When running title you can encounter the merging or divisions of different pieces of land when working on a single area. You can also run into leases and ownership that are only viable for certain depths. Tracts has a unique Subtracts & Depth Tool that can make these encounters easy to navigate and calculate. These calculations and ownership are shown across Tracts in the flowchart, reports, and runsheets.
Accessing the Subtracts & Depth Tool
Open Subtracts & Depth tool in sidebar.
Right-click the interface to switch between the grid and chart views quickly.
Inside the Subtracts & Depth Tool
Select from the drop-down menu what type of subtract, dept, or mineral depth to create.
Double-click on the grid page to create a new subtract.
When you create a new subtract, a notecard will appear to label the name, acreage, and legal description. A list of created subtracts is shown on the left-hand side of the screen.
Delete the subtract by double-clicking the trashcan icon.
Create polygons inside of the grid by dragging the corners of the subtract. Drag the center of the line and snap it the nearest gridline to create shapes without 90-degree angles.
Click through subtracts slowly to see the different overlaps of what subtracts that area is a part of. Not too quickly or you'll create a new subtract on accident.
Polygons can overlap. To create intersections selection the drop-down list choose the "Intersects" choice.
Right-click the remaining area of an intersection to create a new subtract.
Enter the labeling information for the new subtract.
The zoom extent feature along the top will center the grid for you.
Depths and minerals are treated the same way as subtracts. All of the steps above apply. From the drop-down menu select "Depths" or "Minerals" to start working in those sandboxes.
Adding a Subtract to the Digital Notecard
Select the Subtracts & Depth Tool inside of the notecard.
Add a new subtract by selecting the turquoise plus button.
Select which subtract is assigned in the notecard from the ones you have created in the tool.
Now only interests conveyed for this specific subtract will calculate in the flowchart. You can see the flowchart immediately change to convey this information.
If you have a notecard that has multiple transactions in one instrument, you can assign a different severance to each transaction. If you assign a severance to the instrument before adding new transactions, that severance will NOT carry over to the other transactions.