- 09 May 2023
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Measurements - Count
- Updated on 09 May 2023
- 3 Minutes to read
Counts allow Symbols to be placed on Plans and appear in the bill of materials on the Quantities tab.
Add a New Count Measurement
- Within a Stage click +Count
Complete the required details
Unit Cost, Markup Percentage and Unit Price are optional. If using costing, please ensure the Unit Price is populated
If additional Parts and Labour are required, click Create & Add More Parts
Smart Guides allow a User to space out and align Counts on Plans with vertical and horizontal guides.
Read further information about Smart Guides here or hold SHIFT to enable without activating the Tool.
Using the Count Tool to begin counting
- On the Plan, click to place a Count
- Click, hold and drag to pan around the Plan
- Hold SHIFT to show Smart Guides
- To Rotate: Hold ALT / Option and press R or E
- To Delete a Symbol, Hold CTRL / Command ⌘, then click Symbol to remove
How to Edit existing Counts
- Press ESC, Zoom in and click the Count
- Click Settings to:
- Click Measurement Actions to:
Adjusting Count Totals
Adding or removing Counts after Adjusting the Plan or Project Totals will not be reflected in the Totals
- To Adjust Measurement Totals, click the Plan Total ( * ) or Project Total (^)
- Enter a new value in Number form (e.g.
3) or Formula form (e.g.
- Click Save
- The asterisk (*) on the Count Value means that the Total is Adjusted
- The hat (^) on the Measurement Total means that it contains a Count(s) that has been Adjusted
4. To remove an Adjusted Total, click the Adjusted Total and clear the value
Please note: Entering 0 will give an Adjusted Total of 0
Support References relate directly to elements on the Plan and can be used in conjunction with Excel-type Formula to calculate Parts and Labour. Each Formula must contain the Supported Reference to be accepted. The Formula follows the PMDAS Rule: Parentheses (brackets) first followed by multiplication, division, addition then subtraction. Calculations are prioritised within the brackets.
Further information about Using Formula within Groundplan can be found here.
Multiplying the Count by a set number
count*8 adding an additional eight items each time a Count is placed.
In the above case, an extra 8 metres for every Count in the Measurement.
Our Measurement Parts and Labour article explains this in more detail. Also, refer to our Industry Articles for examples of Formula uses for walls, roofing, electrical materials, painting, plastering and insulation as well as the Count FAQ's section.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I use the same item across the Project instead of creating a new one each time?
Selecting Link from Worksheet allows an existing Stage to be selected and used to create one Project Total for the Measurement.
To combine marked-up Stages, please use the Transfer Tool. This moves Measurement Totals from one Stage or one Measurement to another.
Can Groundplan automatically Count Symbols on Plans?
Why you can’t double-click to place Counts in the same place?
Counts cannot be added in the exact location to stop accidental double Counts.
Some solutions are: