Reusable outlines

There is no need to take off the same thing more than once to find its area, perimeter and volume. A single room outline and a single set of openings will produce floor, ceiling and wall areas and skirtings and cornice lengths.

Later on, if you edit the outline, all measurements that are based on it will be recalculated.

Define measurements in templates and take them off later

Estimate a typical job even faster with job templates. Using the Shared Measurements feature, you can create a template with parameters that represent the lengths, areas and counts required to produce an estimate. Then, for a specific job, you just enter or takeoff these parameters without touching the estimate itself.

Reusing outlines

Takeoff multiple dimensions

You can takeoff multiple dimensions from different drawings for the same item. In this example, the section area of the edge beam is multiplied by the length of the beam from another drawing to arrive on its volume.

Area of raked walls

CostMiner can calculate the surface area of a raked wall based on the height at each corner (Height and H2 in the screenshot).

Non-uniform scale

A drawing can have different scales vertically and horizontally. CostMiner has an option to provide two scales to calculate lengths and areas correctly for non-uniformly scaled plans.

Estimate edge beam by taking off two dimensions

Counting objects

With the Count function, you can mark objects on a plan, such as lights, sinks or pieces of furniture, as you count them to make sure that you have not missed any. The result will give you the quantity for a line item in the estimate.

You can also takeoff an object on a plan and then count the total number of such objects to calculate the total length, area or volume for all objects.

Counting blocks in AutoCAD drawings

With DWGs, you can count and mark all blocks of the same type in a drawing in one click.

Reusing a perimeter to measure volumes and areas for different items.