The software to suit all your primary roof systems
The Sorcerer software provides professional roofing contractors and estimators with a complete suite of tools for roof modelling, estimating and presentation in three dimensions - especially suited to BUR and single ply roofing materials, architectural metal and tiles, shingles or slate.
Sorcerer takes the chore out of roof modelling and estimating. The estimator gains immediate benefits in producing accurate designs and precise quotations for a wide range of roof designs and a total extraction of all materials. A complete set of detailed forms is produced so that everyone involved in the process has a record of the proposed transaction.
Completing a job in Sorcerer
Completing a job is based on
what we call "The AppliCad Process". The process consists of
- Model the roof.
Obviously to produce an accurate quote, you need to start with an accurate model. Using a variety of AppliCad features to speed up the input, and check the validity of the dimensions, most roof models can be input in minutes. Dormers, verandahs, multi-hips and multi story roofs are all a breeze. Commands such as "Recover Outline" and "Track-Outline" provide quick recovery of mistakes, and quicker input of new jobs. Even at this stage you can output the roof area and lengths with NO more work. To find out more about the features for the modelling process, Click here for more information on the modelling process (will open in a new window).
- Select the Material
Once the roof has been modelled, the next step is to select your roof materials from the database. Not only will Sorcerer calculate the roof coverage, but also all the accessories to go with it.... Flashings, fasteners, downspouts, sarking (or underlay), insulation, fall protection (or guard rail), flashing details etc. Almost any material that you need can be automatically calculated by the software. And those that cannot be automatically calculated, they're catered for as well with AppliCad's range of custom and extra items. Click here for more information on the "Selecting a material" process (will open in a new window).
- Simulate the laying of
Once you have selected the material, you then need to simulate the laying of the material. In Sorcerer, you actually get to see how the material will be laid on the roof. That way you can be sure that all areas of the roof are completely covered, and you haven't forgotten anything. It's like you're pre-building the roof before anyone has picked up any tools. Sorcerer will course your tiles, lay the metal sheets, or even simulate the laying of plys for your single ply layout. Everything is covered. Click here for more information on the estimating process (will open in a new window).
- Take off and Quantify.
With the materials selected and laid, all you need to do is select which type of quote or take-off you wish to produce. Do you want a price for just the supply of materials, or do you want the labour calculated as well? Sorcerer will calculate all the materials (with or without labour), and print out all the reports you may need. Print your quotation letter, a detailed description of everything for the roof, order forms, labour summaries and more. All with an image of the roof to be built and more detail that you could ever need. Click here for more information on the take-off process (will open in a new window).
investment in new technology is an imperative in today's competitive
environment. Investments must demonstrate their value when viewed
in terms of the 'cost benefit'. Sorcerer is such an effective set
of programs it will pay for itself in just a few months on the basis
of just one quotation a day.
Take a single job that would typically take say 35 minutes using traditional methods. The Sorcerer has the technology that allows you to complete that same task in just 5 minutes - a saving of 30 minutes. Saving 30 minutes each day adds up to an amazing 100 hours over a year - on just one job a day!
Even at modest hourly charge rates, any Roof Suite module will pay for itself in just a few months.
Starting with the Roof Master for roof modeling to the complete solution of Sorcerer - for low slope or steep slope; for residential or commercial/industrial - AppliCad Australia has the most cost effective solution for the professional roofing contractor or material supplier.
Sorcerer is the most cost effective
solution for the busy roofing contractor.
Sorcerer is without a doubt, the most comprehensive and sophisticated software available for the estimation and quoting of roofing materials.
By using Sorcerer, and The AppliCad process, you will increase the accuracy of your quotes to an astounding level, in addition to increasing your productivity. All of which can have a rather prosperous effect on your bottom line.
AppliCad software ensures you will save valuable time, freeing you up to attend to the more important aspects of your business and eliminate costly quoting errors, helping you to maintain competitiveness in todays tough market.
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