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how do i create material take-offs in arch v13?

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this is very frustrating. i cannot find how to get into the component database. can anyone give a brief step by step of how to create a new component and then apply it to a wall? thanks
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Laszlo Nagy
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This book may help you:

http://www.boutique-fc-cadlink.com/fccllfr001-p-29.html
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KeesW
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I have that book and it is very complicated. If creating quantities is your life's work it certainly does the job. If you are an architect with limited time for such tasks, I recommend that you check out Cigrapgh's Archiquant.

Archicad 14 is supposed to have direct links to Excel. I wonder if it makes material-takeoffs easier?
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Karl Ottenstein
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KeesW wrote:
Archicad 14 is supposed to have direct links to Excel. I wonder if it makes material-takeoffs easier?
No changes. AC 14 just has the ability to save in Excel format rather than just in CSV.

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Gops
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Try this. If I am not mistaken it was posted on this forum.

Part 1
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Gops
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Part 2.
AC 16-17, Win 7 4 Gig RAM
Karl Ottenstein
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Those PDF's are a very basic (and dated) intro to interactive schedules. They don't have anything to do with the question of components and material take-offs, all of which are handled by List Schemes and the Calculate database which was the original question here.
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Rick Thompson
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It's basically the way you did it in AC4.5, 6, 7 etc. We're still hoping though, it's bound to be restructured one day.

This manual can help... just know it is tedious and painful. You just have to dive in and once you figure it out it is pretty straight forward and repeatable. The steps are clearly laid out on this little manual, well... somewhat. Don't forget the manual under the help menu.

http://www.thompsonplans.com/files/TappingCalcMenu.pdf
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i learned using Rick's !!
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Rick Thompson
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I had nothing to do with it actually. My understanding is it was done for for dealers to help their clientd, but that could be completely wrong. It was written by Duane Valencia, another forum member. It is way beyond something I could do. I simply received a copy back in the late 90's and posted it to my web site so other struggling souls could access it. Many, many people have downloaded it so I am happy to provide it to the forum… and no one from GS has said I couldn't.. so
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