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#1 Sam Allen

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 12:27 PM

Is there a way for the masonry takeoff to include thru the windows and doors in it's calculation?



#2 Yvon Gonthier

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 12:43 PM

Haven't touched Softlist in a long time but the formula has to take the wall area less the openings so if you delete the section that removes the openings, that should give you the gross area (which I think is what your looking for?)



#3 Keith Almond

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 01:03 PM

Doing manual takeoffs we always assumed that (generally) the window and door area's would cover the wastage.


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#4 Martin Livingston

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 01:24 PM

Hi,

You have the option of choosing the wall area with or without openings. When I calculate vinyl siding I use the "area" variable and for any masonry veneer I use "wall_area_no_open" variable. I then use a percentage factor for waste.


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Posted 08 July 2016 - 01:50 PM

Keep in mind that you can single out garage door areas if you want to exclude them (the large area can throw off estimates). Use the "garage_height" x "garage_width" variables in your wall formulas and subtract the product from the total wall area.



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Posted 09 July 2016 - 10:13 AM

Thanks everyone........I'm still behind the learning curve on this and it appears I just glaze over when reading this stuff.....






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