<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=442043613279730&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

New benefits now available to help your company at tax time

Write off any eligible business expense immediately with the new expanded Instant Asset Write Off.  As Australian businesses continue their recovery journey in the wake of a turbulent 2020, The Australian Government has made another move to help lessen the mas.....

News, Product updates - 4 min read

Product Update: Cubit 6.1.3

Steve Kilsby

Head of Software Development

Jun 28, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Buildsoft has released an important update of Cubit on Tuesday, 28 June 2016. See release notes below:

Cubit 6.1.3 Release

New Feature:
New Shape Colour Modes
There are now two Shape Colour Modes you can use to set the colour of your Shapes for takeoff. You can continue to use Manual Colour to manually set or change a colour as you draw a shape or you can use the new Preset Colour mode to preset a colour by a Trade, or a Heading or an Item.

You can change the Shape Colour Mode from Cubit Options at any time during a Job. 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 Manual Colour mode is selected, or when changing to Preset Colour, by using the Column Chooser.

  • Colours can be assigned to Trades, Headings and Items in Templates, so you only need to assign colours once
  • Colours in the Estimate act like an onscreen legend



  • Changed the Unit column default width in the Reports to fit 5 characters
  • In Vector plans, fonts are rasterised where they might otherwise be corrupt


  • Fixed a rare issue where some rounding was incorrectly applied to some values
  • Fixed an issue where a formula was displayed in some Reports instead of the result of the formula
  • Fixed New page per trade parameter for generated Reports
  • Fixed a rare issue where updating the Viewport Legend sometimes displayed an error message
  • Fixed an issue where a warning about Autodesk was displayed for some loaded Plans
  • Fixed an issue where Jobs with Accounting Codes that do not exist in the Job Manager could not be imported
  • Fixed an issue where JBK files loaded into Cubit had Apply Job Adjustment unchecked by default
  • Fixed an issue where changing Apply Job Adjustment for a Trade/ Heading would display more than one dialogue box
  • Fixed a connection issue to Xero where the integration was getting frozen when authorising
  • Fixed a very rare issue where some Jobs were not importing if they contained uncommon characters


For a full list of enhancements and fixes, the full Cubit 6 Change List is available here.

You can download the Cubit 6.1.3 update now:

Cubit - 32 bit
Cubit - 64 bit

Cubit - 32 bit

Cubit - 64 bit
Licence Manager

Cubit Estimating_logo_Blue

Tools for pros.
Prices for everyone.

We understand estimating can be complex and tiring. We're here to make it much easier.

Get your 14-day free trial of Cubit the natural estimating solution.

14-Day Free Trial

How to Articles

How the Tax Man can benefit your business

It’s that time of year again when it’s time to get all your financial ...

How to Win Construction Leads on Social Media

Attracting customers to your construction business is a continuous pro...

Product Updates

Cubit Estimating Update: 10.1.2 now available

Buildsoft has released a new update to Cubit Estimating, with version ...

Cubit Select Update: Enhancing your document management and supplier invitations

Following the release of our highly anticipated document management an...