Quantity Window in Lower Right Corner

  • Quantity Window in Lower Right Corner

    Posted by Matt Hackman on October 5, 2022 at 8:23 am

    I have someone looking to get the running quantity window that appears in the lower right corner of the screen when doing takeoff.

    I do not use this and cannot find where to get this to appear. Does anyone know how to get this to pop up? Or what that little window is called?

    David Cutler replied 2 months ago 4 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Vince

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    October 5, 2022 at 2:28 pm
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    Hi @Matt – I wasn’t aware of a pop-up window so would be interested to see an example of what you mean. I thought the only way to see the running totals on the actual drawing would to be to use a Legend.

  • David Cutler

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    October 6, 2022 at 7:33 am
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    Good morning @matt-hackman and @Vince

    I’m not sure what it’s called, and can’t see how to turn it on/off, but I have it on my display so here’s a screenshot for you Vince. 😎

    Perhaps it will get someone else to educate us on the technical term and how to access it. I’m hesitant to close it now since I don’t know how to get it back…

    One thing I do find annoying about this “preview box” is that the measurement tools seem to get “blocked” by the box – if you are trying to measure a curb line for example if the line extends off the screen the screen will scroll as you move to the side, but not if it runs through the “preview box”.

  • Vince

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    October 6, 2022 at 7:42 am
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    Hi @Matt and @David Cutler

    I’ have seen this before! If you click on a measurement tool a ruler should appear in the bottom right corner of the screen – click on that and it will open up the pop-up screen.

    • David Cutler

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      October 6, 2022 at 7:58 am
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      Amazing what we can find when we prompt each other @Vince and @matt-hackman !

      • Matt Hackman

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        October 6, 2022 at 11:44 am
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        Thank you both!

        I would have never thought to actually start a takeoff and look around at my options.

  • Troy DeGroot

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    October 6, 2022 at 10:02 am
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    Great post guys, Thank you. I’ve been off fighting the spam wizards, glad you all found some answers.

  • David Cutler

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    October 6, 2022 at 12:24 pm
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    I still don’t know the official name for this screen, but it can be handy. One spot I’ve used it is to establish offsets from a curb line for a pavement patch. If I know I need to be 2 feet off the curb I can start at the curb and extend out into the roadway looking at the segment length until I reach 2 feet then set my next point. This saves me having to establish the offset distance with another tool.