A Quantity Take-Off software from CAD drawings or raster images?
Here’s the SMART solution that allows you to prepare detailed construction estimates and BoQs automatically from DWG, DXF, PDF, JPG, BMP…


PriMus-TO, the Quantity Take-Off software for extracting material quantities directly from CAD drawings or Raster images. The Drawing-Estimate is born!

  • Open DXF/DWG standard CAD formats
  • Raster Management in PDF, BMP, JPG, etc. formats
  • Link up Price List items to Drawing entities
  • Automatically acquire measurements from drawings
  • Your BoQ is updated as your drawing changes
  • Use your own CAD or the integrated PriMus-TO internal CAD
  • Learn quickly with the FREE Video Tutorials

What is Quantity Take Off? Why use PriMus-TO?

“Quantity Take-Off” indicates all the necessary operations that allow the quantity surveyor to extract relevant metric data from a drawing and proceed to the preparation of a cost estimate of what is represented graphically in a given project.

It’s an international term that usually indicates a software that is also capable of acquiring measurements from a drawing saved in one of the many electronic formats (DWG, DXF) or a raster image (previously vectorised).
PriMus-TO allows the quantity surveyor to save the drawing information and the relating cost estimate data in the DWG file by creating unity between the two document types that other software procedures do not support.

This particular technology keeps all changes made to the drawing perfectly aligned to the construction estimate data. The CAD application must of course operate directly on the DWG drawing.

Quickly create a quantity takeoff document directly from a DWG, DXF CAD drawing or Raster image

PriMus-TO is equipped with essential CAD drawing commands and the basic construction estimating management functionalities provided in PriMus.
With PriMus-TO, quickly open a DWG or a Raster image and acquire precise metric data from the drawing’s graphical entities: the quantity survey is automatic. Easily associate a drawing entity to a Price List item creating a dynamic union between the drawing and the BoQ.

Draw and edit your CAD drawings using the PriMus-TO internal CAD or your own personal CAD application

With the PriMus-TO internal CAD, you can draw or edit the graphical entities of a DWG CAD drawing. By means of the classic 2D commands, the software also allows you to change common graphical entities present in a DWG (eg, lines, polylines, arcs, circles, blocks, hatches, etc). If necessary the same entity can be drawn from scratch to “vectorise” a Raster image.
The PriMus-TO file is a native DWG file (fully manageable by other CAD applications). The program opens and saves files in the “AutoCAD” format (from Release 2.5 to Release 2010) and in the “AutoCAD DWG” format (from release 11/12 to release 2010) and also allows you to open DWG files created and saved with AutoCAD 2012. with these very same entities you can “vectorise” Raster images (in PDF, BMP, JPG…).

Draw and prepare your BoQ with fewer mistakes and greater control

The drawing and the bill of quantities become two different views of the same objects.
When your drawing changes your Bill of Quantities is updated automatically. You can edit your drawings using the PriMus-TO internal CAD or your own personal CAD application.
PriMus-TO correctly reads the entities in the drawing and allows you to edit them together with the relating BoQ data at the same time; even when opening your modified DWG you’ll find all changes in place and of course, even when using your own CAD application. If your BoQ data derives from a Raster image, PriMus-TO offers elementary DWG entities such as basic lines, polylines and blocks to vectorise the drawing and therefore retrive the relevant measurements (lengths, widths, areas, etc.) for quantity take-off input.

Looking for a SMART Quantity takeoff software from CAD or Raster drawings?