The Paint Estimator Program (P.E.) is an easy to use software program that will deliver accurate estimates of the volume(s) and cost(s) of paints required in various steel fabrication projects
P.E. is designed by steel fabricators for steel fabricators and is an easy to use software program that will deliver accurate estimates of the volume(s) and cost(s) of paints required in various steel fabrication projects. P.E. can be easily customized to suit the various needs of the cost conscious fabricator from section sizes and details through to paint costs, recommended coverage to overspray allowances P.E. is an inexpensive tool for both the Estimator and the Purchasing Officer in most Fabrication shops. This program sells for $85.00 Australia (includes Gst)
Program is 8mb – Estimated download time on 56.6kb connection 2 hours
- Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista
- Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0
- Windows Vista: All Windows Vista computers already have the .NET Framework 2.0 installed.
- Windows XP: It is possible that you already have the .NET Framework 2.0 installed from other software. If you have Service Pack 3 you will have the framework installed. You can check to see if the .NET Framework 2.0 is installed by opening Control Panel and clicking the Administrative Tools icon. If there is a Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Configuration icon in the list then you have the framework installed.
- Windows 2000: It is possible that you already have the .NET Framework 2.0 installed from other software. You can check to see if the .NET Framework 2.0 is installed by opening Control Panel and clicking the Administrative Tools icon. If there is a Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Configuration icon in the list then you have the framework installed.
- If you already have the .NET Framework 2.0, you only have to download the small setup file without the .NET Framework 2.0 bundled with it. (7MB)
- If you do not have the .NET Framework 2.0 installed, there are two ways of getting it. You can download the full installation which includes the .NET Framework 2.0. This file is much larger (34MB). Or you can download the .NET Framework 2.0 separately from the Microsoft website.
Current Construction Drawings Window
|New Drawing Button – Provides a window to enter new drawing numbers and all relevant details. Completely new drawing numbers will appear in the Current Drawings list while any revisions or addendums will replace those superseded drawing numbers in the Current Construction Drawings window. All drawing numbers current (or most up to date) and all superseded by revision or addendum can viewed by clicking on the All Drawings button. To return to Current Construction Drawings window click on Current Drawings button.|
|Change Details Button – Allows you to change details of a particular drawing number including any revisions or addendums which then become the most up to date drawings or so called Current Construction Drawings.|
|Delete Drawing Button – Allows you to delete a drawing number after asking you to confirm your intentions. Construction Drawing numbers (Architectural, Enginerring and/or Workshop) are able to be deleted with only a simple confirmation required as opposed to a more involved process with Tender Drawing numbers due to the implications of both.|
|All Drawings Button – Displays all drawing numbers entered with details NOT just the current or most up to date drawing numbers.|
|Submit Drawing Button – Allows you to record details of submission (as may be required) of any/all drawings (usually only Workshop Drawings) prior to commencement of works.|
|Print Drawings Button – Displays all drawing numbers for constructions that are currently entered (accuracy and up to date data entry is critical) into the Drawing Register. Print button allows for a printed report that can be kept as hard copy or faxed to builder, engineer, etc. For confirmation or drawin receipt details.|
|Check Drawings Button – This is very important function allowing you to check the Construction Drawing numbers (Architectural and Engineering) against the Tender Drawing numbers which your quotation and subsequent Contract would have been based on. If there is a descrepancy between the two lots of drawing numbers you will be advised by the Drawing No. Discrepancy window showing the drawing numbers differing from the Tender Drawing.|
|Back Button – Returns to the main window.|
|Addendums Button – Displays the addendums section where addendums and descriptions can be logged against the job. The Addendums section can be accessed from the Jobs Window and the Construction Drawings window.
Tender Drawings Window
New Drawings Button – Allows entry of a new Tender Drawing numbers prior to finalising and closing. It is most important that Tender Drawings that your quotation was based on, are not changed once the job has started otherwise the comparision between Tender Drawings and Current Construction Drawing numbers is rendered useless. Once you are certain the Tender Drawing numbers are correct, click on the Finalise and Close button to lock these numbers in.
Change Details Button – This button is only available once data bas been entered. If the Tender Drawing numbers have been finalised, then you will need to unfinalise them before you are able to change any information. Changing Tender Drawing numbers should only be done with great care due to possible repercussions.
Delete Drawing Button – This button will delete the selected Drawing Number only from the list of Tender Drawing numbers and is a very important step.
Print Drawing Button – This button will display and print a small report of all drawing number used in compiling your quotation for a particular client and job numbers.
Back Button – This will take you to the preceding window.