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Add Area or Volume Takeoffs for a Project in Esticom


To add takeoffs to a project in Esticom using the Area / Volume measurement type. 


The Take-Off tab in an Esticom project is where you can add and manage a wide variety of takeoffs for different trades. Esticom offers advanced features to help manage takeoffs with ease. The Area / Volume type allows you to measure a mapped area of the plan to determine its area or volume.

Things to Consider


  1. Navigate to the relevant project in Esticom.
  2. Click the Take-Off tab.
  3. Click Add Takeoff.
  4. Complete the following information:
    • Material Name: Enter a material name, or click Catalog to select an item from the material catalog.
      Note: If you select a material from the catalog, always check to make sure that it matches the client’s specification and unit prices.
    • Measurement Type: Click the drop-down menu and select the Area / Volume measurement type.
    • Color: Click the drop-down menu to select a color.
  5. Click Add to Plan.
    Note: After adding the material, an indicator will be displayed that it is now active and ready for use. This takeoff should be selected (and highlighted in blue) before starting to plot the segments. 
  6. On the 'Active Plan' pane, click the starting point of the area followed by different points to cover the area that you want to measure.
    • To delete a point, press the BACKSPACE or DELETE key on your keyboard. Delete multiple points by pressing the BACKSPACE key one point at a time. To delete the entire measured area, press the ESC key on your keyboard.
  7. Double-click to complete the measurement. The selected area will be highlighted by the selected color, and the measured area will appear under the Take-Off name.
  8. Optional: If you need to indicate the depths and thickness (such as for concrete slabs), you can specify the volume using the method below:
    1. Follow the same steps above.
    2. In the 'Created Takeoffs' list, find the takeoff that you want to update.
    3. Click the vertical ellipsis  icon on the takeoff. 
    4. In the Height (ft) field, enter the appropriate value.
      The 'Result' field will be updated and the unit type will change from Square Foot to Cubic Foot.
    5. Click Close