IMPORTANT CHANGES - PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT BEFORE INSTALLING THIS VERSION OF BRIDGE!!
eTakeoff Bridge Ver 22.214.171.124
If you are upgrading Bridge from a version earlier than 126.96.36.199, you will need to perform a Bridge Database Conversion.
Please read the Bridge Database Conversion document for complete instructions BEFORE performing this Bridge Upgrade
Changes in Bridge Version 188.8.131.52
This version of Bridge requires the following minimum software versions
eTakeoff Dimension version 6.1-13 or above
Autodesk Navisworks Manage or Simulate (2017/2018/2019/2020)
eTakeoff Navisworks Integrator version 184.108.40.206
Assemble Systems Desktop - Contact Assemble Systems for current version information
Sage Essential Estimating
Sage SQL Estimating
Minimum O/S Requirement
Compatible with Sage O/S requirements
Bridge 2.19 also requires .NET Framework 4.6.2
The Sage SQL installation includes .NET 4.6.2 as part of the installation process.
Also, .NET 4.6.2 is included in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Edition and Windows Server 2016 and may be installed on other OS versions (Windows 8.1 & Windows 7 SP1)
If you have any questions about your environment, check with your IT professional.
REMINDER: If performing any updates/changes to Sage Estimating, be certain to install/reinstall Bridge AFTER the Sage update.
If the Navisworks Integrator is already installed, that installation will be unaffected.
If you are using Sage Pervasive Estimating, have created Mapping Histories in Bridge AND will be migrating your Pervasive Databases to SQL,
there is a document outlining how you may copy your Pervasive Bridge Mapping History to create new matching mappings for your migrated Sage SQL database.
Please click HERE for detailed instructions.
The 220.127.116.11 release contains the following enhancements and changes.
Bridge Takeoff - New Takeoff method introduced
A new manual takeoff method has been introduced called Bridge Takeoff. Instead of driving the takeoff from Dimension, this method drives the takeoff from the Bridge Resource Pane. Rather than starting the takeoff process in Dimension, you would start takeoff in the Bridge Resource pane just as you would in the Sage Takeoff window. When a measurement is needed, you would use Dimension to supply the measurement. Think of Dimension, in this case, as being an electronic "digitizer" that is used to supply the measurement for a Sage variable.
To perform takeoff using this new method:
Create a Dimension Project and associated Bridge/Estimate.
Start in the Bridge Resource Pane and select the desired item/assembly from the Sage database list.
Double-click on the item or assembly and start answering the variable prompts.
When a measurement is needed, right-click on the variable field and select the "Get Takeoff Quantity" option. This will open Dimension to the current Project
SELECT an existing measurement OR select a trace and create a new measurement OR go to the Ribbon Bar and create a new trace and subsequent measurement.
After the measurement is selected, right-click on the measurement and choose the "Return to Estimating with Quantity" option. After the takeoff qty is returned, note that the variable mapping has been automatically completed.
Perform any additional mapping desired (location, wbs codes, etc.).
Add the pass and Send to the Estimate.
Some key points to remember:
If you have assemblies with complex If/Then logic, then Bridge Takeoff enables you to start using the power of Dimension immediately with virtually no setup and without having to recreate the Sage Assembly Logic in Dimension.
Bridge mapping is completed as a by-product of the Bridge Takeoff process. Once that's established for a trace, all the advantages of the AUTO button are available to automatically FIND all measurments for that trace.
You can Drill Down to the takeoff source by right-clicking on the variable name/qty or the Primary Takeoff Pane header and selecting the "Drill Down" option.
Bridge Takeoff also allows multiple Dimension takeoff quanities in an item/assembly. This is covered in more detail in the next enhancement description below.
Additional information on Bridge Takeoff is provided in the Bridge User Guide. Go to FILE/HELP/Display Online Training Guide. Page 5 contains a description of the Bridge Takeoff process. Also, check the link to the Quick-Start Guide on Page 1. This contains a helpful shortcut on using the Dimension Trace Utility to create the Sage Item and Assembly traces in Dimension.
Bridge Takeoff allows multiple Dimension measurements for an Item/Assembly
Bridge Takeoff supports multiple measurements in a single item or assembly. At each variable needing a measurement, simply right-click and get the Dimension Takeoff measurement needed as described above in Bridge Takeoff. The first measurement selected for the item/assembly will become the Primary takeoff measurement. Each subsequent measurement will be a "Secondary Measurement" and will be indicated with a blue triangle in the upper left corner of the variable value field. This is similar to the indicator used in the Sage spreadsheet Qty field and indicates that the quantity came from a source other than the primary takeoff. All additional Secondary Takeoff quantities will be listed in the Secondary Takeoff pane (scroll to the right of the Primary Takeoff pane).
Key points to remember:
There is no limit to the number of Secondary Takeoff measurements in an item/assembly.
You can also include Navisworks BIM objects as Secondary Measurements. Navisworks doesn't have a "Return to Estimate" function, so if a Secondary Measurement is required, simply drag/drop the Navisworks object directly into the Secondary Takeoff pane, then MAP the variables from the Secondary Takeoff pane as necessary.
You can Drill Down to the Secondary takeoff source by right-clicking on the variable name/qty or the Secondary Takeoff Pane header and selecting the "Drill Down" option.
Any modifications to the Secondary Takeoff measurements in Dimension will be tracked by Bridge and will be captured in REVIEW mode as a revision to the estimate.
Bridge Mappings for Secondary Measurements can be seen in the Assignment History Pane. Objects with Secondary Measurement mappings will have a red + sign at the end of the object description. The Detail window will list each Secondary Takeoff in successive vertical columns to the right of the Primary Takeoff. You can map from all Primary and Secondary measurements.
Additional information on Secondary Measurements is provided in the Bridge User Guide. Go to FILE/HELP/Display Online Training Guide, page 48.