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Need to set default pricing for product/materials to use as default template. This way generating my materials list will be quicker.  I do not want to enter vendor specific pricing.  I want to enter labor pricing for specific materials.  I want this to default to my setting per item/sf/etc. each time i choose that template to start a plan. 

 

I hope this question makes sense.  Please help.

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It would certainly be very helpful if you would update your signature to provide the software version you're currently using, and a little computer info (especially if you might become a regular poster on the forum.  Here's a link that will help you.

https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/topic/18908-signature-here-at-chief-talk

 

Check these helps out if you haven't already. www.chiefarchitect.com/support/category/59/materials

www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00510/controlling-the-information-in-a-materials

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