The count tool is used for concrete elements that are similar and occur in larger quantities, such as bollard footings, light pole bases, and columns. This tool is specifically designed for counting such structural elements.
In this picture, the takeoff form for the F3 column footing has been completed and marked on the plan. You can find the quantities listed in the left panel.
The area tool is selected for concrete elements like slabs on grade, framed slabs, and sidewalks. This tool is specifically utilized for measuring the area of these structural elements.
The linear tool is chosen for concrete elements such as wall footings, walls, beams, and curbs. This tool is specifically tailored for measuring linear elements that run along a length.