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

**Pitched Linear** = Linear Footage

Example: a Hip on a sloped roof

**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