Architects or Engineers uses AutoCAD to design entire building plan and the very next stage is to estimate the cost for the project. Extracting quantities for measurement is another challenge and for that you need an estimator who can give you accurate cost estimation for the measurement planned in the drawing. Either you do it manually using spreadsheet or buy a software to do the task. But ACCA Software have developed a free UPP software for architectural, engineering and building industries. PriMus-TO is the solution for all engineers that extracts material quantities directly from a CAD or Raster drawing. It has CAD and Bill of Quantities management functionalities.
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