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21 Improving the Performance of your On Center Software Products - OST DPC QB OASIS OTK

Question My application doesn't seem to be running as quickly as it used to. Do you have any suggestions? Answer Well, of course we do! The following are some tips that should improve performance of On Center Software products. Most of the information below…

22 Installation Instructions - OST QB DPC

Before installing any Classic product (On-Screen Takeoff, Quick Bid, and Digital Production Control), be sure your computer meets our System Requirements. System Requirements are minimums necessary to run the product and may not provide acceptable performance.…

23 INT - Apple (MAC) Information (Q&A) - OST QB DPC OASIS OTK

FOR TEAM MEMBER USE ONLY Below are some of the most often posed questions and/or concerns about On Center's support for Apple... NoteS For products released after March 2018 (OST 3.95+ and QB 4.97+ and the re-release of some previous version which are pending…

24 Invalid Printer Causes Slow Performance - OST QB DPC

Symptoms Generating Quick Bid Reports takes 30 seconds or more for a single report, or Clicking the Image Tab in On-Screen Takeoff takes 15 seconds or more to show the preview of a single Page. Discussion During initialization of the Image Tab and generation…

25 iSqFt Projects - OST

How do I use On-Screen Takeoff to access/download iSqFt projects? Set On-Screen Takeoff as your takeoff solution After you log into iSqFt's site, click on Administration > Manage My Profile Click Edit in the "My Profile" section Under Project Takeoff Preferences,…

26 Licensing Classic Products Released Before 12/01/2017 using an Activation Code - OST QB DPC

After you've installed On-Screen Takeoff, Ditigal Production Control, or Quick Bid, to use the full features of the program, such as the ability to perform takeoff, make changes to conditions or master items, or set percents, the product must be licensed…

27 Licensing Classic Products Released Before 12/31/2017 using a Network License - OST QB DPC

Using Enterprise License Manager (a Networked license...), also called using a Floating License or a Borrowed License, means your company is using a server utility, accessible from any computer within their network, to provide authorization rather than storing…

28 Locating Missing Bids, Plans, or Takeoff - OST QB DPC

Issue Sometimes things happen to our computers that we don't expect, and we loss data. The first thing we do is panic, then we start trying to figure out what happened and how to recover. On Center would like to help you avoid any undue stress and prepare…

29 Moving your data to a new Computer - OST QB DPC

How do I move my Data from one computer to another? Answer Moving your data from one computer to another involves moving your databases and images (if you use OST). By default, your application database(s) and image files are stored on your local drive (C)…

30 On Center Software Notifications & Enterprise Updates - OST DPC

The On Center Software Notification Utility is built into the product and keeps you apprised of software updates and other product news from On Center. This utility runs when the product is launched (in the background) and will pop-up a notification if there…

31 On-Screen Takeoff Tips & Tricks - OST DPC

Keyboard and Mouse Tips Pressing the <Spacebar> toggles between the Takeoff Tool and the Select Tool With takeoff selected, press the arrow keys on the keyboard to nudge or realign the takeoff that is selected Hold the <Ctrl> key down and click…

32 Organizing Your Projects & Bids - OST QB DPC

What is the best way for me to organize my bids and databases? Answer We're glad you asked! One of the most important things you can do to improve efficiency and keep bids organized is to use databases named for different Job Statuses (Pending, Sold, Lost,…

33 Returning an Activation Code (removing license, deactivating software) (pre-1/1/2018) - OST QB DPC

You can use the same license code on any number of machines, but the code can be activated on only one machine at any given time. To use a license on a different machine, it must first be returned (deactivate) from the current machine. For example, if you…

34 Safeguarding your Data - OST QB DPC

This article applies to Classic products (On-Screen Takeoff, Quick Bid, and Digital Production Control). If you are using Oasis Takeoff, you and On Center share responsibility for your data's security. OAS - How Does On Center Keep My Data Safe? See for details.…

35 Security Settings Required to use Classic Products - OST QB DPC

To use Classic Products (On-Screen Takeoff®, Quick Bid, and Digital Production Control™), there are several security settings required on the workstation. Installation On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid must be installed by a local Windows Administrator with…

36 Sorting by Alphanumeric Fields (such as Alternates and Change Orders numbers) - OST QB DPC

Issue When a sequence of entries is sorted by a field that is alpha-numeric in nature, for example, Project Name and Job No. (Alternate and Change Order numbers), the field is sorted according to Alphabetical rules, "1..." comes before "2...", numbers always…

37 Suggestions for Improving Computer Performance - OST QB DPC OASIS OTK

Symptom You feel your computer is running slower than it used to (not just On Center's programs, but everything). You know what? You are probably correct! *If it is just Oasis Takeoff, On-Screen Takeoff, DPC, or Quick Bid that are running slower than expected,…

38 Supported / Compatible Image File Types - OST

On-Screen Takeoff currently supports the following file formats (in order of recommended use): Image File Type Additional Information tiff or TIFF (recommended) Tagged Image File Format - (recommended file format) – plain old image file. Non Group-4 TIFFs…

39 Switching Betwen Full-Screen and Normal Crosshairs when Drawing Takeoff - OST DPC

Crosshairs indicate the cursor position on the Image Window while performing takeoff. The option to switch between the two crosshair modes is under Tools > Options. Check or uncheck "Use full-window crosshairs for mouse takeoff". Using Full Crosshairs…

40 Typical Groups & Electrical Bid Manager (EBM) - OST DPC

Can I use Typical Groups in On-Screen Takeoff when I use Vision InfoSoft's Electrical Bid Manager™ (EBM) to estimate? At this time, EBM does not support the use of Typical Groups. You will need to copy and paste repeating takeoff to different areas/pages.…

 

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