A quantity field and column that would allow the user to collapse an item with a quantity greater than one into a single line item (similar to the way accessories function). This would free up a considerable amount of screen space while making the project environment considerably more manageable. This method would maintain the ability to enter unique details for each item (such as serial #). A quantity column would be added that automatically displays the total number of items associated with each grouping (or 1 if there is only a single item).