PriMus

PriMus 52.0

This is a software masterpiece for Bills of Quantities
4.5  (75 votes)
52.0.1 (See all)
ACCA software S.p.A.

PriMus is used to manage building information modelling (BIM). In this respect, the program supports estimating, planning and controlling the costs of a construction project. Thus, it is mainly intended for professionals of the construction field, such as architects, engineers, project designers and site managers.

PriMus has a modern design, similar to that of the latest Office versions, which means that you may feel quite comfortable as you probably know where to find the desired feature. Still, it is excellent that you can get help from multiple video tutorials and even a forum.

The program has a WYSIWYG interface, so your documents look on the screen exactly as they will look on paper. Moreover, you do not need to start from scratch as there are templates for generating price lists, projects and construction cost management documents. Likewise, there are three wizards, SuperWizard, Compare Bills and Request for Proposal, which help you create customized documents.

One of the best features of this tool is accounting integration. So, in addition to creating multiple types of accounting documents, the program assists you in finding the estimated prices of the material and labor involved in your project. In this regard, it provides you with free access to a database that comprises an extensive list of the prices of construction and engineering items.

Good news is that your work can be shared in multiple formats, including those that are a standard in the industry. This means that they can be imported by other similar tools, such as Edificius and Edilus. These formats include XML, XPWE, PWE, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX and PDF.

Regrettably, the product has some desirable features that are missing. For instance, its templates do not seem customizable enough.

All in all, PriMus certainly deserves your attention if you are a professional working in the construction industry. The tool is rich in features that can boost your productivity as they release you from tedious jobs, such as formatting documents, making calculations and looking for prices. The product can be tried at no cost and is available in three different editions: PriMus, PriMus PLUS and PriMus FULL.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • WYSIWYG interface
  • Supports multiple document file formats
  • Automatic price lookup
  • Templates and wizards to start new documents

Cons

  • Templates do not seem customizable enough
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