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How do I use the m² tool to do a takeoff for wall cladding?
How do I use the m² tool to do a takeoff for wall cladding?

The m² tool allows you to measure materials to clad walls.

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Written by Matt Govett
Updated over a week ago

Audience - builders

Read time - 5 mins

Article contents - How to steps

From within the Costings tab, choose or find the material item to be measured, the Unit of Measure (UOM) will be m².

  1. Click the takeoff icon.

2. Select the elevation plan to apply cladding.
3. Select the appropriate shape for drawing.
  - Polygon for irregular shapes (sloping floors, rooflines etc.)
  - Square for regular rectangles and squares
  - Ellipse for circular and oval areas
4. Draw shape to cover all surfaces to be clad with the chosen material, covering windows, doors etc.

5. To deduct any areas not to be clad, select appropriate shape e.g., rectangle for windows and doors.
6. Select the minus tool.
7. Draw on areas to be deducted (deductions will always be grey).
8. You will see the amount subtracting from the total.
9. Click Accept & Save

10. The line item has updated with the quantity.
11.  And the total price has updated based on the quantity.

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