You can add a multiplier to a zone heading so that all items underneath that heading (on all drawings) are multiplied within the final Excel spreadsheet.

How does adding a zone multiplier help?

Being able to multiply all items under a zone heading can be helpful when the PDFs you are working with, don't necessarily reflect the total quantities required on a project.

For example:

  • You have a single "typical" PDF, which reflects a number of floors (EG: Levels 2-5).

  • You have a single apartment type, which needs to be multiplied by the total number of apartments of that type.

How do I add a zone multiplier?

  1. Open a drawing and navigate to the "Zone" tab

  2. Click on the zone heading that you want to set the zone multiplier for

  3. Click on the advanced options (3 small dots to the right of its name)

  4. Enter a number to multiply that zone heading by

  5. Press enter or click outside of the zone heading field to confirm the value

  6. Repeat steps 2-5 for each zone you'd like to add a multiplier to

  7. Click "Save" to save your changes. (Shortcut = A)

Once you have processed your project, this is how the multiplier is represented in the Excel spreadsheet.

In the example above, you can see that only first PDF / column has a zone with a multiplier of 5. Therefore, all quantities on that PDF will be multiplied by 5. Additionally, the numbers affected by the zone multiplier have been highlighted red.

Note: zone multipliers affect all items under the zone heading they're applied to, on all drawings.


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