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Term Description
Takeoff v. The action of drawing measurements on an electronic image that correspond to building objects. n. The visual representations of those measurements. Proper Noun. A nickname for ConstructConnect Takeoff.
Takeoff Item Replaces the term "Condition". A building component, such as a specific type of wall, floor, window, door, etc. that is measured and then costs applied for a Proposal or Estimate. Each Condition represents a unique building object, so if you were measuring 8' and 10' walls, you would need two Conditions.
Template A Condition that has been saved for future use.
Template Group A group of related saved Conditions (Templates) that can be added to a bid as a group.
Typical A way of speeding up the takeoff process by reusing or repeating something so the user only has to draw the takeoff once. See Typical Areas and Typical Groups.
Typical Area A repeating region of takeoff that the program multiplies out so the user only has to draw the takeoff once.
Typical Group A selected portion of takeoff that can be placed (marked) on the plans with one click rather than drawing all the takeoff objects separately. Sort of like a souped-up copy and paste, but all marked takeoff objects are linked back to the Typical Group so the user can make a change to the Typical Group and affect the takeoff wherever a marker was placed.

 

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