Item Costing Database

Discussion in 'AutoSketch' started by [email protected], Mar 30, 2005.

  1. Good morning.

    I need some pre-sales info (AutoDesk had me contact a local reseller for
    this info. They could not provide an answer either....strange...)

    Anyway, from the Getting Started Manual, I have learnt that AutoSketch 9.0
    has the ability to report on item cost after you completed an office layout
    diagram. E.g. cost per chair, desk PC etc.

    My questions is, can I define my own cost per item or am I stuck with cost
    that is included for pre-defined vendors ?
    Can I generate some output that will show my total furniture cost ?
    Can I export this data into something like Excel ?

    On a more general note, I am planning to use the software for is creating
    office and warehouse layouts.

    Office layouts are fairly standard. I have standard size cubicles for
    general staff and then layouts by supervisor, manager, director etc.Can I
    define these once, and then just add them in as I design new layouts ?

    Also, can I create my own custom objects? As an example, I may need to
    create standard racking and shelving units, freight handling platforms etc.
    Now, when I create a new warehouse layout, I would want to add and position
    these standard objects in my drawing. Can this be done ?

    Thank you for you help

    Andre
     
    [email protected], Mar 30, 2005
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  2. Andre@Work

    Allan Hickey Guest

    Andre,
    You will discover the amazing power of this program if you persevere.
    The answers to all your questions is Yes
    Allan
     
    Allan Hickey, Mar 31, 2005
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  3. Andre@Work

    Gadget Guest

    I don't use the database fields, but I know they are there and a little bit, so...
    Yes - but you may have to over-write the existing symbols or create your own library. If you add a database field first, you can then assign that field (and a value) to the symbol when it's generated.
    (Explode a symbol, then add it as a symbol again)
    (remeber to save it in a file, otherwise it's just a symbol in your current drawing.)
    Yes. You use a 'report' from the database menu... It will list all the entities in a drawing, filtered however you want (although I'm not sure about totals)
    Yes. you can export to a CSV file that Excel can import.
    Yes. you can group symbols together (or select multiple symbols) and add them as a new symbol - so a table with six chairs round it could be one entity or/and seven.
    Yes. Content Librarian: Symbols - button at the bottom right.
    Yes. Each symbol has an insertion point that may be set to anywhere in relation to the actual symbol. This acts the same as a centre point on a selection of objects.


    Hope this helps
    Gadget
     
    Gadget, Mar 31, 2005
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  4. Gadget,
    Thanks for your input, that was more then i could have hoped
    for!

    Regards

    Andre
    own library. If you add a database field first, you can then assign that
    field (and a value) to the symbol when it's generated.
    entities in a drawing, filtered however you want (although I'm not sure
    about totals)
    them as a new symbol - so a table with six chairs round it could be one
    entity or/and seven.
    relation to the actual symbol. This acts the same as a centre point on a
    selection of objects.
     
    [email protected], Mar 31, 2005
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