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5D BIM construction cost estimating | Edificius | ACCA software

Do you need to keep the costs of your project under control in relation to design choices but also in the event of managing works variations?

With Edificius, the project cost estimate is generated automatically and is dynamically linked to the entities used in the BIM model.
Video preview - BIM 5D quantity takeoff - Edificius - ACCA software

Edificius has an extraordinary 5D BIM environment fully integrated in the software allowing you to:

  • quickly define element costs and get a dynamically generated construction cost estimate of the whole project
  • dynamically link quantity surveying and estimating processes to the 3D BIM model created and updated by the designer.
  • design in full respect of estimated costs and spending budget requirements.

also share the financial information with other design team members involved in the design and construction phases.

5d bim construction cost estimating - Edificius - ACCA software

Quickly get a detailed and dynamic estimate of the entire building

Acquiring the BoQ data from the different Edificius BIM design entities is simple and intuitive. Simply select the job types or price list items from your reference price book with a simple drag and drop operation to associate them with the model entities.

With the "Selection Filter" you can extend the quantity take-off process to all the other entities with the same characteristics (for example all external walls) and automatically complete the cost estimate data with measurements and descriptions.

This easy to use workflow allows you to proceed with all other building elements too (windows, doors, floors, railings etc.) and generate a fully detailed cost estimate of the entire construction.

Print and export the construction cost estimate in DCF, Word (DOCX) and Excel (XLSX) file formats.

If you need to include additional cost estimate data which is not linked to the 3D BIM model, Edificius also allows you to integrate with PriMus, the professional Bill of Quantities and cost estimating solution.

Any changes carried out in PriMus are dynamically updated Edificius too.

dynamic cost estimate updates - Edificius - ACCA software

Integrate your design with immediate cost control

With Edificius, the cost estimate data is dynamically linked to the architectural 3D model and each variation of the model causes the project cost estimate update accordingly.

Any changes made to the BIM model are synchronized across all construction documents, in addition to all Price List data entries and quantity surveyed measurements.

By incorporating the cost estimate into the BIM ecosystem, you can manage the design of a building in an optimized workflow also from an economic point of view.

detailed cost estimate checks - Edificius - ACCA software

Design in compliance with estimated costs and spending budget

In the construction industry, preparing accurate and professional cost estimates can often become a very complex task. In this sense, only digitized processes can truly ensure maximum data precision and efficiency.

With Edificius you have maximum control over cost analysis objectives and every single detail of the cost estimate is tracked and monitored.

The virtual model also allows you to quickly evaluate the costs related to different design and construction solutions, allowing you to express maximum creativeness freedom without having to worry about updating the project cost estimate.

The automatic and dynamically integrated cost estimate from the BIM model also allows the construction company to constantly monitor costs and assess the impact of work variations in relation to the project budget.

BIM integration with 5D BIM simulation models leads to the development of more efficient, convenient and sustainable constructions.

sharing the IFC project - Edificius - ACCA software

Collaborate and share information with other professionals

BIM technology, thanks to the IFC data format, allows you to share the project and work simultaneously with multiple professionals so you can check design consistency aspects in real time (structural, plant engineering and architectural) together with the technical side too (site preparation and construction).



Terrain and land modeling, together with outdoor spaces and gardens design aspects, are specific Edificius functions available:

  • in a dedicated environment integrated in the software
  • in the specific software Edificius LAND (available separately).

The modeling of MEP systems (mechanical, electronic and hydraulic) are specific Edificius functions available in a dedicated environment integrated in the software.

You can integrate Edificius with a wide range of ACCA software solutions (see the full comparison table for details).

You have dynamic integration features with Sketchup® and Blender® for modeling free-form solids.

Also use the full power of a native 2D and 3D DWG CAD software, Edificius CAD, included for free in Edificius.

Import and export the architectural BIM model in the IFC format. Get topographic and land survey data directly from Google Maps™ satellite imagery.

Yes, AIrBIM rendering technology with Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already integrated in Edificius and Edificius LAND.

Yes, the RTBIM Real-Time Rendering (RT) technology - which includes the BIM Video Studio environment - can be integrated in Edificius and Edificius LAND with the optional RTBIM module.

Yes, the VRiBIM immersive Virtual Reality (VR) technology can be integrated in Edificius and Edificius LAND with the optional VRiBIM module.

YES. With Edificius you can collaborate in the BIM process in complete safety because it has obtained certification by buildingSMART.

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is increasingly a reality that involves collaboration, interoperability and coordination between the various stakeholders of the construction industry. With Edificius you can collaborate securely with all the best Authoring and BIM Tools certified by Building Smart International.

More information about the certification