Welcome to DCD, home of the number one construction magazine!
Welcome to DCD.com!

 Current Issue
 Click here to
 read the
Click Here To Access The DCD Archives™
Subscriber Login


Current Issue

Issue Archive

Specifiers Spotlights

Building Products Revue


Technical Articles


Case Studies

DCD Sq. Ft. Cost Guides

Cost Trends


Media Kit


Free Subscription


DCD E-News Subscription

E•News Archive 



DCD User Tips

Other Power User Tip Topics


DCD User Tip #5
New Features Just Released
Use the DCD Magazine & DCD Archives to their Full Potential

Construction activity is still sluggish with some segments showing some activity this summer. Your subscription to DCD is a handy tool as it includes just about every type of project to use as a cost model. Depending on where the market is opening up your DCD subscription is there for you.

Following is User Tip #5 on getting the most of your DCD subscription and online access to the DCD Archives.

New Feature: “Toggle Subdivisions” to expand/collapse subdivisions

After you have logged into the DCD Archives and selected an appropriate project you will now notice that the projects now default to showing Division Totals only. To view line items under the Building Divisions click at the top of the cost data:

“Toggle Subdivisions” to expand/collapse subdivisions

Clicking here will open up the Divisions and you will be able to view the line item detail of the subdivisions. Click on it again the divisions collapse to show the division total only. (Note: subdivision detail varies from project to project)

New Feature: “Print Summary” “Print Details”

One of the most frequent requests of our subscribers was the ability to print just the Division totals and not the Subdivision item detail. You can now select how to print your cost report. Print Summary will result in just the Division Totals. Print Details will result in the Division Total and the line items in the Total.

Access to the DCD Archives is included with your subscription. It is a 1,300 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.

Thank you for your subscription to Design Cost Data. We hope these newsletters are helpful to you using your DCD subscription to its fullest potential. Look for the Sep/Oct issue to be arriving soon. It includes many projects with a focus on metal.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have a question at 800-533-5680 or at barb@dcd.com. Not a DCD Subscriber? No problem! Click here to subscribe.

Not a DCD Subscriber? No problem! Click here to subscribe.

Barb Castelli
Design Cost Data/DCD.COM

Tip #6: DCD User Tip #6 - Saving a Project for Later Use
Tip #5: DCD User Tip #5 - How to Use the New Features
Tip #4:
DCD User Tip #4 - How to Add a Cost Division

Tip #3: DCD User Tip #3 - Cost Modeling Instantly

Tip #2: DCD User Tip #2 - Search Functionality

Tip #1: DCD User Tip #1 - Let's Get Started




©2015 Copyright DC&D Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. | DCD Construction Magazine | Email: webmaster@dcd.com