Schedule Layout

Schedule Columns

Each saved schedule can be customised with different column orders.

You can optionally choose to include a symbol column which will place a graphic element such as a hatch or block in the first column of the schedule.

First, select a single palette you want to include in the schedule as shown in the screenshot.

The field names or columns associated with the palette can be selected or deselected in the Schedule Columns window to the right.

Reorder the columns by selecting a field and using the arrow buttons to move it up or down.  After setting the desired order, select each field by left-clicking to highlight it. Use the control key to select or deselect a column name or click and drag to highlight every field (column) to be included in the schedule.

Each selection and its order is saved with its associated palette.  

You can set a default order and selection for all palettes of the same type by clicking the ‘Set Default Columns’ button. 

This will apply the current column selection and order for palettes of the same type (Individual / Mix / Finish) in the current schedule definition and for new drawings.

After specifying the columns for each palette, select or highlight the palettes to be included in the schedule in the left-hand column (see below).

Use the mouse and control key to select or deselect a list to be included.

When a ‘Separate’ schedule is specified, each palette will be output separately using its name as its title.

When ‘Merge’ is specified, multiple palettes in the selection will be combined and titled with the text in the Schedule Title edit box.

When merging palettes, the columns defined for the topmost list will determine the column selection for the whole schedule.

In the screenshot above, only the columns defined for SBL_TUBES will be included in the schedule output, regardless of the settings of the palettes below it.

Symbol Column

Symbol column controls

To include a symbol column in the schedule for single or multiple palettes, click the Draw checkbox and use the default title for the column or specify a new one.  A custom scale for blocks and swatches can be specified and will be updated when the schedule is generated.

Use the Fixed size checkbox to toggle between representing the block size in absolute units or relative to the block insertion scale.

Rate & Total

Check to include a Rate and Total column in the schedule.  You can change the order of these additional columns using the arrow buttons and selection methods. 

When a schedule is generated, rates are applied to quantities and a Total row is added at the bottom of the schedule.

Custom Qty.

Specify a custom label for the quantity field in the edit box. The custom field is a global setting which will apply to the selected list in all saved schedules. To use the default quantity label as specified on the Format tab, leave the label blank.


When checked, a total quantity and area (if included) will be calculated and placed in an extra row at the bottom of the schedule. You can also specify a custom ‘Total’ label to be placed to the left of the total amount.

Note that area totals are rounded from actual values so minor differences may be evident.

Column Width

Use the Column wrap edit box to specify the maximum width of any column in characters. The default is 50 characters.

Alternatively, you can specify the width of each column within the schedule by clicking the button.

Note, when scheduling multiple palettes separately, each must have matching selected column names.

The schedule column widths will be calculated and default values will be populated in a dialog shown at left.

Edit widths in the right-hand column and click OK to save changes.

When custom column widths are specified, automatic column wrapping as defined in the Column wrap edit box will be disabled.

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