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Hover Over shows Preset List and ability to manually Add/Edit Presets

Right clicking on the digitizer tools to show the list of presets could be simplified into a hover over - drop down list. (the computer can do this faster than the user) Within the Profile\Presets menu: Having the ability to change and manually ad...
over 6 years ago in BC Estimator 0

"Draw more sections like this" added to the right click menu in the Take-Off Items list

In complex projects, the list of products used in the file often exceeds the view of the right click menu list and the pages are too large to quickly find a specific item in the digitizer. Having the option to right click on the product name that ...
over 6 years ago in BC Estimator 0 Will not implement

Drag & Drop or Group similar Labels with leaders

Different from the joist group label and hanger group label in a consecutive row. In chase openings, there are multiple hangers, and even joist/beam products that are identical with labels that cover the entire opening. At a minimum having the opt...
over 6 years ago in BC Estimator 0

Reduced line width of material shown on Framing Layouts

Having the option to show a narrower line weight for materials on the framing layout would improve the overall professional look of the placement plans. A hallow outline of material instead of a solid fill would be a help in many cases. This helps...
over 6 years ago in BC Estimator 1

As a BC Estimator user I would like to be able to show or label material differently, when it comes to spacing. Even thou it is the same material.

EX: 11-7/8" BCI 6500 @ 16" OC label differently then 11-7/8" BCI @ 12" OC. Right now they lump the material all under one label.
about 6 years ago in BC Estimator 1 Already exists

"Roll-Up" or create a Zip folder that contains the PEDB file and every image file being used.

There needs to be an easy way to send one zip file that contains all of the needed components for a separate user to open, extract, and view a BC Estimator project without having any source pages missing. This zip folder should be created parallel...
over 6 years ago in BC Estimator 1 Will not implement

Ability to Edit/Delete Attributes for Custom Products

User should have the ability to edit and/or delete attributes for custom products. Currently, if a mistake is made when entering an attribute, the erroneous attribute cannot be removed from the list.
over 6 years ago in BC Estimator 0 Will not implement

Allow for the creation of tables in the “Instructions” section of the General Tab.

submitted by Lee Cure for Atlanta group Allow for the creation of tables in the “Instructions” section of the General Tab. This could allow for easier transitioning to the sub table of our Cover Letters.
about 2 months ago in BC Estimator 1

Ability to reorder Overlays in the Markup Items window.

submitted by Lee Cure for Atlanta group (LAC) Ability to reorder Overlays in the Markup Items window. When using multiple overlays, the ability to organize them will be very helpful.
about 2 months ago in BC Estimator 1

creating custom labels for product families via Profile\Labeling, the program should not reuse the Prefix

submitted by Lee Cure for Atlanta group (LAC) When creating custom labels for product families via Profile\Labeling, the program should not reuse the Prefix. For example, if in Product Family, user assigns “B2” as a prefix for a 3-1/2”x16” Versa-...
about 2 months ago in BC Estimator 1