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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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  K3 Crashing
Posted by: msullivan - 04-05-2022, 02:07 PM - Replies (1)

I,m mike from Maryland, USA.                  Way to go Brandon!

My construction phase's: existing ground (-4" topsoil/not useable at compacted backfill), H.D.P. /mass grading (design ground elev. 2ft+/- above top of pre sited foundation elev., garage 1ft below gar. f.f. elev.), Finished grade (outline at fill limits, 3d contour lines, platform 3d polyline at 1ft below basement elev.)

My software crashes continuously happen when trying to cut in a platform/basement thru finished grade & thru into my mass grading surface. The idea behind our earthwork is to have a mass graded site at an elevation where when the contractor comes to cut in the basement and pour the concrete for the walls/foundation and the spoils from that work are then used to fill/final grade around the structures thus alleviating the need to remove excess earth. 

My thought is that the k3 software does not want to cut thru multiple surfaces?  

How can i work around this dilemma? should i change when i add the platform, i've tried multiple different solutions to no avail, please help before i lose my mind!

Thanks in advance

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  Topsoil Spread
Posted by: djungst - 03-31-2022, 05:43 PM - No Replies

I want to spread 6" of topsoil in the grass areas of the project.  How do hold down the cuts and fills so that the finished grades are achieved when the final 6" of topsoil is spread?  I can see that if I actually put the spread phase in the sequence before the cuts & fills were calculated, that would get me to the correct final grade, but if there are slopes that will be flattened by the cut and fill process, this would also result in more topsoil than needed since the 3D area of the site before cuts and fills could be greater than the 3D area after cuts and fills.

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  User Review
Posted by: Kate - 02-09-2022, 04:12 PM - No Replies

Read and/or watch this review of Kubla Cubed, hosted by one of our users.  Published by Equipment World in their blog, The Dirt. 


Have you written a review? Share a link in this thread. 

We love to hear your opinion of the software. Read some more reviews here, or write one of you own: https://www.softwareadvice.com/construct...a-profile/

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