WinEx GRADE Earthwork Takeoff Software


 

ROCTEK has been active in the industry for three decades and has served over 12,000 customers with their takeoff programs. We like the product because it is a versatile solution that can handle projects with low budgets as well as projects with budgets in excess of a million.

WinEx GRADE can support all versions of AutoCAD file import, as well as the ability to takeoff on PDF, JPEG, TIF and BMP file formats. PDF Vector file import thru Roctek’s VECTOR DIRECT eliminates most tracing. 2D and 3D shading maps detail site work for field operators and subs. Additionally, the user benefits from Roctek’s High Density Grid and Cell format for calculations, providing unparalleled accuracy in cut and fill work, trench work, strata maps and cross-sectional views beneath the surface of the site at any angle. Duel monitor along with digitizer capabilities are built directly into WinEx GRADE.

WinEx GRADE includes a proprietary tracing technology that is worth mentioning. The Roctek LineTracker™ tool (now with Dynamic Zoom) simplifies the takeoff process by providing quick tracing capabilities for entering contour lines on digital takeoffs. LineTracker™ automatically snaps tracing lines to your digital image with the sweep of your mouse. LineTracker™ has the capability to perform this function on almost any digital file type - PDF, JPG or TIF - and any line type, such as dashed or colored.

The takeoff application is designed for earthwork and excavating firms, paving firms, utility contractors as well as general contractors. The solution fits almost any size of business, ranging from less than a million in annual revenue all the way up to billion dollar enterprises. WinEx GRADE provides formatted reports and will transfer information to Excel or any Windows based estimating system.

 

WinEx GRADE - Line Tracker
 
  • WinEx GRADE - Line Tracker
    Line Tracker
  • WinEx GRADE - Existing 3D Surface
    Existing 3D Surface
  • WinEx GRADE - Proposed 3D Surface
    Proposed 3D Surface
  • WinEx GRADE - Slice View Showing Strata
    Slice View Showing Strata
  • WinEx GRADE - Cut and Fill Map
    Cut and Fill Map
  • WinEx GRADE - Cut and Fill Overlay on Google Earth
    Cut and Fill Overlay on Google Earth
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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James from Ahern Contracting, Inc.
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

WINEX MASTER

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Been using WinEx Master for about 10 years conducting earthwork and trenching takeoffs.

Pros

Customer Support is Great! Reports are good.

Cons

Software interface and graphics are dated. Need major update. Maintenance costs are midrange compared to others.

Advice to Others

Look elsewhere if drawings are to be used for presentations. If just for internal use graphics are sufficient.

 
 

Chris from Terry Estimating Service
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2016

December 2016

WinEx Grade

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WinEx Grade is user friendly. I like the on-screen takeoff and being able to download plans to the program without having a hard copy set of plans. The saves time which is very valuable for me and the program is very accurate. The team at Roctek has been great with their support, friendly to work with, and always eager to help. I have estimated for 31 years and have tried several different takeoff systems. For the money, WinEx grade is the best.

Pros

The onscreen takeoff. The ability to use vector files. You get a lot for your money with this program.

Cons

None

Advice to Others

I would buy WinEx Grade. You get a lot for the money with great support.

 
 

Patrick from Bougalis and Sons Co.
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Tech support, use it.

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This product is great, I've used it to takeoff a hand full of projects already (one massive project) and haven't been using it too long. Without any formal training, I feel confident doing earthwork takeoff and that I will learn the other features of this program. When I ran into problems their tech support resolved my issue and talked me through everything, making sure I understood what was going on and not just fixing it for me and sending me on my way.

Pros

User friendly interface
Program functions make sense and are easy to learn, very straight forward
Line tracker is great for when importing certain line work isn't possible
Tech support is great, they even called to check up on me a few days after I called for support while doing takeoff on a large project to make sure everything was going smoothly
No pressure sales pitch, they let the product do the selling. They even gave me an extension to use the trial software to finish a takeoff

Cons

Have not found any yet.

Advice to Others

Use tech support, I haven't been able to throw something at them that they couldn't resolve or teach me.

 
 

Ryan from The Middlesex Corporation
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Middlesex WinEx Review

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The product does what it needs to do. It's simple, affordable, accurate, and the tech support is phenomenal. The development team at Roctek is very responsive to suggestions; they want to make sure the product does everything you need it to do and more.

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The product does what it needs to do. It's simple, affordable, accurate, and the tech support is phenomenal. The development team at Roctek is very responsive to suggestions; they want to make sure the product does everything you need it to do and more.

Cons

Integration between Roctek's other programs RoadEx and SoftScale would be helpful.

Advice to Others

Try a demo and follow the tutorials that they have posted on their Youtube channel.

 
 

ROBERT from Priority Grading, LLC
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Great customer service!!

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I like the fact that I can call and they are always willing to help me with any problem that I have and can appreciate their knowledge and patience whenever I have a question.

 
 

Alex from Thieneman Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

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This project is a very user friendly software with all the bells and whistle's. The technical support hotline is perfect when you can get my rep at they can walk you trough it LIVE helps tremendously when you in the heat of the takeoff and time is money.

Pros

Technical support to help through new task's. Ease of use with awesome features and reports. Almost every feature we can image to generate reports for a project either at the design stage or to the build stage.

Cons

I don't have the opportunity to use enough and I get a little rusty.

Advice to Others

Best digital takeoff on the market with the most bang for the buck.

 
 

Roy E. from Durr Heavy Construction, LLC
Specialty: General contractor

September 2016

September 2016

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Likes Best

I primarily have always been involved with clearing and mass earthwork; started out developing cross-sections and doing all calcs' by hand; early 90's introduced and started using Paydirt and thought it was great until I was introduced to Roctek.

Been using Roctek for almost year; time of establishing quantities for clearing, earthwork, stormwater, utilites, paving(s) in cut in half. Using Roctek; due to the ease and speed on on screen; provides a tremendous savings on overhead to establish quantities; one is able to have more time to analyze the project prior to bid with the tools of the program.

Likes Least

Do not have any issues with anything about the program

Recommendations

Be sure to spend enough time prior to making decisions; I am 70 years of age and not profficent but this program is very easy to use.

 
 

Nick from S&S Paving & Construction, Inc
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

September 2016

September 2016

Roctek Arizona Users Review

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The Tech support is very good from the call in to actually working a takeoff question with a technician

Likes Least

It is very thorough and I have to catch myself and draw the line between being too anal and getting just what I need for the bid.....

Recommendations

Take advantage of their help desk...in the long run you'll learn more, faster.....

 
 

Richard from Richard Heckman
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

August 2016

August 2016

Great technical support for great software

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The product does in minutes what used to take me days. The vendor offers great support.

Likes Least

The product can be a little cumbersome in some applications. The vendor's tech support is great but some times it takes hours to get a tach on the phone.

Recommendations

Make sure you are getting the software that meets tour needs.

 
 

Brad from TW Dirt
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

August 2016

August 2016

Great product, easy to learn, accurate and time saving.

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Software was easy to learn and the technical assistance is awesome. I really like that I can call anytime and get help with the program. The tech support is outstanding. They are continually updating the software with new features that are even more helpful and time saving.

Likes Least

I have no complaints about Roctek or the software. I have been using it for a couple of years and it works great.

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I would recommend this software. I have tried others and this one is the most accurate. It cost a little more but well worth the money. It has helped my job award ration considerably.

 
 

Richard from Heckman Excavating, Inc.
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

July 2016

July 2016

This is great software, it is what we were looking for.

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The software is easy to use, it gives us very accurate information. Tech support is excellent the techs are very patient and helpful.

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Accuracy and ease of use. The tech support is first class.

Recommendations

Give this software a very good look. Test drive it for free.

 
 

Lee from Bosco Contractor Services
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

July 2016

July 2016

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There are a couple of things that we love about this product. The ease of operation and great tech support. It makes a great visual aid when taking to clients.

Likes Least

The thing I don't like the most is not being able to use on multiple computers without moving the key from computer to computer. I understand why the license is the way it is but being able to use on at least two would be so much more handy for our company.

Recommendations

Buy it. I has made for faster estimate turn around and more accurate estimates.

 
 

James from Ahern Contracting, Inc.
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

February 2015

February 2015

Good but not great!

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I like the reports and how easy it is to add the materials. Please add a materials database when adding layers.

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Graphics and some features are difficult to use. Yearly maintenance is expensive.

Recommendations

Get the software for your type of business. If you are not into Earthwork, this is not for you!

 
 

Brian from H & H General Excavating, inc.
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

August 2014

August 2014

H & H General Excavating

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I like the detail of the reports.

Likes Least

You have to update it yourself, and there seem to be too many hidden functions. We are never made aware of any improvements.

Recommendations

Recieve training. If you don't, you will be lost, unlike other software I have used.

 
 

Jerry from Earth Solutions, Inc.
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

July 2014

July 2014

WinEX: A fine product that could use a bit more customizable features

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The help desk is quite good. The online tutorials are not as well-thought-out, yet when viewing these and asking additional questions from the support center, an answer can be obtained to any questions you have.

Likes Least

Customization could easily be a future add-in. Dimensioning areas of the plan would be beneficial. Part of the feature is already available. Overall, there are no areas that I like least of all, but improvements can certainly be made. Ready access to the database, to review the information this program is basing its calculations on, would be most welcome.

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As this is the first topographic site-building package I have worked with, I don't feel knowledgeable enough to provide comparisons against other packages. But I do know the database should be available to the customer for comparison with the real world model. We had 3-5 projects giving incorrect data due to a software glitch that would have been apparent from viewing the database.

 
 

Jeff from Sully Construction Company
Specialty: General contractor

July 2014

July 2014

User-friendly and very flexible with excellent reports

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The vendor responds immediately to any questions or concerns and is very helpful in solving takeoff questions. The product is easy to use and provides accurate reports.

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I have no negative comments. This software meets our needs as a general contractor.

Recommendations

We have used this vendor/software since 2001 and have always been ahead of the curve in technology upgrades and user suggestions.

 
 

David from Primus Builders, Inc.
Specialty: Design/build firm

June 2014

June 2014

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After a brief tutorial, the vendor gave me a working version to further evaluate. It's easy to use; I was up and running in one day.

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The product works great; I have no complaints. The vendor is equally good.

Recommendations

Give it a try for free; you'll see how easy it is to use.

 
 

Tracy from JS Stewart Companies
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

June 2014

June 2014

Good product

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The customer service is amazing! The software is also easy to use on a basic level.

Likes Least

Sometimes, it's difficult to figure out how to do specific tasks.

Recommendations

If a company won't let you demo, don't bother going further with your research. WinEx had a great demo period with full support.

 
 

Melissa from Precision Excavating & Grading Co.
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

May 2014

May 2014

Too many processing errors.

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Line tracking is is a good feature. Data input screens are well-thought-out, and graphics seem to be pretty good.

Likes Least

Too many processing errors. They just can't seem to get topsoil re-spread to calculate correctly. Software design seems to be a long way off from end user in terms of knowing what kind of info an excavator wants. We are excavators. Keep it simple and stop adding functions that don't work. Many other software packages cost much less with little or no yearly subscription fee.

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Try a cheaper, more basic software. It will be easier to use and cost a lot less.

 
 

Lance from Army National Guard
Specialty: Construction manager

December 2013

December 2013

Use mostly for budget estimates

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Pretty easy to use.

Likes Least

I probably don't know how to use it to its full extent.

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I don't have any recommendation to others evaluating software like this.

 
 
 
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