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Written by Will Jennings and Rachel Manning
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Checking new drawings before starting work

What to check on drawings you’ve just uploaded
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Hiding drawing backgrounds

How to hide a drawing’s background (and why you should)
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Defining drawing backgrounds

How to add new background definitions to allow you to hide a drawing’s background
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Creating a new symbol description

Give items you want to count a name
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Selecting a symbol

How to select a symbol
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Making clean selections

What clean selections are, and how to ensure you make them
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Making multiple selections

Learn about making multiple selections and why it’s a normal part of using Countfire
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Reviewing selections as you make them

How to review selections while you’re working
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Understanding the symbol selection list

Understanding and using the information displayed within the symbol selection list
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Simplifying complex symbols

How to simplify complex symbols and improve automatic counting
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Reviewing all selections

How to review all selections within a discipline
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Saving your progress

How to save your work
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Editing selections

Ensure your selections are clean by removing unnecessary elements
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Changing the colour of a symbol

How to alter the colour of your symbols
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Hiding counted symbols

Hide symbols that have already been counted
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Deleting a symbol selection

How to delete symbol selections
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Deleting a symbol description

How to delete symbol descriptions
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Quantity multiplier

Note on your drawing calling for x10 items? Quantity multiplier is for you
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Moving symbol selections

How to move selections made under the wrong heading
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Using deselect all to delete selections

How to delete selections directly from the editor
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Automatically count rotated symbols

How to automatically count symbols rotated through 90 degree steps
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Calculating coverage area for devices

How to overlay a device’s coverage area on the drawings
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Grouping items

Group items together in Countfire
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Single symbols used for different items

How to deal with a single symbol being used for different items
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Single symbols representing multiple items

How to count symbols that represent 2 or more items
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Forcing automatic matches to remain on the symbols removed output drawings

How to force Countfire to keep automatic matches on the symbols removed drawings
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Creating an “Ignore” symbol description

Learn how to make “Ignore” selections to counter false positives on simple selections
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False positives

What causes false positives and how to correct them
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PDFs that are actually images

How to spot PDFs that are actually images, and what to do about them
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Dealing with archived or zipped PDF files

How to get around Window’s limitations with archives / .zip files
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Setting a scale

How to set a drawing’s scale and how to verify that scale is correct
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Fixing incorrect scales

What to do when a drawing’s scale factor or paper size are incorrect
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Linear measurements

How to measure lengths on your drawing
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Manual counting

In addition to automatic counting, Countfire also has manual counting
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Measuring containment

A best practice guide on measuring containment
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Changing the shape of manual points

How to change the shape of manual points
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Isolating symbols while manually counting

How to isolate symbols while manually counting, and when this workflow helps
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Area measurements

How to measure areas on your drawing
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Snapping linear measurments

Snap linear measurements to a pre-set length
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Measurement multiplier

Automatically multiply measurements
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Itemising measurements

Control how your linear or area measurements are represented in the output quantities spreadsheet
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Displaying measurement sizes

How to display the sizes of measurements (linear & area) within Countfire, and also on the output drawings
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Why are measurement types greyed out?

When and why it's not possible to change between measurement types (point, length & area)
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