Tool Settings

The ARRT Cost Estimation has tool-wide settings that you can manage.



Tool Settings


On the Tool Configuration page, you can choose from the following options:

  • Manage Category Rate Tables - the tool allows you to create, edit, and manage groups of Categories that can be used for each Project you create in the tool.



Rate Table Library Manager


The ARRT Cost Estimation allows users to create, edit, and manage the Rate Tables that can be used for each Project in the tool. These tables can be helpful to users who create multiple IGCEs using the same set of Category data.

Functionality on this page includes:

  • Cost Type Sub-Header - this sub-header shows each of the Cost Types for which you can create Categories. You can move among the Cost Types by clicking on the appropriate tab in the sub-header.

To manage Rate Tables, use the following buttons:

  • "Add" button - click to create a new Rate Table. Information on the Rate Table Editor is further down this page.
  • "Edit" button - opens a dialog that allows you to edit an existing Rate Table.
  • "Delete" button - deletes the selected Rate Table. Please note: this action cannot be undone.
  • "Create New From Project" button - launches a dialog that assists you in creating a Rate Table from an existing Project in the tool.
  • "Add to Project" button - launches a dialog that assists you in adding a Rate Table to a existing Project in the tool.

To manage Categories inside existing Rate Tables, use the following buttons:

  • "Add" button - click to create a new Category.
  • "Edit" button - opens a dialog that allows you to edit an existing Category.
  • "Delete" button - deletes the selected Category. Please note: this action cannot be undone.




Rate Table Editor


The Rate Table Editor is used to create and edit Rate

  • Cost Type - the Cost Type that the new/existing Rate Table is assigned to.
  • Rate Table Name - enter/edit the Rate Table name.
  • "Previous" button - navigates to the previous Rate Table in the list.
  • "Next" button - navigates to the next Rate Table in the list.
  • "Save and New" button - saves the data and opens a new, blank editor so you can create a new Rate Table.
  • "Save and Close" button - saves the data and navigates back to the previous page.
  • "Cancel" button - discards any changes that were made and navigates back to the previous page.




Create New Rate Table From Project


Creating a new reusable Rate Table from an existing Project in the tool is an easy process:

  • Select the Folder that contains the Project.
  • Select the Project that has the Categories you want in your new Rate Table. When you select the Project, the "Categories" list will display the Categories that are in that Project for the Cost Type you are currently working in.
  • Type a name for your new Rate Table in the field provided.

Other functionality on this page:

  • "Create" button - makes the new Rate Table and closes the dialog.
  • "Cancel" button - discards your data and closes the dialog.




Add Rate Table to Project


Adding a Rate Table to an existing Project can be performed using the following steps:

  • Select the Folder that contains the Project.
  • Select the Project that has the Categories you want in your new Rate Table.

Other functionality on this page:

  • "Add" button - adds the Rate Table to the Project and closes the dialog.
  • "Cancel" button - cancels the process and closes the dialog.



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