# 1 - Comprehensive Estimating Tutorial: Timberline Software...

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Comprehensive Estimating Tutorial: Timberline Software ______________________________________________________________________________________ Tutorial: Tutorial: Example 1 of Precision Estimating – Timberline Example 1 of Precision Estimating – Timberline Software Corporation Software Corporation In this tutorial, you will obtain an overview of the basic layout, features and usage of the Precision Estimating software package. Note, underlined text requests you to do something . Attention: The contents of the figures are not used in this example and the figures are used for description and reference only. 1. Open a database 1.1 Run the program of Precision Estimating and open the database to look in the file C:\Programs\Timber\Pe\Sample Ext Commercial GC\pei.dat”. (Or on the Database menu, click Open Database to look in the file “Pei.dat” in the folder “Sample Commercial GC”) 1.2 Set up a new phase On the Database menu, click Phases . The Phase window opens. Click the Add button and then complete the fields in the window. 1

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Comprehensive Estimating Tutorial: Timberline Software ______________________________________________________________________________________ Phase : Enter “3200.00” for the phase. Description :Enter “Reinforcing Steel” for the phase description When you finish setting up the phase, click OK to save it and then close the phase window. 1.3 Sep up a new item On the Database menu, click Items. The Item window opens. Click the Add button and then complete the fields in the window. Phase/Item: In the first text box, enter the code of the phase (“3200.00”), which the item belongs to. In the second text box, enter a code (“10”) for the item. Description: Enter a description “Footing #4 Rebar” for the item. Takeoff unit: Enter “ton” or, select a description from the drop-down list for the unit of measure used to take off this item. Waste factor: The percentage (up to 2 digits) of the takeoff quantity added to the order quantity of an item for waste. You may enter 5% at this time. The waste factor is used to determine how the order quantity is calculated. When you apply waste, only the order quantity increases; the takeoff quantity remains the same. Formula: Click the formula field and then click “ Edit Formulas ”. Click the Add button and then complete the fields in the window. Formula
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## This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course BCN 6518 taught by Professor Chini during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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