New Takeoff File

This lesson reviews creating a new .p3d file and setting up the job properties.

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Steps

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1

Navigate to the P3 Menu, choose New Takeoff.
Type a title for the Precision Plan Pro project, then press enter.
This creates a new .p3d file.
The buttons on the ribbon toolpack are no longer gray, and have been turned on.

 

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2

“Properties…”, found under the P3 File Menu
is where project data will be updated for takeoff jobs.
The “customer” tab is used to edit the company information displayed when a takeoff is printed or saved as a pdf.
The “project data” tab holds important project information. This information is shown at the bottom of all P3 reports by default.

 

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3

Inputting project information is not mandatory.
By default, job data is shown at the bottom of all reports, and in the title block when a takeoff is printed or saved as a .pdf file.
We find that this information really comes in handy for on-site check ups.


 

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Tips

  • Ctrl+N on your keyboard will automatically create a new .p3d file
  • Ctrl+Shift+D will bring up the Project data dialog box
  • Applying templates to your takeoff sections will start building the ‘materials needed’ reports.
  • If your toolpack is greyed out and the buttons are not working, you need to create or open a .p3d takeoff file.

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