DCD User Tip #4
Add Cost Divisions To Your Project
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The following is User Tip #4 on getting the most of your DCD subscription and online
access to the DCD Archives. This month we will cover how to Add a Cost Division.
After you have logged into the DCD Archives and selected an appropriate project
click Customize Project in the Target Criteria area. You will be prompted
"Warning - Will Overwrite Your Saved Project", the DCD Archives only allows one
project at a time to be modified. Customizing a new project will override the
previous project you have created. Click Yes to continue. If successfully
archived you should see a green message bar that reads "My Project can now be
Add Division – This appears between the “Project Data” and the “Targeted
Building Costs”. Enter your new division number and name. Check the "Building
Cost" box to include the division in the building cost and leave the box empty
to include it in the "Non-Building Costs". Note: non-building costs are included
in the total project cost. Click the "Create" button to add your new division.
To add costs to your new Division:
Add Subdivisions - Located to the right of each division, click on
Subdivisions to add, delete, or edit subdivisions within the selected
division. Click the "Create" button to add your changes. After your changes have
been made click the "back to project" link to return to your project.
After modifying the project: Click the "update" button to make certain
everything is saved.
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plus project database of projects featured in DCD along with DCD’s cost indexes.
All projects can be modeled to your date and location generating a new square
foot cost model. Prior User Tips are available on DCD.COM covering Logging In,
Selecting, and Targeting a Project.
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How to Add a Cost Division
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