You are the expert. You know how fences work. Quantity modifiers apply your fence knowledge or rules of thumb when simple quantities are not enough. Use quantity modifiers at the product level to price, order, and install projects more accurately.
In an 8' fence section for example:
Commonly used quantity modifiers:
Rails: take the total length of the fence section, divide by 8 (section length), and round up.
Tongue and groove boards: take the total length of the fence section, divide by 8, round up, then multiply by 15.
U-Channel: take the total length of the fence section, divide by 8, multiply by 2, and add 2.
Lattice Panel: take the total length of the fence section, divide by 8, round up.
Board: take the total length of the fence section, divide by 8, round up.
Tip: Round up or round down.
- To account for partial sections.
- Or for extra material where desired for smooth project installation.
- Or for rounding down to account for material format/overage.
Modifying line post count at end post, corner post, or terminal post.
What happens to line post count at an end post, corner post, or terminal post? ArcSite has the power to modify your line post count. Take the length of each fence section, divide by 8, round down, and subtract 1. Use the following command as a "custom expression" CEIL (INPUT/8)-1. CEIL or ceiling is the command to round up or down. This is the one area we have identified that commonly can use a custom expression. Please contact your sales or customer success professional for more information on custom expressions. See the video below:
To copy or apply quantity modifiers in bulk please see the video below.
Please note: Quantity modifiers are added at the product level. If a product is used in more than one bundle type, an additional line item is required. Additionally, the quantity of a product or part needed in a bundle is adjusted in the bundle level.
Fence Sections - Use LINE/ARC in product and bundle.
Linear products located in a LINE/ARC bundle must have an individual line on the product tab of the spreadsheet with the LINE/ARC value in “How would you draw it on the canvas”.
End Posts & Gates - Use NO_VISUAL in product and ICON/SHAPE in bundle.
A product in a ICON/SHAPE bundle must have an individual line on the product tab of the spreadsheet with the NO_VISUAL value in “How would you draw it on the canvas”. The bundle shape represents the overall visual or symbol and is applied at the bundle level.