takeoff palette and in the Workbook. Do not select the toilet in Room Double-click Toilet. Select objects to create takeoff: It has a seat height of mm.

Enter a more descriptive name. QTO zooms in to the selected object on the associated view drawing. Click Navigate to an object: Back to return to the summary view. In order to rename the objects by location.

Create a takeoff object with a polyline tool: Using an Area Takeoff Tool In this exercise. To close the polyline area. Floor Finishes Floor. Pan the drawing until the geometry you need is in view. Click Level.

Continue to specify points to trace the corridor walls and create a closed polygon. To pan the drawing when you are in the process of tracing geometry. The carpet takeoff is recorded both in the Workbook and on the Takeoff palette.

In Room For the second point. Click Pan. Create a takeoff object with a rectangle tool: Carpet to view object data.

Using a Backout Takeoff Tool Use the backout tools in QTO to refine takeoff data by subtracting from a previously calculated measurement or count. Make note of the area calculation listed for Floor. Click Back in the upper-left corner of the Workbook to return to the summary view. Add Markup to a Sheet In this exercise. Move the cursor up and to the right to specify the second point. Add a callout to the curved wall: On the Toolbar. In the text box. Specify a point on the right side of the curved wall as the start point.

When you complete the backout. The legend is composed of a color block. With the legend selected. Save the Dormitory project file. Add a stamp: Reposition the stamp as needed. Specify a point near the top of the sheet to place the stamp. Add a legend: Items are measurable when they have both a defined Type value either Linear. The corresponding object is selected on the Takeoff palette.

Double-click Window. Exterior Windows Window. Right-click the object on the canvas. Verify that the window is selected on the canvas and in the Workbook. Use the Search feature to locate all occurrences of a word or phrase.

Tip Move any column except the Description column by selecting the column header and dragging it to a new position on the palette. Only items that have a measurable value display in the Workbook. Andersen C35 to view object data. QTO zooms in to that object on the canvas.

Andersen C If you did not do this. Cross-referencing items on the Takeoff palette with those in the Workbook can help you validate your data. All of this data is linked in a 3-way cross-reference.

Viewing and Validating Takeoff Data After you create takeoff data using automatic or manual takeoff tools. When you create takeoff data in QTO. Validate takeoff data: Right-click the object on the Takeoff palette. Lens [] Exterior Exterior Doors Door. Typical Ceiling Plan. Timber Basic Roof Navigate to a takeoff object on the canvas: Fit to Window to restore the canvas to the full view of the drawing. Linear Box []. Click View menu QTO opens the selected view drawing.

If the results are extensive. The takeoff object is selected on the Takeoff palette. In the Search text box at the upper right of the drawing window. You can also open the Search palette by clicking Window menu Search. Keyword searches can help you validate takeoff data by locating all occurrences of a word or phrase throughout the entire project. You can continue to validate the takeoff data by using the Views command to navigate to objects on the canvas.

The Search palette opens and displays the results from sheets. The search results are filtered to show only Basic Wall results. The Search palette closes.

You can also use the Search function. Navigate to a takeoff object on the Takeoff palette: On the Search palette. Notice that the Locate Object function expands groups and items as necessary to display the selected object.

Under Objects. Search for objects: Group Items Only. A bill of materials that can include quantity and cost information. Predefined reports provide single-click reporting. When you select a report from the Recent Reports list. Creating and Viewing Reports Create reports to see summarized or detailed takeoff data for your entire project or a selected portion of it. Recent Report menu items are saved within their respective projects.

QTO provides the following report types that you customize by making selections in the Report dialog: Note If you publish a takeoff project to a DWF file. A detail report that can include quantity and cost information.

Report documents and predefined reports that is. Any reports you generate are displayed on the Documents palette as documents. Material Items and Objects. A cost report that can include quantities and cost information for each takeoff group that contains takeoff data.

The report is displayed on the canvas and added to the Documents palette for future reference. A bill of materials that can include quantities and cost information for each item in your project. To generate a report. QTO uses the predefined settings as a report template. Material Items Only. Group Items and Objects. The Recent Reports list displays the last 10 reports generated from the current project.

Each time you run a report from the Recent Reports list. A detail report that can include quantity and cost information for each item in your project. Material reports can include quantity and cost information.

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Create a material report: The actual content of the report is determined by your selections on the General tab and Columns tab. Creating Custom Reports In this exercise. On the General tab of the Reports dialog: Click Report menu Custom Report.

As you create reports. The Report Type value controls the content that can be specified for the report.

Give reports descriptive names based on report type and content. Items and Objects. The report type you selected determines the columns that are available. Rearrange columns using the 7. For projects that have many levels of nested groups. The Level of Hierarchy value controls how many levels of groups are displayed in the entities tree that makes up the Available list. For Label Style.

Notice that the Lighting Fixture subgroup no longer displays but that all items are displayed in the entities tree. Under Options. In the Available list. If you specify 0. The settings you specify on the Layout tab determine how the report will look on the screen or on paper.

The Description column is included for all report types. Item and Parent Group. By selecting Item and Parent Group as the label style. To quickly select all groups. Click the Columns tab. Items in reports are listed in ascending alphabetical order.

Under Orientation. Click the Labels tab. Takeoff entities are the takeoff groups and items that are defined on the Takeoff palette for the current project. Click the Layout tab. Select Quantity 1. For Footer. Create another detail report using the same settings that you used for the last report. On the Report toolbar. Depending on the label style you selected. Click Find Text. QTO finds the next instance of Basic Wall. Click Zoom flyout. Note that searches are not case-sensitive.

Review the report. View report data: The report is added to the Documents palette and displayed on the canvas. The view magnification increases or decreases. For Header. Page 1 of? You may also specify a logo or other graphic image file to include in the header or footer. The Report toolbar also includes the Export tool Create and view a detail report: In the Find Text dialog.

Use the page navigation tools to move forward or backward through the report. Click Create Report. Notice the group and subgroup headings that are included in the report. Using the same method that you used to create the material report. QTO displays page 4 of the report. Click Report menu Recent Reports. Because a report is a snapshot of project data at a particular moment.

A new report is generated. Locate the exterior wall item in the report. Click Save. The All Sheets option exports takeoff data from all sheets in the project. In the Save as Catalog dialog: Navigate to the desired export location. At the top of the report preview.

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In the Export Quantities dialog: Export report data: Export Workbook data: Select Export Hidden Takeoff to include data from takeoff groups.

In the Export Quantity Options dialog: Under Sheets. Although exporting can be used as a secondary reporting method. For Save as type. When you export data. Importantly, you can more efficiently count and quantify building components and their compositions. So you can better keep track of changing variables without missing a beat. Generating material quantity takeoffs and performing conceptual estimates, regardless of what phase you are in during a project—from design through preconstruction.

Learning Outcome: Upon completion of the course, you will know, among others, how to: Identify quantities takeoff of the various materials involved in the project.

Create summaries and detailed quantity surveying reports quickly and easily. Count and quantify all of your project design data more quickly and easily. Generate quantities linked to specific objects. Perform interactive examination of 3D models for material cost estimating purposes. Compile, update, and interact with quantity-related project data.

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