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1 Classic Products Best Practices - OST QB DPC Featured

On Center Software wants you to get the most out of your software purchase and we receive many questions from users who are trying to setup their software for the first time or change their settings to take best advantage of the software. Well, we have compiled…

2 Sharing a Database Using SQL Server with Classic Products - OST QB DPC Featured

Notes On Center Software, Inc. provides this information as a resource for our customers but the processes detailed in this article require some advanced computer/networking skills for which On Center Software, Inc. does not provide technical assistance including…

3 Suggesting a Feature, Improvement, or Change to a Product Featured

If you have suggestions or comments on how we can improve the product, we would love to hear from you. Just click the button below... Submit Feature Request or type "http://www.oncenter.com/feature-request" in your Internet browser. This opens the feature…

4 Can I Use "Cloud" Storage with Classic Products? - OST QB DPC

Question Can I store my images, databases, or backups in Dropbox, Onedrive, GoogleDrive, etc.? Answer On Center Software offers a cloud-based solution, please take a look at our revolutionary Oasis Platform. With Oasis Takeoff and Oasis FieldCenter, your…

5 Checking Which Version a License Supports (check before installing any upgrades!) - OST DPC QB

Before installing an upgrade to your software, it is important to verify you have activated a valid license for the new version before upgrading. Each Activation code supports a specific version of the software and some earlier versions. Warning Always check…

6 Classic Product Windows Version Compatibility - OST QB DPC

Microsoft® Operating System Compatibility Over the years, both On Center Software and Microsoft have developed and released new versions of their software. The grid below indicates which versions of On Center Software's products are compatible with various…

7 Classic Products End of Life (Sunset Plan) - OST QB DPC

On Center Software is committed to providing award-winning products and services. To that end, we must occasionally take an inventory of our product versions to determine those that need to be retired (or ‘sunset’). On Center remains focused on current…

8 Combining (Merging) Bids - OST QB DPC

The process of combining bids gives you the option to have estimators work on specific sections of a project at the same time. Once the sections are complete, you can combine the separate bids into a single Bid for submittal. (Also known as "merging" Bids.)…

9 Configuring Your Firewall (Classic Products released after 1/1/2018) - OST QB DPC

Every On Center Software Classic product requires communication via the Internet to activate licenses. Clients must configure their networks appropriately or activation will fail. Communication is initiated from the client software (OST, QB, ELM, etc.) to…

10 Configuring Your Firewall (Classic Products released prior to 12/31/2017) - OST QB DPC

Every On Center Software Classic product requires communication via the Internet to activate licenses. Clients must configure their networks appropriately or activation will fail. Communication is initiated from the client software (OST, QB, ELM, etc.) to…

11 Digital Takeoff Table Setup - OST DPC

Setting Up the Digital Takeoff Table™ is fairly straightforward. The following items are required for installation: The Digital Takeoff Table or Digital Takeoff Table 2 The Integration file - you can download it here Your computer's video card driver must…

12 Do On Center's Products Run on Windows 10? - OST QB DPC OASIS OTK

Question Does On Center support running its products on Windows 10? Discussion Yes. Oasis Takeoff Oasis Takeoff is Windows 10 ready. Oasis Takeoff System Requirements Classic Products On-Screen Takeoff/Digital Production Control v.3.93 and newer and Quick…

13 Extending the "Heartbeat" when using License Manager - ELM OST DPC QB

Generally speaking, On Center Software does not provide technical support for using OCS License Manger over a WAN/VPN connection. However, some clients' have provided feedback on methods to make this authorization process more successful. There are two ways,…

14 Hardware Recommendations - OST QB DPC OASIS OTK

Issue You're in the market for a new computer, monitor, mouse, printer, router, or some other hardware (including Tablet PCs) and want On Center to recommend a specific make or model or tell you whether a particular piece of hardware will work with our software.…

15 How to Change the "Registered To" Name in the Software - OST

The steps below explain how to change the Name or Company that shows when you click Help > About On-Screen Takeoff? without having to uninstall and then reinstall the program. Warning The following steps require you to modify the Windows registry. Modifications…

16 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…

17 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.…

18 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,…

19 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…

20 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…

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