IntelliBid’s database comes with over 100,000 material items covering most installation types but, what about an installation that requires an item that’s not in the database? That’s where Special Items come in.
When you need a specialty item for a job, you can add it as a Special Item to satisfy the job requirements without adding it to your permanent database. Special Items are taken off directly from the Special Items screen. In the latest version, IntelliBid includes Special Items as a Catalog in each Library so you can access them from any library during takeoff.
To demonstrate how you can take advantage of this feature:
Close the Special Items screen and return to Takeoff.
In the Library window at the bottom of the screen, scroll all the way to the right. The “Special Items” catalog is always the last catalog listed in the library. Click on “Special Items”.
The Special Items Catalog contains an entry for each Special Items Header. Click on Fixtures.
The Fixtures Header lists all the items that you added to Special Items. When you click one of the items, the Quantity dialog displays so you can enter quantities.
The Special Items catalog feature lets you add the Special Items and then treat them as any other item in Takeoff as you build your estimate. This feature also makes it possible to select Special Items when you are using the Take Off feature in Count Sheets.
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