How does Bridge work?

Bridge is a separate program that runs between eTakeoff Dimension and the Estimating system to which it is integrated. When Bridge is started, it captures all the item and assembly information from the estimating system and presents it within the Bridge Main window. The estimator drags an individual measurement from the drawing in eTakeoff Dimension […]

What is an Assignment?

An “Assignment” is the relationship between a specific takeoff object (measurement) and a specific estimating object (item/assembly).

What is Basic Setup Mode?

Basic Setup Mode allows you to quickly create Traces in Dimension by dragging Estimating assemblies from Bridge and dropping them on Standard Traces in Dimension. Watch the Basic Setup Mode video here.

What is Extended Setup Mode?

Extended Setup Mode is similar to Basic Setup Mode, however Extended Setup Mode will transfer all the Assembly variables, variable notes, min/max ranges and defaults. Watch the Extended Setup Mode video here.

What’s the best way to start a new measurement with a specific trace?

There are many ways to start a new measurement. These methods will automatically select a trace for the new measurement: Double-click on a Trace in the Control Panel This is the most popular and most powerful way to start a measurement unless you’re using the Quantity Worksheet. If you display the Trace List or Trace […]

How do I create an eTakeoff project for a Sub-Hub project?

First you must view one of the plans for the project as described above. Then do the following: Select “File/Save” from the main menu (or press the “Save” button on the main toolbar). The “New Project Information” window will be displayed. show me Press the “Browse” button to create a new folder for the project. […]

How can I view different plans without going back to the Sub-Hub plan page?

When you view a plan from Sub-Hub, eTakeoff keeps a list of the other plans listed in the plan page. To view another plan, do the following: show me Note that the name of the current plan is displayed in the Project Toolbar. Press the down-arrow button to the right of the name to display […]

How do I view a Sub-Hub plan in eTakeoff?

First you must set your profile as described in the previous question. Then do the following: show me Navigate to the project in Sub-Hub. Select the plans you wish to view. Click on “eTakeoff Viewer”.

How do I configure Sub-Hub to interface with eTakeoff?

After you log in to Sub-Hub, do the following: show me Click on the “My Account” button at the top of the page. Select the “Maintenance” tab. Under the question “How would you like to view the high resolution files”, check the radio button next to “Take off Viewer”. Click on “Apply” (to the right) […]

I’m currently using CINView. How do I migrate to eTakeoff?

CINView is a special version of eTakeoff that was integrated with the CIN planroom. It is no longer supported and is not integrated with iSqFt. You need to install eTakeoff to have integration with iSqFt. If you’re using CINView, we recommend you install eTakeoff and begin using it for new projects. You can have both […]