Creating Trim Packages


The Trim Pkg Editor is a simple way of creating Trim Packages, a way of marrying trim application to the mnemonic system. Essentially, it is a dropdown list of the trim applications and a way of choosing the correct product for each. Note that Trim and Fasteners are treated as equal halves of the same package.

The advantage of a package is this: once you have a package created, you can re-use this whenever you build. There are upwards of HUNDREDS of choices to make. It is not wise to have to choose every piece of trim and the associated fasteners for every building you create. That would be a waste of time. The idea of the package is that you can apply hundreds of pre-made decisions at once.

Yes we are aware that constructing a package takes time. But this is a ONE TIME EFFORT. Once the package is done, it's done. You don't have to make these choices any more. Moreover, you can now hire salespeople that can accurately quote buildings and you don't have to worry whether or not he or she remembered every detail. They don't worry about the details. They just pick the package they need.

You can have as many trim packages as you feel the need for. Why do you need more than one? Well, if you normally have steel panel roofing, you tend to have certain bits of trim that are appropriate to that style. But these same trim pieces aren't necessarily useful for a shingle roof system. Hence you may have packages that are applicable for steel roof or shingle roof systems. The number of packages you will use will depend solely on how varied your building needs are.

The Editor looks like:



Note 2: The placement (Ridge Cap) is chosen. This corresponds to a system mnemonic. What we do here is try to hide the mnemonic somewhat and show plain English language descriptors.

Note 3: You choose the SKU/product that fits this application. You click the USE checkbox if normal use of this package usually uses this product or feature. The MULTIPLE LENGTHS checkbox is checked for products that you have multiple lengths for in your data; e.g. if you have Fascia in 10',14' and 20' lengths, selecting MULTIPLE LENGTHS lets the software decide which length is best for any given Fascia measurement. When you are creating a package, the COLOR doesn't much matter. What DOES matter is getting the right product. Why doesn't the color matter? Because when you use the color enforcement capability, the software looks at the SKU number chosen and then finds the one of the preferred color for the building in question. This also works for fasteners. If you have a metal siding that is Forest Green, the appropriate Forest Green fastener of the specified type is also automatically chosen.

Note 1: Click the magnifier button to see an entire package. This is the easy way for you to keep track of what your package looks like. You will use this a lot when you construct packages to make sure you haven't missed anything.

Soffit combo-Insulated building.pkg
                            PACKAGE CONTENTS
Part #     Supplier OEM        Hgt    Wid      Len    Type           Color      Unit Price  Where
0610000010 MetSal   4202648    2.0"   14.0"    12'  Ridge Cap        Goldenrod   n/a         Ridge Cap
0610001329 MetSal   6451699    1.0"   2.0"     3'  Closure-Outside  Classic Ri  n/a         Valley Trim
0610001329 MetSal   6451699    1.0"   2.0"     3'  Closure-Outside  Classic Ri  n/a         Valley Seal
0610000052 MetSal   5301948    1.0"   9.5"     12'  W Valley         Goldenrod   n/a         Valley Wood
0610000031 MetSal   4908048    4.125" 3.5"     12'  Eave Trim        Goldenrod   n/a         Roof Edge (Eave)
0610000199 MetSal   4216248    4.0"   4.0"     10'  Outside Corner   Goldenrod   n/a         Roof Edge (Gable)
0610000409 MetSal   4908548    1.5"   3.5"     12'  Post/Angle       Goldenrod   n/a         Fascia (Eave)
0610000409 MetSal   4908548    1.5"   3.5"     12'  Post/Angle       Goldenrod   n/a         Fascia (Gable/Rake)
0610000745 MetSal   4982348    5.5"   12.0"    10'  Soffit/Combo-Ve  Goldenrod   n/a         Eave Soffit Area-Wall B (Vented Material)
0610000745 MetSal   4982348    5.5"   12.0"    10'  Soffit/Combo-Ve  Goldenrod   n/a         Eave Soffit Area-Wall D (Vented Material)
0610000115 MetSal   4982248    5.5"   12.0"    10'  Soffit/Combo-So  Goldenrod   n/a         Gable Soffit Area (Unvented Material)
0610000115 MetSal   4982248    5.5"   12.0"    10'  Soffit/Combo-So  Goldenrod   n/a         Eave Soffit Area-Wall B (Unvented Material)
0610000115 MetSal   4982248    5.5"   12.0"    10'  Soffit/Combo-So  Goldenrod   n/a         Eave Soffit Area-Wall D (Unvented Material)
0610000367 MetSal   4297748    0.875" 1.25"    12'  F&J;/Soffit Star  Goldenrod   n/a         Connect Soffit to Wall (Exterior)
0610000186 MetSal   4248430    2.125" 1.0"     12'  Base Mold/Rat G  White       n/a         Liner Base (Interior)
0610000497 MetSal   4907035    1.125" 1.0"     12'  Z/Double Angle   Ocean Blue  n/a         Wainscot Trim
0610000182 MetSal   4248435    2.125" 1.0"     12'  Base Mold/Rat G  Ocean Blue  n/a         Base Trim
0610000203 MetSal   4216235    4.0"   4.0"     10'  Outside Corner   Ocean Blue  n/a         Outside Building Corner Trim
0610000329 MetSal   4218235    4.0"   4.0"     10'  Inside Corner    Ocean Blue  n/a         Inside Building Corner Trim
0610000317 MetSal   421826     4.0"   4.0"     10'  Inside Corner    Black       n/a         Inside Corner Liner Trim
0610000526 MetSal   4226425    0.875" 2.0"     12'  J-Channel/C Met  Ash Grey    n/a         Window-Sides-Outside
0610000526 MetSal   4226425    0.875" 2.0"     12'  J-Channel/C Met  Ash Grey    n/a         Walk Door Header #3/to Liner
0610000526 MetSal   4226425    0.875" 2.0"     12'  J-Channel/C Met  Ash Grey    n/a         Walk Door Jamb to Siding (sides)
0610000863 MetSal   4296425    1.875" 7.875"   10'  Overhead Door    Ash Grey    n/a         Overhead Door Header
0610000863 MetSal   4296425    1.875" 7.875"   10'  Overhead Door    Ash Grey    n/a         Overhead Door Jamb (sides)
0610000513 MetSal   4909026    1.625" 7.25"    12'  Door Jamb        Forest Gre  n/a         Slider Opening Header
0610000534 MetSal   4226426    0.875" 2.0"     12'  J-Channel/C Met  Forest Gre  n/a         Slider Opening Header to Siding
0610000513 MetSal   4909026    1.625" 7.25"    12'  Door Jamb        Forest Gre  n/a         Slider Opening Jamb (sides)
0610000534 MetSal   4226426    0.875" 2.0"     12'  J-Channel/C Met  Forest Gre  n/a         Slider Opening Jamb to Siding (sides)
0610000863 MetSal   4296425    1.875" 7.875"   10'  Overhead Door    Ash Grey    n/a         Plain Opening Header
0610000863 MetSal   4296425    1.875" 7.875"   10'  Overhead Door    Ash Grey    n/a         Plain Opening Jamb (sides)
0610001167 MetSal   4906526    1.5"   1.5"     10'  Angle            Forest Gre  n/a         Slider Door Top Edge of Door
0610001167 MetSal   4906526    1.5"   1.5"     10'  Angle            Forest Gre  n/a         Slider Door Bottom Edge of Door
0610000408 MetSal   4908526    1.5"   3.5"     12'  Post/Angle       Forest Gre  n/a         Slider Door Track Bd Cover
0610000807 MetSal   4204626    2.0"   21.0"    12'  Ridge Cap        Forest Gre  n/a         Slider Door Track
0610000597 MetSal   4233226    1.875" 3.625"   10'  Track Cover-Top  Forest Gre  n/a         Slider Door Track Cover
0610000807 MetSal   4204626    2.0"   21.0"    12'  Ridge Cap        Forest Gre  n/a         Slider Door Vert Rails
0610000001 MetSal   4202625    2.0"   14.0"    12'  Ridge Cap        Ash Grey    n/a         SPLIT Slider Joint
Soffit combo-Insulated building.pkf ******(THIS IS THE FASTENER HALF OF THE PACKAGE)*******
Part #     Supplier Type             Ln    Ga   Cnt   Unit           Color           Price   Where  QTY
0200000772 DEN      Nails-Pole Barn    40d  7   105 5# box           Galvanized  n/a         splash/skirt-exterior  2
0200000803 DEN      Nails-Pole Barn    10d  7   365 5# box           Non-Galvan  n/a         girts to posts/columns-exterior  2
0200000808 DEN      Nails-Pole Barn    40d  7   105 5# box           Non-Galvan  n/a         wainscot nailer  2
0200000773 DEN      Nails-Pole Barn    60d  7    85 5# box           Galvanized  n/a         girders to posts/columns-exterior  2
0200000773 DEN      Nails-Pole Barn    60d  7    85 5# box           Galvanized  n/a         trusses to posts/columns  4
0200000782 SAMPLE   Truss Tie - Hur  12.0" " 18     1 Each             Galvanized  n/a         trusses to girders/carriers  2
0200000808 DEN      Nails-Pole Barn    40d  7   105 5# box           Non-Galvan  n/a         purlin runs  2
0200000772 DEN      Nails-Pole Barn    40d  7   105 5# box           Galvanized  n/a         fascia lumber  2
0200000772 DEN      Nails-Pole Barn    40d  7   105 5# box           Galvanized  n/a         lateral brace runs  2
0200000772 DEN      Nails-Pole Barn    40d  7   105 5# box           Galvanized  n/a         x brace runs  2
0200000430 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  2.5"  " **   250 250/bag          Goldenrod   n/a         metal roofing  1
0200000122 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Ocean Blue  n/a         metal siding  1
0200000231 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.5"  " **   250 250/bag          Lt. Stone   n/a         siding-wainscot  .9
0200000118 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Goldenrod   n/a         ridge vent  1
0200000118 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Goldenrod   n/a         ridge cap  1
0200000118 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Goldenrod   n/a         valley trim  1
0200000118 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Goldenrod   n/a         roof edge eave  1
0200000118 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Goldenrod   n/a         roof edge gable  1
0200000122 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Ocean Blue  n/a         wainscot trim connector  1
0200000122 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Ocean Blue  n/a         base trim connector  1
0200000122 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Ocean Blue  n/a         corner trim (outside)  1
0200000109 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Ash Grey    n/a         Service Door (above)  1
0200000109 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Ash Grey    n/a         Service Door (sides)  1
0200000109 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Ash Grey    n/a         Overhead Door (above)  1
0200000109 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Ash Grey    n/a         Overhead Door (sides)  1
0200000117 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Forest Gre  n/a         Sliding Door (above)  1
0200000117 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Forest Gre  n/a         Sliding Door (track cover)  1
0200000117 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Forest Gre  n/a         Sliding Door (sides)  1
0200000109 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Ash Grey    n/a         Plain Opening(above)  1
0200000109 METSAL   Screw-wood-Neop  1.0"  " **   250 250/bag          Ash Grey    n/a         Plain Opening(sides)  1
0200000010 METSAL   Nail-Neoprene W  1.5"  " **  1575 5# box           Forest Gre  n/a         Sliding Door Track Brackets  1
0200000002 METSAL   Nail-Neoprene W  1.5"  " **  1575 5# box           Ash Grey    n/a         Slider Track Left Endcap  .5
0200000002 METSAL   Nail-Neoprene W  1.5"  " **  1575 5# box           Ash Grey    n/a         Slider Trolley Rollers  1
0200000002 METSAL   Nail-Neoprene W  1.5"  " **  1575 5# box           Ash Grey    n/a         Slider Stay Rollers  1
0200000002 METSAL   Nail-Neoprene W  1.5"  " **  1575 5# box           Ash Grey    n/a         Slider Door Stops  1
0200000002 METSAL   Nail-Neoprene W  1.5"  " **  1575 5# box           Ash Grey    n/a         Slider Jamb Latches  1
0200000002 METSAL   Nail-Neoprene W  1.5"  " **  1575 5# box           Ash Grey    n/a         Slider Door Handles  1
0200000002 METSAL   Nail-Neoprene W  1.5"  " **  1575 5# box           Ash Grey    n/a         Split Slider Center Latch  1
0200000002 METSAL   Nail-Neoprene W  1.5"  " **  1575 5# box           Ash Grey    n/a         Split Slider Center Guide  1


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