Roof Wizard Software


 

Roof Wizard from AppliCad is a standalone estimating and takeoff application developed to serve the needs of roofing and siding contractors and estimators. It models structures in 3D from aerial images and PDF documents to create estimates, material lists, panel and trim cutting lists and supplier orders.

Estimating a job has four main steps: modeling, material selection, estimating and takeoff. Up to nine different stories can be accurately modeled—as well a variety of roof shapes and multi-angled structures—and the materials database is customizable, so any type can be defined and selected.

Based on selections, Roof Wizard then estimates costs—including extras like fall protection, fasteners and wastages—using the calculation method you define. Takeoff offers a range of quote methods that include costs and pay schedules. Users can then print drawings—roof, batten, block layout, panel cutting, flashing and more.

Roof Wizard also integrates with digitizers, Excel and CAD.

 

Roof Wizard - 3d model
 
  • Roof Wizard - 3d model
    3d model
  • Roof Wizard - Home screen
    Home screen
  • Roof Wizard - Job costing
    Job costing
  • Roof Wizard - Materials order
    Materials order
  • Roof Wizard - Panels
    Panels
  • Roof Wizard - Reports
    Reports
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8

9 Reviews of Roof Wizard

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from TAMCO
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

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The ease of this software is incredible. Once you model the building it's a snap to produce a report. If you have problem in an area, YouTube is just a bookmark away with the answers.

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Setting up the materials is probably the worst part. Like anything, the prep is always the toughest. But once it's done you'll have a great estimating tool.

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First, print the manual. Double sided printing will fit into a 2" binder, use this for quick reference. Second, If you can't find it go to YouTube for the videos. The videos are great to learn the system and for refresher. Most important, take the classes that Applicad offer on line or in person when available.

 

from Town and Country Metals
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

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Very powerful tool. Very comprehensive. When set up properly, it calculates every item and detail you need to provide an accurate estimate and material list.

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It is difficult to learn, but once you do iot works great. i recommend taking the the training that they offer.

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You must be willing to spend a little time working in this program to get its full benefits.

 

from Dynamic Bradview Roofing
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Ian from Dynamic Bradview Roofing

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If you're in the roofing business and your not using Roof Wizard you're not in the roofing business, this software does it all from preparing the quote for the client to material and work orders. In the 15 years I have been using Roof Wizard I have not found a roof that cannot be accurately & quickly modelled, from there it all just flows.

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I have not found any major problems using Roof Wizard when there are minor glitches the customer support is both friendly and helpful.

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The more you put into the software the more you get out, setting up the databases is the key.

 

from Roof Estimation Services
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Love the Wizard

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Accuracy. Been using it for over 20 years - love the wizard...
Lots of others around that can estimate.
The Roof Wizard is capable of mm accuracy.
I can do a plan to exact measurements, send the quote, when it's accepted i only have to check the building to see if it has been changed from the plans.
If the building is as per plan the sheet lengths and flashings will be bang on.
Makes ordering the materials very quick.
Also, the plans for the installers are clear and easy to follow.
They also know what the job is worth and how it was calculated.
So from the model off the plan, right through to the invoice for the customer all in the one application.

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Learning it takes time.
Setting it up for your business also takes time.

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Give yourself the time to learn it, it's well worth it.

 

from Metal Sales Manufacturing
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

The Best Roof Estimating Software our there!

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Roofwizard is a great program! It is based on the universally wellknown autocad platform and catered to the roofing market. modeling and modifying is simplified for even a basic user. and the training provided by AppliCad both onsite and online breaks down using the software into an easy to understand format. The modeling capabilities of the software combined with the software's capability to be used with multiple other software formats and the willingness of the Applicad folks to to help make their software best work for you gives this program nearly unlimited potential for multiple facets.

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As a US user, some of the standard formatting seems to get a bit jumbled when converting from metric. Seems like some of input going out to the 3rd or 4th decimal gets lost in translation. Also, things that might be considered "Default" settings are scattered about the software sometimes making them difficult to diagnose. Defaults also seem to follow the .dab file they are attached to rather than adjust the defaults of the .dab file to your machine. Could be incorrect there.

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Try and find something better? Seriously, our company has done the comparisons. This is the only software that covers the broad spectrum of capabilities that are extremely useful in the roof and wall cladding and framing industry. There are some programs out there that that may be slightly better at one thing or the other, but the guys at Applicad are always updating their capabilities and matching, and often masking these other programs in the areas that might be viewed as thier "strong suits." The strength really lies in the personell and the commnuication about their customers needs.

 

from C S Roofing Canterbury Ltd
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Great Pricing Programme

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We like the product as it provides an accurate & quick estimate, Once the drawings have been completed, every thing else to produce the quotation/estimate, has fairly well been done, just whip the price off to the customer.

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The thing I like least is the amount of training involved, having said that, once trained properly the product is powerful and fast to use

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Make sure you get good training it is well worth it.

 

from API Sheet Metal, LLC
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Buyer Beware

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The software can draw any type of Roof area. No matter how complex.

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The problem is, it will take the user hundred of hours to learn the software. I went to the training class and was very discouraged after completion of the class. I have been in the Roofing for 24 years and have owned and operated 5 different estimating software. I have college degree and have been using cad programs since there they came on the market 30 years ago. But this software requires the user to spend several hundred hours on it before user will be able to use it properly. The point is, a good software will allow the user to pick-up the needed skills to use software in a short period of time. That is impossible with Applicad.

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My understanding the software was build under a cad problem originally used to design nuclear submarines. There are thousands of levers you have to push and pull to make this software work properly. Again, good software does not require this of the user.

 

from Hamilton Roofing (Aust) P/L
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Roof wizard and Team Hamilton

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Roof Wizard can do anything you want it to, It's only limited by the user.....Applicad has excellent customer service, support & back up. If you find yourself struggling all that's needed is a call or email and POW!!! problem sorted!!
Team Hamilton have been using Applicad's suite of products for over 10 years. Roof Wizard & Warlock (for walls / siding) have now been merged / combined into one powerful package.

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It has some steep learning curves but Michael Schumacher didn't get in his F1 and scorch the tarmac first time either, hey?

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Just do it. The future is now!
Applicad Roof Bureau is a definite asset, if you have too many plans or jobs to quote, simply send / upload the drawing (+ a modest fee) and presto in less than 24 hours the model is ready for collection, and while the drawing side of the applicad process is being completed by their highly skilled CAD Draft personnel you have been completing other more pressing tasks. Once you receive your model, bang it into your Roof Wizard Program, click a few buttons and the quote is done.

 

from Oakwood Roofing
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Great experience, quick and efficient.

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Easy take-offs from digital files or overhead pictures. Dead accurate material order lists, includes every piece, screw, flashing, etc.
Makes it easy to quote very different materials at one time.

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A little bit of a learning curve, but once you get a handle on it, you'll find it's easier to model the job then to bother with the calculator.

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Watch the youtube videos! They cover everything you need to learn and use the software quickly.

 
 
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