Takeoff Software

Quantity Take-Off from CAD drawings or Raster images

The solution for automatic construction estimates and BoQs from DWG, DXF, PDF, JPG, BMP…

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

With PriMus TAKEOFF extract measurement data directly from files saved in the following formats:

  • AutoCAD® DWG or DXF
  • Adobe® PDF
  • Scanned BMP, JPG image files

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

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Free, integrated and constantly updated price lists!

Construction Cost Estimating Database

With PriMus you get free access to an extensive Costruction Cost Estimating Database of price books and online price lists with over 6 million items, materials and prices for building and plant engineering works.

  • Use our integrated procedures for converting your own licensed Price Lists and Price Books to PriMus compatible file formats.
  • Or simply ask us to convert your price book or reference price list if not available in the online database or if the conversion procedure is not available in PriMus.
Importing a Pricelist (Excel®)

What is Quantity Take Off? Why use PriMus TAKEOFF?

“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 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.

IFC BIM Viewer

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

PriMus TAKEOFF is equipped with essential CAD drawing commands and the basic construction estimating management 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: 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.

A visual construction estimate

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 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 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…).

Updated construction estimate

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 TAKEOFFmonthly
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PriMus TAKEOFF1 year
€ 108€ 59  Subscribe now
PriMus TAKEOFF2 year
€ 216€ 118  Subscribe now
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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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
  • PriMus PLATFORM, for construction site diary management and daily reporting tools

The PriMus suite comparison chart:

Cost estimates and work estimates
Estimates and bid proposals
Site material requirements analysis
Construction site cost management
Price Lists and Price Book databases
Quantity takeoff from CAD files
Quantity takeoff from PDF files
Quantity takeoff from scanned images
Quantity takeoff from BIM models
Construction activity planning (Gantt)
Financial planning
Construction site diary management and reporting
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Yes, the Price Book and Price List Database is free.

With PriMus :

  • free access to a database of price lists and online price lists for buildings that collects more than 6 million items, materials and prices for building and plant engineering works.
  • You have a procedure for converting price lists and price lists (for which you have a license for use) in a format compatible with PriMus.
  • you can always request the conversion of your Price List or Reference List , if not available in our Online Database or if the conversion procedure is not available in PriMus.