Use this field to override (plug) projected remaining amounts.

If using the ManDays option (last line), the value entered here will be multiplied by the Hrs/ManDay (shown above the entry grid) to determine the remaining hours. For example, if Hrs/ManDay is set to ‘8’, and you change the remaining man-days from ‘10’ to ‘15’, the remaining hours will be increased to 120 (15 x 8). All other man-day and hours values (i.e. over/under and final) are recalculated accordingly.

Once you plug a value, all other values on that line (as well as the lines below it) will be recalculated by the system. When you update the line, an asterisk is placed in the P column (upper grid) to indicate plugged amounts, and the line color changes to light yellow. If the Buy Out flag is checked for the phase and the plugged value does not equal the buy out value, the line color changes to blue. If a line’s remaining committed cost plus actual cost exceeds the projected cost, the line color changes to peach (only if using Actual projection method). (Tip: Right clicking the mouse will display an explanation of what the row colors represent.)

Note: The Hours and ManDays lines will be disabled for any cost type that is not tracking hours (defined in JC Cost Types). Also, you can use the Page Down/Page Up keys to plug amounts for remaining phase/cost types without having to select the phase/cost type first. For example, if you select a phase/cost type to work on and enter Remaining Units, you can then press the Page Down key to enter remaining units for the next phase/cost type. The cursor will remain in the Remaining Units field, allowing you to quickly plug amounts for all phase/cost types on the job. Set Remain UC

Click this button to have the system automatically set the Remaining U/C for this phase/cost type to the current estimated or actual unit cost based on how you set the Select Which Unit Cost to Use for Remaining option selected in JC Company Parameters (Projections tab). If you selected ‘E-Current Estimate’, the system sets the Remaining U/C column equal to the Current Est’d U/C column. If you selected ‘A-Actual’, the system sets the Remaining U/C column equal to the Actual U/C column.

Note: In order for this feature to work, the current estimated unit cost or actual unit cost must not be zero, depending on which JC Company option applies. If there are no existing values, then clicking the Set Remain UC button will not change the remaining unit cost from its current value.  

JC Cost Projections