What is manual counting for?

  • Counting items that aren’t specifically detailed on your drawings (EG: a design and build project)

  • Counting items that are detailed, but not in such a way that you can use automatic counting to quantify them (EG: containment bends and tees)

  • Your drawing is an image as opposed to a normal PDF that’s been produced by CAD software (images don’t contain the required information for Countfire’s automatic counting function)

Learn about PDFs that are actually images.

How do I count items manually?

  1. Click on the “Measure” tab at the top left of the page (Shortcut to cycle through tabs = W)

  2. Click “Create” (Shortcut = C)

  3. Type the description for your symbol

  4. Click “Point” to change this measure type to be a manual count (as opposed to a linear or area measurement)

  5. Switch to selection mode by clicking “Select" (Shortcut = S) until the mouse cursor turns into a crosshair

  6. Manually click on each item you would like to count

  7. Click "Select" (Shortcut = S) again to return to navigation mode

  8. Click "Save" (Shortcut = A) to save your points

How do I edit manual points?

There are two ways to edit a manual point:

  • While in selection mode, right-click on a point

  • Click the "Edit" button to the left of the point in the sidebar

Once in edit mode, you can adjust the point by dragging and dropping it.

How do I delete a manual point?

There are two ways to delete a manual point:

Option 1

  1. Each point is listed on the left-hand side of the screen

  2. Hover your mouse over each point to highlight it on your drawing

  3. Click the “Trash” icon to delete

Option 2

  1. While editing a point, press Delete


Learn more

How to: Change the shape of manual points.

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