Hi, The company I have started working for is looking for a more efficient way to do framing take-offs. At my previous employer, we were using software called Vertex BD which was reasonably good in this aspect. I have found that ArchiCAD can get most of the information we need to spit out the numbers that our lumber supplier would use to do a manual take off, such as; windows, doors, linear footage & wall height but the big one I can't find is a corner count or any other count of wall connections to get number for the extra studs needed in those locations.
Short of placing a dedicated object for those does anyone have any ideas?
Erwin, I agree that it takes as much time to place the object as it does just to count it but we have a handoff between the drafting team and purchasing team so it would be nice if no one had to count anything and the numbers where there.
I have also worked in places where they just had a base cost package that every project gets such as standard equipment rentals, utility tie-in fees and similar costs.