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BOM anyone?
« on: October 24, 2005, 03:23:42 PM »
Has anyone created or used a rudimentary BOM routine for houses?
One that does the basics, CC, Steel, CMU, Studs, nails, drywall.
Exterior wall area interior wall area, Ceilings, floors, etc.?

From what I can see nether ADT or Revit do that. (without add ons.)
Then I see stand alone programs that do but maybe overkill for my use.

Reason I ask is that two contractors I work for have asked if I would do that
and what I would charge. I am not so sure that this would be worth my time & trouble.

Perhaps someone can recommend a BOM program they have used.
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Re: BOM anyone?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2005, 03:25:22 PM »
General useless statement for the day (#2) -- if the intel isn't in the models / drawings you can't get it out.
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Re: BOM anyone?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2005, 04:15:43 PM »
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if the intel isn't in the models / drawings you can't get it out.
How true!
But I was thinking along the lines of this, http://www.visionrez.com/about.htm
as the add on product but that requires ADT which would be an upgrade for me (ACAD2004 vanilla)
plus the $1695

Or this stand alone this one looked interesting. (no price listed)
http://www.roctek.com/SOFTakeoff.htm
Here is another
http://www.estimatingdesktop.com/content.php?level=1&lang=eng


But I was thinking of a database for walls, rooms foundations where you trace the wall and trace
the area to add it to a table while telling the routine what object type it was.
This is the only way if you do not have intelligent object in the drawing. If you used ADT then
you could do it automatically MOL but you would still need your database of materials & quantities
per object types. Obviously t could get very complicated.

My first thought would be to have a database of say Walls, perhaps 2x4 interior. The database would
be multiplied by the height & length of the wall or maybe a 8' tall wall as standard & use a factor
for 10' tall walls. The database would include studs, top * bottom plate, 16d nails, sheetrock,
basemolding. etc  Well you get the picture.

The user would pick This wall type and trace the wall to enter the quantity into the table.

It appears that is the way SOFTakeoff works. Using that program would not affect the way I work now.
Perhaps the price may stop me though.
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