Assembly Editor

Assembly Editor (Tab details below)

Items Tab

Internal Description: This is the assembly's description.
Picture of the Assembly: Select image file icon (This allows you to use the same image on multiple assemblies), Select image from image catalog icon (This allows you to use your own assembly images).
Company ID: You can enter the assembly ID number that you have assigned in your other systems.
Local ID: This is the ID number that is assigned whenever you add a new assembly to your database.
Master ID: This is the ID number that is assigned to the assembly in our cloud based master database. The Master ID number is used when you synchronize your local database with our cloud based master database.
Quantity Take-Off Report Description: TurboBid includes many documents that lists the assemblies that are in an estimate. TurboBid assembly descriptions are technical in nature, so that the estimator understands what the item is. If this is left empty, the documents will use the internal description. You can enter a less technical description for your customers.
Total Material Cost and Labor Hours: Material Cost (The sum of the items material cost), Labor Hours (The sum of the items labor hours), Use Custom Labor (You can override the calculated labor).
Items that are included in the assembly: Picture of the item, Quantity, Description, Per Each (Price and Labor Hours), Ext. Total (Total Price and Labor Hours), Vendor (List Price, TurboBid Price, Lowest Vendor Price, Default Vendor), Lowest Cost (Vendor Name and Price).
Add Assembly to current estimate icon: Clicking this icon will add the assembly to the active estimate.
Show Assembly on Local Tree icon: Clicking this icon will cause the tree to expand and show the assembly.
Add Item to Assembly icon: Clicking this icon will display a Drop Item Here in the Item tab. Simple find the item that you want to add to assembly and drag and drop the item to the Drop Item Here screen.
Switch to compact view of Assembly Editor: This will reduce the size of the Assembly Editor so that you can see more of the grid view.
Video Tutorial:
 Various video tutorials play in an embedded video player so that you can easily understand how to use assemblies.

TurboCloud's assembly editor's items tab

Specifications Tab

Detailed specifications for the assembly. TurboCloud includes a specification filter that displays assemblies that have the specifications that you are searching for. You can select which specifications to use as a filter.

For Example:
The estimate you're working on includes Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable (NM-B) (Romex) wiring. Select Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable (NM-B) (Romex) for the Specification Filter's wiring method. Only assemblies that include the Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable (NM-B) (Romex) specification will be displayed in the assembly tree and grid view.

The estimate you're working on includes light Almond devices. Select Light Almond for the Specification Filter's device color. Only assemblies that include the Light Almond specification will be displayed in the assembly tree and grid view.

TurboCloud Assembly Editor's Specification Tab

Options Tab

Formal Proposal Text: If an assembly is included in a project, the Formal Proposal Text will automatically be included in the Formal Proposal.
Apply column ceiling labor adjustment: The Material Take-Off tab includes the ability to adjust assemblies that are installed in the ceiling by a percentage for any room or floor.
Exclude from all quantity take-off documents: Sometimes is better to keep items out of the bid package.
Exclude from TurboCloud data update process: This will prevent the assembly from being updated during a TurboCloud synchronization process.

TurboCloud Assembly Editor's Options Tab