Automatic Roof Estimating

Breaking News: AppliCad Launches the World’s First Fully Automatic Roof Estimating Tool.

AppliCad launched its fully automatic roof estimating system,, which will enable anyone to log into the online platform, upload roof data, and receive a full roof section report and cutting lists back within minutes, instead of hours or days.

Based on AppliCad’s reliable and accurate software, the platform (Patent pending) will change how the metal roofing industry will work, no matter if sheet metal or tiles, the system does it all.

AppliCad recently exhibited at the International Roofing Expo in Dallas, Texas, and AppliCad’s Owner and Managing Director, Ray Smith, says: “We are so excited about this development of automatic roof estimating, because it means that any roofing business, no matter whether they love working on computers or not, will be able to accurately and reliably calculate roof materials, even on the smartphone or tablet! It takes away a huge chunk of time and risk out of any roofing project, that’s good for our clients’ bottom line!”

How it works

1. Register and select Submit New Job

Registration is free!    

Select [Submit New Job]

2. Select your RXF* or XML file

Select an RXF file of the 3D model.

*an RXF file is an AppliCad proprietary format that accurately describes the geometry of your roof. They are created by many vendors at the conclusion of the design of the roof truss framing system. Truss designers using Pryda, Mitek SA,Truss Tech, Multinail, International Truss Systems can all provide you with an RXF file on request.

3. Edit your preferences

Various settings may be tailored to suit your individual requirements such as:

  • Metric or Imperial units
  • sheet/panel width for ‘long run’ panels such as standing seam;
    or width and depth of small form metal tiles
  • trim as stock lengths or cut to length
Image shows Applicad's's settings panel
You can quickly select your settings and submit your estimating job.

These settings are retained for all future models and may be altered at any stage.

5. Pay and collect

Check the settings and confirm; pay online via credit card (beta version – it’s free); your job will be processed.

You will see the job progressing…. it takes just a few minutes.
On completion, select [List Jobs] and download your report to the downloads folder. Double click to open in MS Word (Note that MS Word must be installed on your device to open and view the report).
As the report is an editable Word document, you can add more information such as your logo and company details, or cut and paste your roof sketch into it, what ever you need.

Image shows AppliCad's automatic roof estimating tool processing a job within minutes
With AppliCad’s, take-offs take minutes, not days.
Image shows AppliCad's's unique section report
The system will give you AppliCad’s unique section report.

Try it now

If you do not have an RXF file handy, maybe download this one, save it to your desktop, and try the process out for yourself – [RXF Test File] then log in and submit the file for processing.