Roof Estimating Software that Works!®AppliCad software - Simple!
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We invented the use of 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.
AppliCad will significantly reduce the time spent on non-income-earning administration and significantly speed up the actual income earning task of installing roofing.
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.
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 - Examples. There is no material system that we cannot produce a material list for.
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 - 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
Efficiency, accuracy, customer service = increased sales!
See how you can achieve a staggering 333% ROI (return on the 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.
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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
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 cllient 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
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“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
NEWS from Down Under
V6.0 of 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 6 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.
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 127 countries.
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 customer's 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.
Swenson Shear /AppliCad partnership
AppliCad and Swenson Shear announce a joint marketing initiative promoting the benefits of using panel nesting and a Swenson
Shear Snap Table to improve safety and efficiency on a job site while reducing waste. " ... at a fraction of what you have invested already in your machines and your employees already. "
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