XactScope roof and exterior prompt dependencies

Updated 1 year ago by Heather Andersen

XactScope takes project estimation one step further by predicting what items you need to add based on the sketch you create and your answers to existing prompts. The following information is meant to help you understand which actions precipitate each option. This guide includes all the roof and exterior cards, how to enable them, and what they effect.

You must have a wireframe roof to access the Roof & Exterior script (see Creating an XactScope roof and exterior sketch for details). The cards that appear vary depending on the material used (determined in the Roof Face card). If you enter Grouping Mode after answering any prompt, your answers will be erased, so be sure you group your walls beforehand.

Roof Face

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

Glass

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof. The material options vary depending on the slope of the roof.

Dependencies

Select the appropriate material for the selected segment of roof; this affects almost every other card and prompt. If it is a composition roof and you have not included an automatic waste calculator, the Waste prompt appears. If it is a wood roof, a prompt appears for fire resistance (you can modify this in the profile settings). If the roof material is copper, other cards, like Valley Metal, use copper as a default.

Sheathing

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof and you have selected the Replace Existing action in the Roof Face card.

Dependencies

This card does not affect any others.

Drip Edge

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

Glass

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof. Hurricane clips and bird stops prompts appear if it is a tile roof and the selection includes an eave.

Dependencies

The default answers to these prompts depend on the user settings and the eave and rake measurements and settings. If it is a metal roof, the additional options appear.

Underlayment – Ice/Water Barrier

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof.

Dependencies

The default answer to the action prompt depends on the user setting. You can change these, but changes only affect the associated estimate.

Underlayment - Felt

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof that does not have a full ice and water barrier. If this is a wood roof, felt may be automatically included in the line item for the shingles.

Dependencies

The default answers to this prompt depend on the user setting. You can change these, but changes only affect the associated estimate.

Valley Metal / Flashing

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

Glass

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof as long as the selection includes a valley and you have selected the Replace Existing action in the Roof Face card.

Dependencies

The default answers to these prompts depend on the user defaults. If this is a metal roof, the default answer to the prompt is to replace with metal.

Flashing

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof as long as the selection includes a wall, chimney, etc.

Dependencies

The prompts for this card appear when the associated wall types (side wall and end wall) are included in the selection.

Starter Course

Material

Composition

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof if you have enabled it in the user settings and have not included it in the auto roof waste calculator.

Dependencies

The default answers to these prompts depend on the user defaults.

Ridge Cap

Material

Composition

Wood

Metal

Copper

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof if you have enabled it in the user settings and have not included it in the auto roof waste calculator. However, if the roof uses three-tab shingles, this card does not appear.

Dependencies

This card does not affect any others.

Ridge / Rake Cap

Material

Tile / Slate

To Enable

This card is specific to tile roofs and appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof if you have enabled it in the user settings and have not included it in the auto roof waste calculator. However, if the roof uses three-tab shingles, this card does not appear.

Dependencies

This card does not affect any others.

Ridge Vent

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof if you have enabled it in the user settings and have not included it in the auto roof waste calculator. However, if the roof uses three-tab shingles, this card does not appear.

Dependencies

This card does not affect any others.

Nailer Board

Material

Metal

Tile / Slate

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof as long as the selection includes a ridge cap.

Dependencies

The default answers to these prompts depend on the user defaults and the roof material.

Nailer Board – Tile and Slate

Material

Tile / Slate

To Enable

This card is specific to tile/slate roofs and appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof as long as the selection includes a ridge cap and you have selected the Replace Existing action in the Roof Face card.

Dependencies

The default answers to these prompts depend on the user defaults.

Closure Strip

Material

Metal

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof as long as the selection includes a ridge cap.

Dependencies

The default answers to these prompts depend on the user defaults.

Roof Vent – Pipe Jack

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

Glass

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof as long as the selection includes a pipe jack. If this is a tile roof, an additional prompt appears for paint (also available for others when added in the profile settings).

Dependencies

The options in this card vary depending on how many pipe jacks are present in the selection. Answers to prompts only apply to the pipe jacks in the selection.

Roof Vent – Exhaust

Material

Composition

Wood

Tile / Slate

Metal

Copper

Glass

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof as long as the selection includes an exhaust vent. If this is a tile roof, an additional prompt appears for paint (also available for others when added in the profile settings).

Dependencies

The options in this card vary depending on how many exhaust vents are present in the selection. Answers to prompts only apply to the vents in the selection.

Roof Vent – Attic

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

Glass

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof as long as the selection includes an attic vent. If this is a tile roof, an additional prompt appears for paint (also available for others when added in the profile settings).

Dependencies

The options in this card vary depending on how many attic vents are present in the selection. Answers to prompts only apply to the vents in the selection.

Reflective Tube

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

Glass

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof as long as the selection includes a reflective tube.

Dependencies

The options in this card vary depending on how many reflective tubes are present in the selection. Answers to prompts only apply to the tubes in the selection.

Satellite Dish

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

Glass

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof as long as the selection includes a satellite dish.

Dependencies

The options in this card vary depending on how many satellite dishes are present in the selection. Answers to prompts only apply to the satellite dish(es) in the selection.

Rain Gutters

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

Glass

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof as long as the selection includes a gutter on an eave.

Dependencies

The default answers to these prompts depend on the user defaults.

Downspouts

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

Glass

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof as long as the selection includes a gutter on an eave.

Dependencies

The default answers to these prompts depend on the user defaults.

Soffit / Fascia

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

Glass

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof as long as the selection includes an edge that would have a soffit and fascia.

Dependencies

The default answers to these prompts depend on the user defaults.

Soffit Crown Molding

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

Glass

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of a wireframe roof as long as the selection includes an edge that would have a soffit and fascia.

Dependencies

The default answers to these prompts depend on the user defaults.

Exterior Surfaces

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

Glass

To Enable

This card appears when you select any portion of an exterior wall.

Dependencies

The default answers to these prompts depend on the user defaults and wall groupings.

Windows

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

Glass

To Enable

This card appears when you select any exterior window.

Dependencies

The default answers to these prompts depend on the user defaults and the window type and size. You can only make changes to one window type at a time, but you can select and answer prompts for multiple windows of the same type at once.

Garage / Overhead Doors

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

Glass

To Enable

This card appears when you select any overhead door.

Dependencies

The default answers to these prompts depend on the user defaults.

Exterior Doors

Material

Composition

Tile / Slate

Wood

Metal

Copper

Glass

To Enable

This card appears when you select any exterior door.

Dependencies

The default answers to these prompts depend on the user defaults.


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