This new Library of Descriptions has been specifically produced to reflect the requirements of the RICS New Rules of Measurement - Detailed Measurement for Building Works which became effective and replaced the SMM7 on 1st January 2013.
Posted: 11 Jan 2013 13:00:00
There is no longer a need to use Third Party conversion tools when you receive a pdf drawing as QSCad now includes everything you need to be able to measure from pdf files.
Posted: 1 May 2012 12:00:00
We have taken a closer look at two new RICS Practice Standards to see how Masterbill software supports and embraces these standards in order to assist you in putting them into practice.
Posted: 1 May 2012 11:45:00
Losing your dongle could be a costly experience.
Posted: 1 May 2012 11:30:00
In March we were pleased to be able to visit Doha, Qatar for a few days to provide QSCad Training for a new Masterbill customer
Posted: 1 May 2012 11:15:00
We were pleased to be asked to present a paper at the 1st ever QSi Conference in October 2011
Posted: 1 May 2012 11:00:00
With have given an old friend a facelift
Posted: 1 May 2012 10:45:00
Do you need an excuse to watch YouTube at work? Well here it is!
Posted: 1 May 2012 10:30:00
With the recent release of the latest edition of NRM1 and the first edition NRM2 by the RICS we have had a number of users asking us ‘What are you doing about the NRM?’
Posted: 1 May 2012 10:15:00
A good number of delegates took advantage of the West Africa User Conference to find out more about the latest Masterbill software.
Posted: 1 May 2012 10:00:00
Introducing the latest Masterbill Elite Module
Posted: 1 May 2012 09:00:00
Have you ever wished you could view all the tenders side by side? Now you can...
Posted: 1 May 2012 08:45:00
Use these steps to make sure your importation goes smoothly
Posted: 1 May 2012 08:30:00
Find out how to easily check all your Bill Items have been priced.
Posted: 1 May 2012 08:15:00
What to do when you open a drawing and find a blank screen.
Posted: 1 May 2012 07:00:00
Time’s tight, you are keen to get measuring, and now the drawing won’t open in QSCad!
Posted: 1 May 2012 06:45:00
We are pleased to announce that the next release of QSCad will include the ability to measure from PDF files.
Posted: 2 Dec 2011 15:00:00
In March we welcomed the latest member of our team - a new QS!
Posted: 1 Sep 2011 08:45:00
We asked our newest member of staff to write about their 1st Masterbill Conference.
Posted: 1 Sep 2011 08:00:00
We recently trained the latest office to adopt QSCad in the Habtoor Leighton Group as they face the mammoth task of remeasuring a major road project.
Posted: 1 Sep 2011 07:45:00
... is a question we were asked by a QS during a Training visit to Aberdeenshire Council.
Posted: 1 Sep 2011 07:30:00
We take a look at a question that is often asked and explain why we think Excel is not suitable in this instance.
Posted: 1 Sep 2011 07:15:00
Pricing one project from another has just got better.
Posted: 1 Sep 2011 07:00:00
If you have ever wanted to simply insert a 'Note' into a Bill the xx unit is just what you need.
Posted: 1 Sep 2011 06:45:00
If you have ever deleted the wrong dims and struggled to get them back - MB Elite has the answer.
Posted: 1 Sep 2011 06:30:00
Make sure your company gets the credit when your measurements are presented to others by making use of the latest logo options.
Posted: 1 Sep 2011 06:15:00
Version 3.10 saw a number of new and improved features added to the Project Manager.
Posted: 1 Sep 2011 06:00:00
Plans are underway for this year's conferences in London and Edinburgh.
Posted: 1 Feb 2011 08:15:00
During a recent trip to Abu Dhabi we made the most of an opportunity to look around a project on which our software had been used.
Posted: 1 Feb 2011 08:00:00
We recently held Roadshows in both Muscat, Oman and Abu Dhabi, UAE and were pleased with the amount of interest.
Posted: 1 Feb 2011 07:45:00
See how our latest eTendering solution can save you time and money!
Posted: 1 Feb 2011 07:30:00
We recently completed the development of the Post Contract Module for Masterbill Elite - another step towards a complete costs database.
Posted: 1 Feb 2011 07:15:00
"Don't talk to me about rounding errors" - recent developments will ensure that they become a thing of the past.
Posted: 1 Feb 2011 07:00:00
With the inclusion of the revolutionary Freeform Bills facility this is a question that we are often asked.
Posted: 1 Feb 2011 06:45:00
Obtaining prices for an alternative product, specification or design is now easier than ever with the inclusion of a 'Rate Only' price type within Masterbill Elite.
Posted: 1 Feb 2011 06:30:00
Have you ever tried using QSCad to measure a series of separate lengths only to find it as not as easy as you thought? We have!
Posted: 1 Feb 2011 06:15:00
The latest version of QSCad now includes "Hot Keys" to make changing the Snap settings even easier.
Posted: 1 Feb 2011 06:00:00
We are pleased to announce our plans for Masterbill Roadhsows in Muscat and Abu Dhabi
Posted: 1 Nov 2010 08:30:00
We are now in the process of issuing a blanket release of Masterbill Elite to all customers with current Software Maintenance.
Posted: 1 Nov 2010 08:15:00
The Masterbill Cash Flow Forecasting module is now complete and enables users to produce more accurate Cash Flow Forecasts than ever before by making use of the Contractor's Programme.
Posted: 1 Nov 2010 08:00:00
Users can now import QSCad Measurements into multiple dimstores using filters, allocate Masterbill Elite library descriptions to QSCad items based on a previous project and easily update quantities to reflect changes.
Posted: 1 Nov 2010 07:45:00
Masterbill Elite makes full use of the MMHW Library of Standard Descriptions and its ‘static variables’ to ensure users can produce professional looking BQs more efficiently than ever before.
Posted: 1 Nov 2010 07:30:00
QSCad Version 3.10 is on its way to all users with current Software Maintenance so we thought we would give you some idea what to expect.
Posted: 1 Nov 2010 07:15:00
Did you know you could edit multiple QSCad measurements in a single action? Did you know you can select the items to edit by simply defining an area?
Posted: 1 Nov 2010 07:00:00
One year on we returned to see if our software had delivered the expected benefits.
Posted: 1 Jun 2010 07:45:00
Rosemargaret Esubonteng from OshDarley Consult in Ghana shares her experiences of using Masterbill software
Posted: 1 Jun 2010 07:30:00
Our representatives and customers in West Africa recently took the opportunity to share their experiences of Masterbill with others.
Posted: 1 Jun 2010 07:15:00
See how you can ensure your Bills generate/refresh at full speed
Posted: 1 Jun 2010 07:00:00
Are you using the system as efficiently as possible?
Posted: 1 Jun 2010 06:45:00
Make sure your SQL software won't let you down.
Posted: 1 Jun 2010 06:30:00
Do you have trouble with hatching? Do you get drawings without their XREFs? This update is just what you need.
Posted: 1 Jun 2010 06:15:00
If you spend some time creating a Template Component why keep it to yourself?
Posted: 1 Jun 2010 06:00:00
Earlier this year we were pleased to welcome The Ministry of National Development in the Seychelles to our growing International User Base.
Posted: 1 Mar 2010 07:45:00
During March we welcomed two new staff to the Masterbill team and we'd like you to meet them.
Posted: 1 Mar 2010 07:30:00
"It's all very well being able to price in detail but how do I print it?"
Posted: 1 Mar 2010 07:15:00
A recent visit to a longstanding Masterbill customer reminded us of the value of printed abstracts so we thought we would remind you how to produce them.
Posted: 1 Mar 2010 07:00:00
Analyse or Filter your documents any way you like.
Posted: 1 Mar 2010 06:45:00
Now you can send your coloured up drawings to anyone who has a CAD viewer.
Posted: 1 Mar 2010 06:30:00
"How can I measure the centre line of the wall when it hasn't been drawn?" QSCad has the answer!
Posted: 1 Mar 2010 06:15:00
Don't spend time looking for items when QSCad can do it for you.
Posted: 1 Mar 2010 06:00:00
This was a question posed by John Macaulay, of Al Habtoor / Murray & Roberts, when he saw yet another option for the steelwork for the roof of the Central Administration building for the new Zayed University in Abu Dhabi land on his desk.
Posted: 1 Feb 2010 07:30:00
With the RICS actively promoting their recently published New Rules of Measurement for Cost Planning and soon to publish the Procurement volume which is heralded to replace SMM7 Masterbill customers are beginning to ask how we will be incorporating these new rules into our products.
Posted: 1 Feb 2010 07:15:00
More and more users are making use of Freeform Bills for Schedules of Rates, Schedules of Descriptions, Preliminaries, Demolitions and Alterations (or Downtakings) and Provisional/PC Sums sections of their Bills. Why?
Posted: 1 Feb 2010 07:00:00
Masterbill Elite was designed with Measurement in mind - find out how this improves upon MB3
Posted: 1 Feb 2010 06:45:00
Recent developments to QSCad mean that navigating a drawing using zooming and panning is now easier than ever.
Posted: 1 Feb 2010 06:30:00
Make your own mark on your drawing using Multiple Line Text
Posted: 1 Feb 2010 06:15:00
QSCad v3 includes a number of new 'Snap' options that will enable user measure faster and more accurately.
Posted: 1 Feb 2010 06:00:00
At the recent meeting of the Scottish Local Authority Masterbill User Group we were pleased to hear how users are getting to grips with the latest software and expanding its use.
Posted: 29 Jun 2009 07:15:00
Over the last few months a number of our users have shared their experience of electronic tendering with us by completing our online survey, the results make interesting reading.
Posted: 29 Jun 2009 07:00:00
It is not often that we have the opportunity to witness our software delivering real benefits to a customer but we were able to see it first hand during a recent visit to Abu Dhabi where we met Sarah Dichoso, a young QS from the Philippines working for Al Habtoor & Murray & Roberts on the new Zayed University Project.
Posted: 29 Jun 2009 06:45:00
Following his recent adoption of Masterbill Elite and QSCad in his Muscat office, Adaan Bin Shaaban Qattan has once again led the way for Omani QS's to follow.
Posted: 29 Jun 2009 06:30:00
Two new MB Elite modules are nearing completion - find out what you can expect.
Posted: 29 Jun 2009 06:15:00
A number of new features were released in Version 3.09 and the development on the next batch is underway. Why not take a sneak preview?
Posted: 29 Jun 2009 06:00:00
Your Invitation to our Conference to be held in Scotland on 9th July 2009
Posted: 30 May 2009 21:00:00
"There's a man on the phone called David Windsor, says you know him, do you think it's just another Sales call?"
Posted: 1 Mar 2009 08:00:00
For as long as I can remember we have had an agent in Kenya, a recent visit has revitalised the relationship and should see an increase in the number of African users.
Posted: 1 Mar 2009 07:45:00
One of our most common support calls starts with the words "My dims don't seem to be included in my Bill!"
Posted: 1 Mar 2009 07:30:00
Ever since we formulated the first outline plans for Masterbill Elite we have been determined that it should include the ability to handle Preliminaries and Preambles too.
Posted: 1 Mar 2009 07:15:00
Doesn't it just infuriate you that you have to wait for a Bill to regenerate and then navigate to find the item you just edited?
Posted: 1 Mar 2009 07:00:00
As Template Components become more and more popular so users want to do more with them.
Posted: 1 Mar 2009 06:45:00
Have you ever wanted to print the Drainage and Siteworks Schedules from QSCad only to find that you will need a piece of paper the size of a bedsheet...
Posted: 1 Mar 2009 06:30:00
How can you measure something you can't see?
Posted: 1 Mar 2009 06:15:00
During the last month I have been surprised again by a user advising me that they were not aware of the Phrases facility.
Posted: 1 Mar 2009 06:00:00
Slice and Dice your data as never before!
Posted: 1 Feb 2009 07:30:00
“The possibilities with Freeform Bills are endless” - all you need to do is get started.
Posted: 1 Feb 2009 07:15:00
“All I want to do is click on an item and see the rates from all Tenderers” Your wish is our command...
Posted: 1 Feb 2009 07:00:00
These new features make it possible to make even more use of the Repeat Facilities
Posted: 1 Feb 2009 06:45:00
See how we created a Lookup List in a Template Component to solve a reinforcement challenge.
Posted: 1 Feb 2009 06:30:00
Powerful Printing Facilities to impress your clients!
Posted: 1 Feb 2009 06:15:00
It is not unusual for QSCad to be used for all sorts of things but this is one of the most unusual we have heard about!
Posted: 1 Feb 2009 06:00:00
Until now Standard Library items could only be used in a Traditional Sorted Bill - that's about to change.
Posted: 1 Jan 2009 07:30:00
There are now a number of tecnologies which can be employed to enable you to access your software and data from outside your office - we take a look at some.
Posted: 1 Jan 2009 07:15:00
The Page Layout facilities of MB3 look extremely basic and somewhat limited when compared with Masterbill Elite.
Posted: 1 Jan 2009 07:00:00
It doesn't matter if it's not a block we'll use the text instead.
Posted: 1 Jan 2009 06:45:00
Are you making use of this powerful and easy to use feature?
Posted: 1 Jan 2009 06:30:00
Make sure you don't get left behind as others upgrade their CAD software
Posted: 1 Jan 2009 06:15:00
Over the last two years we have produced 19 Tips and Tricks - just in case you missed one we have produced an Index.
Posted: 1 Jan 2009 06:00:00
Could we make it any easier to enter dimensions?
Posted: 1 Dec 2008 07:30:00
Are you making the most of your existing data?
Posted: 1 Dec 2008 07:15:00
Locating the library item you require is now easier than ever before.
Posted: 1 Dec 2008 07:00:00
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