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Material Lists Tips and Tricks

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Hello CA community!

 

I am a new Chief Architect user and so far am really impressed with the capabilities this program has.  Right now I am trying to learn how to use the material list function.  I'm kind of struggling to find an efficient and simple workflow to get accurate calculations in a simple format translated from CA's native spreadsheet environment into Excel.  I've searched for tutorial videos and other documentation on the subject, but it seems that such is rather sparse and what is there seems kinda lacking in thoroughness.  I was just wondering first of all: how much do you all actually use/rely on CA's material lists?  And secondly, what kind of workflow y'all use to create usable takeoff spreadsheets from the raw data?  Any other tips and tricks that a beginner should know?

 

Thanks!

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We're in the same boat.

I think ultimately I will have to use multiple exports.  You can click the upper left corner of the List and copy it and paste it into Excel.  The same applies to the Schedules, click and copy to paste into Excel.

 

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Does this not help?

 

 

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