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Hotkey for visibility of all products

submitted by Lee Cure for Atlanta group (JWW). Hotkey to turn on and off visibility of all products. This is to allow turning off drawn items, quickly to see what is under them in the plan page.
about 2 months ago in BC Estimator 1

Counts with “EA” as the application should have a label

submitted by Lee Cure for Atlanta group ( JWW) Counts with “EA” as the application should have a label. Sometimes hangers can be specified this way, but without a label it is not useful for layouts
about 2 months ago in BC Estimator 0

At Split Overlap, user should have the option to not stagger the joists

submitted by Lee Cure for Atlanta group When using a Split Overlap with a line segment Split condition, user should have the option to not stagger the joists. See party wall example below. The blocking are Drop Split with a Split Overlap “To Edge”...
about 2 months ago in BC Estimator 1

Create a multi-line for a segment to account for multi-products

submitted by Lee Cure for Atlanta group Create a multi-line for a segment to account for multi-products. Below is an example of a condition with 2-ply rim to separate units and blocking next to rim for special shear wall condition require ‘extra’ ...
about 2 months ago in BC Estimator 1

Ability to delete all child take off items quickly.

submitted by Lee Cure for Atlanta group Ability to delete all child take off items quickly. Or, at least, be able to multi-select child items in the Takeoff Items window. We copy all the items to another pack to represent duplicate levels. In the ...
about 2 months ago in BC Estimator 1

Length rounding options

submitted by Lee Cure & Atlanta group Can BCE add length to joist (and beams) when they are X inches from the rounding length? For example, 11’10” long joist will be rounded to 12’. However, maybe the drawing is a bad drawing, or we want to ac...
about 2 months ago in BC Estimator 1

Timer - Total Editing file work time

submitted by Lee Cure & Atlanta group Include a timer for Total Editing Time and a way to reset it. Below is Word’s properties showing Total Editing Time. All Boise Cascade designers/estimators need this for tracking. In the commercial departm...
about 2 months ago in BC Estimator 1

Double Click a Segment and it picks both end nodes

If you are wanting to move a segment (most often beams, but could be rim, blocking, container edges), you have to click the segment, then click each end node to move it equally. If you could just double click the segment it would make this process...
2 months ago in BC Estimator 1

Add "undo" and "redo" functionality

Reverting to a previous version is not a suitable solution when a mistake is made, and having to redo part (or all) of a drawing because you can't use ctrl+z feels like a large oversight.
3 months ago in BC Estimator 3 Will not implement

Group Scaling of Framing Layouts

Adding the ability within the framing layouts tab to scale all layout pages in one group. Currently if you have 2 layouts or 17 layouts, you have to individually rescale pages if you want/need a different scale shown. Adding the option to scale al...
5 months ago in BC Estimator 0