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Editing Quantity Takeoff Command settings Dialog box

Quantity Take off Command Settings Dialog box has too many features to view and change Takeoff and AssignPayItemToArea command settings and control other things.

Introduction

QTO Command Settings dialog box is used for viewing and changing the TakeOff and AssignPayItemToArea command settings and can control command-level settings for QTO. These topic documents settings in all QTO related Edit Settings dialog boxes in drawing-level, feature-level and command-level.

  • Drawing-level conditions settings are known by a specific drawing icon.
  • QTO feature settings are scheduled near the top of the QTPO command settings dialog box which is after the General property group and has a certain quantity takeoff icon.
  • QTO command settings have also a separate icon.

Default Styles

This setting is used for securing the default QTO criteria and styles allotted to QTO components.

  • QTO Criteria
  • It defines the QTO criteria while creating a QTO report. Users need to click in the Value column at first, then click on the options icon to select criteria in the QTO Criteria dialog box.

  • Material Shape Style
  • It defines the default style used for a material section while displaying in a section view, just go to the Value column then click on the options icon to select a style in the Material Shape Style dialog box.

Default Name Format

These settings are used to define the default name format for new QTO material lists and materials, go to the Value column and click on the options icon to make changes in the Name Template dialog box. Table Creation: This property group can only visible after accessing the settings from the AddMaterialolumeTable and AddTotalVolumeTable commands and it is used to establish the defaults while adding a volume table.

Table Creation

This property group can only visible after accessing the settings from the AddMaterialolumeTable and AddTotalVolumeTable commands and it is used to establish the defaults while adding a volume table.

  • Table Style
  • It defines the style for every table, click the Value column and click on the icons menu to select a style in the Table Style dialog box.

  • Split Table
  • It defines if any table is divided into two or more sections after a selected maximum number of rows have done.

  • Maximum Number of Rows
  • It helps to define the highest number of rows to comprise every section and when the number of data rows increases the selected maximum, the table is divided into sections and is showed either left to right or vertically.

  • Maximum Tables per stack
  • It defines the highest number of sections to comprise every stack.

  • Table Spacing
  • It defines the space between tables.

  • Tile Direction
  • It defines the direction towards which the table tiles.

Allotting Pay item to Area Options

These settings are used to establish the display defaults while allotting a pay item to an area in the drawing.

  • AutoCAD Current Layer and Color
  • It defines where the current layer and color can be used; select True for using the Current layer and color.

  • Layer for Hatch
  • It defines the layer for creation, click in the Value column and click on the options icon for selecting a layer in the Layer Selection dialog box.

  • Color for Hatch
  • It defines the color for creation; click in the Value column and click on the options icon choose a color in the Select Color dialog box.

    Define Materials Options

    These settings can establish the default settings when uses create a new quantity takeoff report.

  • Curve Correction
  • It defines whether the curve correction is used when the Curve Correction Tolerance value is increased and it is needed to correct volume calculations within a curved section of an alignment or on both sides of a horizontal intersection point.

  • Curve Correction tolerance
  • It defines the value of curve tolerance and when the sample lines lie within the tolerance then curve correction is not used, then enter an angle in degrees in the Value column and select an angle in the drawing area.

  • Volume Computation method
  • It defines the method which is used for measuring volumes.

  • Vertical Close between surfaces Automatically
  • This only visible when the setting is done in True and specifies open areas between surfaces which are automatically closed with a vertical closure but when it is done in False, the open areas are not automatically closed.

Quantity Report Options

These settings are used to establish the default settings while creating a new QTO report and the Display XML Report option shows if the XML reports are shown automatically while generating a QTO report.

Compute Takeoff Options

These settings are used to establish the defaults for the Compute QTO dialog box.

  • Report type
  • Tells whether the default report type will be Summary or Detailed.

  • Report Extents
  • Tells if the default extent of the entities reported is set to Drawing, Sheet or Selection Set.

  • Report Selected Pay Item Only
  • Defines if the option is set in True or False in Compute QTO dialog box.

  • Limit to Alignment Station
  • Defines this check box in the Compute QTO dialog box defaults to True/False.

  • Default Report Style
  • Tells about default used fond in the report table

  • Computation type
  • defines about the default computation type whether it is 2D or 3D and the setting can be applied on both lengths and areas, it also calculates 3D areas for corridors.

  • Pipe length type
  • Defines about the pipe length type in QTO process is measured To Inside Edges or Center To Center.

  • Include formulas in reports
  • Defines about pay item formulas which are added in the report

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