This week’s New Tip of the Week will focus on the newly released SureCount version 4 symbol recognition software. SureCount v4 represents the cutting edge in electronic blueprint readers. You will find many NEW features that were added and enhancements that were made in this latest upgrade version of SureCount. Over the course of this year our weekly tips on SureCount v4, IntelliBid v7 and JobTrac will help to inform and educate you on NEW features, enhancements and cool usability tips that are part of our commitment to you in providing the best estimating products available.

The first thing that you need to know about SureCount v4 is that it is now fully integrated with IntelliBid v7, which allows you to create an IntelliBid job concurrent with the creation of  the SureCount job. Upon launching SureCount v4 you will be asked to log in with a User ID and Password. The default User ID and Password is; admin – admin (lower case). You may check the ‘ Remember me ‘ box to eliminate the need to log in every time.

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As a security precaution to prevent unauthorized access to the application, you may want to assign User ID’s andPasswords to various people in your organization who will have access to SureCount v4. To do this you’ll need to access the SureCount Administration area.

If you are running Windows Vista or XP, from the system control bar on the bottom left corner of the screen click on:
Start -> All Programs -> SureCount folder -> SureCount Admin

If you are running Windows 7, from the system control bar on the bottom left corner of the screen click on:
Start -> All Programs -> SureCount folder -> SureCount Admin
Note: there is a Search window at the bottom of the Start menu. Type ‘ SureCount’ and locate the SureCount Admin at the top.

Once the SureCount Admin is activated a dialog box opens. It will automatically begin searching for SQL Servers. This could take 30 seconds or so to locate your SQL Server. At this point, once the SQL Server has been located, look to the left side of the dialog box; you will notice a column with buttons. ( see image below )

Locate and click the button named ‘ UTILITIES ‘. The top half of the dialog box will have Server Name, User Name and Password input boxes already populated and ready to go. Simply click on the ‘CONNECT’ button to activate the buttons in the lower half of the dialog box.

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Once the lower buttons have been activated follow these easy steps:

  1. Click on the button labeled ‘ User Maintenance ‘
  2. A dialog box opens allowing you to add User Names and Passwords.
  3. Of the five option buttons on the lower part of the dialog box, click the ‘ Add User ‘ button.
  4. An input dialog box appears allowing you to enter a User Name, User ID and Password and if the user will have access to ‘ All Jobs ‘ within SureCount. Enter the User ID and Password for the assigned user.
  5. Once the User information has been entered click the ‘ OK ‘ button.
  6. Repeat steps 3 & 4 for additional Users.
  7. Once you are finished, click the ‘ Exit ‘ button to exit out of the ‘ Users ‘ dialog box.
  8. While you are in the SureCount Admin Utility, take this opportunity to add your Company Name, Address and other company contact information by clicking on the ‘ Company Information ‘ button. This company information will appear on all printed reports within SureCount.
  9. Now that you are finished, simply click on the large RED ‘ X ‘ at the top right corner of the Admin Utility box.
  10. That’s it !
  11. In the future to add, edit or delete users, simply follow the easy steps above.

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