Exactal, a Dimensioneering company, are the makers of CostX estimating software. CostX is used around Ireland, UK and the world by quantity surveyors, builders, subcontractors and estimators, from companies both large and small; as well as being taught into multiple Irish universities. CostX contains our world-leading on-screen 2D and 3D takeoff, integrated workbook and personalised report writer. It is the faster, smarter and more accurate way to estimate. One of the key reasons for the increasing interest in CostX is its ability to work with BIM. As BIM becomes of more and more importance to the construction industry, people need to know that their estimating solution will be able to support them on the BIM projects they receive. CostX has a range of BIM compatible features, including support for Revit BIM files and IFCs, ability to automatically extract quantities or manually measure from the model, ability to add information (such as QS-ID information) to the model, ability to link 2D drawings to the BIM models and more. In addition, a variety of 2D drawings (scanned, PDF, CAD and more) are still supported. Exactal now has seven offices worldwide including two in the UK (London and Newcastle), two in Australia (Brisbane and Melbourne), one in New Zealand (Auckland), one in Hong Kong and one in Singapore, and CostX has been sold into over 40 countries worldwide.