Digitize a Count

Digitize counts on the Len/EA tab to add count items, such as signs, manholes, trees, and hydrants. You can specify that an item, such as a manhole, has an invert depth.

Select the Show this dialog for every new count item checkbox on the Count Properties popup window to display the Count Properties popup window after each count item you digitize. If you deselect the checkbox and you want to view the Count Properties popup window for a count item, follow the steps for editing an existing count item.

Methods for Digitizing a Count

For more information about the Count Properties popup window, see Count Properties Popup Window Field Reference.

Tip: Use the Align to Image Tool to improve speed and accuracy during digitizing. When you digitize a drawing with the Align to Image tool activated, Viewpoint Estimating aligns the takeoff line to the closest black pixel. You can set the default sensitivity of the tool in Preferences. You can press and hold Shift to turn Align to Image on and off as you digitize a drawing. Align to Image can be used with the following:
  • Compensate
  • Add Drawing
  • Point
  • Trace
  • Spot Elevation
  • Borings
  • Reference Point
  • Stake
  • Trench
  • Count Line
  • Count Item
Note: When digitizing against a colored background, Viewpoint recommends that you turn OFF the Align to Image tool.