BrightBox Software has released an important update to MudShark, their premiere earthworks estimating software.
Our customers have already started receiving new .dwg and .dfx files, and here at Brightbox it’s important that you can make use of the latest technology.
MudShark can now accurately read in .dwg 2018 and .dfx 2018 file formats, so you can read in these files when exported from the latest version of AutoCAD or wherever you export your .dwg or .dfx files.
Approximately every 3 years Autodesk changes their file formats, making older versions of the software incompatible with this new file format.
Since releasing our new Measurement Tools in MudShark 7, we’ve had many of our customers let us know they want to more easily see their totals for these new Areas, Lengths, and Counts in Results. We’re excited to finally this to our customers.
It’s easy to see to these totals too, from the Results tab in a project you will be able to see the various totals from your takeoff; including counts, lengths, areas and volumes. These totals will now appear at the top of your sub categories, so you can better summarize your results and find the values which are useful to you.
The best feature you’re not using is Transmute Area, which is a feature that will find areas for you on your Plan without you having to trace around the shape. And now we’ve made Transmute Area, so it works better in more situations.
The biggest improvement we’ve introduced is that Transmute Area will work on larger areas, especially those equal to or bigger than 15 m2 or 50 sq ft.
We’ve also done work so that areas will be found easier, and with quicker feedback so you can see what Transmute Area is selecting.
If you are using MudShark 7 already, you can download and use the latest update from the BrightBox Software website.
If you are not using MudShark 7, ensure you contact BrightBox Software's Support Team before upgrading.By Danny Beaton - Brightbox Software
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