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1.9 Maintain Baseplans
A baseplan is identified by its statistical information such as areas of the floors, rooms, garage, porch, basement, etc. The information becomes a good "repository" of critical dimensions that may be used to drive takeoff quantities. For example, in Toronto, permit fees are calculated from garage, basement, and room areas. In other divisions, Sq Area Garage may be used as a reference for calculating the amount of concrete to be ordered; Bathroom Cabinet Linear Length may be used as a reference for ordering bathroom counter tops and tile backsplash.

You should first create a basic baseplan and only then proceed to the creation of baseplan elevations.
Reviewing/updating existing baseplan
Setting up a new baseplan
Setting up a new baseplan
  1. Open Maintain Baseplans application.
  2. Enter a baseplan ID in the Enter A New Baseplan input field and click .
  3. First, you must fill out Baseplan Information section of the form. All required, non-elevation specific, fields are marked by an asterisk (*).

    Baseplan ID A baseplan is uniquely identified by its baseplan ID.
    Status Select a status for the baseplan (e.g. active, inactive).
    Version Enter the baseplan version (a numeric value can be entered here).
    Drawing Number Enter the drawing number here, which can be the blueprint reference number.
    Product Type Select a product type from the drop down list (e.g. 40 Single Family Home). Product types are used to describe the type of baseplan (e.g. detached house, townhouse, condo) and are maintained in Maintain Product Types application. For details, see Maintain Product Types section of System Maintenance training guide.
    Short Description A short description (e.g. marketing name) can be entered here.
    Long Description This field is used for a more thorough description (e.g. 2 bedroom detached house with walkout basement).
    Specifications Any further specifications can be entered in this field.
    Marketing Sqft Square footage of the baseplan.
  4. Next, fill out the Baseplan Statistics section of the form. For example, you can enter the square footage of the patio. These measurements (statistics) will be used for calculating takeoffs. If you don't know the measurements, at this moment, you can leave the fields blank.

    Statistic types are maintained in Maintain Baseplan Statistics Types application. For details, see Maintain Baseplan Statistics Types section of Layered Takeoffs training guide.
  5. To add a finish out to the baseplan, select one from the Finish Outs Not in Baseplan list. Finish outs allow differing quality levels so that the same baseplan can be adapted to higher or lower-end project/market.

    Finish outs are maintained in Maintain Finish Outs application. For details, see Maintain Finish Outs section of this training guide.
  6. The next step is to add rooms to the baseplan. Select rooms from the Rooms that are Elevation specific or not in Baseplan list and click .
  7. The rooms you have selected, will now appear in the Baseplan Room Statistics for Baseplan section of the form. You can now enter the room dimensions.
  8. When done:
    • To save and exit, click .
    • To add a baseplan elevation, enter an elevation ID (e.g. A) and click . NOTE: Do not enter elevation-specific statistics unless the values in the elevation are different from those in the basic baseplan.
    • To view or update baseplan images, click . Baseplan images are maintained in Maintain Baseplan Images application. For details, see Maintain Baseplan Images section of this training guide.

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Updated June 17, 2014