By creating Stages, you can group and organise your measurements in your worksheet. You can also "link" or re-use the same stage on multiple plans, which means you'll get one project total for your takeoffs across all plans.
When adding a stage to a plan you have two options:
- Add a new stage
- Use an existing stage
If you click "Add stage", this will add a new stage to your project/worksheet which can be used on multiple plans. If you already have a stage on your project and you want to re-use it on a new plan, click "Link from the Worksheet". This will allow you to keep counting the same measurements that were already completed on other plans.
- Name - e.g.: "Electrical", "Plumbing", "Security". This can also be used for the subset of work, e.g.: "Lighting", "Underground", "Switchboard".
- Description - Short description of stage.
- Multiply Quantities - This allows you to multiply the quantities of your measurements in this stage by a predefined number. It's specially useful when doing unit takeoffs, where most of the floors are the same.
- Apply Template - This is used for applying a takeoff template, which is a predefined list of items with symbols you regularly use to measure. As well as copying the template from a stage already added to your project.
Link from worksheet
Once you have clicked this option you will be shown all of the stages already on your worksheet. Select the stages you wish to use on this plan and click "Add".
The stage names will appear on the left hand side. If there are any measurements on the linked stage, you can start measuring straight away by clicking the measurement name.