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I have actually searched for this topic and do not seem to find anything. When putting an estimate together with the materials lists how does Chief orient the drywall?(if at all) In the real world it all depends on the situation and whether it is commercial or residential. I am trying to get the materials lists as accurate as possible so there is less take off work to do in the end. If I switch from 8' to 12' sheets does the program lay them out horizontally and get a sheet count, or does it just take the total square feet and divide it into sheets that way depending on what is on the wall layer materials selection? My guess is the latter since I have not seen any option or toggle anywhere. Thanks in advance.
I have a client who had a set of hand drawn plans converted into AutoCAD to submit for plan check/approval. They are missing certain components that need to be added, see "scope of work". Have a dropbox folder for review if anyone is interested in bidding. The completed set of CAD files will be given to an Idaho engineer for review and submission.
Attached are samples of the files.
w 4 - A.pdf
Letter Outlining Scope of Work.docx
I tried to use CA for material take offs and costs for bids. but was frustrated in the past. Materials not correct, etc
Is it really possible to draw a project, get a real material take off of quantities with costs?
Have not found so.
if so, pls make any suggestions, training videos, etc. Or if not, a separate estimating software.
It is taking too much time to turn an estimate around.