Slab Takeoff/Estimate m2

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Slab Takeoff/Estimate m2

Postby ashleydadd » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:27 pm

Project home Slabs are typically a set class and thickness, eg M Class Waffle Pod Slab 20MPa, 85mm thick slab, which are charged by area (m2). The Slab tool Takeoff/Estimates in volume (m3).
Is there a way to:
1. Takeoff/Estimate the m2 area of the slab?
2. Quantify different classes, rather than the default?
*** In the image below, the "Underslab Termite Barrier" has been replace with a newly created material and price called "M Class Waffle Pod Slab - 20MPA", which seems to be a suitable workaround.

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Re: Slab Takeoff/Estimate m2

Postby Zach » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:39 am

Good Day Ashleydadd,

Thanks for your post.

I will break this post up into two parts two answer your questions;

1. To get the m2 area of the slab to appear in the takeoff, we would recommend selecting a material for the 'Slab Surface' field (you may want/need to create a material here) as this will apply a material to the top face of the slab. Please note that this wont estimate the m2 of the recess in the footings, just the top of the slab (e.g where the walls sit). Could you please try this and let me know hos it goes for you?

2. Would it be possible to get more information about your second question? I ask so we can give you the best possible answer to achieve your desired end result.

Thank you and have a great day.
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