IntelliBid User Tip: Phase Assembly Replace & Job Assembly Replace

You may have used an assembly several times in a phase or a job when you decide to modify that assembly to fit your requirements. Instead of searching though Takeoff and making the changes in each assembly, you can use the Phase Assembly Replace or Job Assembly Replace feature to correct the contents of the assembly. Since this feature does not backup the job before making the changes, we recommend you create a copy of your job (using the ‘Save As’ button in Job Register) in case you need to go back to the original.

Take off the corrected assembly, or modify an existing assembly in the Audit Trail to include the required changes. Highlight the completed assembly title and right-click the mouse button to display the popup menu. Click “Copy” and select “Copy the Title/Primary only” to enable the Assembly Replace feature which will copy the highlighted lines to the Clipboard. Click OK.  Then highlight the assembly title that you want to replace in the Audit Trail and click the right mouse button again to display the popup menu. Click “Phase Assembly Replace” to replace the assembly in this phase only, or “Job Assembly Replace” to substitute the assembly throughout the entire job. IntelliBid will go through the phase or the job (depending on your selection), locate each assembly with the selected title, and replace it with the assembly you copied.

Quantities of the original assembly title are maintained. By-product quantities are replaced based on the ratio in the original assembly to the title. You will lose any modifications made to material and labor units, factors and quantities.

Quantities of the original assembly title are maintained. By-product quantities are replaced based on the ratio in the original assembly to the title. You will lose any modifications made to material and labor units, factors and quantities

 

Note: In the example above, we originally had taken off a 20A-1G-DX RECEPTACLE COMM GRADE device with ½” EMT, a plastic plate and a 5/8″ Rise Plaster Ring. After most of the Takeoff has been accomplished, we find out that the devices should have been Taken off with 3/4 in EMT, Stainless Steel Plates and a 1/2″ Rise Plaster Ring. We then took off the correct Assembly with the corrected parts. Right-clicked and copied the TITLE for the NEW assembly to the clipboard. Highlighted the incorrect assembly TITLE, right clicked and performed a ‘Job Assembly Replace’.

WARNING: This feature will allow you to copy any line or lines into the clipboard and use that to replace the assembly.
For example, it is possible to replace an entire assembly with a Comment line, so be sure to copy only the lines you need.

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