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  • CostX® is fully integrated 2D and 3D estimating software
  • BIM Model estimating in CostX®
  • 2D estimating in CostX®
  • Subcontractor Comparison Workbooks in CostX®
  • Workbooks in CostX®
  • ‘Paperless Takeoff’
  • CostX® Networking for ease of use
  • Auto-Revisioning in CostX®
  • House Comparison
  • The CostX Product Range
  • Custom Reports in CostX

Exactal Company Profile


Exactal was founded in 2003 and specialises in the development of CostX® estimating software for the construction industry. The company has established a highly respected reputation with builders, quantity surveyors, estimators and subcontractors throughout the UK and in over 80 countries worldwide. CostX® integrates the estimating process with CAD drawing files, which enables Exactal to deliver unique bi-directional links between the estimate and the sections of the drawing represented.

Exactal’s specialist in-house sales and support teams provide a direct connection with the customer, ensuring products are designed to meet current requirements. Exactal has nine offices located worldwide, including one in London, as well as others in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, the UAE and the USA.

Technical Support

Exactal offers superior customer support and the company’s annual maintenance program allows users to receive all software updates and off-site support. In conjunction with the maintenance program, all new major and minor versions of CostX® products are issued automatically, without additional costs. Off-site support covers email and telephone IT support. The international support team is made up of IT and quantity surveying professionals, enabling Exactal to provide comprehensive levels of support.


CostX® is a fully integrated 2D and 3D estimating software which is highly compatible with Building Information Modelling (BIM). As BIM becomes increasingly important within the UK construction industry, customers require an estimating solution which can support them throughout all their BIM projects. CostX® incorporates a range of compatible features such as support for Revit BIM files and IFCs, the ability to automatically extract quantities or manually measure from the model and the option to link 2D drawings to BIM models and more. In addition, various 2D drawings including scanned, PDF, CAD and more are still supported for times when BIM is not required.

CostX® contains the following features:

  • Design Package Support: CostX® supports all leading 3D design packages including Revit, Archicad, Microstation, Tekla and Sketchup and all standard 2D drawings in a single program
  • BIM Takeoff: Import model data using In-built templates, create Model Maps to tailor BIM Takeoff or manually measure from the model if required.
  • 2D Takeoff: Measure from scanned, PDF or CAD 2D drawings with just a few clicks! Link to 3D/BIM drawings if required.
  • Network Capabilities: Network capabilities enable numerous users to work on the same project at one time
  • Advanced Viewing Tools: Advanced viewing tools featuring transparent and filter modes, make model navigation fast and simple
  • Unique Revisioning Tool: The unique revisioning tool picks-up changes and automatically updates quantities
  • Workbooks: Workbooks live-link the quantities to user-defined rate and constants libraries
  • CostX® Viewer: CostX® Viewer enables others to view your takeoff and estimate.

The CostX® family of products also comprises of CostX® 2D, CostX® Takeoff, CostX® Takeoff 2D and CostXL. The key features of each of these products include:

  • CostX® 2D: Allows takeoff from 2D drawings and includes workbooks & subcontractor comparison
  • CostX® Takeoff: Allows takeoff from 2D drawings & 3D/BIM models and contains auto-revisioning features
  • CostX® Takeoff 2D: Allows takeoff from 2D drawings
  • CostXL: Enables the user to access CostX® data in an Excel spreadsheet, with live-links to the CostX® program

Exactal prides itself on delivering cost effective and practical estimating software for the construction industry. The company is continuously researching and developing the product range to ensure its place at the forefront of the industry worldwide. The in-house sales and support teams are available to provide in-depth advice and information on specifying the most appropriate product for every requirement.

Please don't hesitate to contact one of our worldwide offices for more information.

CostX® - The Complete Estimating Solution

CostX® - Your BIM Estimating Solution

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