Cubit Estimating 2022.2 Update is now available

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Performance Improvements

  • Copy/Paste Performance of trades and large numbers of line items
  • Significant work has been undertaken to improve the speed for copying and pasting trades and the line data contained therein. This work has focused on large jobs and databases

  • The improvements have found an increase in speed and a return to the performance standards set by previous versions of Cubit Estimating 
  • The following actions will also benefit from performance improvements;
    • Opening the Job Manager and loading the project list 
    • Closing a job
  • NOTE: Actual results may vary depending on the current hardware/software environments used
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Other Improvements

  • When selecting "Note" as a result type, the unit column will automatically display as NOTE
  • BOQ report continues extended Descriptions on the second pages

  • BOQ report now wraps trade descriptions

  • Cubit Estimating will display a loading window when recalculating references

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the BOQ report did not show PSUM in the unit column
  • Fixed an issue where BOQ settings were not correctly affecting the BOQ report

  • Fixed an issue where the Number of pages and Bill Refs in BOQ's was different in saved PDF than in the Print Preview window

  • Fixed an issue where users were unable to insert an IFC due to missing date in the header

  • Fixed an issue where after refreshing a job that uses a 2D plan revision, both versions of the plan were not visible

  • Fixed an issue where Auto Select caused an error in the viewport
  • Fixed an issue in the BOQ report where Bill Ref changes were not starting from page 1 if using "Print selected"

  • Fixed a configuration file for Cubit Estimating to point at the correct URL for Cubit Select

  • Fixed an issue where an exception is shown when refreshing a job after another user has completed a job revision and begun another job revision

  • Fixed an issue where the Revert Revision confirmation dialog box would disappear occasionally

  • Fixed an issue where the Scale dialog box was not visible to the user
  • Fixed an issue where users could insert rates and items from the active job

  • Fixed an issue where "Recent Jobs" and "Last Used Plan" were not showing after restarting the application

  • Fixed a crashing issue when trying to manipulate items that belong to a specific Trade

  • Fixed an issue in Shared mode where users could Undo an unindent into a trade without locking the trade first

  • Fixed an issue where trades could end up in a dual state, being both locked and unlocked if the user cancels out of the refresh prompt when adding a point to a shape
  • Fixed an issue where an error was created importing E0X files

  • Fixed an issue where an incorrect calculation was created when reusing shapes with a window, and the new shape too small to calculate the window 

  • Fixed an issue where an error was reported when exporting estimate to Excel
  • Fixed an issue where users were unable to use their Coding file correctly to update trade rates

  • Fixed an issue where Revision indicator bars were not removed from the estimate sheet after revision is finalised by another user
  • Fixed an issue where Replace Drawing would produce an error if also using Rasterize Text

  • Fixed an issue where selecting items in the Shapes Pane would not select more than two items when using shift+down arrow

  • Fixed an issue when using the keyboard to edit BOQ and Result columns, the user had to press F2 twice for the dropdown to appear

  • Fixed an issue where trade headings could have quantities when they should not be able to 

  • Fixed an issue where users cannot export certain jobs with plans
  • Fixed an issue where users could create circular references

  • Fixed an issue where an exception occurs when deleting a Plan after inserting a Window or Door

  • Fixed an error when removing an IFC shape name in the details pane 

  • Fixed an issue where users could undo/redo a cell reference without a lock on trade

  • Fixed an issue with the cost/m2 value not updating from the template with Job Update
  • Fixed an issue where the Estimate Sheet total was not correctly reflecting filtered variations

  • Fixed an issue where revised plans were not opening after a job was closed which caused an error if trying to add another plan

  • Fixed an issue where "Aggregate Quantity" in Grouped Views is not calculating 

  • Fixed an issue where importing product codes with non-alphanumeric characters from a supplier's price list (CSV) into Ref Code would result in an error

  • Fixed an issue where lines disappeared from DWG plan revision after applying revision to IFC plan
  • Users will now be prompted to refresh the job if another user has moved or replaced a plan

  • Fixed an issue where users undo a result type change without a trade lock which caused a duplicate line entry

  • Correctly Labelled "Numbering style" in BOQ options

  • Fixed an issue where users could Undo a calculation or rate sheet item deletion without requiring a lock on trade

  • Fixed an issue where hidden items were visible after a refresh, but the eye icon was not affected
  • Fixed an issue where Cubit Estimating would crash when changing the Coding file in Update Trade Rates 

  • Fixed an issue where Cubit Estimating displayed an exception when adding a point to a shape that is being referenced in the estimate

  • Fixed an issue where users could hide a shape that was deleted by another user causing an error

  • Fixed an issue where an exception is created when a user tries to edit a shape result that was deleted and then undeleted by another user

  • Fixed an issue where after a revision has been reverted by another user, an exception was produced if another user added a new item
  • Fixed an issue where an exception is created when a user tries to edit the shape details that was deleted by another user

  • Fixed an issue where copy-pasting a row reference while in shared access does not work as expected

  • Fixed an issue where an exception is created if a user tries to delete a door or window from the shapes pane after another user has already done so

  • Created a prompt for users to refresh if they try to add a changed shape to GFA

  • Fixed an issue where an exception occurs when adding a point to a shape after previously not locking the trades to which that shape belongs
  • Fixed an issue where an error was shown when trying to insert trades and lines from Excel in shared access mode

Known Issues

  • In some cases, depending on job and database size as well as hardware specifications, copying a job may take longer than in previous versions

  • Deleting a large number of items, jobs, or entire projects, can sometimes take longer than in previous versions

  • Customers with a large number of empty quantities in their estimate may find a longer than expected time to set empty quantities to 0 or 1 when sending data to Cubit Select
  • In some cases, customers with large estimates can find longer than expected time to receive picked rates from Cubit Select

  • In some cases, an error may display when trying to load a plan that has the legend activated. This can be countered by deactivating the legend prior to displaying the plan

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  • I agree it needs improving, we use standalone cubit and everyone has their own price list, would be good if the price book could be a shared document without needing to have the sever version of cubit

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  • What are the next set of improvements being worked on? Would like to see some improvements with the price book for ease of updating rates and the like.

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  • Great to see at last that estimators are starting to react to my posts on how woeful the price book is to use. Keep up the good work all you guys and who knows, a miracle just might happen

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  • I have to agree with David. Our price books are the basis to all our estimates. They take up a massive amount of time to get right and maintain.
    Multiple building areas
    Multiple suppliers
    Needs a big review from Buildsoft. Happy to help

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  • Hi David, Neil and Stephen

    Thanks for your feedback, I have raised this with our product managers, and they are interested in getting more information on your requirements.

    If you are interested in providing further details to your requirements, please get in contact with our support team so that we can get your return contact details and our Product team will get in touch directly.
    https://bsoft.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

    Thanks

    Michael

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  • Primarily ability is to be able to import and replace rates by using a supplier's ID within a trade/folder. 

    *Edit* And to also add date stamps within the price file to correlate the price's reliability

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  • Anything to make using the price book easier would be great. I've just spent the last couple of months redoing our pricebook. Being able to export the pricebook into the likes of Buildertrend for using in their catalogues would be great as well.

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  • If you require download links for Cubit Estimating, please send an email to support.buildsoft@mii.com with your company or software registration name details, and the installers for the version number of Cubit Estimating that you are entitled to will be emailed to you.

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  • Can you send to me the link to the update.

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