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AutoCAD = AutoCAD by Autodesk is the drawing platform used for creating contract furniture specifications in conjunction with industry specific specification software like CAP or ProjectSpec. CAP and ProjectSpec cannot be used without AutoCAD.
BOM = Bill of materials; a listing of items needed for a project (also called specs) that outline quantity, product models, options, finishes, discounts and additional charges. Additional charges would be local delivery, installation, and hardware that may include custom requirements.
.bak = A reference to a backup drawing file used in AutoCAD. A .bak file can be renamed .dwg for use within the drawing and specification program.
CAP = Also known as 2020 CAP; a specification program used by contract furniture dealers, to produce drawings/ specifications. CAP has automation support for sophisticated products. 2020 CAP is used in conjunction with AutoCAD. The parent company is 2020.
CDA = Competitive Discount Agreement; created by a Kimball Office to assign additional discounting to a project.
DBOS = Dealer Data Base System that assists the dealer in creating proposals, tracking inventory and developing invoices. Example: Team Design, Quicken, Khameleon, Core, Headberg, e Manage. A system may be selected on competitive product alignment. Example: Headberg is used primarily by Steelcase dealers.
.dwg = A reference to a drawing file or is used to describe the file type requested. A .dxf is an alternative to a .dwg. A .dxf is a more universal format used within various Autodesk programs.
GIZA = 2020 GIZA is a simplified specification program that does not have automation support for more sophisticated products that are highly configurable. GIZA is used without AutoCAD.
HQ render = High quality rendering (photo quality). Tools used to creating these files include 3D Max, Illustrator, Photoshop, and other rendering tools.
List = Pricing reflected directly from Kimball Office price list with no applied discount.
ProjectSpec = A specification program used by contract furniture dealers, to produce drawings/ specifications. ProjectSpec has automation support for sophisticated products. ProjectSpec is used in conjunction with AutoCAD. The parent company is ProjectMatrix.
Purchase = Discounted purchase price for a dealer. Usually structured as 50/10/** format. Each dealer type has a specific discount for everyday use. Additional discounting is based on project, CDA or other agreements.
Revit = Revit by Autodesk is building information software (BIM) used by architectural, MEP and construction firms to accelerate the design and construction process. The specification process is not supported in Revit. A specification needs to be produced before a Revit “family” can be created. Revit has a specific vocabulary to promote the development process.
Sell = Discounted sell price for an end user (customer), not dealer pricing. The discount is structured as a flat percentage. Example: 30% off
.sif file = Standard Interchange Format file that is quite common in the contract furniture industry. This file is created from the bill of materials (BOM) then transferred into the DBOS and into manufacturers order entry system. The SIF file can also be exported out directly to the manufacturers order entry system. This file type may be confused with OFDA XML which is used by other manufacturers. Kimball Office recommends using the CAP Studio SIF for uploading to the KO internal site.
.sp4 = Proprietary 2020 Worksheet BOM. Any 2020 Worksheet user will be able to open/manipulate a .sp4 file if they have current 2020 Worksheet software/ catalog updates. A SIF file is created from a .sp4.
Specs = Also called a BOM; a listing of items needed for project that outline quantity, product models, options, finishes, discounts and additional charges. Additional charges would be local delivery, installation, and hardware that may include custom requirements.
Tag = Tag is “naming system” in the BOM to help in the sales and order process. In the sales process, tagging is used to create budgets based on various office designations. Example: Accounting versus Marketing. When placing an order, tagging is used to assist installers in staging a project for efficiency. Tagging for sales and order process are often confused. Kimball Office stresses tagging for staging purposes for submitted orders. Example: 2nd floor; north wing, etc. not Joe’s office, Karen’s office.
Value engineer = Review project requirements within the drawing (space planning) and specifications (options) for lower cost alternatives. Example: deleting wing panels, using smaller task lights, changing worksurface thickness to adjust supports needed, deleting upcharge items, etc.
Value spec = Review project to show product/products in best application or provide best solution to the client. May not necessarily be lowest cost but may narrow the competition.
VI = Visual Impression; a rendering program by 2020 that provides basic working rendering in white environment. By Design items are difficult to represent in VI. Not all dealer designers have a license for VI