CostX supports Autodesk’s data rich Design Web Format (DWF and DWFx). DWF is an open file format that is used to share designs across variety of applications. For simplicity, you may consider DWF as an alternative to IFC, the native BIM file format. However, information included in two formats may slightly vary. CostX very well support DWF fromat, has number of built in features for automatic quantity take-off and estimating.
This video tutorial explains how you can use Revit (Autodesk’s BIM application) effectively with CostX.
You may also want to learn how to better automate cost estimating process. It would be good to learn about
- Creating a Uniformat file for Revit,
- Adding the file to revit, and
- Assinging uniformat to Revit Families.
Thare is another video on exporting Revit to CostX which is worth watching.