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    Qto

    I'll start this one off with a great blog from dODDS and ENDS.

    http://doddsandends.typepad.com/blog/qto/

    Also, if using the 2010 release with Windows 7 here is a workaround to get it to operate.


    With the recent release of Windows 7 we are starting to see which software is compatible with the new operating system. With QTO being created before Windows 7 it is not supported by Autodesk and does not function without a work around. When you start QTO everything appears to work fine until you go to open, or create a new project. You will receive an error that says “Could not load file or assembly ‘ADOX, Version=2.8.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified”. Once you press OK the software will either crash or your workspace will be blank. The reason behind this is the ADOX file is needed to run a VBA application for Vista and XP, but one does not exist yet for Windows 7 in the installer for QTO. So we can use the one for Vista by:
    1. Make Sure QTO is closed
    2. Insert the installation disk and go to the path: \x86\Autodesk\QTO\Vista\ADOX.DLL
    3. Copy the ADOX.DLL file to the installed QTO use directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2010 (you will need ADMIN rights for this)
    4. Restart QTO and open any ATO file or create a new file. The program will have full functionality.
    This should be fixed by the 2011 release but for now this is the only way to get it to work.

    I will continue to update this with more information as I come up with more solutions to issues that I run into.

    Also, if you're feeling bored, you can read my quick primer to using QTO 2010 found on AECBytes.
    http://aecbytes.com/tipsandtricks/20...todeskQTO.html
    Last edited by hypnox1; March 29, 2011, 09:54 PM. Reason: boredom

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    QTO with Cost Database?

    Does anyone have recent experience with Revit>DWFx>Adesk QTO and either RS Means,
    Timberline, MC2, US Cost, or other Cost Databases?

    If so, could you share a bit of your experience, and describe the workflow?
    Cliff B. Collins
    Registered Architect
    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
    Autodesk Expert Elite

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      #3
      Revit > Innovaya > Timberline = Lifeisgood.
      Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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        #4
        Originally posted by cliff collins View Post
        Does anyone have recent experience with Revit>DWFx>Adesk QTO and either RS Means,
        Timberline, MC2, US Cost, or other Cost Databases?

        If so, could you share a bit of your experience, and describe the workflow?
        A few years ago Sage was looking linking with Revit and QTO, and if I recall correctly Sage is the maker of Timberline, so there probably is a QTO Timberline link or a Revit Timberline link...

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          #5
          Yep--There is a plug-in for QTO and Timberline. We are investigating that and other possible workflows.
          Cliff B. Collins
          Registered Architect
          The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
          Autodesk Expert Elite

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            #6
            There is a plugin for QTO to Timberline. The current workflow is you create your items and basic calculations in Timberline. Then import the timberline .pee (I believe that is the format used) file into QTO. It comes into QTO as your catalog where you can do your takeoffs in the Timberline created catalog. This can then be imported back into Timberline to finish hooking up to the RS database for more localised pricing information for materials and labor.

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