BlueDog Data FAQ's

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Q.

If I have a system that will be sold repeatedly, should I create a project w/the necessary equipment to use as a "template" to clone, or use packages?

A.

 We recommend using packages.  In D-Tools, when items are added to a project they are “disconnected” from the main catalog…as you would expect, since this is what has been presented and (presumably) approved by the customer.  However, if using that same project over time as a “template”, the catalog data often DOES change w/price increases, obsolescence, etc., which isn’t automatically going to translate to the project.  You can capture these updates using the “Update from Catalog” function, but we find it more reliable and efficient (long term) to use packages which can be dropped IN to a new project as needed, since this approach will always get the latest/greatest product information from the catalog.

 

Data, FAQCurt Hayes