Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Vectorworks Building Takeoff sheets

I am so pleased to report, that Jon Pickup of Archoncad, is running a webinar on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM GMTlooking at the use of Vectorworks to produce sheets or spreadsheets for export. There are actually several time slots to suite attendees from all over the world. Take a peak at his new site for further info.

I know they are not easy to do, but following Jon's advice, I am sure it will prove very simple.

The official name for spreadsheets are Cobie files, but apart from the formatting they are essentially spreadsheets.

The problem is not their  creation, but getting the right information onto the sheet, and getting it onto the sheet is so often down to the way we name and link the information to the sheet, naming correctly is so important.

So many people are ready to ignore spreadsheet exports, because they argue the IFC file has it all, but contractors and site managers are not going to let them go, and if we want to see purchase orders and other site information correctly then the use of well made spreadsheets is still very important.

I use Google spreadsheet, so it will be interesting to see how they import

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