How to Use the Takeoff Report Feature


With Propeller, you can compare your current survey to a design surface. The cut/fill components of the takeoff report will help to determine the amount of material removed since your last survey and how much material is needed to complete the project. 

Creating a Takeoff Report

Select the SITE and SURVEY from the drop-down menu within your portal.

From the menu, select the OUTPUTS tab, and choose Takeoff Map.

A grid will appear covering the entire existing site. 

To control which part of the site is within the grid view, you can drag the corner of the grid to fit the area you want to review.


 Select the design you want to compare from the Design drop-down menu.


Please note: a Takeoff report cannot be calculated without first choosing a design and it is not available for pre-processed data at this time.

Choose the grid size you want to view on your Takeoff Report.

The processing times will depend on the grid spacing and the size of the overall takeoff map selected. To increase performance, we recommend exporting smaller areas separately if you are working with a large site. For example, a large area with small grid spacing will take longer to calculate than a smaller area with similar or larger-sized grid spacing. 

You can also change the colors and values of the heat map. Select the color block to adjust the color scheme or type in the heatmap increments of measure. Select APPLY.

To add contours, choose the MINOR and MAJOR value and color—black or white— to display on the map.

Survey layers

If you want to see your entire site's elevation or contour lines in the Takeoff Report, you can turn those on in the SURVEY tab.

These map layers need to be turned on before creating the Takeoff report.

Exporting the Takeoff Map

Once satisfied with the preview, select the paper size in the drop-down menu. Size options are organized by standard international sizes and standard U.S. sizes. Select EXPORT TAKEOFF MAP.

Depending on the size and detail of your Takeoff map, it may take several minutes to render. Once finished, a preview and the option to print will appear. You can choose to print it or save it as a PDF.

When exported, the cut and fill are quickly calculated with the amount of material that was moved within each grid on the map. This is a quick and easy way to share your progress across your project teams and business.


I still can't do it!

We wrote these articles to equip you with everything you need to get the job done on your own, but we understand that sometimes this isn't sufficient.

If you're stuck, you can connect with our support team by clicking the support button on the top right corner of your user portal.