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Differences Between D3 & the New System
During the transition from D3 to the New System, some issues may arise. If you encounter any problems, please advise us and we will do our best to resolve them. Until D3 is entirely retired, your patience is appreciated. We will keep you informed as the transition progresses.

Here are two documents to help you:


Differences between D3 and the New System
Length of code D3 New System
Cost type 4 10
Item 10 15
Base plan 4 (not including elevation) 10
Floor plan 8 (including elevation, also know as, model in D3) 10 (not including elevation)
Option 8 15


D3 New System What may happen How to deal with it
Budget
Does not update budgets if vendor costs are missing for one or more items in the cost type. Does not accept standard cost, only vendor cost. Updates the budget even if the vendor costs are missing. If vendor cost is missing, standard cost is used instead. Budgets may differ, because D3 is showing an old budget. Ensure no warning or error messages appear in View Budget Summary. Drill on the cost types with errors to correct them.
Cost Type
Separates cost types into contractible or non-contractible. All cost types are treated equally. Non-contractible cost types do not have vendor specific budgets. Set your cost types to contractible in D3.
Lot
D3 does not have lot specific option prices. Thus, lot specific option prices are not sent to D3. Has lot specific option prices and lot construction type specific option prices. Lot specific option prices will not appear in D3. Do not use lot specific prices in the new system until D3 is retired entirely.
NOTE: Lot swing is maintained only in D3. When lot maintenance is complete in the new system, this will change.
Option
Stores option budgets in the Price record. This allows budget estimates to reflect the most updated vendor prices, etc., updated by LT45. Stores option budgets in purchase orders; only after the purchase orders have been generated. If you do not have a Price record setup for option, then the option budget will not get to D3. Make sure you have set up the price record of the option in the new system if you need the option to appear in D3.
Requires each option to be re-entered for each project. Extends an option to each project being exported (unless status indicates not to). Options can appear in any other project, in addition to the intended project, if not set up properly. Set up project specific status records as needed.
Options can be model specific. If the option is specific to a base plan, then option will only appear in base plans for which it is explicitly activated. If not activated for the base plan, the option will not appear in that base plan. Activate the base plan to display the option.
Preferred Vendor
Has preferred vendor only at the cost type level. Has preferred vendor at both the cost type and item level. D3 will not see preference set at the item level. Do not use preferred vendor at the item level until we stop running purchase orders from D3.
Publishing
Treats all data as in production. Separates the data into Published (good for production) or Unpublished (subject to revision). Purpose of the separation is to minimize data corruption, while takeoff revisions are in progress. The budget in the new system may be different from the one in D3, because takeoffs were not "published" in the new system. If you want purchase orders in D3 or the new system to reflect the takeoff changes, make sure the takeoffs are published.
Taxation
D3 applies tax to all items set to "Is Taxable." Uses additional logic to apply taxes, based on Item Type (Material, Labor or Turnkey). You may see an amount over the budget in the purchase orders because taxes were applied in D3. For every item type, check Yes in the "Is Taxable" field in the new system, if the item is to be taxed in D3. Otherwise select No.


Mapping D3 to the New System
D3 New
Job Costing JC01 JC - Maintain Cost Types (Corporate)
Note: Cost types are maintained at the corporate level in the new system.
JC02 JC - Maintain Project Costing Information
JC - Maintain Lot Costing Information
JC04 JC - Maintain Floorplans
JC05 JC - View Budget Summary
JC07 JC - Maintain Items
JC - Maintain Item Vendors
JC67 JC - View Floorplan Total Direct Costs
Management Reports MR82S DE - View Option Selections
MR82 DE - View Option Usage
Options TO07 OP - Maintain Option Groups
JC06 OP - Maintain Options
JC68 SO - View Option Pricing
OP - View Options Report (Detail)
Purchase Orders PO05 PO - Maintain PO Notes
PO20 PO - Maintain Purchase Orders
PO22 PO - Maintain Variance Purchase Orders
Purchaser PU03S DE - View Option Selection
PU10 JC - Maintain Lot Costing Information
PU88 SO - View Lot Sales Information
Repair Servicing RS04 Maintain Vendor Contacts
Scheduling (NEW) CS87 CS - View Construction Progress
CS88 CS - View Milestones
NS01 CS - Maintain Lot Schedules
CS - Update Schedules
NS02 CS - View Tasks by Lot
NS10 CS - Assign Lot Schedule
NS15 CS - Maintain Lot Schedules
NS18 CS - Update Schedules
NS19 CS - Maintain Lot Schedules
NS27 CS - Maintain Super Projects
NS31 CS - Assign Multiple Lot Schedules
NS32 CS - Update Schedules
NS39 PD - Update Multi Lot Task
NS46 CS - Update Schedules
NS97 CS - View Work Calendar
NS101 CS - View Schedule Status Detail
NS103 CS - View Task Delivery Dates
NS105 CS - View Task Variance Report
NS108 CS - View Closing List Report
NS113 CS - View Pre-Start Schedule
NS130 CS - View Work in Progress
PU12 CS - View Lot Start Summary
Scheduling (OLD) CS01 CS - Update Lot CS Information
CS88 CS - View Milestones
Takeoffs & Layered Takeoffs TO01 JC - Maintain Items
TO02 JC - Maintain Items
TO03 JC - Maintain Items
JC - Maintain Item Vendors
TO65 JC - View Budget Detail
TO73 JC - View Budget Detail
TO74 TO - View Takeoff Report Detail
TO85 JC - View Baseplan Room Standards
LT04 TO - Maintain Takeoffs
LT40
TO06
TO - Maintain Takeoffs
LT45 TO - Maintain Takeoffs
JC - View Budget Summary
LT71 JC - Update Item Vendor Costs
Updated March 4, 2013