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1 ALL - Suggesting a Feature, Improvement, or Change 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…

2 CLS - Best Practices 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…

3 ALL - Hardware Recommendations

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.…

4 ALL - Suggestions for Improving Computer Performance

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

5 ALL - Using a Tablet PC with On Center's Products

Questions Can On Center recommend a Tablet PC for me to buy to use with your programs? (answered below) Does On Center recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro? (also answered below) What about Apple products? (see ALL - Using Apple hardware (a MAC) with On Center's…

6 ALL - Using Apple hardware (a MAC) with On Center's Products

Question Does On Center Software permit/support running its products on Apple products such as MACs, iPads, and iPhones? Answer Yes, but that "yes" is qualified. The level to which On Center supports our products on MACs varies with the product and version…

7 ALL - Using Citrix or Remote Desktop with On Center's Products

Question Can I run On Center Software Products in a Citrix or Remote Desktop Services environment? Answers Oasis Takeoff - No. The program is designed to run on a desktop operating system and is installed in each user's App folder. This does not work well…

8 ALL - Using Multiple Monitors to Increase Efficiency

Using more than one monitor really helps you get even more out of On Center's products. The more electronic 'real estate' available, the better. On Center Software does not assist with setting up, configuring, or troubleshooting multiple monitor environments…

9 ALL - Using Touch-enabled Screens with On Center's Products

Issue With the release of new touch-friendly operating systems, such as Windows 8-10, more and more people are hopping on the "touch" bandwagon. You may be wondering if On Center Software products work with Touch-enabled devices. Discussion Well...this is…

10 ALL - What is Dual-Booting?

Description Dual-booting describes the loading of multiple operating systems (Windows, AppleOSX, Other) onto different partitions of a computer's hard-drive. A partition is like a wedge of pie - each operating system is installed in its own piece of the hard…

11 ALL - Windows 10

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 Quick Bid v.4.95…

12 CLS - Can I Use "Cloud" Storage?

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…

13 CLS - Checking Which Version a License Supports (check before installing any upgrades!)

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…

14 CLS - Configuring Your Firewall (Classic Products released after 3/1/2018)

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…

15 CLS - Configuring Your Firewall (Classic Products released prior to 12/31/2017)

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…

16 CLS - Extending the "Heartbeat" when using License Manager

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,…

17 CLS - Improving the Performance of your On Center Software Products

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…

18 CLS - Installation Instructions

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.…

19 CLS - Licensing Classic Products Released Before 12/01/2017 using an Activation Code

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 CLS - Licensing Classic Products Released Before 12/31/2017 using a Network License

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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