Each spreadsheet has the following components:
- Project overview sheet
- Drawing list sheet
- Discipline sheets
- 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).
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.
These measurements are then further broken down according to any groups that were created in-app.
Any manual points you add in-app on the “Measure” tab are listed as 'Point' in the type column.
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.
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).
How can I change or update the spreadsheet?
How to: Make clean selections.