Recent Enhancements

  • This version of Bridge is now compatible with Pervasive 16.1 REV 5. REV 5 is a newly released version of Pervasive 16.1 and is required for Bridge compatibility. Also, Pervasive 16.1 Rev 5 requires implementing Sage Hotfix 1. Sage Knowledge Base article KB 80459 contains instructions to install the Hotfix. This MUST be implemented in version 16.1 REV 5 before installing the new Bridge version. This LINK will take you to the Sage Hotfix KB article with instructions on how to implement the Hotfix.
  • Bridge now also integrates with Sage SQL Estimating
    • SQL version 16.11.16263.201 is required. If you are upgrading the SQL Version, be sure to install Bridge AFTER the Sage upgrade.
    • Bridge will support Pervasive and SQL Estimating if you have them both installed. When creating a new Bridge, the Estimating Source field has a pulldown that will enable you to select Pervasive or SQL Estimates.
    • Select-at-Takeoff Assemblies are NOT supported in this version of Bridge SQL. A warning message will be displayed if attempting to use a Select-at-Takeoff assembly. This feature will be supported in a future Bridge SQL update.The OPEN button, which lists all Bridges, now lists Bridges by Estimating system. The OPEN dialog now has a pulldown at the bottom of the screen allowing you to select Pervasive or SQL Estimating.
    • If you are using Sage Pervasive, have created Mapping Histories in Bridge AND will be migrating your Pervasive Databases to SQL, there is a document outlining how you can copy your Pervasive Bridge Mapping History to create new matching mappings for your newly migrated Sage SQL database. PLEASE CLICK HERE for detailed instructions.
  • WBS codes and the CREATED BY user ID (Estimator) can now be mapped and transferred for each measurement from Dimension to Sage Estimating.
  • When Bridge was terminated, it would reopen to the last Mode used. However, if you terminated while in Review or Auto mode, reopening may be delayed for large takeoff or estimates as Bridge loads those takeoff/estimate details. Now, after termination, Bridge will quickly reopen in MANUAL mode, allowing you to select Auto or Review if desired.
  • Multi-Licensing support has been added to Bridge. This will make it much easier to license multiple eTakeoff products.
  • Assembly Name and Notes can be changed in Review Mode to update Estimate
  • Sage Location and WBS codes are now automatically truncated. The Location and WBS code fields in Sage are limited to 15 & 20 character lengths. In prior versions, if these values were too long as entered in Dimension, Bridge would flag these fields as errors and require the user to go back to Dimension to correct the original entry. Now Bridge will truncate the fields to the maximum Sage allowed field length and display a warning message.
  • The Bridge Installation Program has been modified.
    • The Bridge Install will now allow UPDATING the existing installation. You no longer have to uninstall and reinstall the new Bridge version. Simply run the Bridge install program on top of the current installed version. Note however, if you update SAGE Estimating, you still are required to Uninstall Bridge before applying the Sage update, Reinstall Bridge after the Sage update is completed.
    • The Installation Program now allows specifying the Program location. Bridge used to default the program location to the C: drive. You can now specify the program location during installation.