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#17585 - 11/29/02 11:13 PM Take-offs
njelectricmaster Offline
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Hello from Colorado!!!
Whoops. Hello from South Dakota!!!

Well it has been a while since the last time I made a post. It must have been because now I live in a whole new state. (and state of mind)

Here is my problem:
I have been trying to create a take-off sheet for field counts on the job site.
I want to have all of the blueprint symbols for electrical devices and opening running down the left side of the page, a place to write the individual room name at the top of each column, and totals at the right. All on grid paper.

So far I have ben unsuccesful in finding the symbols in a font or pasteable picture that can be inserted into a document. I did try and draw all of the symbols in a paint program, but had troubles trying to paste the pics into the grid lines at the right size.
If anyone can help find a font that has the symbols or help with my sheet, I would really appriciate it.

It is the best idea I can come up with for field take-offs, but if anyone else has a better idea, I'm all ears! "The better the paperwork; The more money saved and made!"

Thanks alot,
Jon

Ps. It sure is good to be back on ECN!
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#17586 - 11/30/02 06:06 AM Re: Take-offs
go-go Offline
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Loc: Fla.
Try autocad's web site they have a library of symbols to download.
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#17587 - 11/30/02 06:13 AM Re: Take-offs
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try this site for symbols: www.elec-toolbox.com/usefulinfo , take care.....
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#17588 - 11/30/02 06:16 AM Re: Take-offs
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whem you get to the site, click "usefull information....then electrical symbols elec toolbox.com
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#17589 - 11/30/02 09:57 AM Re: Take-offs
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Jon,

Welcome back!



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#17590 - 12/01/02 06:02 PM Re: Take-offs
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Jon,

I can add a Stand-Alone Symbols Library in the Technical Reference section, composed of commonly used Symbols.

They can only be Graphics [Don't have an ATM / Font MAnager app'], so the file format will be .GIF type. These will be on a single page, unless multiple pages are needed.
Download page[s], then copy/paste graphics as needed.

I'll add these later tonight. Check the Technical Reference section to find them. I'll add a link in this thread when they are available.
May post new thread in this section too...???

Scott s.e.t.

.......Time passes....... [quoted from Virgil ...]

Have a very basic set of Symbols posted in the Technical Reference section under the topic
Basic Planset Symbols-1
This link takes you directly to the page, without going to the "Menu".

Also, this list is basic. Plan to add more in future.

Scott s.e.t.

[This message has been edited by Scott35 (edited 12-02-2002).]
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#17591 - 12/02/02 06:39 PM Re: Take-offs
njelectricmaster Offline
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Registered: 04/29/01
Posts: 109
Loc: Lead, South Dakota
Hello from South Dakota!!!!

Thank you for the symbols. I will try to size them into my document. I will let you know how it works, and I will send you the finished product if anyone is interested in using it.

Virgil, thank you for the welcome back. It has been a while, and I feel as though I have "come Home"!

go-go, I tried to find the site you were talking about, but I can't find the downloadable list. I will keep looking.
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