Exactal Releases CostX 4.0
Exactal is very pleased to announce that as of today, CostX® 4.0 is available to users. As CostX® is now used in over 61 countries worldwide, the release of 4.0 is an important step in CostX®’s growth. CostX® 4.0 contains a variety of new and exciting features for clients.
One of the most important new features is the introduction of a 64-bit version of CostX®. All CostX® client programs (CostX®, CostX® Viewer, CostX® Server Admin, and CostXL) are now available in both 64-bit and 32-bit and CostX® Server changes from 32-bit to 64-bit. 64-bit programs can access much more memory and therefore support loading much larger 3D models, which is an important feature as BIM technology advances.
Some of the other important features included in CostX® 4.0 are:
- Unicode support for international characters
- Multi-level folders for drawings and dimension groups
- Ability to have separate measurement mode and display type for dimension groups
- IFC 4 drawings can now be loaded
- 3D PDF files with BIM properties now supported
- Dimension Group and Drawing names can now be up to 250 characters long, Zone names can now be up to 100 characters long
- Ability to reference other cells when typing into a workbook
- Ability to select multiple dimensions at once and copy / delete etc
- Speed Improvements
- Simplified download and installation
- CostXL support for 32-bit and 64-bit Excel 2013
There are also various other new features included. The release notes can be downloaded HERE.
To tie in with the release of CostX® 4.0, a new product in the CostX® range has also been released- CostX® Live. CostX® Live provides dynamic access to your CostX® information anywhere you require it, over the web. With CostX® Live, you can view CostX® data- including 2D plans, BIM models, workbook data and more- on a phone, tablet, or any device with internet access. Designed for wider scale deployment, CostX® Live is the next step in the Exactal estimating revolution.
All customers under maintenance are recommended to upgrade to Version 4.0. Customers with maintenance may download CostX® 4.0 through Exactal’s dedicated support site TechWeb at http://techweb.exactal.com/downloads. As soon as the type of product has been selected, and your valid serial number entered, the new version may be downloaded. Users may retrieve their serial number by copying the text from the About box in CostX®.
PLEASE NOTE: This upgrade is only valid for users under maintenance. Users who are not under maintenance but who would like to upgrade should contact their Exactal office or local reseller. Some features only apply to the full version of CostX®. Users wanting to upgrade from a different Exactal product to CostX® should also contact their Exactal office or local reseller. For further enquiries please contact Exactal Sales via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Established in Brisbane, Australia in 2003 to develop software specifically for the quantity surveying and estimating market, Exactal has continued to expand its worldwide presence. It now has offices in Brisbane & Melbourne in Australia, London & Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK, Auckland in New Zealand, and Singapore and Hong Kong. The company also has sales and channel partner support across much of the globe. The main product CostX® provides a unique integration between the cost estimates and the elements on the CAD drawings that the estimate represents. This approach allows fast revisions of drawings to be easily handled and eliminates traditional scope creep in construction projects.
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