New Building (BCMax)

The instructions in this article relate to New Building (BCMax)The icon may be located on your StrataMax Desktop or found using the StrataMax Search.

This screen is always used when manually creating a new building in StrataMax. Please refer to the New Building Setup Process article for the entire process.

Add New Building

Populate all fields on the left (mandatory ones are highlighted in red) and then click the Save button.

  1. Building Name: The name of the building. 
  2. Building Number: The CTS or Strata Plan number.
  3. Financial Year Start: The financial year start date of the building. This can be typed in or selected from the calendar drop-down. This cannot be a date in the future. So, for example, if today's date was the 30th May 2020, and the building's financial years doesn't start until 1st July 2020, the Financial Year Start would need to be 1st July 2019.
  4. Financial Year End: This will populate automatically after selecting the Financial Year Start date. This can be typed in manually as well.
  5. Date of Registration of Plan: This must be the Financial Year Start Date or earlier.
  6. Plan Number: The field is mandatory in QLD buildings and if left blank in a non-QLD building, the building number will be automatically populated. The field is not relevant for GLMax companies.
  7. Current Month: This should automatically populate to the system's month, but can be changed if necessary.
  8. Manager Company: This field will be defaulted to COMP1. If there are multiple companies available, they can be selected from the drop-down list when setting up the building. Once saved the company manager will be added to Office Bearers menu in the building.
  9. Status: Active / Inactive: These radio buttons are designed to assist with the automatic uploads of new buildings, which have a status of Active. The Inactive option has been designed to allow clients to create buildings for setup, training, and demonstration purposes. However, the building status will need to be changed to Active when/if levies are due to be issued.

Please note that unless you create the building with a status of "Inactive" it will immediately be uploaded to the StrataMax servers and be billed.

Use the Building Information screen to change the building status from Inactive to Active, but be aware that once it has been changed to Active it cannot be changed back to Inactive again  - in these instances you will need to contact the StrataMax Support Team.

Default Fields

Fields on the right are able to be applied as a default global setting. After applying the required setting from the drop-down menu, click the Save button (  icon).

  1. The State/Country field once selected is the driver for what is displayed for the Building Type field drop down list. For example, if QLD is selected, the list will show QLD building types.
  2. The Regulatory Module list is filtered further once a building type is shown. For example, if B.F.P is selected the relevant Regulatory Modules are shown.
  3. The remaining default list fields are relevant to all states.