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  Kubla Lite - volume of a spoil heap
Posted by: Graham - 02-15-2020, 10:45 AM - Replies (4)

Can you calculate the volume of a spoil heap using the Lite version of Kubla ?

  Not responding of the software
Posted by: jongcs1995 - 12-30-2019, 06:03 AM - Replies (1)

 I had tried to use Kubla Cubed software to helped me to calculate the volume of cut and fill needed for my company's project (325 acres road and embankment). However, when I attached the dxf format of the LIDAR data of this project, the Kubla Cubed software is unresponded to the dxf drawing data for adding the contour line in the software. May I request for the limitation of the file size to be used in this Kubla Cubed Software and kindly provide the advice and recommendations to solve these problems.

  Defining elevations of a path
Posted by: djungst - 12-12-2019, 08:22 PM - Replies (3)

I have roads going through the project site.  The elevations given are at random intervals.  Since the roads are curved, I must use many more points to define the road layout than there are points with given elevations.  

1.  What is the best way to define the road depth?  

2.  Will Kubla interpolate the elevations of the points based on the given elevations?

3.  Should I use heights or levels to define the road beds?  

I have a part of the road that once I completed defining the road, Kubla set the elevations of the points on the "Levels" at a grade almost 20 feet deeper that anything that I have defined either existing or proposed.  I have attached the file so you can see what is happening.  

Thanks Djungst

  Remove Shading to allow Proposed Input
Posted by: djungst - 12-11-2019, 02:56 PM - Replies (3)

I have completed inputting the existing grades.  The shading that was added makes it virtually impossible to see some areas of the drawings so that I can now input the proposed grades.  How do i eliminate or change the shading so that I can see the proposed features?

  Stitch together PDF Files
Posted by: djungst - 12-06-2019, 01:55 PM - Replies (3)

Is it possible to stitch together multiple PDF drawings when all that I have is the match lines on each drawing?  My site has four drawings and I am trying to combine them all.  I have cropped the drawings at the match lines but cannot figure out how to move them together to form one complete site drawing.

  Exclude area of section within the outline for volume calculation
Posted by: Mick - 12-06-2019, 12:37 PM - Replies (2)

Hi everyone, i have aquery if you could help me with, it might be obvious that i am missing it. I am looking to calculate the volume of tarmac on a road construction ( i have as built survey of Existing and Proposed ) where the road have an island which is soft landscaping. How do i select (or exclude) the outline of the road where it is only going to be tarmacked. Thanks

  Cad file size or points limit
Posted by: Mick - 12-04-2019, 08:49 AM - Replies (2)

Hi there,
I was wondering if you can help with my query, I tried to upload contour from dwg file and got a message that there are too many points and suggestion box to reduce the tolerance. I couldn't find help on this topic to best approach this ie I tried to delete some of the contour lines that are not needed and purge the dwg file to reduce the size but still getting the too many points and the process will be slow message. And with reduction method not sure how much is it optimal size without losing too much tolerance.

  Re-Calculation Button/Toggle
Posted by: nollej - 11-26-2019, 12:54 PM - Replies (1)

Hello Team,
Firstly, thanks for your software, it is really helpful and easy to use.

Working with the latest version today I thought that it may be useful if there was an option to disable/toggle the automatic recalculation of cut/fill in the case where a boundary line/point is adjusted of existing earthwork elements.

Especially when using a model which has many points/contours, it makes moving specific points and shapes hard to smoothly move as the program seems to constantly want to update the calculation after every move. Having a toggle on/off button could be useful to allow any modifications to shapes/points to be made and then only when the movement of objects is complete the calculation could be toggled back on. This way the software can let the user make any adjustments and only start calculating when the edits are complete, the same way in which it waits to start the calculation when creating a new earthworks element.

Thanks again for your great software


Star Panning across model when in 3D view
Posted by: RyanHolland - 11-13-2019, 11:32 AM - Replies (1)

It would be useful to be able to pan across the model when in 3D view, rather than just being able to rotate around a fixed point. 

Could use the same set up as Sketchup, which involves holding left button on mouse, whilst also pressing down on scroll wheel? 



  CROSS SECTIONS | Kubla Cubed 2019 XS Released (V5.9)
Posted by: Ted Woods - 10-23-2019, 02:40 PM - Replies (1)

We are excited to announce the launch of a new update : Kuba Cubed 2019 XS (V5.9). The XS stands for x-sections or cross sections, one of the most hotly anticipated features on the Kubla Cubed road-map.  The good news for professional users of Kubla Cubed 2019 is that it comes at no additional cost.  Update to V5.9 and the cross section element will appear as a new option in the Measurement panel.
The XS Edition has many more improvements as well as the new cross sections feature.  We have also been working hard on increasing stability and improving the quality of the exports.  We have now introduced the ability to export PDF and CAD drawings with carefully designed layouts to impress clients and increase understanding of the calculations among project stake holders. 

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The first image is Kubla Cubed's own cross section visualiser and the lower one is the cross section data exported to Excel and used to create a scatter graph.  

The full list of new features and improvements can be found below and in the Update Log that can be accessed via the Help menu in the program:

16:00 23/10/2019 - Kubla Cubed Version 5.9

New Features

+ Added support for generating cross sections.  Sections can be viewed within the software, or exported to CAD, PDF or spreadsheets.

+ Added drawings layout to export.  Both CAD and PDF are supported.


+ Better handling of errors in non-critical parts of the software (e.g. display of incline lines for slopes).

+ Added warning message when clearing white transparency from site plan.  This was a common cause of confusion by users.

+ Prevented user from adding phases in Presentation Mode.

+ Added ability to sync cameras between phases.


+ Resolved calculation errors when intersecting with vertical slopes.

+ Fixed crash when using shift and number keys in numeric updown.

+ Fixed PDF errors when processing multiple very large PDF files.  Improved allocation of RAM to Java and reduced the size of cached rendered PDFs.

+ Fixed bug in position of input points when exported to CAD.

+ Fixed crash when loading files with Turkish culture set.

+ Fixed crash when pasting table data into take-off form.

+ Fixed crash when loading site plan with FIPs group policy.

+ Resolved calculation error caused when adding internal outlines to faces.

+ Resolved error when importing DXF - "parameter cannot be null"

+ Resolve error in export to CAD.

+ Resolved bug which caused the phases tabs arrow to not appear on first launch, when you have multiple phases which are wider than the screen.

+ Fixed a number of calculation errors related to ground level outlines running over vertical faces.

 + Fixed bugs which caused an error when exporting earthworks by element.

+ General improvements to calculation stability.

+ Fixed a number of bugs when importing surface elements from a CAD file.

+ Fixed a bug which causes a error message to appear saying the site plan was very large when it wasn't.

+ Fixed clash between stats panel and colour keys which could occur with small screen sizes.

+ Fixed a crash that could occur in the shading form.  This was due to a DisconnectedItem being passed to the converter due to a bug in Microsoft .NET Framework.

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