Cubit is construction estimating software by Buildsoft offering integrated bid management and estimating. The solution specializes in onscreen takeoff directly linked to estimating. If a user makes a change to their takeoff, it will show in real time in an estimate.
Users have the ability to trace directly over imported plans to perform quantity. Plus, there are a number of features in Cubit allowing users to validate and cross-reference your estimating and takeoff at any stage.
Takeoff is designed to work equally well from rasterized PDF’s as it does with CAD when a plan is traced over with vertex snapping or advanced drawing tools. Takeoff tools can be embedded into as many estimates as needed, and the system has drag and drop capabilities that update the estimate as shapes are moved in and out of rooms.
Cubit is recommended to a wide range of users in the construction industry, including estimators, quantity surveyors, commercial and residential builders, contractors and subcontractors.
Bill from S J Higgins
Employees number: 11-50 employees
I like the fact that it is all on the one screen and the way it aks you to scale the drawings as soon as you ;load them preventing the problem of using an unscaled drawing
You cannot use vector PDF.s on this program & even when using the rasterised PDF's if you zoom in to a point the information on the drawing disappears so you have to zoom back out to refresh it. I found that this problem made the takeoff process very slow in fact it was quicker to do a manual takeoff in some cases. I have made a request to my supervisor to change to another estimating program that can work efficiently, (COSTX)