Project Settings: Estimating


  • Seam distance from transition
    • The minimum distance seams should be kept from transitions in the default seam layout Measure creates. This does not restrict users from placing seams closer.

  • Butt seam drop distance
    • Choose whether or not butt seams should be staggered.
      • Options: Off, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, or Alternate
        Example: 1/2

  • Default number of t-seams
    • Each roll product in the Product List can be assigned a maximum number of t-seams allowed per room. This setting controls whether that parameter is used or not. If set to "None", Measure will not place any t-seams in its default layout. "Maximum for material" will always use as many t-seams as each product's "max t-seam" setting allows.
  • Thin neck threshold
    • This control governs the threshold at which Measure generates t-seams in narrow portions of a room.

  • Seam visibility
    • Choose whether seams should be visible at all times or only when the Seams tab of the Ribbon Bar is active.
  • Minimum t-seam size
    • Designate the minimum width allowable for t-seams generate by Measure. This setting does limit the width of user-created t-seams.
  • Seams on pattern boundaries
    • When this setting is enabled, seams will only be generated on pattern boundaries. If it's disabled then Measure will be able to place seams anywhere.
  • Width to use for roll quantity
    • Roll goods in the Product List have two width parameters: Display Width and Estimating Width. This setting allows users to control which width parameter is used for estimating.
  • Minimum cut width
    • Set a lower limit for the width of cuts.
  • Maximum cut length
    • Set an upper limit for the length of cuts.
  • Label cuts as
    • Choose whether individual cuts should be labeled with letters or numbers.
  • Extends through doorways
    • When a transition is created and its "Extend through doorway" option is enabled, the material will extend by the amount entered in this field.


  • Yield Efficiency vs. Calculation Time
    • Slide the control to the left for faster calculations but higher waste. Slide to the right for more efficient use of materials at the cost of longer calculation time.
  • Majority of fills at end of roll
    • When this setting is enabled Measure will try to place the majority of small fill pieces at the very end of the roll while keeping larger cuts toward the start.


  • Default standard roll length
    • Set the length of the rolls Measure creates when specific, user-defined rolls are not being used.
  • Pattern repeat at start of roll
    • When this setting is enabled and patterned roll goods are in use, Measure will create a span of waste at the beginning of each roll equivalent to the length of one instance of the pattern.
  • Cut gap at end of roll
    • When enabled, a single instance of a product's cut gap will be placed at the end of each roll.
  • Leave waste at end of rolls
    • Never: Unused material at the end of a roll will not contribute to the material's waste factor.
    • All but last: Unused material at the end of a roll will contribute to the material's waste factor on all but the last roll.
    • Whenever more than one: Unused material at the end of a roll will contribute to the material's waste factor if more than one roll is in use on the project.


  • Default Tile Calculation Method
    • Select which tile calculation method should be used by default in rooms containing tile. This can be overridden on a per-room basis.
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