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Add 3D Model Takeoffs


To add takeoffs to 3D models in a project's Estimating tool.


A takeoff extracts quantities from a drawing or model and associates with items in your cost catalog to create estimates. Using the Takeoffs tab in Procore's Estimating tool, can add and manage a wide variety of takeoffs for different trades. As you might have both drawings and models on a project, you can use a combination of takeoffs from 2D drawings and 3D models to create estimates. This documentation shows the steps to perform takeoffs from 3D models.

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions
  • The following quantities are available for 3D takeoffs at this time: Count, Linear, Area, and Volume.
  • You can add additional 2D takeoffs to 3D takeoffs as needed. See Add Takeoffs.
  • 3D takeoffs have a model icon-3d-model-estimating.png icon next to them in the Takeoffs list.
  • You can use assemblies to create more detailed estimates from the model. See Create Assemblies for a Cost Catalog.
  • Navisworks is not required.



  1. Navigate to the project's Estimating tool on
    Note: The Estimating tool automatically opens to the Takeoff page.
  2. Click the drawing drop-down menu.
  3. Click the Models tab.

    Note: This pulls model files from the project's Documents tool. See Upload Files or Folders to the Project Level Documents Tool.
  4. Click the model you want to add a takeoff for.
    This opens a 'Model Objects' panel and viewer for the model.
    • If you want to switch between the 2D drawing and 3D model at any point, click the drawing thumbnail at the bottom left of the viewer.
    • The following tools are available:
      • icon-default-estimating.png  Default
        Click to navigate the model from the default camera view.
      • icon-fly-estimating.png  Fly 
        Click to navigate the model from the camera view at varying velocities.
      • icon-orbit-estimating.png  Orbit
        Click to rotate the camera from a fixed point.
      • icon-xray.png X-Ray
        Use X-Ray mode to easily isolate and view specific objects in a model without objects blocking your view. 
      • icon-measure.png Measure
        Click on two objects to automatically calculate the shortest distance between the two objects.
      • icon-home-estimating.png   Home
        Click to return to the Home viewpoint.
    • If you right-click on an object in the model viewer, or click the vertical ellipsis icon-ellipsis-vertical.png icon for the object in the panel, you can access the following options:
      • Hide Object
      • Isolate
      • View Properties
      • Zoom to Object
    • Click the eye icon-eye-show.png icon next to an object in the 'Model Objects' panel to hide or show an object.
  5. Select the objects you want to add quantities for. You can select objects in the model or in the 'Model Objects' panel.
    • 'Available Quantities' will be shown for the object with the option to search for specific quantities and a filter option to show advanced quantities. 
  6. Click Takeoff for the relevant quantity.
  7. Select a takeoff layer to add the quantity to.
    If you want to add the takeoff as a new layer, click Create New Takeoff Layer. See Add Takeoffs.
  8. The quantity of the selected objects is automatically added to the takeoff layer.