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Viewing & Exporting BOQ
Viewing & Exporting BOQ
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Extracting Bill of Quantities (BoQ)

Explore Snaptrude's Bill of Quantities for real-time data insights and easy exports, enhancing architectural project management.

An Introduction to Bill of Quantities on Snaptrude

The Bill of Quantities tool is part of Snaptrude's extensive data automation tool that helps architects design with real-time data and react to that data to make informed design decisions.

To access the Bill of Quantities tool on Snaptrude, click on the Bill of Quantities tool from the top right corner of your Snaptrude workspace.

You'll see a detailed list of all quantities included in the Snaptrude project organised by specific categories. Click on the drop-down arrow next to the category's name, and you will see a detailed quantification of all the items listed under that category.

Snaptrude auto-updates the Bill of Quantities based on your Snaptrude project in real-time. In other words, every time you make a design change on your Snaptrude project, whether its materials, construction elements or furniture, the Bill of Quantities get updated automatically.

Export Bill of Quantities

You can export the Bill of Quantities to a CSV file from Snaptrude, which you can then open on MS Excel or Google Sheets.

To do this, click the drop-down menu next to the project name. You will then see two options to export the Bill of Quantities on Snaptrude:

(a) Export BOQ;

(b) Export Detailed BOQ.

Once you click on either of these options, a CSV file will automatically be downloaded locally on your computer.

The difference between the two types of exports lies in how the data is categorised and the detail of data available. Let's look at some key differences.

(a) Export BoQ

Using this option, the exported CSV file will be categorised by the list of components by the material name and type, followed by the quantity and the units of the quantity.

The quantity specified here refers to the overall quantity of that particular material in that particular component.

(b) Export Detailed BoQ

Using this option, the CSV file is categorised by the material first rather than the component seen in the Export BoQ option. All the components of that material are then listed with detailed data such as dimensions of the element (length, breadth, height), followed by area of the object, volume of the object, quantity of the material and the units of the quantity.

The main difference between the two export options is that the Export Detailed BoQ gives a detailed list of quantities, tagging every component separately, whereas the Export BoQ option gives a consolidated list of the entire project.

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