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)
How do I count items manually?
Click on the “Measure” tab at the top left of the page (Shortcut to cycle through tabs = W)
Click “Create” (Shortcut = C)
Type the description for your symbol
Click “Point” to change this measure type to be a manual count (as opposed to a linear or area measurement)
Switch to selection mode by clicking “Select" (Shortcut = S) until the mouse cursor turns into a crosshair
Manually click on each item you would like to count
Click "Select" (Shortcut = S) again to return to navigation mode
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:
Each point is listed on the left-hand side of the screen
Hover your mouse over each point to highlight it on your drawing
Click the “Trash” icon to delete
While editing a point, press Delete
How to: Change the shape of manual points.