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

Anonymous
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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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lvt91555 wrote:
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
I would like to help you.
What is it that you want to include in your wall schedule ?

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David Bearss
Booster
Rick wrote:
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
Rick your link above displays a file not found. Is it available at a new location? Am curious to get a better handle on quantity takeoff..
regards,
David Bearss
Archicad 18/Windows 11
Alienware 17 R5
i7 2.4 GHz / 16 GB ram
Rick Thompson
Expert
Sorry about the... I was server cleaning and thought it was so old no one was interested, but evidently not:) I put it back, so it should work now.

May the Force be with you
Rick Thompson
Mac Sonoma AC 26
http://www.thompsonplans.com
Mac M2 studio w/ display
As of today, there are still problems with the quantities the interactive schedules generate. If you model your footings and foundation walls as walls, and schedule the volumes, they will not be the true volume you can verify by hand, and they will not match the volume you will get if you convert them to morphs and schedule those morph volumes.

The morph volumes will be the more accurate quantity. This is not a mistake in the calculations the program makes, it is because of how the program understands the wall intersects/clean up.

Does it consider the total length of the wall measured on the outside or to the reference line? Does is alternate the lap of the walls at corners or does it miter them. Things like that.

Per my tests, if you really want to know the true volume, select the footings and foundation walls and copy them off to the side. Then convert them to morphs and schedule the morphs, not the walls.

This is especially true when the corners are not 90 deg. As in the case of a bump out with 45 deg walls for something. The way the walls clean up can be seen when you select them.

You will also find the there is a discrepancy between what the lable says the length is, the dimension on the plan, and the length showing in the schedule.

It all boils down to the fact that you must be very careful about verifying the quantities in the interactive schedules. Some of this can be controlled by how you model, what you model something as, and the specific perameters of the schedule.

I am not sure it is actually possible to generate an accurate schedule for things that should be very reliable.

I posted some stuff recently about here: http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=51852

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David Bearss
Booster
Thanks Rick!

Steve I fiddled with this a bit too and will post in your other thread.
David Bearss
Archicad 18/Windows 11
Alienware 17 R5
i7 2.4 GHz / 16 GB ram
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