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Monday, October 31, 2011

Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2012

Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2012 has been released:-

  • New installation wizard to streamline the Autodesk Quantity Takeoff installation process and to compliment the Ultimate tier of the Autodesk Building Design Suite
  • User Assistance (Documentation) transition to Web Help. Includes improved search capabilities and streamlined Help reference content
  • Content value combinations such as Quantity 1, Quantity, 2, WBS, or No Label are now available for in-canvas takeoff objects from the Contextual Tools toolbar. Default settings are modified from the Project Settings dialog
  • Legend Improvements: You can now select "Neither" as a quantity value. Units are now left-aligned and integers are right-aligned as expected. Decimals are also right-aligned and maintain alignment with decimal points
  • Default units and currency can now be specified for all projects from the Project Setup Wizard.
  • Square and cubic units will now be shown in exponential form such as m² and m³
  • Perimeter is a General Model Takeoff property that will populate as a Quantity 2. Visible in areas such as Takeoff Item Properties, and as a column in the Workbook
  • Assignment relationships are exported with catalogs, making them available for use in other projects
  • You can now specifically duplicate groups without objects
  • Descriptions for groups and their subgroups can be relabeled with the same label, label and number strings, or with just number strings
  • Advanced print options are available from the Print dialog. These options include the ability to send data as bitmaps to the printer
  • Negative dimension values are possible
  • Different versions of QTO can now run concurrently (2012, 2011, and 2010 for example)
  • Memory and performance enhancements

System Requirements (32-bit & 64-bit)

A single deployment cannot target both Microsoft Windows 32 and Microsoft Windows 64 operating system architectures. To target both architectures, two separate deployments must be created. This selection can be made in the Deployment Creation dialog.

Operating System
Microsoft® Windows XP Professional
Microsoft® Windows Vista®
Microsoft® Windows 7

Web Browser
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 or higher

Intel® Pentium® IV processor, 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor (or faster)
Multiple processors supported
Dual core supported

Memory (RAM)
2 GB (minimum)
4 GB (recommended)

Hard Disk
550MB free space

Display Resolution
1024 x 768 True Color (minimum)

Display Card
128 MB Video Adaptor Card (minimum)
256 MB or greater, Direct 3D compatible 3D Video Adaptor Card (recommended)

Posted by Manoj Kumar Singh
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