Exactal Releases CostX 5.0

Exactal is very pleased to announce the release of new CostX® 5.0 today. CostX® has experienced exponential growth around the world, and after recently reaching the milestone of 5,000 licences sold worldwide, the release of CostX® 5.0 is an important step in Dimensioneering’s worldwide growth.

There are a range of great new features included for clients and prospects in the new release. One of the most significant additions is the all-new subcontractor comparison. The new subcontractor comparison contains a range of excellent features including source status colours, ability to adjust values, a reversion button to re-sort workbooks, incomplete items listing, automatic fill options (such as fill from another subcontractor, or fill from estimate), allowances column renaming, a suite of new subcontractor reports, and much more. For more information on the new subcontractor comparison, refer to the new subcontractor comparison manual available from Techweb (manual only available to clients).

As part of the new subcontractor comparison, quoting support in CostX® Viewer is also available. This enables rates and notes to be added into workbooks and subcontractor workbooks in the free CostX® Viewer, and exported from the Viewer as a Quote file which can be imported back into the source Building in CostX®.

Some of the other important features included in CostX® 5.0 are:

  • Notes can be attached to cells in a workbook and tagged with a red cell marker
  • Ability to save 3D filtered views and 2D filtered layers
  • Support for OpenGL 2.0 and Direct3D 9.0c for improved drawing rendering performance
  • Named Cells can now be referenced from other revisions, buildings and projects
  • New button to bulk modify all rates in a workbook by a factor with a single click
  • New workbook tools including Generate Codes, and Exclude Quantities
  • New Dimension View markup, legend & dimension label features
  • More workbook import & export options

There are also various other new features included. The release notes can be downloaded here, and the new features video can be viewed here.

All customers under maintenance are recommended to upgrade to Version 5.0. Customers with maintenance may download CostX® 5.0 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 sales.int@rib-software.com

About Exactal

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 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. This approach keeps estimates up to date and allows drawing revisions to be easily evaluated to eliminate traditional scope creep in construction projects.

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