How do I transfer a project from one computer to another?

Note: This capability is not available in the Basic Viewer. To transfer existing projects, you will need to: Project Backup or Project Backup and Zip. show me Copy the entire project Folder (if Project Export was selected) or copy the Folder/Zipped file into the eTakeoff Project folder of the other computer. Restore the Project on […]

How do I view drawings that are emailed to me or on a CD?

The drawing files must be copied into a folder on your computer or network before creating a project or opening the plans to view in eTakeoff: Create a folder on your computer for the plan files. Click the desktop shortcut “eTakeoff Project folder” to display the eTakeoff project folder then add a new folder for […]

How do I delete a project?

Before you delete a project, think about whether or not you’ll want to restore it later. If you do, backup the project before you delete it. (In eTakeoff, select “File/ProjectBackup…” from the main menu.) Then do the following: Open the project you wish to delete. Then click the “Project Properties” button. show me Press the […]

How do I save a project, delete it and retrieve it at a later date?

Note: This capability is not available in the Basic Viewer. With the project opened in eTakeoff, save or archive it by clicking on File, Backup or Backup and Zip. (See FAQ: What is the difference between Project Backup and Project Backup and Zip? for more information.) show me Delete the project by clicking on the […]

How can I move an eTakeoff project to different folder?

Do the following: With the project opened in eTakeoff, select “File/Project Backup…” from the main menu. Enter a filename (or use the default name) but be sure to use the default folder (the project folder). Still in eTakeoff, delete the project but DON’T delete the files and folders for the project. Move all the files […]

How can I send an eTakeoff project to another eTakeoff user?

eTakeoff’s Project Backup/Restore capabilities make this easy. If the user already has access to the drawing files (perhaps on a shared server as described above), you only need to export the project information: With the project opened in eTakeoff, select “File/Project Backup…” from the main menu. Select a filename and all the project information will […]

Can I configure eTakeoff to store drawings on a shared server?

Yes. Simply do the following: When you install eTakeoff, use the default Database Folder on the LOCAL computer. Create a main folder on the server for eTakeoff projects. Each project will use a subfolder (or a sub-subfolder) underneath this folder. We recommend you use the name “eTakeoffProjects”. In eTakeoff, select “Admin/User Preferences…” from the main […]