Countfire software from Rapid Tender is a best-of-breed take-off solution suitable for any size residential or commercial construction company, including electrical, mechanical and plumbing contractors. It provides automatic on-screen take-off, automatic scaling, 2D take-off, linear and area measurements and both CAD and Excel integration.
This Web-based application automates counting from PDF drawings and blueprints. Estimators and quantity surveyors create and select symbols, then the symbols are automatically counted across the entire building. If estimators receive an addendum, Countfire uses all previously defined symbol selections to calculate quantities in the revised drawings.
With marked-up drawings, users see what is counted and which areas the counts are split into, and quantities can be split across different areas even after they have been counted. When finished, users can export quantities to an Excel spreadsheet file for reporting. The file contains all the quantities and symbol descriptions broken into columns according to different areas, or demarcations, defined by estimators. Countfire will also produce record drawings showing what has been counting, and an accuracy report allowing fast double checking to ensure everything is correct.
shane from SBE Services Ltd
Employees number: 2-10 employees
Saves time in pricing jobs
Customer services is great and the value for money is very good
Evan from Bond Securcom Inc
Employees number: 11-50 employees
Countfire allows electricians and subcontractors to takeoff drawings on a computer without the hassle and time wasted from printing out drawings, manually highlighting and then counting. The program is unique in its vector based approached to auto counting that makes the count very accurate. While there are issues currently that make the process more tedious then it has to be, by our comparison its the best program on the market. The subscription based pricing scheme is expensive, but there is a significant return on investment in the time that estimators save. Finished drawings are neat and clean, easy for a technician to use when they install, and count sheets are in excel format.
Easy to use and learn
Fast tech support
Constantly updated and developed
Missing features make program more tedious (multi orientation scan)
Non Customizable count sheet
No symbol attach feature
Mark from KNI - Ng Bailey
Fast, efficient, accurate take off's & excellent demonstrations and support.
Nothing to comment. Its hard to leave a negative comment when everything is so positive.
Take the free trial and see for yourself what you are missing!!!!!