In this article you'll see -
- How the costing template works
- How to create a costing table
- How to customize the table
- How to archive the table
- How to preview your costing table in the PDF
1. How the costing template works
You can use our costing template to calculate your material costs.
An example of a costing template
This template extracts the names of your Material Cards and list them all in this table along with formula presets to calculate costing. This will save you from painstakingly assembling tables from scratch on Excel and shuffling between spreadsheets.
2. How to create a costing table
☑ Make sure to add Material Cards before creating a costing table.
Step 1: In your Cards Board, list all you materials inside Materials section. Don’t forget to name them.
Step 2: Click on New section at the bottom of your Cards Board.
Step 3: A windows will appear featuring different custom section types. Select Costing and click + Create at the bottom of the dialogue.
A table settings dialogue will pop-up for you to provide -
Table name & description
Files & Comments
Status & Dates
Once you update the above information, this Excel-like costing table will appear on your cards board. The names of your Material Cards are automatically listed in the Description column.
Costing table example without an image
Costing table example with an image
Enter your Consumptions units and Cost per unit. The Total will be automatically calculated for you.
|NOTE: The default formula in place is Consumption x Cost per unit = Total|
Discover how to use other types of custom sections including:
- How to add sample Fit sections
- How to add a table extension
- How to create a full custom section
3. How to customize the table
You can customize your costing table by clicking on the top right corner of the table.
A table menu will slide down where you can -
4. How to archive the table
Click on the top right of your costing table to access settings.
5. How to preview your costing table in the PDF
You can preview your costing table inside your Techpack PDF by clicking on the top navigation menu.
In the Doc settings on the left, you can choose to include or exclude your costing table.