Benefits

Easy to use

Highly productive

Unusually comprehensive in capability and scope

Presentation to be proud of

Consistently accurate and reliable

Proven

Helpful support
and after sales service

Vector 8 Program Suite 2016

Single User
Multi User
Vector 8 Program Suite 2016 l
SUMMARY CAPABILITY
     
         
Comprehensive Direct Measurement and Sidecast Measurement
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Fully Integrated CAD and PDF Measurement (no AutoCAD required)    
Yes
Yes
Vector Digimate Companion    
Yes
Yes
Bills of Quantities, Preambles, Preliminaries
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Simple Estimates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cost Planning and Cost Plan Summaries
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Full and Detailed Estimates with Full Resource Analysis  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Valuations and Financial Reports
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
         
BASIC FEATURES        
         
Open, Close, New Project
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Save
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Save As
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Proforma to New Project (make new copy of project with no quantities)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Append Project to Current Project
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Open Concurrently Multiple Projects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Select All
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Copy (standard Windows, plus Smart Copy)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Paste (standard Windows, plus Smart Paste)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Paste Special (standard Windows, plus Smart Paste)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Clone  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unlimited Undo and Redo of every action in project. Trackback Unlimited Steps
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Find
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Find and Replace
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Spelling Checker
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Drag-And-Drop
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Set/Reset Column Widths
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Fully Synchronised Draft and Presentation Views
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Edit in Draft View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Edit in Presentation View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
Fully Automatic Presentation Bills, Estimates and Cost Plans        
Automatic Formatting of Headings and Descriptions to Your-Defined Presentation Styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Automatic Item Numbering (all current standards are supported; upper/lower case alpha, number, CESMM, NRM, reset by page, section, project)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Full automatic Widows and Orphans Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Carry Forward Headings
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Collections and Summaries
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Override Automatic Presentation Manually Controlled Insert/Remove Hard Page Breaks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Full Formatting Control of PC Sum Items, Rate Only, Included, Excluded, '}' etc.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Choice of  Forms, Layouts, Paper's Size, Portrait and Landscape
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
Bookmark Items you need to return to instantly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Document Project with Takeoff and Project Notes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
Details        
  Your Company Details, Logo and Contact
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Client Details, Logo and Contact
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Project Details, Notes, Date and ID
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
Choice of Way of Working        
Manually Control the Order like a Spreadsheet
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Full Automatic Sort and Sectioning
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Nudgal Sort Enables Full Automatic Sort with Manual Override
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Full Control of Consolidation of Duplicate Items
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
         
Comprehensive Automatic Checks of Data Entry
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
Licensing        
Single Computer Licence
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Floating / Multi-User Licence      
Yes
         
Security System        
Standard Software Lock
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Network Security Lock      
Yes
Project Encryption
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
PROJECT TEMPLATES        
         
Standard Templates        
Manual Bill (with Library)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Manual Bill (no Library)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SMM7 Bill
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Elemental SMM7 Bill
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Civils Bill
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Elemental Civils Bill
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
MHW4 Bill
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Elemental MHW4 Bill
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Trade Bill
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Elemental Trade Bill
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Three Layers Bill
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
NRM Bill
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Manual Contractor Estimate  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Delete unwanted templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Templates        
Add unlimited additional user defined templates to suit special requirements
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
Screen Layouts        
Manual / Entry Order
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SMM7 and Civils Standard
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SMM7 and Civils Elemental
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MHW4 Standard
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
MHW4 Elemental
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Trade Standard
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trade Elemental
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Screen Layouts continued…        
Percent Complete
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double Bill
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
National Building Specification (NBS)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Manual / Entry Order - Times
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SMM7 and Civils Standard - Times
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SMM7 and Civils Elemental - Times
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trade Standard - Times
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trade Elemental - Times
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractors Estimate Rates View  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractors Estimate Cost View  
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
Sort Order        
Predefined Sorts        
Standard SMM7
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Standard Elemental SMM7
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Standard Civils
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Standard Elemental Civils
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Standard MHW4
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Standard Elemental MHW4
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Standard Trade
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Standard Elemental Trade
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Full Elemental SMM7
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
NRM
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
NRM SMM7
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
NUDGAL SMM7
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
NUDGAL Elemental SMM7
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
NUDGAL Civils
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
NUDGAL Elemental Civils
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
NUDGAL MHW4
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
NUDGAL Elemental MHW4
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
NUDGAL Trade
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
NUDGAL Elemental Trade
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
NUDGAL Full Elemental SMM7
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
NUDGAL NRM
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
NUDGAL NRM SMM7
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Custom Sorts        
Add unlimited additional custom Standard & NUDGAL sorts based on any combination of single, multiple or partial keys, plus size sort
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
LIBRARY AND RESOURCES        
         
Library Managers        
Standard PQS Library Manager (Local or on Server)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
NRM Library Manager (Local or on Server)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Custom PQS Library Manager Loader (Local or on Server)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Contractor's Detailed Library Manager – Snape Data Engine  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor's Detailed Library Manager – Microsoft SQL Server    
Yes
Yes
         
Libraries        
SMM7 Library (Bill Production)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Civils Library
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
POMI Principles of Measurement International Library
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
MHW4 Library
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
NRM 1 Revision 2 Cost Planning Library
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
NRM 2 Detailed Measurement for Building Works Library
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Snape Trade Library (SMM2)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
SMM7 Contractor's Major Works Library (detailed cost)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
SMM7 Contractor's Alterations & Repairs Library (detailed cost)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Specialised UK and Overseas Libraries (please contact Snape) ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡
         
Elemental Lookup Tables        
BCIS
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Pub & Hotel
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
SFBS
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Highways
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
NRM
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Add unlimited additional Custom Elemental Tables
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
Library and Trade Lookup Tables        
SMM7 Sections
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Civils
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
MHW4
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Old Roads
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Standard Trades
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
POMI
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
SMM6 Sections
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Buildings
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Add unlimited additional custom Library and Trade Tables
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
EXPORT / IMPORT        
         
Export to Excel
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Full publication standard document(s) with form, descriptions fully formatted, carried forward headings, collections, summaries with all formula necessary for a full working document
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Simple unembellished export with formula
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Spreadsheet access: fully locked, partially locked, unlocked
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Priced or unpriced document
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Export to CITE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Priced or unpriced document
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Several user definable settings
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
Import from Excel
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Import complete spreadsheet
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Update existing Vector document with rates from spreadsheet
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Import from CITE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Import from NBS Word
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Import from Vector 4 and earlier projects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
MEASUREMENT SYSTEM        
         
Direct Measurement        
Timesing, Length, Breadth, Depth, Product, and Takeoff Notes Fields
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Full Support for Formula Calculations
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Full Trigonometry Support for Roof Slopes, Circular and Other Difficult Shapes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Include Measurement from Sidecasts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Include Measurement from CAD Measure or Digitiser    
Yes
Yes
Change Takeoff Order by Drag-And-Drop
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Set Any Measurement to a Constant for Repetitive Measurement
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Copy and Paste Individual Items, Groups of Items or Complete Measurement Set
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Smart Copy and Paste, Copying Square Measurement to Cube, and Cube to Square etc.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Copy Measurements from Direct Measurement to Sidecasts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
Sidecast Measure        
Sidecast by Conventional Measurement (identical capability to Direct Measurement)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sidecast Items Measured by Formula (an Extraordinarily Powerful Recursive Capability Which Encompasses All Other Measurement)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sidecast Measurement from Digitiser (Single Items, and Groups of Items)    
Yes
Yes
Sidecast Measurement from CAD Measure (Single Items, and Groups of Items) (Right Hand Mouse Track Back of Measurement Object in CAD Measure)    
Yes
Yes
Measurement Guardian: Runs silently behind the scenes ensuring proper measurement rounding, formulas are not broken by accidental deletion, or circular references are made within the measurement system
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
Overall Timesing for Housing and Other Similar Work
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
Fully Integrated CAD Measure Subsystem    
Yes
Yes
Digimate Digitiser Companion for Vector    
Yes
Yes
         
Quantity Rounding Control
None
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
0.5 Rounds Up
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
All Fractions Round Up
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
Steelwork Exception
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Round Consolidated Items Individually/or as a group
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Imperial Units of Measure Rounding
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
REPORTS        
         
Standard Bill (SMM7 Sort, Elemental Sort, Entry Order Break On Level 1, Entry Order Break On Level 0)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Package or Trade Bill (Standard, New page for Element)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Three Layers Bill
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
CESMM Bill (CESMM Sort, Elemental Sort)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
MHW4 Bill (MHW4 Sort, Elemental Sort)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Mini Bill
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double Bill (SMM7 Sort, Elemental Sort, Entry Order)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Specification with Collection (SMM7 Sort, Elemental Sort, Entry Order Break On Level 1, Entry Order Break On Level 0)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Specification with Summary Only (SMM7 Sort, Elemental Sort, Entry Order Break On Level 1, Entry Order Break On Level 0)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Prelims – Time and Money – Uncosted (SMM7 Sort, Elemental Sort, Entry Order)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Valuations by Percentage Complete (SMM7 Sort, Elemental Sort, Entry Order)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Simple Cost Estimate (SMM7 Sort, Elemental Sort, Entry Order Break On Level 1, Entry Order Break On Level 0)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Simple Cost Estimate - No Page Breaks (SMM7 Sort, Elemental Sort, Entry Order Break On Level 1, Entry Order Break On Level 0)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Northern Ireland House Bill (SMM7 Sort, Elemental Sort)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Running Totals (SMM7 Sort, Elemental Sort, Entry Order)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Manual Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cost Plan BCIS (Shadow and Logo)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Elemental Cost Summary (Quasi BCIS)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Elemental Cost Summary (X.XX Style)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Elemental Summary
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Dimension Report
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sidecast Calculations Report
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAD Measure, Drawing and Takeoff - ALL or Selected, in Colour or Black and White    
Yes
Yes
CAD Measure, Measurement Takeoff List    
Yes
Yes
CAD Measure, Sidecast Measurement Group List    
Yes
Yes
Notes Bill
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
NRM Main Element Bill
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
NRM Simple Cost Estimate
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
NRM with SMM7 Simple Cost Estimate
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
NRM Summary Cost Plan
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
NRM Detail Cost Plan
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
NRM (Quasi) Detail Cost Plan
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Cost Report (SMM7 Sort, Elemental Sort, Entry Order Break On Level 1, Entry Order Break On Level 0, Trade Sort, Trade & Element Sort)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Summary Cost Report (SMM7 Sort, Elemental Sort, Entry Order Break On Level 1, Entry Order Break On Level 0, Trade Sort, Trade & Element Sort)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Rate Report (SMM7 Sort, Elemental Sort, Entry Order Break On Level 1, Entry Order Break On Level 0, Trade Sort, Trade & Element Sort)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Job Buildup Report (SMM7 Sort, Elemental Sort, Entry Order Break On Level 1, Entry Order Break On Level 0, Trade Sort, Trade & Element Sort)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Labour Rates Resource Analysis Report (Summary, Detailed, Audit)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Labour Gangs Resource Analysis Report (Summary, Detailed, Audit)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Raw Materials Resource Analysis Report (Summary, Detailed, Audit)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Composite Materials Resource Analysis Report (Summary, Detailed, Audit)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Plant Rates Resource Analysis Report (Summary, Detailed, Audit)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Subcontract Labour Resource Analysis Report (Summary, Detailed, Audit)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Subcontract Purchase Resource Analysis Report (Summary, Detailed, Audit)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Labour Rates Report (Library or Project)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Labour Gangs Report (Library or Project)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Raw Materials Report (Library or Project)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Composite Materials Report (Library or Project)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Plant Rates Report (Library or Project)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Subcontract Labour Report (Library or Project)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Subcontract Purchase Report (Library or Project)  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contractor Estimate Library Buildup Report  
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
REPORT SETTINGS TAB        
         
General
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Start From Page
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Left Position Adjustment
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Top Position Adjustment
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
Print Main Currency Symbol In Rate Column
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
Font Settings
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Font ID
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Inter Line Space
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Inter Item Space
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Inter Line Space Multiplier
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Inter Item Space Multiplier
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
         
Titles / Captions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Summary Column Title
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Collection Column Title
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Project Total Description
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
From Page Caption
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
To Collection Caption
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
To Summary Caption
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Carried Forward Caption
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Brought Forward Caption
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Total For Section Caption
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Default Page Total Caption
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Continue Caption
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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