Frequently Asked Questions

What minimum specs do I need to run the software?


AppliCad's Roof Wizard software is a Windows application.   Essentially, it will run on any computer that is running Windows – if Windows runs, our software will run.    It does like to have chunks of RAM so if anything the more RAM you can get the better.    We also suggest that you run a twin screen setup (perhaps 2 x 21" or 24" high quality LED IPS monitors), so that you can have the client's PDF on one screen and the Roof Wizard on the other.   This has been shown to significantly increase your productivity and accuracy in estimating and take-offs.

When installed with all the help files and documentation, the software occupies about 125Mbyte of your hard drive.   As you create jobs, that space requirement will increase.   Have no fear, as most of today's computers have specifications an hard disk space way beyond any minimum spec that we may set, and at really reasonable prices.

We do suggest a three button mouse (two buttons and a scroll wheel) so that you can take full advantage of all the cool functions in Roof Wizard.

We have AppliCad Roof Wizard running very effectively on Mac’s all over the world.   However, we do not run Roof Wizard in Mac OS native mode because there are now so many very good options for running Windows applications on a Mac.

If you wish to run Roof Wizard on Mac OS then we can confirm that the tested options are using proprietary add-ons to Mac OS such as Parallels, Fusion and a very good new option, Crossover.   Crossover seems to be the best option because it will allow you to run any Windows software, including our Roof Wizard, without buying a Windows license -  https://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover-mac/features

The software is a single user license product – one license, one user.   However, the software is network aware and allows you to save work on a network server drive (refer FAQ help on that) so that printers, material definitions, settings and job files may be shared with other users.

If you have any further questions, please drop our support team a line.


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