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OST 3.94 - Welcome to On-Screen Takeoff 3.94

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This User Guide provides you, the end user, with a detailed reference for On-Screen Takeoff. We've made every effort to include as much detail as possible. These tools are intended to complement, not replace, software Training provided by On Center Software.

View the Release Notes for On-Screen Takeoff.

Check out the On-Screen Takeoff Frequently Asked Questions.

To make full use of this program’s capabilities and find answers to basic questions, please:

  • Read this Users' Guide
    • To familiarize yourself with the basic features of On-Screen Takeoff, spend about 30-60 minutes (depending on the level of detail desired) reviewing this User Guide. The steps in each chapter should assist you with completing your first estimating project.
    • Many articles include "Related Articles" listed at the bottom of the page.
  • Review the Online Training Videos
    • On Center provides access to online training videos for On-Screen Takeoff. These videos are a quick resource for On-Screen Takeoff application questions.
    • Many articles include an embedded video that helps explain a function. Usually, these will be at the top of an article and can be viewed from within the article itself.
  • Schedule Training
    • For advanced information on particular features or elements of use, please contact On Center Software's Training Department to schedule one-on-one phone-based training, group training at your site or ours, or take advantage of the many free Webinars. Our Training Department is staffed with industry professionals who know how to get the most out of On-Screen Takeoff. There may be additional costs associated with Training. Contact your Account Manager for details.

Typographic Conventions

  • Terms of importance, titles to dialog boxes, button names, Tabs, and Main Menu items are bolded for easy recognition when skimming through pages.
  • When instructed to select Menu choices in the application, each selection (click) is separated by the greater than (>) symbol and Italicized. For example, if instructed to select the Open command in the File menu, it appears as File > Open.
  • Many topics contain links to other articles or hyperlinks to other Web sites, including Frequently Asked Questions. Anything formatted as blue underlined text is a link to additional information. Most links to external sites and articles not in the User Guide open in a New Window - be sure to disable any pop-up blockers if the User Guide is not working correctly and verify your Internet connection is active.
  • Words or phrases referencing a common principle or important concept are Italicized for emphasis.
  • When you are instructed to press a key on your keyboard, the name of the key will be bracketed, like this: <Shift> (means to press the Shift key on your keyboard) or <Enter> (means to press the Enter key on your keyboard)

Related Articles

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Previous and Next Article Links

At the bottom of each User Guide article are links to the next logical article (and the previous one) - this allows you to 'page' through the user guide, moving from one article to the next. These links open in the current window.

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