Each spreadsheet has the following components:

Sheets

  • Project overview sheet
  • Drawing list sheet
  • Discipline sheets

Quantities

  • Count - which include the automatic counts
  • Measure - which include lengths, areas and manual points

Project overview sheet

This sheet includes a per discipline breakdown of your project's structure, with quick links through to individual sheets containing the quantities for each discipline.

It also shows the number of drawings within each discipline, the total number of drawings within the project, and quick links through to the check sheets for each discipline.

Drawing list sheet

This sheet includes a list of all drawings that were uploaded to the project, broken down by discipline.

It also shows the date & time each PDF was uploaded, and any drawing titles (if present).

Discipline sheets

These sheets, and the way they correspond to disciplines are an important part of structuring your project within Countfire.

Learn more about structuring your project.

Count

Any symbol descriptions you create in-app on the “Count” tab, that have selections below them which automatically match on any symbols, are listed within the “Count” section of the Excel spreadsheet.

These symbol descriptions are then further broken down according to any groups that were created in-app.

Measure

Any manual points, lengths and areas you create in-app on the “Measure” tab are listed within the “Measure” section of the Excel spreadsheet.

These measurements are then further broken down according to any groups that were created in-app.

Manual points

Any manual points you add in-app on the “Measure” tab are listed as 'Point' in the type column.

Lengths

Any lengths you measure in-app on the “Measure“ tab, that don’t have the itemise measurements box checked, are listed as “Length (m)” in the type column.

Lengths (Itemised)

Any lengths you measure in-app on the “Measure” tab, that have the itemise measurements box checked, are listed as “Length (m)” in the type column.

Areas

Any areas you measure in-app on the “Measure” tab, that don’t have the itemise measurements box checked, are listed as “Area (㎡)” in the type column.

Areas (Itemised)

Any areas you measure in-app on the “Measure” tab, that have the itemise measurements box checked, are listed as “Area (㎡)” in the type column.

Columns

By default, Countfire breaks down all quantities on a per drawing basis, and for each PDF file you upload, a separate column in the Excel spreadsheet is created.

How are demarcations are handled?

When the Excel spreadsheet is generated, demarcations are also taken into account, and additional columns are added for each demarcation heading you have within Countfire.

In the example above, you can see the “Level 3” drawing has been further broken down with the use of demarcations, and additional columns have been created for quantities within the “Drawing area” and “Restrooms” demarcations.

Why is there a column in red?

This column has been highlighted to emphasise that a demarcation multiplier has been used for the “Restrooms” demarcation, and all the values within that column have been multiplied by 5.

Learn more about demarcation multipliers.

Measurements with no scale set

If you've measured items on a drawing, but haven't set a scale, Countfire will highlight this in the spreadsheet by highlight those cells red.

This can be corrected by setting a scale on the relevant drawing (“Level 4” in the example above).

Learn more about setting scales.

How can I change or update the spreadsheet?

You can alter anything within the spreadsheet simply by changing the related item within Countfire itself, saving, and then reprocessing the project.

Learn more

How to: Make clean selections.

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