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Duplicate Components

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Why duplicate sections?

By duplicating a Component in your report, you can create an exact copy of the Component and the inspection items within the Component.Some inspectors like to add duplicate sections to create an even more personalized inspection report. You can duplicate rooms (kitchen, living room, den, office) or bathrooms or bedrooms so your report is custom-built to the home you are inspecting. You may also want to use the duplicate option if the home has multiple heating systems or perhaps for an attached and a detached garage.

How to Duplicate a Section in HG Software

  1. Open the software and select your template.
  2. Click the Components bar and you will see all your components listed.
  3. Highlight Bathroom for example. Click the double plus (++) icon at the top right Duplicate Sections portion of the page. You will then be able to select from a predefined list (master bath, hall bath, powder room etc.) or type in the room name you want. Do this with any component when you need a duplicate. Note: Duplicating only changes that report and not the template.

Start a Report with Duplicate Items

  1. With your template open select the 'Components' bar in the pane on the left side of your screen.
  2. Highlight the section you want and click the 'Edit T' button.
  3. In the new window look for "default number of repeats to start with" and enter the number of repeats you need in your template.
  4. The duplicated sections will display in the order they are listed in the box below. This is a template change.
  5. Make certain you click 'Save T' after making the edits.

Add and Save Repeat Name Options

  1. With your template open select the Components bar.
  2. Then highlight the section you want and click the Edit T button.
  3. You will see in the Section Edit box a plus sign (+) on the right side of the box. Click the plus sign (+) and add any repeat names such as 'downstairs half bath,' 'upstairs shared bath,' etc., one at a time.
  4. Make certain you click 'Save T' after making the edits.

NOTE: Your new template edits may not show up until the next time you open your template. Click Save T, then click New to begin a new report. Select your template and you will see your duplicated sections ready for use.

How to Duplicate a Section in the HG Companion App 

  1. After you have selected your Template on your Companion, touch the Components Header -- the word 'Components' just to the right of the green house icon.
  2. From there select which component you'd like to create duplicate sections for and hit the menu button, OR touch and hold down (long-hold) the name of the Component you need to duplicate. It will give you the option to add a duplicate section.
  3. Type in a name there OR click the dropdown arrow for pre-existing duplicate sections choices. Initially, you will add 2 sections. If you need to add more than two, simply repeat step 2: long-hold the name of the Component and choose 'duplicate.' Add the name of the next duplicated section.
  4. Continue filling out your report as usual.

If you need to delete or edit a duplicated section, you can long-press the name of the duplicated section and choose an action from the menu. You will be able to delete the section by choosing Remove. You can change the section's name by choosing Edit. You can also rearrange the newly duplicated sections, moving them up or down by using the up or down arrows in the menu. Note:Making these edits on your Companion device are report changes that apply only to this current report. This is not a template change.

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