SMM Coding User Manual

SMM Coding
User Manual
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Contents
Standard Method of Measurement Libraries .................................................................... 4
SMM BILL LAYOUT......................................................................................................... 4
Creating the SMM Ordered Bill ........................................................................................ 5
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Standard Method of Measurement Libraries
To begin the process you must first have a Standard Method of Measurement
Library installed as a job in Candy.
CCS has four Libraries available :1)
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UK - Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement 4
UK - Railway Method of Measurement 2
UK - Standard Method of Measurement for Highway Works
RSA – ASAQS bill format
Contact your supervisor or CCS to obtain the current version of these Libraries or
alternatively you can compile your own library.
SMM BILL LAYOUT
It is preferrable to create a SMM Bill layout if you are regularly going to create Bills of
Quantities.
To do this, go to the Estimating tab and click on the Blue book (Document Manager)
on the toolbar and set up a new document containing the columns as specified
below.
Creating the SMM Ordered Bill
Follow these steps to create a Bill where items are to be ordered strictly in
accordance with the Method of Measurement:
1) Create a new job and set its master to be one of the Libraries referred above.
2) In the new job, create a structure of headings with the appropriate levels. The
lowest level of the heading must have a Bill code attached to it, otherwise the
subsequent steps will not work.
3) Open the master Bill of Quantities. It is easier to open the master with the
same layout as the Bill being created. Do this by holding the shift key and
clicking on the SMM layout you created in the Blue Book (Document
Manager).
4) Depending on the screen size, the Candy desktop can be set up as follows:
The document on the right shows the MM library condensed to the lowest
level of display. Do this by holding the Shift +Ctrl key together and hitting the
space bar.
5) Open one of the sections until the required Bill items are displayed.
6) Drag and drop items from the Library to the job Bill in the usual Candy
manner. It does not matter which order they are dropped in the relevant
section of your new Bill as all the items will be re-ordered once all the items
have been added.
Note in the illustration below the items are in no particular order. Not only are
there items from section S and E but they are out of sequence for section E
as well.
Also note none of the Method of Measurement headings have been added at
this point.
7) To order the Bill in accordance with the MM and to import the MM headings,
right click at the top of the SMM Code column and choose the insert SMM
Headings item.
This brings up the dialogue box for you to confirm your instruction.
8) Choose “Yes” and your Bill will be re-ordered with the headings inserted in the
correct position.
9) This process can be repeated as often as necessary, new items can be added
to the new Bill and re-ordered at any time. If the MM library is priced the
Library pricing codes will be added to the new job and depending on your
settings will be immediately priced or auto-priced when required.
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