If you've already done a project within Countfire, and you receive some revised or additional drawings, these can be uploaded and automatically counted using the work you've already done.

Options for uploading revised drawings

Option 1 — Upload to the same discipline (within the same project)

Useful if you're doing an “add & omit” exercise.

  • No copying of symbol descriptions & selections required.
  • All symbol descriptions will be lined up in Excel making it easy to compare between old and new drawings.
  • Drawings are listed alphanumerically within Excel, so you'll want to prefix your PDF files prior to upload (e.g. REV1 - LG001) so they are grouped together.
  • Because symbol selections work across all drawings within a discipline, selections on your revised drawings can affect matching/quantities on your original drawings.

Option 2 — Upload to a new discipline (within the same project)

Useful if you want some separation of the old and new drawings, but still want a single project.

  • Copying of symbol descriptions & selections required.
  • Symbol descriptions will not be lined up in Excel (you’ll have two separate sheets in the same Excel file).
  • Because your new drawings are in a separate discipline, selections on your revised drawings will not affect matching/quantities on your original drawings.

Option 3 — Upload to a new project

Useful if you want to keep your original and revised project information completely separate (particularly useful on projects with many drawings).

  • Copying of symbol descriptions & selections required.
  • Symbol descriptions will not be lined up in Excel (you’ll have two separate Excel spreadsheets).
  • Because your new drawings are in a separate project, selections on your revised drawings will not affect matching/quantities on your original drawings.

Matching on new drawings

For Countfire’s matching algorithm to find symbols on your revised drawings, the symbols need to be fundamentally the same.

  • They need to look the same.
  • They need to be made up of the same number of elements.
  • The drawing needs to be the same size (scale).

Learn more

How to: Handle revised pricing schedules.

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