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Cubit 6.1: A Renewed Focus On Quality

Steve Kilsby

Head of Software Development

Jun 1, 2016 1:16:45 PM

It’s been a busy couple of months here at Buildsoft, with our teams coming together to work towards our one goal of making construction easier.

Since the release of Cubit 6 in March, our Development team has been working hard to digest the valuable insights gained through customer conversations with our Support and Sales teams.

Going forward, there’s a renewed focus on developing and introducing new improvements and features into our natural estimating software – more often – to help improve the way our customers estimate. So today, we’re releasing Cubit 6.1 with three new features to do just that. I'll take you through them in the product update video below.

FREE PRODUCT UPDATE WEBINAR: Steve Kilsby and Haydon Carroll (Regional Sales Manager) present the new features in Cubit 6.1 - Wed 15 June @ 10am AEST. Register your attendance now.


Leverage the Job Update feature with more options

The team is rolling out Enhanced Job Update functionality, allowing estimators to leverage the Job Update feature - released in Cubit 6 - with more options. 

From Cubit 6, the Job Update feature allowed Jobs to be used as a template for other Jobs and link changes from one Job into another. For example, a project home builder would use this feature for Jobs such as a generic building option, which has customised variants based on a client's needs and wants. 

Enhanced Job Update has been expanded to allow changes in Price lists to also be linked to price lists or jobs, items in a price list or job to be linked directly into a rate sheet & more fine grained control of any link - such as selecting what fields are updated e.g. Description, Unit, Quantity , Rates, Option Codes & Group codes. This can be a great help if you're someone who is managing a national pricelist that has state-specific variants based on a master list

This feature is especially useful for custom home builders, project home builders, commercial builders, or anyone using price lists in Cubit or any of our legacy programs like Offsider or Global.

Have better control and choice of data exports

Our customers have always enjoyed the ability to export data out of Cubit in an Excel format. We’ve developed the Custom Excel Export feature to make transferring data into any report format as easy and as flexible as possible. 

You can choose any combination of Job columns to be exported into an easy to use excel document. Whilst we have dedicated integrations with products like BuilderTREND, this new feature is particularly useful if you want to create a direct integration between Cubit and other systems you may use like Quickbooks, MYOB, Microsoft Project, JobPac, or CHEOPS.

This complements the existing report designer by providing the ability to easily export the information into a more convenient reporting system.

Stylise your reports

Of late, we’ve been receiving feedback regarding the styling  of the reports module, so whilst developing the custom excel export feature, the team looked at refreshing the look of Cubit’s reports.

Refinements to Cubit’s reports module means you now have access to more professional reports at the click of a button. Redesigned styling for all default reports gives you improved clarity of information. You’ll also be able to customise colour options for headings and totals to suit your company’s brand guidelines.


Over the past 12 months, our Development, Support and Sales teams have doubled in size, aligning to provide a razor sharp focus on quality. Coupled with our continued approach of speaking with our customers on the direction of features, we’re looking forward to a very exciting time ahead for Cubit & Buildsoft.

Are you a current customer with a valid Software Assurance agreement? You can download Cubit 6.1 now:

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For a full list of enhancements and fixes in Cubit 6.1, please review the Change List.

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