At the end of every takeoff, Countfire automatically generates two output PDF files for each drawing contained within your takeoff.

There are two types of output PDF files:

  • Record drawings.

  • Symbols removed drawings.

Record drawings

Record drawings are a final representation of the work you’ve done in Countfire, and show the following:

  • All symbols counted automatically.

  • All symbols counted manually.

  • All lengths and areas measured.

  • All zones.

All items are highlighted with the same colours used in-app and in the Excel spreadsheet.

Symbols removed drawings

Symbols removed drawings are the opposite of record drawings and show only items that haven’t been counted (or have been missed).

These files are suffixed with “.rem” which stands for “Symbols removed”, and reviewing these is an important part of checking your take-off for accuracy.

In the above example, at a glance it’s easy to spot a symbol has been missed in the bottom left of the drawing:

You can then simply load that drawing within Countfire to correct things.

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Check sheets

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