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QB - Frequently Asked Questions

21 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…

22 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…

23 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…

24 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…

25 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)…

26 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,…

27 Quick Bid - eQuotes Improvements - QB

In November, 2016, On Center updated the eQuotes system to a new format. Based on client and supplier feedback, we've made some improvements/fixes to the new e-mails and web forms. e-Mail changes Added the contractor business name to the Supplier invitation…

28 Quick Bid - On Center Software Notifications & Enterprise Updates - QB

The On Center Software Notification Utility, built into our Classic products, 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…

29 Quick Bid Partner Database & Assemblies - QB

With our Partners' help, On Center Software is now able provide databases and Condition Assembly packs that contain hundreds manufacturers Material Items. Visit www.oncenter.com/partners for a comprehensive listing of our current Partners. The information…

30 Quick Bid Trade Databases - QB

On Center is proud to offer Quick Bid databases tailored to a variety of trades including Interior finishing, Fireproofing, Flooring, Landscaping, and many other trades. Contact your Account Manager at On Center Software to discuss your needs. The information…

31 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…

32 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.…

33 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…

34 SFIA Codes for Metal Framing - QB

SFIA, the Steel Framing Industry Association, is dedicated to expanding the market for cold-formed steel in construction through programs and initiatives that Promote the use of cold-formed steel framing as a sustainable and cost-effective solution, Advocate…

35 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…

36 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,…

37 Upgrading Classic Products - OST QB DPC

We know it is exciting when we announce upgrades to your beloved products, but before you install an upgrade for On-Screen Takeoff/Digital Production Control or Quick Bid, please take a moment to make sure you are ready: Check Classic System Requirements…

38 Upgrading to On Center's New Licensing System (post 1/1/2018) - OST QB DPC

On Center is moving to a new licensing system, designed to make our clients' lives a lot easier. As previously communicated, there are two options for your licenses at this time: Local – Multiple Seat: Each Product is issued a license code for however many…

39 Using a Tablet PC with On Center's Classic and Cloud Products - OST QB DPC OASIS OTK

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…

40 Using Apple hardware (a MAC) with On Center's Products - OST QB DPC OASIS OTK OFC

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…

 

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