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RIB Releases iTWO costX® 6.9

RIB is proud to announce that the latest version of iTWO costX® (formerly known as CostX®) is now available for download. iTWO costX® 6.9 is built to support users striving to evolve their estimating, offering a range of new features and functionalities as well as a refined user experience.

This release is headlined by a completely revamped user interface that provides a contemporary look and feel for the platform. RIB’s development teams have carefully redesigned the style, icons, buttons and menus used in iTWO costX® for clearer and easier navigation, while working to ensure that the platform’s familiar user experience is not compromised. iTWO costX® 6.9 will also introduce some minor visual branding updates, in line with our new corporate identity as an RIB Software company.

New estimating features available in iTWO costX® 6.9 include the ability to create an unlimited number of Custom Quantities within Dimension Groups, allowing users to capture numerous calculated quantities from a single takeoff. A new Dimension Cutouts feature supports easy and direct deduction of smaller areas from a large area dimension, while automatic unit conversion is now available between fields for quantities referenced in dimension group expressions.

Product interoperability has been further developed with iTWO costX® 6.9, as headlined by the addition of native support for loading and automatically extracting quantities from Revit (RVT) files. The SketchUp 2020 file format has also been added, while languages that read from right to left are now viewable in the drawing window and on published drawings. iTWO costX® 6.9 also supports direct integration with other web-based solutions from RIB, including our iTWO benchmark conceptual estimating software and the iTWO 4.0 enterprise platform. Data can be efficiently shared between iTWO costX® 6.9 and these platforms, with data refinements able to be made using either software option.

Several other additions and improvements are available with this product release. The iTWO costX® 6.9 release notes can be downloaded here. RIB have released a promotional video that details what is available in the new release, as well as an iTWO costX® demonstration webinar that covers the new additions in-depth.

Customers under maintenance are free to upgrade to iTWO costX 6.9® as of today. Users within companies that have multiple licences who are currently working from home should confirm with their system administrator before upgrading. Customers with maintenance may download iTWO costX® 6.9 through RIB’s dedicated support site TechWeb at http://techweb.rib-international.com/downloads. As soon as the type of product has been selected, and your valid serial number entered, the new version may be downloaded. Users may retrieve their serial number from the About box in iTWO costX®. Updated documentation, such as new manuals and upgrade guides, can also be downloaded at http://techweb.rib-international.com/documentation/.

PLEASE NOTE: This upgrade is only valid for users under maintenance. Users who are not under maintenance but who would like to upgrade should contact their local RIB office or reseller. Some features only apply to the full version of iTWO costX®. Users wanting to upgrade from a different RIB product to iTWO costX® should also contact their local RIB office or reseller.

Our enterprise rebranded from Exactal to RIB on June 22, 2020, with our flagship platform renamed from CostX® to iTWO costX® on this date. Those seeking more information can refer to our news release on the subject.

For further enquiries please contact RIB Sales via email at sales.int@rib-software.com.

About RIB Group

RIB Software SE is an innovator in the building and construction industry. The company develops and offers cutting-edge digital technologies for construction enterprises and projects across various industries worldwide. iTWO 4.0, RIB’s flagship cloud-based platform, provides the world’s first enterprise cloud technology based on 5D BIM with AI integration for construction companies, industrial companies, developers and project owners, etc. RIB is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany and Hong Kong, China, and listed on the prime standard Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2011. With over 2,700 talents in more than 25 countries worldwide, RIB is targeting to transform the construction industry into the most advanced and digitalised industry in the 21st century.

RIB’s iTWO costX® platform is recognised worldwide as a leading solution for fully-integrated takeoff and estimating. More than 16,000 iTWO costX® licences have been sold since the platform’s first release in 2004, with construction professionals in over 90 countries currently placing their trust in the software.