Release Notes

AIC Release 53
March 2, 2022

Better workflows and better search

This release includes improvements to our overall estimate workflow.

CostBook Database

  • Global registration is more responsive

CostBook Database

  • An All tab has been added to CostBook Library’s navigation. This tab shows all CSI Tasks (unit cost items) and Assemblies in one place.
  • Publication released: PTC – February 2022 Vertical Construction CostBook A


CostBase

  • A Client Name field was added to the estimate wizard for easier project management.
  • Both Location and GCI fields were added to the estimate wizard for an improved workflow. The Location field supports all forms i.e. city, state, zip code and address. Once location is added the GCI field auto-populates to the closest location.
  • A new guided tour will now start when users proceed with the New Estimate workflow.
  • A new guided tour will now start when users engage with the Cost Library.
  • MAJOR RELEASE Equipment Repricing is now available! Reprice equipment from one cost book (for example: PTC) to another (for example: Equipment Pamphlets) is easy and backed by A.I. technology.
  • Changelog improvements.
  • User item visibilities within trees.

CostPro

  • UI Changes in Project and Folder Item details.
  • Improved Mii import validation for misaligned labor types.

Bug Fixes

  • Markups grid should not allow delete mark ups while in disabled state.
  • New estimate info icons – one of the text is displayed within the textbox.
  • Library name in URL gets double escaped when session expires.
  • Due date error message overlapping with the textbox.
  • Helpful guides will now pop up after user creates estimate (clone or Excel upload).

Upcoming Features?

  • New guided tours.
  • Improved searching in CostBook: Boost search results based on common search/select combinations.
  • Add sub-bid in left working grid.
  • Repricing between PT&C and non-PT&C costbook.
  • Redesigned CostBase Dashboard.
  • We’re developing a Parametric solution.
AIC Release 52
February 9, 2022

Improved search, and better visibility to workstreams

This release includes substantial improvements to the costbook library search, improved visibility of core platform functionality for new users, and improvements to the new estimate flow in CostBase.

Portal enhancements

  • New landing modal introducing CostBase and general portal functionality added in front of tour.
  • New trial users given full access to the costbook (licenses added automatically).
  • Product tour version 1.
  • New search capabilities added to CostBook.


Estimation tool enhancements

  • CostBase estimate wizard updated, now transfers GCI setup and Client to the newly created estimate. GCI and Client surfaced in estimator toolbar.
  • Extended estimate management, ability to lock a previous version of the estimate in CostBase, soft delete estimates.
  • Streamlined default contractor and markups functionality
  • Adds a Prime contractor by default.
  • Adds commonly used markups by default to top folder/contractor in estimate
  • Save an Apply button added in markups modal that will apply the additions/updates to top level of the estimate
  • Optimized experience when pulling cost items into tree views from library
  • Take the user to the item by expanding folders and scrolling if needed
  • Jumps into quantity edit in project item view
  • Editable cost item cost columns in alternate view trees
  • Project item and Project item folder page layout improvements
  • Customizable notes and description inputs that remember the user’s size preference
  • Contractor markups visible and editable from these pages
  • Shortcut to edit contractors and back to project item view


Bug fixes

  • Exception Error when saving a GCI record after Location is removed.
  • GCI is not saving the information from the CostBase template.
  • Drag and drop issue from library.
  • Missing Material in Assembly library and in estimate.
  • GCI not working in Trial environment.
  • GCI is not carried over when creating new versions of an estimate.
  • Location being lost when estimate is flushed from cache to database.
  • Estimate showing in list before import is complete.
  • Release 53 – Assembly book not showing in Reprice.
  • Sprint52 – Repricing showing 401 error in different libraries.
  • Clone Estimate – The member items in the PI tree were ending up in wrong order.
  • Clone Estimate – Top level folder markups are getting removed on clone.
  • 404 Errors when Repricing.
  • GCI has incorrect location options for Chicago.
  • Formatting issue on items in Estimate Grid.
  • Fixes to Estimate Grid modal export format.
  • Optimize loading time of large estimates from database.