you will see the model is shown in the 3D View window. e)
Click Takeoff Model in the left palette, check the Takeoff Items (TOIs) and their Takeoff Quantities (TOQs) of your model. Make sure a TOI has been assigned to each and every component in your model. Refer to the Vico Office Help file for more details. 5.
Check locations a)
Right click the header of the left palette, select “06 LBS Manager”. b)
Click Define Locations, modify locations as desired. If you want to define zones under locations, work it out here. 6.
Plan cost a)
Right click the header of the left palette, select “04 Cost Planner”. b)
Enter cost items line by line in the spreadsheet-like window. You can also use reference project to quickly create cost items. c)
Remember every time you create a subcomponent under a cost item, that cost item becomes an assembly. In order to have the components effective, you need to activate the assembly by right clicking the blank circle in front of the cost item, then select Activate Assembly. Activated assembly has a solid circle (a half solid circle indicate the cost assembly has some component deactivated). d)
If you just want to create 4D simulation, you can create simple cost items for each component in the 3D model, for example, for foundation walls, you just assign a cost item to the foundation walls using unit price per cubic meter/yard, i.e. no need to use assembly to include more details about labor, material, and equipment. 7.
Manage tasks a)
Right click the header of the left palette, select “07 Schedule Planner”. b)
Click Manage Tasks c)
Create tasks in Task Manager window, then assign building components to tasks by dragging cost items to tasks. 8.
Manage schedule a)
Click Open Schedule, by default you will see the Flowline View. b)
Click the icon of Gantt View from the left menu to open the Gantt View. c)
Expend all hierarchy of the tasks, remove subtasks which is dummy (no work at a certain location). d)
For tasks which have multiple locations, split it into subtasks i.
Double click the task (shown in bold font) ii.
Click Advanced button at the bottom of the pop-up window iii.
Click Split button at the top of the window iv.
Select the last task and then click OK, then click OK again, you will see subtasks created (there will be a same code for the subtask but in normal font, not bold font). v.
Double click a subtask to check the location information for that subtask, be careful about the name automatically generated for the subtask and the location associated with that task, make sure which subtask is the work of what location. e)
You can schedule tasks by editing parameters in Edit Task window (open Edit Task window by double clicking a task or subtask), or by dragging the bars in Gantt chart. f)
You can define task dependencies in Edit Task window (you need to click Advanced button then find Dependencies tag)