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Scaffold Designer enables you to generate a Bill of Materials for each drawing you create. The Bill of Materials calculates and displays a list of materials required to build a scaffold as drawn. This includes the quantity of parts, total weight/volume and netting area, which will appear in the drawing’s selected unit of measure. 

You can edit the Bill of Materials for a drawing to add parts, modify quantities, change the description of a part, etc.  Once complete, you can print and copy the Bill of Materials, or export it to Quantify to create an estimate.  Refer to Integrating with Quantify for more information about exporting the Bill of Materials.

Note: Changes made to the Bill of Materials (such as modifying quantities) will not change the parts Scaffold Designer uses in the associated drawing.

You can also copy and paste the contents of the Bill of Materials into a Drawing Page.

WARNING: Once you paste the Bill of Materials image into the drawing, Scaffold Designer will not change the materials in the image as you make changes to the drawing itself.  To include these changes, delete the Bill of Materials image and generate a new Bill of Materials image, then paste it onto the drawing. For these procedures, refer to Copying the Bill of Materials to a Drawing.

Finally, Scaffold Designer can provide accurate measure or count of various scaffold metrics. You can use these to calculate length, height, surface area or volume of various scaffold components, such as decks, bays, netting or leg length.

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Creating a Bill of Materials

When you are ready, Scaffold Designer makes it simple and easy to generate a Bill of Materials for any drawing.

To create a Bill of Materials:

1. Click the Scaffold tab and then click Bill of Materials

Scaffold Designer builds the Bill of Materials. Then the Bill of Materials dialog appears.

Note: Changes made to the Bill of Materials (such as modifying quantities) will not change the parts Scaffold Designer uses in the associated drawing.

You can edit the Bill of Materials for a drawing to add parts, modify quantities, change the description of a part, etc.  Once complete, you can print or copy the Bill of Materials, or you can export it to Quantify to create an estimate.  Refer to Integrating with Quantify for more information about exporting the Bill of Materials.

Copying the Bill of Materials to a Drawing

You can add a copy of the Bill of Materials to any page of a drawing. 

To add the Bill of Materials to a drawing:

1. Click the Scaffold tab and then click Bill of Materials

The Bill of Materials dialog appears.


2. To make changes, click in the appropriate text box and enter new information.  You can change the following items:

Part No.

Description

Modify

3. Click Copy to Clipboard when you are done making changes. 

4. Click Close BOM.

The Drawing Page returns.

5. Right-click the Drawing Page and select Paste from the menu that appears. 

Scaffold Designer pastes an image of the Bill of Materials onto the page.


You can resize the image and move it anywhere on the page.

WARNING: Once you paste the Bill of Materials image into the drawing, Scaffold Designer will not change the materials in the image as you make changes to the drawing itself.  To include these changes, delete the Bill of Materials image and use the procedures above to copy the updated Bill of Materials to the drawing.

Exporting the Bill of Materials

Scaffold Designer enables you to export the Bill of Materials in the following formats:

  • Excel
  • PDF
  • Text File
  • Image File

To export the Bill of Materials:

1. Click the Scaffold tab and then click Bill of Materials

The Bill of Materials dialog appears.

2. Click the Bill of Materials tab, then click Print Preview.

The Print Preview dialog appears.

3. Click the Export To menu and select the desired format.

Exporting the Bill of Materials to a Quantify File

Scaffold Designer enables you to export your Bill of Materials in a format that Quantify users can share.

To export a Bill of Materials to a Quantify file:

1. Click the Scaffold tab and then click Bill of Materials

The Bill of Materials dialog appears.

2. Click the Bill of Materials tab, then click the Quantify menu and select Save As Quantify File.

The Quantify Import File dialog appears.

3. Navigate to the folder into which you want to save the file, then click Save.

Scaffold Designer saves the file into the selected folder.





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