Shape Colour mode gives you the ability to set the colour of your shapes for take off. You can continue to use the default mode which is Manual Colour to manually set or change a colour as you draw a shape or you can use the Preset Colour mode to preset a colour by a Trade, or a Heading or an Item
The Shape Colour mode for a job can be set in Cubit Options.
1. In the "Job Manager" window, click the "Cubit" application button
2. Click "Options"
Fig1. Cubit Options
3. Click "Viewport" tab
4. Under the heading "Takeoff", select either "Manual" or "Preset".
Note: By default the mode is set to Manual mode but you can change the shape colour mode from Cubit Options at any time during a Job.
Fig2. Shape Colour Cubit Options
By default the new Colour column is hidden, but when you select Preset Colour new Jobs will open with the column displayed. You can enable the Colour column when using preset Colour mode, by using the Column Chooser.
1. Right-click on the heading row of the Estimate, and select "Column Chooser"
Fig3. Column Chooser
2. Locate "Colour" from the list and double-click to add the column to the sheet
Colours can be assigned to Trades, Headings and Items in templates so you only need to assign colours once. The shape will be then drawn with the colour set in the colour column for that Item.
Fig5. Colour Column