AutoPayItem (API) is a software application to aid Highway Designers in creating, editing and reporting pay items on highway plans and Engineer's Estimates. API works within MicroStation and utilizes Microsoft Access database for storage and organization of all project pay item data.
API allows the Designer to select the individual pay items, enter site specific data (quantitiy, location and notes) as nee4ded, create pay item graphic elements interactively, create individual pay sheet graphic sumaaries, create project level pay item graphic summaries, and create an Engineer's Estimate file for direct importing into ITD's estimating software (Estimator), and associate utilities to manage editing and maintenance of the pay item data.
Original development of API began in 1993 and has continued therafter. AutoPayItem, Version 2.0, has been developed by NIATT and beta-tested by ITD. The current version is developed to work with MicroStation SE, currently used by ITD.