Who Uses This Software?

Estimators, Quantity Surveyors, Builders, Contractors and Subcontractors within the commercial, residential and civil construction markets


Average Ratings

7 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $995.00/one-time/user
  • Pricing Details
    Cubit Lite starts from $AUD995 for a Fixed Licence
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Buildsoft
  • www.buildsoft.com.au

About Cubit

Cubit is the only solution in the market allowing you to takeoff quantities from plans directly into your estimate. Its natural, organic and all done on the same screen. By investing in Cubit, you and your business will begin to reap the benefits straight away: Estimate up to twelve times faster than traditional methods Fast and accurate quantity takeoff Simplified processes and procedures, creating operating efficiencies Strong return on investment Guaranteed after-sales service


Cubit Features

  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Building Product Database
  • Calculators
  • Change Orders
  • Contract Management
  • Cost Database
  • Customer Management
  • Job Costing
  • Price Data / Price Books
  • Project Management
  • Quote Management
  • Scheduling
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • 3D View
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Cross Section Creation
  • Electronic Plans
  • Elevation Checking
  • Error Checking
  • Site Balancing
  • Slope Routines
  • Subcontractor Management

Cubit Reviews Recently Reviewed!


This software is a leap forward, as a custom home builder it is invaluable.

Feb 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The take off Viewport, imagine getting accurate measurements to the millimetre when using PDF or DWG files, awesome. Accurate estimates that minimise waste on site reduces costs as I can now produce accurate Estimate Tenders for my clients, essentially I pay my trades only for materials installed. Cubit is a massive time saver, imagine taking off all the bathroom tiling and the contents of the bathroom in less than 3 minutes? Yes, with the Options feature I can do it, time and time again after creating a Template.

If you're not using Cubit you're wasting time, money and family time. I hope my competitors don't start using it..........

Cons: A couple features need tweaking, however, with a little bit of common sense those features can be utilised and essentially incorporated within the take off of my projects. My back ground includes working as estimator for many of the major Sydney based project home builders, with these skills I don't them as Con's just features that require a little more thought to implement.

Overall: After creating a detailed Master template, I'm producing accurate results. This template has evolved and using material quantities from previous projects I'm confident that my waste is on the mark, I'm my trades for only what they install. Seeing no packs of bricks left over, small piles rubbish comprising mainly of packaging materials, my customers see that they are getting value for money, after all they're not paying for valuable materials being wasted.

Far to complicated for the average person unless you have a degree in estimating and computers.

Mar 06, 2018
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Only Pro i found was that i can measure plans reasonably quickly. This was in plan mode only. Made life easier for transferring the figures to my old system.

Cons: The sales people didn't advise the real amount of time spent creating formulas and templates to actually do the first estimate. No templates included to use or modify. You have to figure out how to create the templates and formulas. Confusing instructions on how to set up a pricing schedule. Took 3 different support persons before pointed in right direction. Only wasted a week or so.
No easy way to enter prices or update prices. No training for beginners. Have been requesting for 3 years for beginners training.
Support doesn't understand that the program is being sold as easy to operate, only for the newby to find out that it's very complicated. Backup doesn't work and you don't find that until the version upgrade erases all information on last version and losing week's of data entry. No, not happy.

Overall: Briefly had the facility to obtain dimensions from plans, but program is not reliable and requires debugging tools. Buildsoft want me to pay for another year so they'llimplement training for beginners.

Vendor Response

by Buildsoft on March 08, 2018

Hi there, Thanks for leaving a review. We're really sorry to hear you've had a less than satisfactory experience with our software. We're known as market leaders in the software we develop and we regret that we missed the mark with you. I'd like to discuss this further. You'll receive my email address, but you can also contact me on +61 2 4626 4909. - Jason

After the hype about the program then actually using it I was very disappointed with the result

Sep 05, 2017
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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

Cons: 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)

Overall: None

Must have software

Aug 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Cubit software is easy to use and allow you to do estimates and take off quickly and accurately. I am able to build assemblies. I been looking for a software that allows me to do multiple items at one time without use taking a lot of time on individual items.

Cons: there was nothing that i didn't like about the software. I have spent on software that doesn't do half of what Cubit does and a small fraction of the cost.

Overall: It allows me more time to do multiple takeoff in less time that it has taken me with other software. The custom service is outstanding, you can always get the assistance that you need by just calling and speaking to some live and not having to wait hours or days for someone to get back with you. I am able to do my take and budget at the same time without have to go into other software programs. Great software, for the price and it out perform the expense software on the market.

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Cubit Takeoff Software

Aug 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: How easy it is to get started with just the basics.

Cons: not very much that i didn't like. Overall it was fairly easy to get used to, very rewarding tool to own as a builder, contractor, specifier. Easier than Planswift by far. If i had to say a "least favorite" thing, would be too many options, features and modules; maybe a trimmed down version would be helpful for some consumers that don't need EVERY feature, and want to save a little money on the overall cost.

Overall: Great customer service, great online training through webinars.

Cubit Review - Geoff Scholl, Elite Homes

Aug 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is very straight forward and simple to get started. The way jobs are managed can be setup however the user prefers.

Cons: The inability to truly manage options is very disappointing. We have to manage it on the back end and it gets fairly complicated. The connectivity with BMT requires additional money and, combined with the lack of true options management, is not worth the money.

Overall: We chose Cubit over Planswift. I believe we chose correctly. Overall, we have been pleased.

Cubit Review

Aug 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The 3D graphical interface for take offs

Cons: The effort required to set up initial standards and lists

Overall: Cubit has been very valuable in decreasing time required to produce accurate cost estimates and material take offs.