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Jose T
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Cost Report

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07-21-2004 04:43 PM
I do you create a cost report in Revit 6.1. Under the View Menu ->New, Cost Report does not show with my installation ???
*Scott Davis
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Re: Cost Report

07-21-2004 05:24 PM in reply to: Jose T
The Means CostWorks was removed from Revit at 6.0. I'm not sure why, but I guess it's in favor of more accurate estimates being available from ODBC exporting. SD "Jose T" wrote in message news:28682441.1090453448034.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > I do you create a cost report in Revit 6.1. Under the View Menu ->New, Cost Report does not show with my installation ???
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Jose T
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Re: Cost Report

07-22-2004 06:50 AM in reply to: Jose T
Thank you Scott for your reply. Regarding ODBC exporting for cost estimate. Could you explain to me (or may be point me to some litterature ) what the steps would be to ODBC export and what product would you export into in order to get a cost estimate.

Thank you very much.

José
*Scott Davis
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Re: Cost Report

07-22-2004 01:30 PM in reply to: Jose T
At this point, I don't know if any third party developers have created a cost estimator for Revit that works with the ODBC export. Some firms/people have created them on their own. There are ways of tying unit costs to quantity take offs from the database. I haven't done it yet, so its hard to comment on it. You should check out some threads on the subject at WWW.AUGI.COM and then go to the Revit forums. SD "Jose T" wrote in message news:27512312.1090504251865.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > Thank you Scott for your reply. Regarding ODBC exporting for cost estimate. Could you explain to me (or may be point me to some litterature ) what the steps would be to ODBC export and what product would you export into in order to get a cost estimate. > > Thank you very much. > > José
*Jeffrey McGrew
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Re: Cost Report

07-22-2004 03:02 PM in reply to: Jose T
Scott Davis wrote: > At this point, I don't know if any third party developers have created a > cost estimator for Revit that works with the ODBC export. Some firms/people > have created them on their own. There are ways of tying unit costs to > quantity take offs from the database. I haven't done it yet, so its hard to > comment on it. You should check out some threads on the subject at > WWW.AUGI.COM and then go to the Revit forums. I've been doing some of this. It's actually pretty straight forward if you know anything about Excel or Access. ODBC exporting just dumps *everything* from your Revit project into a database format, so that you can then write your own reports to count up stuff and apply unit prices. It's even got the area & length of walls and such, so you can apply total unit costs to actual distance info. Simply export, via ODBC, to a blank Excel document or blank Access file, and then look through the data, and you should get what I mean. -- Jeffrey McGrew Application Specialist BSD AEC Technologies, a division of ID8 Media Inc. (415) 593-6000 x 129 (415) 593-3333 Fax (415) 505-4689 Cell www.aectech.com www.id8media.com
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