At least twice a week, I am getting a phone call asking me "what's the best set-up for On Screen View of takeoff for piping, plumbing, or sheet metal estimating?" What a great question! And, as is the case with lots of great questions, I'm not sure that there is a single right answer.
- Do you use one monitor or two?
- Does monitor size matter?
- Do you use a smart menu?
- Do you have a touchscreen monitor?
We've seen lots of different set-ups over the years. We have a customer in North Carolina who has a 50" monitor (****(waves) - hi, Pete!****).
A few years ago, we received this photo from a customer in Tennesse who has mounted a large-format TV right into their takeoff table. (****hi, Don & Gary!***)
And, of course anyone who has attended one of our last few User's Conferences knows that a Florida user SWEARS by the touchscreen monitor (*****hi Eddie!*****).
Now, here's the exciting part of this post - you can now leave comments on our blog! So, please SHARE how YOU have set-up your on-screen takeoff section. You won't be able to put a picture in the comment (if you want to share a picture,
and I'll share it on a future blog post). But, leave a comment - tell us how you've got your On Screen Take Off station set-up.
As for me, I'll give my standard recommendation based on discussions I've had with customers in the comments section of this blog post.