The release of CostX® version 3.31 by Exactal is the latest innovation in the CostX® range of products, which is fast becoming the new industry standard in estimating software. The 3.31 release is available for all customers under maintenance and includes the following significant changes:
- Specify that certain data intensive tasks are run on the server (in network version)
- New local drawing cache feature for improved speed when loading drawings
- Improved support for various drawings file formats such as SKP, DWG, DWF, IFC and PDF
- Ability to import Dimension Groups from a CSV file
- Easily adjust the rounding decimal places of CostX® functions
- Drag and drop multiple dimensions into the workbook at one time
- Convert live linked formulas in a CostXL spreadsheet to values to allow file sharing
- Significant speed improvements on workbook recalculations
Version 3.31 also includes various other new features, fixes and speed improvements. Further details on the list of enhancements in version 3.31 are available in the release notes.
All customers under maintenance are recommended to upgrade to version 3.31, as all new releases are included in the maintenance package at no extra charge. Version 3.31 downloads also include updated Introductory and Advanced manuals. TTo download, click here. As soon as the type of product has been selected and your valid serial number has been entered, the product may be downloaded. Users may retrieve their serial number by copying the text from the About box within CostX®. CostX® 3.31 is a new major version. If you would like to subscribe to all new releases (both major versions and minor revisions) please click here and fill out your details.
Some features only apply to the full version of CostX®. Users wanting to upgrade from a different Exactal product to CostX® should contact their Exactal office or local reseller.
PLEASE NOTE: This upgrade is only valid for users under maintenance. Users who are not under maintenance but who would like to upgrade should also contact their local Exactal office or reseller. Please also note that support for Windows Vista will be discontinued from January 1st, 2013. For further enquiries please contact Exactal Sales.
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 and now has offices in the UK, New Zealand and Hong Kong, with 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 unique approach allows fast revisions of drawings to be easily handled and eliminates traditional scope creep in construction projects.
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