Release Notes

AIC Release 59
July 2, 2022
*Major release

CostPro estimating & CostBook data

  • Repricing between PT&C and non-PT&C costbook for Activities – This feature allows the user to re-price an estimate from a non-PT&C CostBook to a PT&C Costbook. The user may opt for system recommended replacements or can manually select the replacement item. Once manually selected, the application has the intelligence to make the user preference as suggested option. 
  • Estimate Comparison: Comparing two estimates by folder and cost item – This feature allows a user to select and compare two estimates. The feature differentiates folder, cost items and difference in cost. 1. Add Sub-bid to left working grid in CostBase and CostPro / 2. CostPro – Reference Estimate Mapping – Comparison report mapping.
  • Note: This feature allows the user to create a template and map folders to existing standard folders. This gives the user a way to include any folder template they are using and format the estimate.
  • Currency Conversion – This feature allows users to view estimate in their choice of currency and at the applied currency conversion rate. 
  • UI enhancement of new estimate wizard to include parametric estimation 

   

CostModeler & Model Builder – Parametric Estimations 

  • Model Builder – Bring back is default formula at component level and model level  
  • Model Builder – Drive all folder quantities from single formula 
  • Model Builder – Calculate cost per square feet at model level  
  • Model Builder – Set square footage at the top of model result 
  • Model Builder – Expose Model Builder roles and permissions to non portal admin 
  • Parametric – Ability for non portal admin to consume models 
  • Model Builder – Ensure Model Builder only allows use of workflows made for the Model Builder module 
  • Parametric – Finish the conversion from model result to detailed estimate 
  • Performance enhancement for Model run 
  • Parametric – Apply GCI to estimate from parametric/Detailed estimate and model run 
  • Model Builder – Analytics – Compare parametric estimate to a reference estimate and display the variance  
  • Model Builder – Compare model results across multiple runs. 
  • Implemented estimation reports on model builder 
  • Model library to consume models from PTC library to build parametric estimates 
  • End user/customer can create models and publish to library to be available for all the other users in the tenant to build parametric estimates. 
  • User can build parametric estimates in CostPro. 

          

Bug Fixes 

  • CostPro – Second Equipment repricing on different costbook on an upload file gives 500 error 
  • CostPro – CostBook repricing is giving 500 error when repricing from March B to Aug B library 
  • CostPro - Repricing55- The upload estimate is missing "Repricing Grid" after Equipment repricing happened successfully 
  • CostPro – Repricing55 – Equipment repricing on an upload file (C41) giving 500 error 
  • CostPro – Show/hide columns when selecting reference estimate, align variance to right on parametric result 


Log into CostCenter to see the full list of bug fixes.


 

CostModeler Bug Fixes: 

 

  • Incorrect model copy from library to tenant 
  • The model cloned to library disappears on UI on page refresh 
  • Clone to library is not working on latest release 
  • Charts doesn't go back to original size on exiting full screen 
  • Import/Export – The toaster message shows [object file] text instead of file name 

Log into CostCenter to see the full list of bug fixes.


 

Upcoming Features 

  • Display estimate in cost per sqft 
  • Quantity Folder Linking (Mii feature) 
  • Repricing between PTC and Non-PTC costbook for assemblies 


AIC Release
55-58

Working towards a major update

During this time we are release supplemental updates and fixes but our team is heads-down on a major update that includes:

  • Cost book repricing
  • Estimate comparisons
AIC Release 54
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 – Release Feb 9, 2022

AIC Release 53
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.