From within the Templates tab, you can create Areas for use in estimating and takeoff before you need them; you can then export or import them into jobs.


1. To create a new area, select the New Area button; to create a new sub-item area, select the lower portion of the button.


2 The Form properties window allows you to name your area and to set the color, fill type and location. 


3. When finished, click the OK button to continue; you have now created a new area for your use.





4. The Advanced Area option allows you to enter, set, and update more options. 


5. Select the Advanced button to open the Properties window.


Estimating - This section allows you to estimate, set formulas and equations for estimating, and define other area estimating rules for use later.

Item - This section allows you to set general information about the template area, including the name and the area type.

Other - Under this section, you can set some of the actions the area will handle.

Audit Trail - Properties related to when the folder was created and when it has been updated.

Created By - Who created the folder.

Time Stamp - Date and Time the Folder was updated.

Padlock - Allows you to lock and unlock the contents of that row. Clicking on the lock toggles the setting.

Light bulb - Indicates if the row is visible or not.

Yellow Bulb -  Row Visible.

Gray Bulb -  Row will be invisible.


6. When done, click the OK button to continue; you have now created a New Area for your use.