When you make linear or area measurements, it’s possible to make multiple measurements underneath each heading.

Depending on your requirements, you may want to know the length of these measurements individually, or you may only want to know the total length for all these measurements combined.

To break them out individually in the output quantities spreadsheet, follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the measurement heading you want to itemise
  2. Click on the three dots to the right hand side of the heading's name
  3. You'll see two options appear: 'Itemise' and 'Display Size' (learn more about display size here).
  4. Click on 'Itemise'
  5. Repeat steps for any other measurement headings you want itemised

What are the use cases that relate to itemising?

Itemise unchecked (default):

  • If you are measuring a containment or pipework system, you may opt not to itemise your measurements so that you only have an overall total meterage for the system you are measuring.
  • If you want to know the overall total area of a building, but that building is made up of a number of separate blocks, you may opt not to itemise your measurements so that you only have an overall total area for the building.

Itemise checked:

  • If you are measuring a number of feature luminaires, you may opt to check the “Itemise” checkbox so that you know the length of each individual luminaire, as well as the overall total.
  • If you want to know the overall total area of a building, but also want to know the individual areas of a number of apartments that make up that building, you may opt to check the “Itemise” checkbox so that you know the area of each apartment, as well as the overall total.

How do itemising measurements change the structure of the quantities spreadsheet?

Itemise unchecked (default):

In the below example, the only measurement shown is the total. Individual measurements are ignored.

Itemise checked:

In the below example, each individual measurement is shown, along with a unit quantity for that measurement, and an overall total measurement.

Itemising measurements is a powerful feature for breaking down your quantities and for specific requirements, it can be very useful. However, as it adds significant detail to the quantities spreadsheet, the default is to not itemise measurements.

Learn more

How to: Display measurement sizes.

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