User Level: Intermediate
What is a Variation?
A variation is a change in the original schedule of works.
What is the purpose of the Variations Register?
The Variation Register is used to record changes to the contract, especially those impacting on payment. Each Variation can be linked to Lots, Photos, Instructions, Schedule Items and Contract Notices. Civil Pro’s Variations are NOT added to the Progress Claim. Instead, the Variation Register has the New Schedule from Variation function, which – as per the label on the tin – provides an easy interface to add a new Schedule Items and link it to the relevant Variation. This is described below.
The Variation Register is accessed from the Payment section of the Main Menu.
Linking a Variation to a Lot
From the Variation Register you can link a variation to a Lot. Select the Variation you wish to work with then double click on the heading in the related items tree to the right of the screen and select and relevant lot from the Lot Selector.
Context Menu Functions
View / Change Estimate
This opens the Estimates page for the selected Variation. This can be used to give a more accurate break down of the variation. There are a lot of features packed into the Variation Estimate and you can learn more about Variation Estimates here.
The New Schedule from Variation / Update Related Schedule Item function is accessed from the Context Menu. This function creates/updates a Schedule Item based on the Variation so that it can be quantified in the relevant Lot and claimed in the Progress Claim. When this function is invoked, the following page is shown:
- You can update any details here if required. Schedule number, unit and description are required.
- Check Match to Variation to use details as entered when the Variation was set up.
Click Save and a new Schedule Item will be created.