Tutorial 1_OST FALL 2010

Tutorial 1_OST FALL 2010 - BCN5618 OST Tutorial #1 OST...

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BCN5618 – OST Tutorial #1 OST® Tutorial (Copyright of On-Center Software, Inc.) Introduction On-Screen® Takeoff is produced by On Center Software as a means of computerized quantity takeoff. It functions similarly to a digitizer, but the measurements are taken off from the computer screen using a mouse. Tutorial Objectives λ Get familiar with the interface, function and operation of OST via a demo exercise λ Prepare the students for the quantity takeoff assignment using OST. Load Drawings Right click on desktop and select “New” then “File” Name the File “Your Last Name _ OST Drawings” Open up your internet browser and go to the class website and then in the assignment tab. http://web.dcp.ufl.edu/chini/courses/bcn5618/assignments.html In the assignment section you will find a link to “Medical Clinic Foundation Plan”. Click on this link and you will see a simple foundation plan. Right click on the plan and save in the folder you just created on your desktop. Close your internet browser. Open Program Start→All Programs→On Center Software→On-Screen Takeoff 3 The Interface On-Screen Takeoff (OST) stores each project in a database. When you start OST, the screen below appears: Page 1 of 11
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BCN5618 – OST Tutorial #1 Toolbars On-Screen Takeoff provides various toolbars for easy access to program actions. Most of the actions on the toolbars are also options available in the program menus. Go to View > Toolbars, and place a check next to the toolbars you wish to view on your screen. However your cursor over a Toolbar icon, and a tool tip revealing a brief description will appear. Creating Databases There are two types of databases: Microsoft® Access and SQL Server™. We are using Access here. Access Database 1. From the File menu, click New > Database or click the New icon dropdown and click Database or right-click anywhere in the Bid window and select New > Database. 2. Select database type: MS Access, and click OK. Page 2 of 11
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BCN5618 – OST Tutorial #1 3. In the Database Properties dialog box you will give the database a file name, indicate if login is required, select a measure mode, and set up the auto backup and compress schedules. In the Database Properties window, press the browse icon . Now Browse to C:\OCS Documents\OST\. Now type the file name: BCN5618 - Database . Press OK button (Note: This step will only need to be performed once, after creating the database OST remembers the location of the database and all of your personal settings) Once you hit OK button. This will automatically launch the Bid Wizard . For this exercise hit cancel. In the next step we will open up Bid Wizard without creating a new database. Creating an Estimate / Bid
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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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Tutorial 1_OST FALL 2010 - BCN5618 OST Tutorial #1 OST...

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