Exactal, a Dimensioneering company, are the makers of CostX estimating software. CostX is used in over 45 countries around the world by quantity surveyors, builders, subcontractors and estimators, from companies both large and small. CostX contains our world-leading on-screen 2D takeoff, 3D/BIM compatibility, integrated workbook and personalised report writer. It is the faster, smarter and more accurate way to estimate.




Product Name: CostXL
Product Category: Estimating/Bidding - Construction

CostXL tightly integrates into Microsoft Excel® allowing you to access all your CostX® data in your Excel® spreadsheet. By integrating CostX® into Microsoft Excel®, we've created more flexibility to allow building professionals to manage their projects. Some of the main features include:

  • Fully integrated with network products from the CostX® range
  • Retrieves live data from the CostX® database for integration into any Excel® spreadsheet
  • Updates are automatically handled
  • Link dimensions, workbook values, rates, constants & values from the CostX® database directly into Excel®
  • Drag and drop from the CostXL task pane directly into the Excel® worksheet
  • Live links allow the Excel® user to see the dimensions in the drawings
  • Use Excel® to generate cash flow forecasts, progress claims, management reports, etc all from the live CostX® database
  • Generate charts & graphs using CostX® data
  • Handles data from multiple revisions on the same Excel® Worksheet
  • Ships with sample CostX® data and Excel® spreadsheets to get you going quickly


If you are a building or costing professional and you use Excel®, CostXL will allow you to place live CostX® data into your Excel® spreadsheets. You'll be able to make use of the powerful features of CostX® while remaining in the comfort of Excel® - and when the data changes, the spreadsheets update automatically!

Product Name: CostX®
Product Category: Estimating/Bidding - Construction

CostX® enables you to quickly and accurately take off quantities from 2D drawings and generate automatic quantities from 3D BIM models using the most advanced on-screen electronic measurement system available. Prepare estimates, bills of quantities and tenders easily and all in a fraction of the time and cost!

 Some of the main features include:

  • Supports scanned, PDF or CAD drawings and 3D/BIM models – all without the need to buy CAD software.
  • Supports BIM by using digital design data to accurately estimate quantities and costs.
  • Unique revision mode compares drawings and highlights the changes to identify revisions and update quantities.
  • Powerful spreadsheet based workbooks are live-linked to the drawings.
  • Codes & zones allow work to be sorted & regrouped.
  • Report writer produces customised professional reports.
  • Subcontractor comparison workbooks can be generated with associated reports.
  • Network capabilities allow multiple users to work on the same project at once.
  • Free CostX® Viewer allows others to view your estimates and reports without paper copies.

CostX® is Exactal’s top-of-the-range product. More companies are using CostX® for their complete estimating solution and are demonstrating strong returns on their investment. CostX® is a powerful project costing tool that enables estimators to utilize the most advanced on-screen measurement system while embracing BIM to deliver better results to clients. It can reduce take off time by up to 80%.


Product Name: CostX® 2D
Product Category: Estimating/Bidding - Construction

CostX® 2D enables you to quickly and accurately take off quantities using the most advanced on-screen electronic measurement system available. Prepare estimates, bills of quantities and tenders easily and do it all in a fraction of the time and cost! Some of the main features include:

  • Measures from scanned, PDF or CAD drawings – all without the need to buy CAD software.
  • Compares drawings & highlights the changes to identify drawing variations.
  • Powerful spreadsheet based workbooks are live-linked to the drawings.
  • Codes & zones allow work to be sorted & regrouped.
  • Report writer produces customised professional reports.
  • Subcontractor comparison workbooks can be generated with associated reports.
  • Network capabilities allow multiple users to work on the same project at once.
  • Free CostX® Viewer allows others to view your estimate and report without paper copies.


CostX® 2D does not support 3D/BIM drawings or allow for auto-revisioning, but still contains Exactal’s world-leading on-screen 2D takeoff and integrated workbook. If your company does not receive 3D/BIM drawings but still wants to take advantage of the faster, smarter and more accurate estimating solution on the market, CostX® 2D is the best choice for you.

Product Name: CostX® Takeoff
Product Category: Estimating/Bidding - Construction

CostX® Takeoff enables you to have all the power of the most advanced on-screen electronic measurement system by Exactal. With improved measurement accuracy and reduced paper handling, CostX® has been proven to reduce take off time by up to 80%. Some of the main features include:

  • Supports scanned, PDF or CAD drawings and 3D/BIM models – all without the need to buy CAD software.
  • Supports BIM by using digital design data to accurately estimate quantities and costs.
  • Unique revision mode compares drawings and highlights the changes to identify revisions and update quantities.
  • Network capabilities allow multiple users to work on the same project at once.
  • Free CostX® Viewer allows others to view your estimates and reports without paper copies.
  • Works with CostXL to link dimensions and quantities directly into your Excel® spreadsheets.


If you only require CostX® for measuring, purchase CostX® Takeoff and still utilise the most advanced on-screen measurement system on the market. CostX® Takeoff not only supports a variety of 2D drawings but also supports 3D/BIM models. Reduce your costs and use the best tool for the job.

Product Name: CostX® Takeoff 2D
Product Category: Estimating/Bidding - Construction

CostX® Takeoff 2D enables you to have all the power of the most advanced on-screen electronic measurement system by Exactal. With improved measurement accuracy and reduced paper handling, CostX® has been proven to reduce take off time by up to 80%. Some of the main features include:

  • Measures from scanned, PDF or CAD drawings – all without the need to buy CAD software.
  • Compares drawings & highlights the changes to identify drawing variations.
  • Network capabilities allow multiple users to work on the same project at once.
  • Free CostX® Viewer allows others to view your estimates and reports without paper copies.
  • Works with CostXL to link dimensions and quantities directly into your Excel® spreadsheets.


CostX® Takeoff 2D is Exactal’s most basic product but still allows you to use the world-leading on-screen 2D takeoff, meaning you can measure areas, lengths and counts in a few clicks. If you have only used manual measurement and Excel® before and want to start off with something simple, CostX® Takeoff 2D may be the best choice for you.

Product Name: CostX® Viewer
Product Category: Estimating/Bidding - Construction

Following the popularity of CostX®, CostX® Viewer makes it easy to freely share comprehensive costing projects with anyone. Take advantage of the all-electronic estimation platform and offer interactive projects to your clients and co-workers complete with detailed cost breakdowns and building revisions with live links to CAD drawings.


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