Cubit Estimating FAQs - North America

Can I request a free trial?

Can I have a demonstration of your solutions?

What is the minimum term for a Cubit Estimating subscription? 

How easy is the installation process? Can you help me? 

Does Cubit Estimating run on a Mac? 

What is the difference between the Standard, Professional, and Enterprise editions of Cubit Estimating?

Does Cubit Estimating come pre-loaded with rates?

Do I need an internet connection to use Cubit Estimating?

Can I use Cubit Estimating to estimate without importing plans?

Is Cubit Estimating a cloud (web-based) solution?

What are the system requirements to run Cubit Estimating?

How does Cubit Estimating licensing work?

How does licensing work for multiple users?

Who uses Cubit Estimating?

What level of integration is between Cubit Estimating and Xero?

How do BuilderTREND and Cubit Estimating work together?

 

 
 
 

Can I request a free trial?

You certainly can. MiTek offers a no-obligation 14 Day FREE Trial of Cubit Estimating. Simply get in touch with us via our Contact Us page to organize your free trial today. 
 

 

Can I have a demonstration of your solutions?

Absolutely. We recommend having a personalized demonstration before commencing your free trial, so we can walk you through the software and discuss how it can help you achieve your estimating goals in your unique situation. Simply get in touch with us via our Contact Us page. 
 

 

What is the minimum term for a Cubit Estimating subscription? 

A Cubit Estimating subscription has a minimum 12-month term. Longer terms are available in consultation with us. 
 

 

How easy is the installation process? Can you help me? 

The installation process is relatively easy, and we've outlined the process in our Installation Guide you receive when you trial or subscribe to Cubit Estimating. 
If you need assistance, please get in touch with our Support Team. 
 

 

Does Cubit Estimating run on a Mac? 

Yes, you can run Cubit Estimating on a Mac. Cubit Estimating is Windows-based software, so you’ll need to run Windows on a Mac by either booting to Windows using Apple’s Boot Camp or running in a virtual machine using Parallels.
 
 

What is the difference between the Standard, Professional, and Enterprise editions of Cubit Estimating?

Cubit Estimating Standard combines easy functionality with user-friendly estimating and takeoff features to deliver a solution suited to contractors, subcontractors, and home builders.
 
Cubit Estimating Professional combines all Cubit Estimating features with more advanced functionality to deliver a higher-end solution suited to General Contractors, subcontractors, project home / multi-family builders, and commercial builders.
 
Cubit Estimating Enterprise gives you access to all the features of Cubit Estimating Professional, as well as BIM interactivity for estimating and takeoff from BIM models. 
 

 

Does Cubit Estimating come pre-loaded with rates?

No, you will need to develop your own price lists and rates within Cubit Estimating.
 

 

Do I need an internet connection to use Cubit Estimating?

You will require an internet connection to activate the software for first-time use. It is not required for the ongoing use of the software.
 

 

Can I use Cubit Estimating to estimate without importing plans?

Yes, you can. While Cubit Estimating uniquely allows you to perform your takeoff from a plan or BIM model directly inside your estimate, you do not need them to develop your estimate. You can still use all of the powerful functionality that makes the software an ideal solution for fast and accurate estimating. 
 

 

Is Cubit Estimating a cloud (web-based) solution?

No, Cubit Estimating is not a cloud solution.

 

 

What are the system requirements to run Cubit Estimating?

Cubit Estimating requires Windows Server 2012 R2 or greater for server installations. For desktop installations, Cubit Estimating requires Windows 8.1 or above, or Windows 10 Build 17134 or above. 
 
Below are the minimum and recommended system requirements to run Cubit Estimating. 
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How does Cubit Estimating licensing work?

Your license can be installed on as many computers as desired, but can only be activated on a single machine at a time.
 

 

How does licensing work for multiple users?

Each Cubit Estimating license is registered for one user. If you have multiple users that require access to Cubit Estimating simultaneously, you'll need one license for each user.
For example, if you have 20 estimators that will be using Cubit Estimating at the same time, you'll need 20 licences.
 

 

Who uses Cubit Estimating?

Cubit Estimating is used by a wide range of users in the construction industry including General Contractors, Estimators, Builders, Contractors, and Subcontractors.
 

 

What level of integration is between Cubit Estimating and Xero?

You can import account codes from Xero and map them accordingly with your codes in Cubit Estimating. Push finalized estimates out to Xero for accounting purposes.
 

 

How do BuilderTREND and Cubit Estimating work together?

You can export finished estimates out of Cubit Estimating and import them into BuilderTREND in order to utilize their project management functionality.
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