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Product Update: Cubit 7.2.1

Steve Kilsby

Head of Software Development

Sep 4, 2017 9:50:54 AM

Buildsoft has released an important update of Cubit, on Monday 4 September 2017. See release notes below. 

Cubit 7.2.1 Release



  • Improved how long it takes for the Reference List to load when referencing the Calculation sheet. For a Job with up to 5,000 Items this is 2.5 times faster.
  • Improved how long a Job takes to resolve duplicate codes. For a Job with up to 5,000 Items this is 2 times faster.
  • Improved error logging to include checking for when Shape results become disconnected from Calculation sheets.
  • Removed autocomplete when entering Area Pitch and Slope in the New Task
  • Added Doors and Windows to the Reference List so they can be referenced easier.


  • Fixed an issue affecting Jobs using Material Labour configuration, where the Labour Conversion was removed when closing a Job, and only the calculated Labour Quantity
  • Fixed an issue where a white square was appearing over a mouse cursor when Rasterize Text was checked for loading Plans.
  • Fixed an issue where Jobs exported with Microsoft Excel no longer supported cross cell calculations, and changing the Quantity or Rate of an Item in the Microsoft Excel file was not affecting the Total.
  • Fixed an issue where the Estimate Total was including pending Variation Items.
  • Fixed an issue where the warning for Duplicate Reference Codes would show when opening the Cubit Job Templates.
  • Fixed a rare issue where some quantities from DWFX files weren’t being transferred from BIM Reader to
  • Fixed an issue where dragging and dropping a Project in the Job Manager would temporarily duplicate the Project.
  • Fixed an issue where copying an Item in the Calculation sheet would not copy the Option Codes.
  • Fixed an issue where an error message was displayed when dragging an incomplete Shape onto an Item using the Length by Centre Result Type.
  • Fixed an issue where cross references in a DWG file were not maintained in Cubit.
  • Fixed an issue where an error message was displayed when clearing the Description of a Window or Door Shape Result from the Shapes pane.
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn’t change multiple Items at once if you had selected one or more Headings within your selection.
  • Fixed an issue where using Job Update on a Job that includes Items which were copied and pasted from an Inserted a Price List were not updating.
  • Fixed an issue where some Jobs transferred from Global Estimating were not able to be used in Cubit as a Template.
  • Fixed a rare issue where an error message was sometimes displayed when transferring a Job from Global Estimating to Cubit.


For a full list of enhancements and fixes, the full Cubit 7 Change List is available here.

You can download the Cubit 7.2.1 update now: 

Cubit 7.2.1 - 32 bit
Cubit 7.2.1 - 64 bit

Cubit 7.2.1 - 32 bit

Cubit 7.2.1 - 64 bit

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