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Exactal Releases CostX® 6.7

Exactal is excited to announce that CostX® 6.7, the latest version of CostX®, has just been released. CostX® 6.7 contains many great new features and capabilities that will be extremely valuable to clients, in particular support for deploying CostX® in the Cloud.

Using an innovative plugin architecture, CostX® now fully supports native cloud storage for drawing files, with initial support for Amazon S3, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive. Additional cloud storage providers will be supported in future CostX® versions.

CostX® 6.7 also introduces a new Auto Count feature, allowing bulk counting of symbols on drawings by pattern matching to a selected symbol. Previously CostX® supported bulk counting of block symbols on DWG drawings, as well as bulk counting on BIM drawings, and now there is also support for image recognition for counting symbols on PDFs or raster drawings.

There are also many other great new features available too. Plus, CostX® still contains world-leading BIM compatibility, 2D takeoff, live-linked workbooks, customisable reports, and more in the one program; which is why it is used by more and more companies every day around the world.

The CostX® 6.7 release notes can be downloaded here. To see more on CostX® in the Cloud, we’ve released a video which can be viewed here. Cloud deployment guidance notes for several major platforms are also now available. Plus, we’ve released a webinar that covers the new features in depth as part of our CostX® Coffee Break series. To view the new webinar, click here.

All customers under maintenance are recommended to upgrade to CostX® 6.7. Customers with maintenance may download CostX® 6.7 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®. Updated documentation, such as new manuals and upgrade guides, can also be downloaded at http://techweb.exactal.com/documentation/.

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 local Exactal office or reseller here. 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 local Exactal office or reseller.

For further enquiries please contact Exactal Sales via e-mail at sales@exactal.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 & Manchester in the UK, Auckland in New Zealand, Austin in the USA, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, 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.