Saturday, May 27, 2017

CostX – Fully Integrated Cost Estimation Software

From the Exactal website:


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. CostX® is renowned worldwide as a leading BIM estimating solution and is used in a variety of industries for this reason.

Not only can you view and takeoff from 3D models / BIM (including IFC) within the program, you can support 5D BIM using information from the model live-linked to user-defined rate libraries and workbooks- all within the one program. A networked environment allows instantaneous information sharing with others working on the server. CostX® also imports a multitude of drawing files and external rate information, and exports to a variety of formats, taking interoperability to a new level. It’s never been easier to bring BIM into your business with CostX®.

CostX® BIM Features

Design Package Support

Supports BIM exports from all major 3D design packages such as Revit®, Archicad®, Microstation®, Tekla® and SketchUp® as well as all standard 2D drawings – all in a single integrated program.
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Advanced Viewing Tools

Advanced viewing tools with transparent and filter modes make model navigation quick and easy.

User Defined Properties

Add in user defined properties to the model.

In-Built Templates

Use in-built templates to import model data or easily create Model Maps to customise your BIM takeoff.

Unique Revision Tool

Unique revision tool identifies changes and automatically updates quantities.

2D and 3D mode

Measure in 2D and 3D mode from the same model. Measurements are highlighted in all views.


Workbooks live-link the quantities to user-defined rate and constants libraries.

Network Capabilities

Network capabilities allow multiple users to work on the same project at once.

CostX® Viewer

Free read-only CostX® Viewer allows others to view your BIM takeoff.

CostX is brought to you by Exactal. Pricing was not known at press time.

There's more information available on the Exactal website.

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