New Guest Blog Post

  • New Guest Blog Post

    Posted by Troy DeGroot on November 14, 2022 at 9:06 am

    Hey everyone, just in case you didn’t notice, I added “Blog” to the menu bar at the top of the website to make it easier to find.

    And today, we published guest post 1 of 2 from our very own @Vince “The 4 Evolutionary Stages of Measuring in Revu”. Vince poured some serious thought, time, and energy into the written and video content of this post. Please join me and give him a big thank you!

    Vince replied 3 weeks, 1 day ago 4 Members · 16 Replies
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  • David Cutler

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    November 14, 2022 at 11:55 am
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    Only half way through but I’ve already learned something new @Vince and @troy-degroot – I don’t think I’ve heard of the “ceiling” function in Revu for rounding…

    • Vince

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      There’s a floor to @David Cutler .

      • David Cutler

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        November 14, 2022 at 12:32 pm
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        Any walls or doors?🀣

        • Vince

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          Suggestion to Bluebeam for those? πŸ˜…

          • Troy DeGroot

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            November 14, 2022 at 1:07 pm
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            I get asked all the time if there’s a way to remove the door from the wall area. πŸ˜‚

            • Vince

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              Tell them to markup the door first and then draw the wall around it – that way they won’t have to remove the door at all. 😁

            • David Cutler

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              I’m sure using the #Revunitroskit @Doug McLean could remove the door from the wall area @Vince and @troy-degroot

              @lizlarsen could probably write some code to remove the door quantity too…

              How about window area?

              😎

            • Troy DeGroot

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              November 14, 2022 at 2:20 pm
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              I usually just chalk it up as waste. You could easily have a count for doors in a Space and remove them (Total Wall Area – (Standard Door Area * Count)). Windows would need to be a little more detailed as they are all over the place with sizes.

            • Vince

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              I think I’ve worked out a way not only to deduct the door but to also add the lintel, cavity closer, etc all at with the same markup!

            • Vince

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              Sorry – have just realised that you guys are probably thinking “lintel, cavity closer, etc – what is he talking about?!”. They are some of the joys of building in brickwork instead of timber frames.

            • David Cutler

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              This could be a new competition for MCR. “I can complete that takeoff with X tools.”

            • Vince

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              @David Cutler 🀣

            • Doug McLean

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              yeah, that’s doable. Most doors are 21 sqft, so that makes it pretty easy

              It would all depend on what you want though, how close of count do you need?
              If I’m taking off something like sequenced wall paneling around a window, I need the veneer that would have gone where the window is. Doesn’t matter that the customer isn’t getting it, they’re still paying for it. It may not show up the finished quantity of wall paneling, but we’d better account for it during ordering and layups.
              Same thing with a door skin, only I need to keep that and mark it as such so that it stays for the door and all blends in with the surrounding wall paneling.

              What I tell people though is to just leave it in, but then not to add anything for waste.

            • Vince

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              @Doug McLean I can understand why you would do that with what you are measuring. Unfortunately, when I measure brickwork to houses not only can the % of openings vary massively but there are a load of other features that I probably need to pick up too.

    • Doug McLean

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      Same formulas exist in Excel David.

      • David Cutler

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        Good to know @Doug McLean ! I never would have thought to look for them…