Our customer support will be very pleased to see their 5 star rating! Auto-Revisioning. This function will compare two sets of drawings, identify the changes on a color coded drawing, ask for you to approve the changes and then update your estimate and takeoff. And many companies just using CostX for 2D takeoff are also finding they’re saving both time and money by making the switch. CostX is one of the best tools for constructors because it provides a single integrated environment for capturing dimension making the management and control the costs associated with the construction project that much simple. According to Simon Lovegrove, Director UK and Europe, one of the key reasons for the increasing interest in CostX is its ability to work with BIM. As compared to the other similar construction estimating and takeoff programs it adds more flexibility with the ability to load scanned, CAD drawing PDF and BIM models. CostX estimating software allows quick and accurate measurement from scanned PDF and CAD drawings as well as generation of automatic BIM quantities from 3D/BIM models. The main product CostX provides an integrated BIM and 2D on-screen measurement solution with a unique integration between the cost estimates and the elements on the drawing files that the estimate represents. All in all, CostX is a simple but powerful constriction estimate and takeoff solution as compared to the others. The innovative aspects of CostX such as the BIM and revisioning functionality as well as an intuitive User Interface and supportive workflow were the key features that the customer found compelling.
Exactal CEO Murray Freeman noted “We are very pleased to welcome an additional large customer on board, with yet another Phase II Deal signed with Exactal this year. This is the second Phase II deal for Exactal in this fiscal year. Exactal is an RIB Software Company. The company creates, develops and offers cutting-edge digital technologies for construction enterprises and projects across various industries worldwide. The company also has sales and channel partner support across much of the globe. In a nutshell, using CostX for 5D BIM means you can process more data quicker, providing reliable cost advice within a much shorter time frame. It will cut back kick off time by up to eightieth. We will be sure to pass your comments onto our developers as we are always working to keep our products leading the market. With BIM (Building Information Modelling) fast emerging in the construction industry and various estimating software packages claiming to support BIM, you need to make sure your software will cover all the BIM bases. Use live-linked hierarchical workbooks to create an estimating build up with links to user-defined rate libraries. You can take advantage of the all-electronic estimation platform and offer interactive projects to your clients and co-workers complete with detailed cost breakdowns and building revisions with live links to CAD drawings and BIM. One of the main reasons for CostX’s increase in popularity in the Irish region is the increasing interest in BIM for construction companies in Ireland. The high-level BIM compatibility along with the fact that 2D & BIM takeoff plus estimating is all supported in the one package, are key reasons for the CostX Educational Program’s success.