A Model represents specific type of housing unit (house, townhouse, or condo unit).
It holds some basic information about the model that you are building. Housing units of the same model have the same physical structure and the same elements in construction. The main purpose of the Model is to link all the required data together to make Lots easy to setup and use.
To maintain the list of Models, open page "Models" by searching it or by navigation in a Role Center.
Key Points of Note
- A Model belongs to a Phase.
- Square footage entered here to the model is informational only and is not mandatory, measurements used for calculations are entered in Measurement Types held within House Areas.
- Price From is the Lowest model price which set is per Model and Lot Type.
- Once you have created a Model, you can use the Action "Copy from another Model". The system gives you the option to copy all the attached information such as:
- Lot Types.
- House Areas.
- Key Dates.
- Model Items.
Actions available on Models page
Copy from another Model
- This action allows to copy content of the tables related to another model into the current Model.
- In pop-up page "Copy from another Model", select the source Model, indicate what related entities you want to be copied, and press "OK".
- This action allows a user to validate the settings of selected Models. If the validation routine finds errors, warnings, or notices, the program displays them in the following window.
The columns have the following meaning:
- Defines the phase where the model belongs to.
- Mandatory, should be unique within the Phase.
- Name of the Model, mandatory.
- An estimate of square footage of the model. This is informational, non-mandatory field.
- Lowest model price which set is per Model and Lot Type.
- Elevation of the model. This is informational, non-mandatory field.
Number of bedrooms.
- Informational, non-mandatory field.
Model Lot Types
Click Model Lot Types to view the article.
Deleting a (Fully Setup) Model
This is a more advanced function and these are just guidelines for an experienced user. This is not to be attempted unless you are highly familiar with Dynamics BC and HomeBuilder. Contact your HomeBuilder consultant if you are in any doubt about what to do here.
This discussion is for people who want to remove models that are setup but not used on an active Lot. If you can just delete the Model, it is not fully setup and this will cause no problems.
If you receive errors when you delete you will need to delete the contents of the tables listed below, in the order they are listed below. If you are unable to delete any of the following tables, the most likely reason is that there are postings against a Lot with this Model, in which case you may not be able to delete the Model.
From the Model List:
- Model Lot Types.
- Model Item Applicable House Areas (accessed from the Model Items page).
- Model Items (read the note below before you do this).
- Model House Areas.
- Model Budget.
You should now be able to delete the Model and if you cannot, refer to a HomeBuilder consultant for assistance.
The system will automatically delete each Vendor Contract Line (Contract Revision Item table) and warn before each one. If you have a lot of Vendor Contract Lines you will be better off to delete them first and then delete the Model Items. To do this, open any Vendor Contract - click on "Current Prices", open the filter pane and change the filter to the Model you want to delete and clear all other filters.