Using FastBid to Measure and Take-off Drawings

Step 1: Open a drawing in FastBid

Step 2: Check the drawing size     

Step 3: Find the Drawing's scale (Zoom, Pan, or Magnify)     

Step 4: Open the "Measure take-off tool" (on Toolbar)     

Step 5: "Set Scale" for Measuring     

Step 6: Select "Measure Function" (area, line, count... )     

Step 7: Use mouse to measure drawing (use "Ctrl" for Zoom)     

Step 8: Copy Measurements to computer's clipboard (cache)     

Step 9: Paste measurements into estimating software (use "Ctrl-v")

Step 10: Customize the "Measure Takeoff tool" settings