Studiometry 10 Feature Spotlight: New Project Work View

Your entire business revolves around work, so there’s a good chance you spend a lot of time in Studiometry’s Project Work tab. Entering, viewing, managing, and editing work all happen here. We’ve made a lot of great updates to this section for Studiometry 10 to improve both the visual and functional quality of one of the most used sections of Studiometry.

Grouping Capabilities

In Studiometry 10 you can now view a project’s work in subtotaled groups based on Employee or Work Type. This will show you the worked hours and amounts for each Work Type or each Employee, letting you quickly see an overview of how and where your Projects are going. The benefits of these grouping capabilities are obvious: you can quickly see who is doing the most work on a project, or easily summarize the types of work done and expenses associated with a Project. Having a quick summary like this directly within your Work section really helps you stay on top of the status of your Projects.

Filtering Capabilities

Another new viewing option is the ability to filter the work list by item mode. You can now show All Items, Billable, PO, Estimated, and Non-Billable. This works in conjunction with the grouping capabilities, letting you quickly see exactly what you want exactly how you want. Both the grouping and the filtering settings are saved, so Studiometry will keep track of the exact view settings you prefer.

Selected Items Subtotal

Another small, but possibly very useful update is amount and hour subtotals for your current selection. Studiometry updates to show totals based on the selected items in the work tab, giving you the ability to quickly select and total specified items.

All of these updates add up to make the work tab much more powerful and organized.


Studiometry 10 will be released in September 2012. Discounted upgrades will be available from all previous versions, new licenses start at $199.95 USD.

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Good nutrition

Good nutrition is essential for maintaining health and providing the energy necessary for optimal physical and mental performance. Poor nutrition is a significant risk factor in many of the leading causes of death in the U.S., including heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer. A heart-healthy diet includes a variety of foods that are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber, as well as limiting foods that are high in fat, cholesterol and sodium. Below are some tips for improving your overall nutrition and supporting a heart-healthy lifestyle. Try out these alpilean pills.

  • Lean proteins such as poultry and fish are preferable to red meats. Plant-based items, including legumes and soy foods, are also good sources of protein.
  • Select whole grain breads, rolls and cereals instead of white bread, white rice, refined/sweetened cereals or baked goods.
  • Aim for five servings of fruits and vegetables each day to reap the benefits of their vitamin, mineral and fiber content.
  • Use low-fat/non-fat milk and dairy products in place of whole milk, regular butter and cream.
  • Use small amounts of unsaturated oils (i.e., olive, canola, sunflower and peanut oils). It’s also best to use soft margarines or vegetable oil spreads in place of butter, shortening or tropical oils (i.e., coconut and palm oils). Check out these alpilean reviews.
  • Limit eating fast foods. Instead, create meals that include lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Packing your own lunch can help you control what you are eating when you are away from home.
  • Avoid frequent snacking of high-fat foods between meals (like potato chips, butter-flavored popcorn, snack mixes and regular crackers).
  • Canned foods, frozen foods, snack foods, pre-made mixes, deli meats, some cheeses, pickles and condiments are all salty foods that should be consumed sparingly. Aim for less than 2,000 milligrams of sodium per day and to consume foods with no more than 140 milligrams per serving.
  • To add flavor to foods, try adding a variety of herbs and spices in lieu of salt.
  • Eating a wholesome breakfast in the morning may help curb hunger and encourage better food choices throughout the day. Some breakfast ideas include oatmeal with berries, an English muffin with jam or jelly, low-fat yogurt or an egg white omelet with onion, green bell pepper and mushrooms!

What do we do for patients on therapeutic diets?

Life Care’s cardiac diet is designed to limit residents’ intake of sodium, total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. This diet provides at least 1,500 calories per day, with less than 30% of total calories from fat. Menus are carefully analyzed and followed to ensure diet compliance and encourage the best health outcomes in our residents. By providing proper therapeutic nutrition, like the cardiac diet, it supports the work of the interdisciplinary team – from nursing to physical and occupational therapies. The dietary department works tirelessly to ensure residents are satisfied with their meals. The director of dining services and registered dietitian regularly collaborate to improve menu items and create a variety of flavorful dishes that residents can savor and enjoy.

Meet Life Care Center of Plainwell’s registered dietician

Sarah Eddy is a registered dietitian at Life Care Center of Plainwell. She earned a bachelor of science degree in dietetics from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and completed a coordinated master’s program in clinical dietetics and dietetic internship through Grand Valley State University in Allendale Charter Township, Michigan. Her professional interests include cardiac and renal nutrition, enteral and parenteral nutrition support and geriatric nutrition. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys photography, woodworking/carpentry and traveling.


Studiometry 10 Feature Spotlight: Invoice Item Display Improvements

One of the most important correspondences that you have with clients is your invoices. They need to present vital information in a way that is both inviting and informative. Studiometry already has very powerful, completely customizable invoice templates that let you design and brand your invoices to exact specifications. Studiometry 10 adds several powerful features to help organize and present the work and expenses within your invoices.

Merge Items on your Invoices

New to Studiometry 10 is the ability to merge items on your invoices. Now, when creating your invoices, you can easily select two or more work/expense items and click the Merge button to have the items appear on the invoice as one combined item. Studiometry will calculate the total hours, quantity, and amount for you, and simply display one line item on the generated invoice.

The merged items can be ordered, split, and organized however you’d like, giving you total flexibility with exactly how your items appear on the invoice.

Here’s an example of an invoice with non-merged work items. As you can see, there are two entries for mileage, and three separate entries for design work.

Non-merged Work List

On an invoice, this will be presented showing every single line, which can be confusing for your clients to see multiple separate lines for similar items.

Non-merged Generated Invoice

But with the new merging features, you can choose to combine specific items when creating the invoice. The items will still remain separate in your Studiometry database, and be exactly the same as before, but on the invoice itself they will appear merged. Here’s a quick example of a merged item list:

Merged Work List

As you can see, the mileage entries have been merged together, with the combined subtotal shown. The same is true for the selected Design Work entries. When the invoice is generated, you can see a much clearer and simpler idea of what is included in the invoice:

Merged Generated Invoice

This lets you present a simpler and easier to understand invoice, while maintaining the integrity of your data within Studiometry.

Control Your Display Defaults for Category Types

Merging items is a great new feature, but what if there’s a category type that you want to always show as a combined amount? What if you always want your hourly work types to be shown as a combined subtotals, but you want your expenses to be listed out individually? Manually merging items on every invoice could become tedious very quickly.

That’s why we’ve added very powerful new controls to Studiometry 10 that let you set the display mode for each Debt Category type on a per-template basis. In Studiometry’s visual template editor Template Info window, you can now choose the display mode for every work type within your Studiometry database:

As you can see above, for each Debt Category you have the option to include it in the “Debt Rows”, and a separate option to include it in your “Category rows”.  A quick reminder: your Debt Rows will show the work/expense items on the invoice, while the Category Rows will show combined amounts for each category type on the invoice.

So if you want your hourly work types to be subtotaled without showing their individual work items, just uncheck the “Include in Debt Rows”, and be sure to check “Include in Category Rows”.

You can design both your Debt Rows and your Category Rows to display however you’d like, and using the new Combo Data Rows feature, you can even have them display in-line with each other.

These two new features can even be used together. All of your merged work items will appear in the Debt Rows, so you can merge certain items within your Debt Rows and automatically combine certain categories within the Category Rows.


Studiometry 10 will be released in September 2012. Discounted upgrades will be available from all previous versions, new licenses start at $199.95 USD.

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Studiometry 10 Feature Spotlight: Week Timesheet

When it comes to tracking and entering your hours, Timesheets are the quickest way to add large amounts of work. If you forget to bill for a project, or even just one hour of work, you’re losing money.

A great new feature for Studiometry 10 is the addition of Weekly Timesheets. This new interface shows you the amount of work you’ve done in the week, making it easier to visually realize and remember the work you’ve entered. You can quickly modify daily hours while Studiometry does all of the filing and sorting for you in the background. You simply select a Project and Work Type, and then Studiometry will present you with a display of the amount of work done, per day, for that Project.

Week Timesheet Entry

Once you’re done, Studiometry will create, modify, or remove (with your permission, of course) work items based on your entered hourly amounts per day. If you want to go back later to make changes to the work week, Studiometry will present you with your current amounts, and intuitively show the amounts you’ve increased (green) or decreased (red):

Modifying Worked Hours

The interface lets you modify any number of projects simultaneously. You can “populate” the list by either manually selecting specific Project’s, or by using the Smart Populate feature. This feature lets you populate the list with either your Active Projects and Types for the week, or with a specific Group or Smart Group of Projects:

Auto-Populate the Week Timesheet with Projects

Once you select Populate, the Week Timesheet window will automatically add rows and select work types based on your selection, letting you can quickly add or modify your worked amounts.

This new feature is a great way to help organize, view, and enter your company’s worked hours. Logging and entering hours can be a tedious task. The new Week Timesheet makes it a breeze.


Studiometry 10 will be released in September 2012. Discounted upgrades will be available from all previous versions, new licenses start at $199.95 USD.

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Studiometry 10 Beta Signups Open

If you haven’t already, you can sign up for the Studiometry 10 Beta. This will give you early access to Studiometry 10 and let you test and try the new features in the upcoming release. More information, as well as sign up instructions are available on our Support site here: