About Exactal

Exactal was established in October 2003 to develop estimating software for the construction industry and, more specifically, to integrate the estimating process with CAD drawing files. Although there were a few suppliers in this field at the time, our approach differed from others by the way we directly tied measurements to the elements in the CAD drawings. This approach allowed us to deliver unique bi-directional links between the estimate and the sections of the drawing represented; the resulting product was called CostX®. The unique combination of these two elements has also been trademarked by Exactal as the Cost Geometry® of the building.


CostX® is now in wide spread use amongst quantity surveying, construction, development, subcontracting and estimating firms, both large and small, around the world. From its first release in July 2004, CostX® sales have grown exponentially and it is now sold and supported in over 80 countries including the UK, Ireland, Australia, USA, UAE, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and across Africa.


The Exactal Europe Limited branch was the second office established worldwide; opened in January 2008 to support the growing worldwide sales of the CostX® product. This was followed in December 2008 by the establishment of Exactal Pacific Limited to provide direct sales and support for the New Zealand market and in September 2010 with the establishment of Exactal Limited (formerly Exactal Asia Limited). 2012 signalled the opening of three additional offices for the company; the second Exactal Technologies office in March 2012, Exactal (Singapore) Pte Ltd in April 2012 and the second Exactal Europe Limited office in September 2012. Exactal Corporation was then opened in June 2015. The opening of this office heralded a 24-hour coverage for Exactal offices worldwide. Finally, the most recent office opened was Exactal Malaysia Sdn Bhd in May 2016. Today, there are 9 offices spanning 7 countries- Australia (Brisbane & Melbourne), Hong Kong, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), New Zealand (Auckland), Singapore, United Kingdom (London & Manchester) and United States (Austin).


Our in-house sales and support teams, as well as a strong communication channel through selected resellers, provides a direct link to our customer base that allows instant feedback in regards to our product strategy. Through our international offices, and staff which include both IT and quantity surveying professionals, Exactal maintains a policy of continuous product development to stay at the forefront of the industry worldwide.


Exactal will continue to grow its market share around the world as we build our worldwide operations and continue to invest heavily in the further development of our CostX® line of products.



CostX® is fully integrated 2D and 3D estimating software


Your 5D BIM Solution


With BIM (Building Information Modelling) fast emerging in the construction industry and various estimating software packages claiming to support BIM, you need to make sure your software will cover all the BIM bases. CostX® is renowned worldwide as a leading BIM estimating solution and is used in a variety of industries for this reason.


Not only can you view and takeoff from 3D models / BIM (including IFC) within the program, you can support 5D BIM using information from the model live-linked to user-defined rate libraries and workbooks- all within the one program. A networked environment allows instantaneous information sharing with others working on the server. CostX® also imports a multitude of drawing files and external rate information, and exports to a variety of formats, taking interoperability to a new level. It’s never been easier to bring BIM into your business with CostX®.


Some of CostX®’s BIM features include:


See how some of our clients are using CostX® & BIM to their advantage



See more videos on Mitchell Brandtman’s YouTube channel


View our presentation on An Evening with 5D BIM




FEATURE CostX® CostX® 2D CostX®Takeoff CostX®Takeoff 2D
2D drawings (incl. PDFs)
3D / BIM Model
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