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On-Screen Takeoff (Release 2020.13.0) - 08-19-2020

Reference Number: AA-04166 Views: 1243 Created: 03/19/2020 02:18 pm Last Updated: 09/25/2020 11:44 am 0 Rating/ 2 Voters

On-Screen Takeoff

OST v. is a feature release to On-Screen Takeoff available to all licensed users under a current maintenance subscription. This release includes a great new set of features and numerous bug fixes and changes.

Microsoft has ended "Mainstream Support" for Windows 8.1, therefore On Center no longer tests new versions on that platform. Please see related articles for updated System Requirements and our Sunsetting/End-of-Life policy.
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  • Moved the MyOnCenter Tab to the first position and default to opening it for licensed users. (see OST 3.98 - MyOnCenter Tab)
    • This Tab provides access to the Customer Portal, Training and Support options, and an array of resources intended to help the new and experienced user get the most out of their software.
    • On Windows 8.1 (32-bit), the MyOnCenter Tab throws an error, this is a known issue and deemed acceptable as this version of Windows is no longer supported. 
  • Bid exports (OSP and OST files) now include the "Mark Takeoff Complete" indicator as appropriate (works if you send to another OST 3.98 user only).


    Reported by Customers:
    • [ON-848] - Support Case 388558 - Sheet names are changed sometimes when exporting and importing bid packages
    • [ON-875] - Support Case 391599 - the program does not convert all PDF images in Cover Sheet to TIFF
    • [ON-877] - Support Case 389112 - duplicating a Condition, while the Condition Window is sorted by Condition Name and the Condition Number column is turned off, creates the duplicate Condition in the wrong order
    • [ON-999] - Support Case 386386 - Linear takeoff objects set to connect to other linears are affecting takeoff objects on hidden layers
    • [ON-1580] - Support Case 394941 - when exporting the the Takeoff Tab to CSV, if the Tab is Grouped by Zone, Bid Areas are not shown correctly in the CSV file
    • [ON-1581] - Support Case 394836 - some large font sizes (for Display Dimension) causes a "Takeoff outside of boundaries" error
    • [ON-2106] - Support Case 402657 - In OST 3.97, when tabbing through fields in the Condition Properties (Count) dialog box, the Shape field is skipped
    Identified During Routine Testing:
    • [ON-1858] - The "Mark Takeoff Complete" option affects child bids when set on the Base Bid
    • [ON-1991] - Minimizing the "2nd View Window" modal window closes it on Windows 10 Pro (fix is to disable the minimize button)
    • [ON-2278] - Clicking "Reset All Settings", while on the Image tab, then navigating to the Bids Tab and back to the Image Tab causes general exception error (crash)
    • [ON-2281] - Clicking "Reset All Settings" and closing program deselects all databases in the Open Database dialog box

    Known Issues

    • Bug 3070 - Typical Groups cause performance degradation as more markers are placed in a project

    Digital Production Control

    No changes to DPC

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