Create a new takeoff by starting with the measurement type.
Measurement Type Examples:
Area = Square Footage
Examples: a floor, ceiling, or elevation view of a building
Linear = Linear Footage
Examples: baseboard, wire, or PVC
Count = Count
Examples: outlets, fire alarms, or doors
Linear with Drop = Linear Footage
Example: electric wire that drops down 6 feet to an outlet
Pitched Area = Square Footage
Example: a sloped roof from an aerial view
Pitched Linear = Linear Footage
Example: a Hip on a sloped roof from an aerial view
Surface Area = Square Footage
Example: a painted wall, wallpaper, or drywall.
Volume 2D = Cubic Yardage
Example: a concrete slab or parking lot
Volume 3D = Cubic Yardage
Example: A concrete footer or wall
TIP #1: Most measurement types will yield a primary and secondary measurement(s). For example, an area measurement will yield the square footage and also the linear of the perimeter. Volume 3D will yield the cubic yardage, square footage, and linear of the perimeter.
TIP #2: If a measurement type needs to be changed, see our Change Takeoff process located in this article
TIP #3: When measuring a roof you must use an aerial (floorplan) view rather than an elevation view.