ExtrAXION is the digital takeoff software which speeds up the quantity surveying and estimating procedure through several alternative methods of measurement.
ExtrAXION facilitates fast and accurate measurements of items, lengths, areas and volumes from both image (BMP, GIF, JPG, TIF etc.) and vector (DWG, DXF, DGN, DWF, EMF etc.) plans, as well as from PDF multi-page files.
The cost estimation process is completed by automatic transfer of the measurements at the project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). The results of the measurements can also be exported to excel files for further calculation.
ExtrAXION is ideal for architects, quantity surveyors and contractors to speed up the estimating process for new buildings or renovations and allow for a higher number of successful bids.
Build a flexible folder-like layout and add the drawings according to project structure.
Add as many as required measurement sheets under each drawing. More than one sheet can be open making it straighforward to copy/paste measurements from one sheet to another.
Measurements are grouped into sheets (architectural, electrical, mechanical etc). The measurements of the sheet in front are highlighted for easy direct access.
The four basic 2d measurement types (count, length, area, volume) are available and for each type there are several methods for efficiently and accurately carrying it out.
Associate each measurement with one or more BOQ items either directly or by using specific formulae.
Use legends, labels and measurement analysis templates for easier figure indentification and checking of results.
Work in the same project with other users. Sheets make it possible for more than one users to work on the same drawing. An open editable sheet is locked for other users till closed.
BOQ items, parameters etc are also locked during editing.
Measurement sheets can be exported in a wide range of formats (dwg, dxf, dgn, bmp, jpg, pdf etc).
Export Measurements and BOQ items in xls format. Filter and sort in specialized forms the data to be exported.
Create custom measurement types with specific parameters and formulae. They are used for more complicated cases such as air duct perimeter area, duct weight e.t.c.
Define parameters that can be used in formulae that relate measurements to BOQ items
Start the takeoff process from any image or vector file type, as soon as possible, using a simple, yet powerful tool.
Minimize the time needed for measurements, using tools that significantly accelerate the procedure, such as selective copying of measurements from one drawing to another, measurement reproduction, library with parameters and user-defined measurement types.
Instantly preview and print full measurement analysis on ready-to-use template sheets, where the analytical surface area calculations, the dimensions, the related work items etc. are presented in every detail.
Achieve great accuracy, using integrated tools like zoom, magnifier, object snaps etc.
Eliminate possible errors due to measuring the same element more than once or forgetting to take an element into account.
Associate any measurement result with one or more work items of the project’s WBS. This way any change in measurements automatically updates the quantity estimation. Any measurement may be directly accessed from the WBS tree.
Replace all surveying and estimating data of the project, such as drawing files, measurements, photocopies of plans etc., by one "electronic" file which is easy to use and readily accessible.
Create estimating scenarios by just changing a parameter value, such as a floor height and watch instant results.
Save time and improve productivity by using custom measurements when the four basic types do not suffice. Create your own custom measurements and define parameters which take their values during the takeoff process.
Cut costs by saving paper, ink and printing.
Recommended System Specification
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly run ExtrAXION are as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i3-9100
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADROP620
Hard Drive: 500GB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Novedge, in partnership withHigh Speed Computing, can also provide the perfect hardware for your design needs,pre-installed with your software, at a very competitive price. Contact us to discuss custom-configured workstations and laptops.