There are 5 different types of products that can be created in ArcSite. Those are:
Shaped-based products use a symbol ( or what we call a Shape) as their visual component. Using a shape-based product involves tapping on the relevant shape product in the Product Panel to add it to the canvas.
Line Based Products
Line-based products are defined as a line with pre-defined color, weight, and style. Using a line-based product involves selecting the appropriate line product from the Product Panel and then drawing a line on the canvas.
By doing so, it will show the line in the diagram and calculate the linear unit of your choice (LF, LM, LI, LMM)
A variation on the line product is called Line (as Wall Surface). To use you draw the length of a wall or other vertical surface and then type in the height to capture the area of that vertical surface.
Area Based Products
Area-based products are defined as a line with pre-defined color, weight, and style. Using an area-based product involves selecting the appropriate area product from the Product Panel and then drawing an area on the canvas.
By doing so, it will show the area in the diagram and calculate the area unit of your choice (Sq Ft or Sq M)
A variation on the area product is called Area(as Volume). To use you draw the length of a wall or other object and then type in the depth to capture the volume or cubic amount of that surface.
Non Visual Products
Outside of standard products, ArcSite has the ability to capture non-visual and custom-priced Product options. Most of your ArcSite products and services will be added visually to the diagram, however, if it does not make sense as a visual element (For example – a Work Permit Fee, Extended warranties, or a test to run) ArcSite allows you to define “non-visible” products.
Additionally, for truly one-off or custom items you need to add to the pricing list, you have the ability to create custom-priced items, right during the estimate.
Start the Product creation process
For the Visual Representation option, choose ( No Visual )
Note that once selected, the Visual option disappears
Continue to define and then Save.
Use a Virtual Product
Virtual products by their very nature are not added visually to your drawing. Instead, they are accessible from the Takeoff/Estimate Summary screen.
Tap on the 1st icon in the top right corner of the screen
Tap Takeoff and Estimate
Tap Add Other Items in the bottom left corner on Summary Screen
Tap to add any available Virtual Products
Define the quantity
Tap OK to finalize
A custom-priced product is one created at the moment as it is typically something that is typical. An example might be that the client has a large pile of bricks he needs to be moved and has asked you to do so. As you have no product for that, you can use this flow to define a Product at the moment.
They can be added from the "Add Other Items" drop-down located on the top of the Takeoff and Estimate Summary screen.