Roof Estimating Software that Works!®
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Power-packed Software for Roofing and Cladding
AppliCad Software specializes in the development of products for professional estimators doing roofing and cladding proposals. The software automates manual processes and provides the most accurate 3D roof and wall modelling and measurement functionality. This ensures the most accurate material take-off and best possible customer service you can deliver - for manufacturers, distributors and contractors.
The AppliCad Roof Wizard has even greater return on your investment - check your personal RoI here.
Key new efficiency tools for your business include:
- New Roof Wizard Read-Only version allows users to create estimates without a model and add material or labor items while checking
- Roof Wizard Read-Only is free and can be loaded on as many PC's as you need
- Seamless integration with MS Word and Excel using operator defined report templates - Report Example.
- New report options for cutting lists and user customised report templates
- Automatic placement of aerial images and PDF drawings as a screen underlay for faster digitising or tracing of geometry
- New language, terminology and localisation options for all conditions
- One totally integrated solution for roof and wall cladding - for examples of some of these, click here - Roof Examples.
- New optimised design of user interface improves speed and accuracy
- Nett-Rates estimating where time is more important than accuracy - use plan area and pitch factor
- Commercial assembly options for managing large scale projects and huge material databases
- Job and material database search and save
- Enhanced estimation methods for roof 'zones'
- New waste optimistion tools now includes the stunningly efficient 'Block-Cutting' methods to reduce waste and save money
- New auto-dimension and drawing annotation functions improves quality of reports
These comments from some of our operators
"Roof Wizard has been the best software in this industry for years, the current release is the best yet."
Efficiency, accuracy, customer service = increased sales!
See how you can achieve a staggering 333% RoI (return on investment) in the Estimating Department in the first year completing just 3 jobs a day. To check out the potential return on investment (RoI) for your situation - click here. This number just gets bigger when you take account of the return in other departments such as Accounting, Inventory Control, Production and Installation.
Start saving today with the best roof and wall cladding software in the world, whatever your involvement - contractor, distributor, manufacturer!
Unprecendented user support
- Online training classes at the AppliCad Academy - www.academy.applicad.com
- Comprehensive 882 page user Reference Manual completely re-written and available from within the software
- AppliCad Bureau service for job modellling support - too busy or not capable - send it to www.estimating.applicad.com
Combining the features from recent releases such as zone design for high wind areas, multiple language support; pitch measure tools and aerial image digitising; tool tips, filled or hatched planes, combined roof and wall functions, integration with Word; one click plane fill, block-cut waste optimiser, terminology localisation and commercial assembly function, combined track and digitising of building perimeters, automatic PDF underlay for digitising puts AppliCad's Roof Wizard at the forefront of software for the roofing and cladding industry. Our 'SmartRoof' technology puts Roof Wizard at the top of everyone's shopping list.
Experienced and new operators alike have heaped praise on the new release which has consolidated many recent developments into absolutely the most complete system regardless of structure or material type you are involved with - tiles, shingles, metal; commercial or residential. It meets the high expectations of the 'top-gun' user and is easy to learn for the rank beginner.
Learn more by following this link - What's New in The Latest Release - Click here to see.
For more information, perhaps give us a call and we will guide you through the process of joining the many top notch manufacturers, distributors and installers all around the world, in 148 countries, already using AppliCad's software. Email and we will call you - firstname.lastname@example.org.
AppliCad Software specializes in software for professional estimators doing roofing and cladding proposals, automating manual processes through the most advanced technology. AppliCad provides the most accurate 3D roof and wall modelling and measurement functionality. Tools that generate detailed reports featuring complete material lists, labor summaries, roof geometry such as pitch, length and area reports that substantially increase your professionalism, profitability and efficiency. AppliCad provides detailed, accurate reports on your own forms, from architects PDF's, aerial imagery and hand drawn sketches.
Your business can engage with AppliCad at any level - from useful applications that we allow you to use free of charge, to the most specialised, advanced roofing and cladding software in the world. We offer a bureau service and we have online training programs - AppliCad is with you all the way - Service Options are described here.
New for Roof Wizard 2015!
'Block-Cut' panel waste optimisation
See the Latest News below for more details about how 'Block-Cut' can help you! Go straight down to Latest News
It All Started Here
We invented the use of true 3D CAD models for roof estimating and have the most advanced modelling tools in the business. With customers in 148 countries, AppliCad knows a thing or two about roofing and cladding software.
Your business doesn't make money costing, quoting, designing, documenting, drawing, scheduling, organising and managing. While these things are important, you only make money supplying materials and installing the roof or wall and associated trim.
AppliCad will significantly reduce the time spent on non-income-earning administration and significantly speed up the actual income earning task of installing roofing and cladding.
Improve the accuracy of your quotes, improve productivity and efficiency, reduce the error rate, reduce waste and increase profitability.
AppliCad software helps you make money by increasing sales!
AppliCad helps you sell better AND buy better.
"Thank you so much for designing and building a great roofing estimating program, it has made my job so much easier."
- Aaron, AboveAll Roofing
AppliCad helps your business because the processes are precise and more efficient. It works because it is "a defined process" and it gives you greater control over the systems within your business. The roofing software 'works' for you on different levels - it is fun and easy to use and will bring significant improvements to your roofing business.
There is no roof that we cannot model using the AppliCad software - for examples of some of these, click here - Roof Examples. There is no material system that we cannot produce a material list for - whether they be commercial. industrial or residential projects.
Advanced Roofing Software for Roofing Professionals
More specifically, you will benefit from AppliCad software in the following ways:
- Easy to use 2D and 3D roof and wall modelling tools
- New! - Professional client presentation of roof estimates in MS Word or Excel - Report Example
- Reduced wages (improved efficiency in generating roof estimate)
- Fast and accurate quotation of roofing materials and installation
- Reduced administration (better quality job documentation)
- Complete roofing material and labour job cost data (automatically)
- Complete roof job documentation (including quote, roof plan and supplier order)
- Reduced roofing material costs (through waste reduction)
- More time for the roof job management (less time figuring quotes)
- Improved staff morale (pride in a job well done)
- Professional and competent operator support
- Complete job checking toolbox - know that your estimate/proposal is 100% correct
- Image capture and image measure technology further improves efficiency
- Share all job data with your customers, suppliers and your own business management systems
AppliCad - Roof Estimating Software that Works!
“AppliCad’s worldwide experience definitely shows through in its product and their customer service. AppliCad software has to be the most complete package on the market for roofers today. With its fully integrated 3D CAD program, I can draw all my details and structures. In many respects, you don’t know how good this AppliCad product is until you use it. AppliCad is the best thing I have done for my business in years.”
Yury Lysenko, Managing Director, Clix Steel Profiles AB, Sweden
Are you into Solar PV or Solar Thermal?
You need to check out AppliCad's new Solar Wizard software now.
roofestimating.com is now a FREE service.
- click this link to the AppliCad mini-site, roofestimating.com and download the amazing full function AppliCad trial software for 3D roof modelling - RoofScape - it is a free service from AppliCad.
- free 3D roof modelling software and online estimating in the Cloud. Detailed roof plans and client proposals with your own costs for materials and labour are just minutes away.
- www.roofestimating.com register and download RoofScape now - for free! DO IT NOW!
AppliCad Training Really Pays Off
“We should have invested in the AppliCad training right at the start. The three days with the AppliCad trainer made so much sense.”
Scott Snell, Project Manager, Pride Industries, Clay, KY
AppliCad and Bad Economic News - Let's Get Over It Together.
AppliCad has worked hard to produce the best possible tools to help roofers
get on top in a
competitive environment and many of our customers are winning the struggle
- read how we think you can do it too - click here!
“AppliCad truly is the complete package – 3D modelling; take-off, waste optimising; client quotations on forms I design and the most professional support.”
Denis Molinier, General Managerr, Styl'Inov - PrivéSA , France
Top NEWS from Down Under
Save time, reduce waste, increase profit'Block-Cut' Waste Optimisation
It is a most exciting time when AppliCad launches something new – especially as innovative as the much anticipated brand new ‘Block-Cut’ panel optimisation tools to be launched with the next version of the renowned Roof Wizard software.
Block-Cut is a new process where the estimator determines where panels/sheets can go and more particularly, where the offcuts can go, as part of a ‘block’ of panels, thus substantially reducing waste material. It takes the blocks created and sub-divides them to show where the off-cut is expected to be extracted from and applied to the roof.
This one new feature could repay the value of the Roof Wizard software on just one moderate sized metal roofing job.
a lot more detail is here...
Self Help for AppliCad Customers
AppliCad's New Roof Wizard - Online Training is here!
Cost Effective! Easy! At Your Own Pace! In Your Own Time!
AppliCad Academy has just been launched for AppliCad Roof Wizard users. Roofing and cladding professionals can now learn about the benefits of using AppliCad Roof Wizard and our entry level RoofScape programs in your own office, at your own pace.
The AppliCad Academy is an online learning system designed to get any AppliCad operator to a level of competence where most functionality in the software is understood and used appropriately.
While not necessarily making you an expert, you will know where to find the right answers once you have completed the tutorials. It is broken up into manageable modules and smaller sections. You can work at your own pace and eventually get to the status of AppliCad Administrator if that is your goal.
The field of roofing and cladding take-off may be one of the most complex areas in building and construction because of the variety of materials and techniques used to achieve a water-tight building envelope. The AppliCad software will assist you to extract material lists and pricing details for almost any roof/wall geometry and any roof/wall material.
This means of course that there is a lot to learn to be competent, an amazing amount to learn to be expert. This course is as comprehesive as the limitations of an online system permit. It takes you from the most basic level to the most sophisticated tools for modelling the most complex 3D roof and wall geometry. The 3D roof and wall model is key to successful and accurate material take-off - if the model is correct, the take-off will be correct.
The course also teaches you how to digitise aerial images. measure pitch from images and trace an Architect's PDF drawing. Detailed exercises and instructions for both Metric and Imperial units of measure. Competency testing is built in so you can prove your competency and value simply by doing the course.
The course is applicable to all AppliCad roofing software from Roof Wizard to RoofScape. (Be aware that none of the material options available in the Roof Wizard are available in the RoofScape software. However, RoofScape allows you to learn how to use the AppliCad 3D modelling tools at the least possible cost - it is free.)
Follow this link, Register, Login and start learning - click here and see how simple and cost effective learning really is.
Try it! The first training module is entirely free!
AppliCad Integrates Wall Cladding and All Roof Systems
The latest release of AppliCad roofing software has a mass of enhancements and useful modifications that simplifies the modelling of roof geometry, integrates wall cladding and handles all roof systems and materials into one complete package at a much reduced price that provides even greater value to the professional roofing and cladding company.
What is most valuable is what is 'under the hood'. The CAD engine has been rebuilt to provide shaded roof planes, tool tips and easier input of lines and roof planes.
This release incorporates the most innovative features in specialised software for roofing and cladding take-off. AppliCad's aerial image hip and gable pitch measure technology has been described as "the holy grail of aerial measurement tools".
As simple as 1,2,3 - Import the oblique image, drop the 3D axis indicator (CPL) on the corner of your building image aligning the 3D axes with the roof edges and measure the pitch of the gable end or the hip end of the roof. Measure the pitch to plus or minus one half of one degree! It really is that simple. Using regular 3D CAD functions for aligning the job origin and some vector math for measuring angles (roof pitch), AppliCad has a universally beneficial tool for AppliCad roofers who regularly use aerial images for preparing roof estimates.
Measure roof pitch from your aerial oblique images. Once considered the 'holy grail' or aerial roof mapping, the measurement of the pitch of a hip or gable end is now possible using the pitch measure tools in the latest release of AppliCad. Generate roof reports from aerial images using your own sources, without waiting days for another service to deliver for you.
- Align the construction plane axes and measure hip-end pitch on the sides and the front of the hip end (right pic) - 6/12 hip sides, 8/12 hip end!
Working in a true 3D CAD environment has many advantages. The ability to align a 3D model with a 2D image is just one of those and this affords us all the power of 3D CAD measure tools. The pitch information is then used to help you accurately model your roof geometry in 2D, accurately reporting 3D areas and lengths, or in full 3D reporting areas and lengths of roof features. Simulate the application of the roof materials (see more information below), calculate labor and materials and generate the results in your MS Word report templates, and you're done.
AppliCad is very excited by this refinement to the CAD construction plane (CPL) and the pitch measure tools, and you will be too. Develop accurate take-offs for quoting purposes for all your roofing materials and labor without the risks associated with climbing all over the roof and in your own time frame - no more waiting for third party services. Serve yourself!
This enhancement to our 3D measurement technology will be included with the new update of AppliCad software. It will be a free update to all AppliCad customers with current Investment Protection Program contracts - Not current? Contact the local office to renew yours now.
New Image Capture Technology
Capture underlay images from any application on screen such as Google, Bing, AutoCad, Acrobat Reader (PDF), Word or Excel and drop them straight into the AppliCad workspace with our new image capture technology.
Capture a PDF roof plan and drop it right into the AppliCad workspace. Digitise over the top and in a few minutes you have you estimate complete. This really is just too easy now.
To upgrade to this version or check your support status, contact your local representative or email our support team now, requesting details - email@example.com
AppliCad Mobile Updated for Windows 8
Of particular interest lately is the release of Windows 8 from Microsoft. AppliCad has completed various updates that take full advantage of the new Windows 8 operating system, especially on the tablet/slate PC configuration. The AppliCad tablet interface was first released over 8 years ago and has remained largely unchanged since, as it just worked so well on the tablet PC.
It has been taken to a whole new level with the new Windows 8 interface.
We see this being useful for collecting measurement information and digitising roof shapes in the field. The process is simple - Sketch a roof shape free-hand; then use the ‘auto-scale’ tools to create the actual shape and size of the roof, based on real measurements.
If you have access to the internet in the field (and who hasn't?) then download an aerial image and trace, then scale to full size for an accurate 3D model of your roof. Do this from the comfort of your truck without having to risk climbing all over a dangerous, slippery roof. Use the 3D model for the most precise material take-off and client proposal.
The latest release of the AppliCad suite of programs has seen over 12 months of enhancements and new development that is the result of feedback from the AppliCad operators in 148 countries. AppliCad pioneered mobile roof measurement software and continue to lead the world with our innovation - useful tools like the pitch measure functions unique to the AppliCad Roof Wizard software described above.
AppliCad Launches Solar Wizard Software
After almost two years of development and much testing, AppliCad has finally launched their new application specifically for the solar PV and solar thermal industry - Solar Wizard.
Solar Wizard helps designers accurately determine levels of solar radiation for all structures, existing or proposed, and installed equipment using 3D CAD models and the NREL TMY3 insolation tables, or their own measured radiation data – all in just a few minutes! The Solar Wizard software determines the solar radiation on any structure at any location on the planet and also maps the effect of shadows from surrounding structures and/or objects such as trees.... More
What just one of our customers thinks of AppliCad
"I am Roof Hugger’s owner Dale Nelson. I met AppliCad’s owner Ray Smith and his Head Programmer Leigh Menzel at the Metalcon Trade Show. Ray and Leigh demonstrated the impressive AppliCad software. Showing its accuracy in drawing in 3-D, doing metal roof panel layout and cut lengths, scrap utilization, fastener and clip take-offs, calculating gutters, trim and much more with total accuracy. We at Roof Hugger have found a good thing and plan to stick with it from now on. We also made a couple of great friends in Ray and Leigh who are always standing behind us when the inevitable complication arises."
Read the rest of what Dale had to say...click here.
Simplify Metal Roofing Take-off and Production
AMS Controls and AppliCad are pleased to announce it is collaborating to support seamless integration between AppliCad’s roofing take-off software and AMS Controls’ Eclipse Production Management Software. This collaboration will simplify the process of exporting material cutting list data from AppliCad’s advanced roofing software directly to a roll forming machine. Future plans also include support for flashings production using Eclipse and AMS Controls’ Pathfinder folding machine controllers. More...
Metal Roofing Alliance and AppliCad Team Up
The Metal Roofing Alliance was formed in 1998 by a small group of forward-thinking metal roofing manufacturers with the main goal of educating consumers about the many benefits of metal roofing. Over the years we've shown millions of people just how beautiful, durable and economical metal roofing can be.
The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) prides itself on all of the great resources they have to offer their members and to further add value the MRA has teamed up with AppliCad to provide its members with special pricing on the most advanced roofing software in the world.
Significant savings are possible acquiring our software using this packaged promotion. For more details on how to significantly reduce the time you spend on non-income earning administration while significantly speeding up the actual income earning task of supplying and installing roofing, click here or go to the MRA site - www.metalroofing.com/applicad. Different levels are available to suit your metal roofing needs and they are all designed to save you time and money.
This very attractive offer is only available to MRA members. If you are not a member of the MRA and want to learn more about the benefits of membership visit - www.metalroofing.com/contractormembership.