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  Quick Tip Video : Change the Cursor Label
Posted by: Kate - 08-08-2022, 03:56 PM - No Replies

Kubla Cubed displays information (in real time) on the mouse cursor. The label display can be customised to show only the information (x, y, z, cut/fill) that you require.

Here's how you change it:


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  Quick Tip Video : Change Units of Measure
Posted by: Kate - 08-08-2022, 03:52 PM - No Replies

Need to switch from Metres to Feet or vice versa? (It should be correct for your region, but do check this at the start of a project)

Watch how to update your measurement settings here:


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  Quick Tip Video : Set Multiple Contour Elevations
Posted by: Kate - 08-08-2022, 03:49 PM - No Replies

Whether you have imported contours with zero elevations or need to amend a set of contours, use the Set Multiple Elevations (SME) tool to correct your data. 

Watch how easy it is to set the elevations of a group of contours


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  Quick Tip Video : Zoom to Extents
Posted by: Kate - 08-08-2022, 03:46 PM - No Replies

Navigate with speed in Kubla Cubed. How you zoomed in or out too far?

See how to use the Zoom to Extents button to view your whole project with just one click. 


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  Quick Tip Video : Change Background Colour
Posted by: Kate - 08-08-2022, 03:40 PM - No Replies

It's nice to personalise your software, or change it if you are having trouble viewing a site plan. 

Here's a quick video showing you have to change the colour of the background in Kubla Cubed.


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  Kubla Cubed - New Version 6.3
Posted by: Ted Woods - 06-30-2022, 04:22 PM - No Replies

A new version of Kubla Cubed 2021 has been released.  Make sure you update to the latest version if you have a subscription of Kubla Cubed Professional are using the Lite version or have Kubla Cubed 2021 perpetual : 

+ Upgraded the web browser technology used in Kubla Cubed from Webview (based on IE) to the new Webview2 (based on chromium).  This resolved a number of display and usability issues in regard to web content.

+ Improved the way points are imported that don't have Z values.  Previously they would not import if no Z value could be found using the methods of extracting Z values from nearby text or entity attributes.  Now they import but with the Z value set to 'Not Set' giving you the option to set them yourself but use the imported positions still.

+ Added a warning message when deleting a phase to prevent accidental deletions.

+ Added support for importing 'hatches' into the CAD\PDF vector importer.  This is useful as often other take-off software uses hatches rather than closed polylines to represent perimeters.  Now Kubla Cubed will work better with exported data from this type of software. 

+ Renamed some entries in the exports and stats panel to improve understanding.  Previously the breakdown was 'cut', 'fill' and 'net'.  Now it is 'cut', 'fill' and 'cut & fill'. Made the change consistent throughout the program as there were some discrepancies in regard to how these were named.

+ Added copy buttons to the licence activation form that appears when Kubla Cubed is blocked by the firewall so can't activate automatically.

+ Improved the name of elements when copy and pasting.  Previously elements would be prefixed with "Copy Of" even when cut and pasting between phases.  Now the elements have a new name only when necessary and are appended with (2), (3), (4) etc...

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  Cut and Fill Volumes along a Chainage
Posted by: GWeldt - 06-29-2022, 07:21 AM - Replies (1)

Could there be a feature in the future Kubla releases to allow cut and fill volumes to be displayed along any given string? I envisage that it could be similar to the current cross section tool but with a given 'path' width which would display the cut and fill volumes along the Y axis and the string chainage along the X axis. This would assist in rationalizing mass hauls in conjunction with the Kubla model.

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Photo Outline in a outline
Posted by: Newuser - 05-19-2022, 12:05 PM - Replies (1)

I have a pdf file with a lot of different detail shaft in it. They also are on different heights and the building varies in height aswell. I want to know how many cubic meters the shafts are. Because the building heights varies alot it takes alot of time if I would specify all the heights by hand.

Is it a way I just could decide a height so I could "stamp" out the shaft and get the m3?

At the moment I extrapolated the pdf and set the same heights around in the pdf. The depth decide the  amount I need to cut but ofcourse it doesn't get the right value if I dont have the exact height around. I need a work around this.

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Lightbulb Site Balancing Feature and Yield Factors
Posted by: Karina Pena - 05-10-2022, 08:43 PM - Replies (2)

I would love if this software could balance a site automatically, I used to have another software that would tell you by how many inches or feet you could reduce/elevate your points to achieve a balanced site. This would be a great tool. 

It would also be nice to be able to add yield factors or "fluff" to cut (typically 1.25) and fill (1.45) quantities, or at least have them in reports and such. I guess account for compaction factors is what I am trying to say.

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  "Failed to Get Outline" - Error
Posted by: tyron.tomlinson - 04-28-2022, 08:08 AM - Replies (1)

Hi all

First time poster here, but long time guest user of the forum.

Am currently having an issue printing a .pdf drawing for an earthworks project I am quantifying.

It is a multi-phase project, with some overlapping outlines between phases.  I am getting the error "Failed to Get Outline" (see attached picture) when I am trying to print to .pdf, but I am not sure whether this is due to the overlapping outlines, or whether I am doing something else incorrectly.

I seem to be able to print the 'Existing" and final phases of the project, but not the intermediate phases.

The first phase has a single "Platform", the second and third phases also includes a "Platform", and the final phase includes two "Paths", a "Slope" and a "Platform" (if this makes any difference). 

Would be happy to receive some suggestions as to what I am doing wrong?

Kind regards


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