Takeoff Software

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The 3D Takeoff software for automatic construction estimates and BoQs from DWG, DXF, PDF, JPG, BMP…

The ideal solution to save time and minimize the risk of error, without needing your own CAD software.

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PriMus TAKEOFF is the quantity takeoff software that allows you to obtain fast and accurate cost estimates by extracting measurement data directly from your project files.

With PriMus TAKEOFF extract measurement data directly from files saved in AutoCAD® DWG or DXF, Adobe® PDF, Scanned BMP, JPG image files.

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What is Quantity Take Off? Why use PriMus TAKEOFF software?

A "Quantity Take-Off" is a fundamental document for any construction industry stakeholder or project manager. It's formed of a series of manual or automated measurement operations, derived from a construction project drawing, that allow the quantity surveyor to prepare a detailed list of materials and quantities and therefore compose an accurate cost estimate of the 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 TAKEOFF 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.

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

PriMus TAKEOFF is equipped with basic CAD drawing functions and useful digital takeoff and the well-known construction estimating functionalities provided in PriMus.

With PriMus TAKEOFF, quickly open a DWG or a Raster image and acquire precise metric data from the drawing’s graphical entities to speed up the estimating process: the quantity survey data is produced automatically and continuosly updated should the CAD drawing be updated in time.

Easily associate a drawing entity to a Price List item creating a dynamic union between the drawing and the BoQ.


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

With the PriMus TAKEOFF internal CAD, you can draw or edit the graphical entities of a DWG CAD drawing. By means of the classic 2D CAD commands, the Takeoff and estimating 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 TAKEOFF 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…).


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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 TAKEOFF internal CAD or your own personal CAD application.

PriMus TAKEOFF 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 TAKEOFF 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.


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PriMus offers you a free conversion service for price books and price lists.

If your database is in the Excel format, you can import it directly into PriMus. Alternatively, the conversion tool, PW-CONV, already provides you with various procedures for converting price list or price book databases (for which you must detain the license for use) into a format which is compatible with PriMus.

If the conversion procedure isn't available yet, you can always request a conversion using our dedicated service available in the program's Home section. Our team will then evaluate the feasibility of the conversion process.

The PriMus suite is composed of single stand-alone software solutions designed to meet every kind of specific need:

  • PriMus, for construction cost estimates, bills of quantities and works estimates;
  • PriMus KRONO, for construction project management, time scheduling and planning;
  • PriMus TAKEOFF, for preparing Cost Estimates and Bill of Quantities from CAD and PDF files;
  • PriMus IFC, for construction cost estimates from BIM Models.

The PriMus suite comparison chart:

  PriMus PriMus IFC PriMus PLUS PriMus FULL
BoQ and work estimate        
Bids and proposals        
Analysis of construction site needs        
Importing and exporting to standard formats (XLS, DOC, ...)        
Import of databases, price lists and price books        
Open IFC standard formats of BIM or 3D CAD models        
View and navigate 3D BIM or CAD models directly in the integrated viewer        
Assignment of Price List items to BIM or 3D CAD objects        
Automatic measurements with artificial intelligence from 3D BIM or CAD model        
Constantly updated cost estimate when editing the 3D BIM or CAD model        
Data export in Word™, Excel™ formats        
Opening of standard DXF/DWG CAD DRAWING FILES        
Raster (PDF, BMP, JPG, etc.) management        
Associate Price list items to graphical entities        
Quantity Takeoff from CAD files        
Quantity Takeoff from PDF files        
Take off from image files        
Dynamic BoQ updating when editing drawing models        
Connection with your CAD or your CAD environment in PriMus TAKEOFF        
Integration with other Project time Schedules or construction cost estimates        
Works financial plan analysis and control        
Works resources analysis integrated with the construction cost estimate        
Work resources analysis integrated within the BoQ document        
Job resources requirements analysis        
Activity scheduling, resources analysis between the design and construction phases        
Data export in Excel and PDF        
GANTT, charts and reports printout management        

Yes, PriMus gives you free access to an International Database of online price books and price lists with numerous items, materials and prices for building and plant engineering works.