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The ability to freeze/lock labels with Automatic Positioning

Automatic label positioning has it's benefit, but often (especially with commercial projects), the repositioning gets pretty wonky. If you could freeze/lock an individual label so when you recapture the layout a particular locked label doesn't move.
over 1 year ago in BC Estimator 0 Shipped

Include Skew Values as An Attribute For Hangers

Having skew values as attributes will make entering skewed hangers more efficient. There is currently "SKR" and "SKL" available, but no values. To enter a specific value, a user has to create a custom product and create an attribute for each skew....
over 6 years ago in BC Estimator 0 Shipped

Set Blocking Alignment Point with Multiple Container Edges at the same time

For perpendicular joist blocking along exterior walls we most often add blocking to the container edge itself. When the rim is broken (over openings, deck beam supports, etc), you cannot currently select multiple container edges and align all of t...
over 1 year ago in BC Estimator 0 Shipped

Add Page Overlays in Full Color

Currently the only option to add a page overlay is to have a tinted color. We often pull through firewall separation plan pages from architectural plans, which are typically in full color and easy to identify. If we could add an overlay page in th...
almost 2 years ago in BC Estimator 0 Shipped

Sticky Right Click Menu - Does not go away until user clicks out of menu

Within the right click menu there are certain changes that make the right click menu go away. This has been mentioned before as the program needed to refresh too many properties that would change the right click menu context. Electrons move faste...
over 6 years ago in BC Estimator 0 Shipped

Visibility switch for "Cut-Logic" column on Material List

The ability to show or hide the "Cut Logic" column on the layout material list would help provide a cleaner look to the placement plans that insures a more uniform appearance between Boise Cascade EWP presentation documents. This will also help in...
over 6 years ago in BC Estimator 0 Shipped

Add ability to bulk rename packs from the Lists tab.

It would be very helpful to be able to rename packs in the Lists tab with a function similar to the Bulk Rename in the Pages window. When there are a lot of packs, it takes a lot of going back and forth between mouse clicks and the keyboard to ren...
about 6 years ago in BC Estimator 0 Shipped

Layout note copy

submitted by Lee Cure: I would like user to have the ability to create a note that can be applied to multiple layout pages. The Framing Layout Annotation Note does not allow a user to easily copy and paste a note to multiple layout pages. Notes cr...
over 3 years ago in BC Estimator 1 Shipped

Notify of Exceeded Stocking Lengths

Use Stocking Lengths or product lengths in Formulas tab BCE to check (either by Quick Check, or another method) to limit users from having a product in the material list longer than a maximum stock length. When I was in the retail segment, I had...
over 3 years ago in BC Estimator 1 Shipped

Convert plan image file size

BCE converts PDF to PNG files with an alpha (transparent) channel and in full color. When the file is portable (i.e. sending it back and forth to Platinum Global and/or another BMD), this is a bunch of extra unnecessary bulk, when most users requi...
over 3 years ago in BC Estimator 1 Shipped