As design changes accumulate, designers need to create updated models and sheet sets, and you need to manage a series of potentially
complex updates. Follow these best practices to help designers publish streamlined files and to refine your workflow to maximize
- Encourage designers to hide unnecessary drawing details before they publish sheets.
- While using QTO, close any other applications that you can.
- When possible, complete your takeoff using only the model.
- When importing 2D sheets, review the sheet set and select only the sheets that are required to produce complete takeoff data.
- Pay special attention to selecting 2D views of a 3D model, such as wireframe views. These sheets, which can potentially require
many thousands of takeoff markups, can cause slow performance.
With very complex sheets, QTO’s progress indicator may display “Not responding” while the application is computing and rendering
markups. After the markups are rendered, you can work with the sheets without significant delays.
- When working with very large projects, complete your takeoffs for systems one at a time. Before you publish a system sheet
set to a DWF file, hide all non-system items.