To begin a cost model from a project in the database, copy it to a new project.
Assign the project name for your conceptual estimate.
Use any time to rename an unlocked project.
Click to add a subdivision under any major division to begin adding data.
Click to edit the data in the highlighted subdivision.
Click to delete a subdivision.
Click to open the print menu.
||Building View/Site VIew|
Although site data is included, D4COST separates building cost data
from site cost data. Click to toggle between the building and site modes.
Click to show subdivisions below major divisions.
||Reset Window Size|
Click to reset window to its original size.
Click to edit the major divisions in a case study. You may also select what is and
what is not included as a building cost.
Click to view files that are attached to the project. On data that you enter,
you may attach any scanned image file, including photos, plans and documents.
Click to add any file to a project for easy reference.
The D4COST power button, and step one in custom cost modeling. Click this button
to change your base to your target date after applying cost escalators and local modifiers.
Once a project has been rebased, you may begin to apply quality factors, currency modifiers, etc.
All historical data in D4COST is locked when shipped and will always remain locked,
so that you can not alter the original data. When you model, you copy locked data to a new
project. The new project will be unlocked until such time that you want to choose to lock it to
prevent accidental overwriting of sensitive data. When you enter your
own historical data, you are advised to lock your case studies.
Click to exit.
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