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Guide: Estimate

This is Takeoff & Estimation

Here your’re doing a large part of your work in Geometra. You’re making takeoffs, estimating your project set colors and sorting annotations. Below you will find an explanation of all the symbols, buttons and shortcuts in this view.

1. AppBar 1

Here you will find buttons for all features in the Takeoff & Estimation view. Choose from various annotation tools, create folders, rotate pdf, print and export.

2. Annotation chart

Here are the annotations you have made, such as set scale, folders, circles, area points and lines. They are sorted according to the following hierarchy:
– Type: Scale> Folder> Area> Line> Point> Circle> Freehand
– Number: 1, 10, 100, …, 2, 20, 200, … etc
– Name: a – z

3. Calculation rows

When you have selected one or more annotations, you add calculation rows to them. Add different calculations rows for example, floors, walls and ceilings. The rows allows you to reuse amounts from the same annotation to represent multiple things. For example, Area (A) can be used to define amount for both floor and ceiling. Do not do takeoff of the same surface twice unnecessarily.

 

TIP! If you want to add the same calculation rows in multiple rooms, you can select all annotations and then add your calculation rows to all of them at once.

4. AppBar 2

You will find search fields to search your files and folders, tools to send feedback to developers, as well as links to help and support. Get news updates about Geometra.

 

TIP! Connect to our Twitter to get the latest status updates on Geometra

5. Annotation settings

Give your annotations properties such as colors, numbers and names. You can also organize your annotations under folders, choose which metrics to show on the drawing, specify height / depth (eg ceiling height in a room / depth of an excavation). Number is used to multiply your takeoffs in the calculation rows.

 

NOTE! When using numbers, keep in mind that the gross value is multiplied, so make sure you do not make double calculations in the calculation rows.

6. Takeoffs

Here are the takeoffs summarized on the selected annotations. The letters in brackets can be used as variables in the calculation rows to link the values between annotations and your calculations.

Zoom

Short key

ctrl + scroll

 

Description

Press and hold Ctrl and use your mouse scroll wheel or trackpad to zoom the pdf

Pan

Short key

shift + scroll

 

Description

Press and hold Shift and use your mouse scroll wheel or trackpad to pan the pdf

Change name

Short key

F2

 

Description

Change the name on selected features

Change color

Short key

F7

 

Description

Change the color on selected features

Add calculation row

Short key

+

 

Description

Add an empty calculation row

Select

Short key

1

 

Description

Tool for selecting measurements and make selection areas.

Pan

Short key

2

 

Description

Pan position on drawing by click and drag

Point

Short key

3

 

Description

Point is used to count piece details, ex. doors, windows etc.

Line

Short key

4

 

Description

Line is used to calculate lengths and wallsurfaces.

Area

Short key

5

 

Description

Area is used to calcluate entire rooms, returning floor/ceiling area, circumference, volume and wallsurface.

Circle

Short key

6

 

Description

Circle is used to calculate entire rooms, returning floor/ceiling area, radius, diameter and circumference

Freehand

Short key

7

 

Description

Draw measure by free hand

Reduction

Short key

 

 

Description

Create reduction on selected feature

Create folder

Short key

M

 

Description

Create a new folder to sort your calculation features in.

Delete

Short key

Delete

 

Description

This will permanently delete all selected features and folders

Scale

Short key

0

 

Description

Place the scale for the blueprint in the form a reference value.

Zoom +

Short key

ctrl/cmd- +

 

Description

Zoom in your drawing

Zoom -

Short key

ctrl/cmd- –

 

Description

Zoom out your drawing.

Rotate

Short key

R

 

Description

Rotate the blueprint.

Fit to screen

Short key

 

 

Description

Adjusts the current documents zoom level to fit the screen

Copy

Short key

ctrl/cmd-C

 

Description

Copy selected calculation features.

Paste

Short key

ctrl/cmd-V

 

Description

Paste previously copied or cut calculation features.

Export

Short key

E

 

Description

Export your measurement data to other applications and formats.

Print

Short key

P

 

Description

Open window to print current page

Save as new PDF

Short key

 

 

Description

Save current drawing as new pdf on your computer.

Turn of the Estimation Rows

Short key

 

 

Description

This will hide the rows for that session, giving you more space to work on.

Search

Short key

F

 

Description

Search amongst your objects.

News

Short key

 

 

Description

Latest news about Geometra.

Teamviewer remote support

Short key

 

 

Description

Use this link when talking to our costumer service. This will allow us to connect to you and view your desktop.

Help

Short key

 

 

Description

Display this help dialogue.

Feedback

Short key

 

 

Description

Write a message and give developers direct feedback on Geometra. Provide suggestions for new features and give praise to what you like.

Support

Short key

 

 

Description

Here you will find contact information for our support. We will answer your questions, big and small. Link to Teamviewer, our remote support.