About WinEx

Roctek’s WinEx Grade is a quantity takeoff and analysis tool. This solution allows you to take a PDF or other supported image formats and import PDF linework, import CAD linework, or use assisted-drawing tools to enter linework in order to describe the existing site, adjustments to the existing site, the proposed site, and adjustments to the proposed site. Once entered or imported the user can get lengths, square footages, and volumes for grading, site materials, and other common sitework items. Additionally, it provides tools to ensure the site is behaving as expected and further tools for value engineering.


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

58 Reviews of WinEx

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.62 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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4 stars

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3 stars

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4

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August 2020

Justin from Wise Exacvation LLC.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 6 months

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2020

Awesome!

Amazing just amazing, from everything they do from top to bottom they will work with you and help you and bend over backwards to satisfy you!

Pros

The program is really easy to get started and use. It also will do thing you never thought about doing for example (demo parts of the job)

Cons

The only thing I can think of is that its another to take in at first and to try and do this all alone but that is where the customer support is extraordinary, I mean they are Johnny on the spot I wouldn't use anything else for my take offs.

Reasons for Switching to WinEx

Poor customer support and just a very hard system to figure out and also didn't have all the bells and whistles these guys do!

November 2020

Mel from Remedial Construction Services, L.P.

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Environmental Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

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Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2020

WinEx Master won the bid!

I recently used the program for a proposal on a project with several sites and a wide range of scopes of work. The client had provided quantity take-offs for cut and fill and import materials. We were able to double check their quantities and determine that the client's quantities were high by about 20%. We submitted our proposal with an alternate and take-off backup, reducing the overall cut and fill, and import costs considerably. Having confidence in our take-off's allowed us to go to the client with this project savings and ultimately helped us win the bid. The technical support has been an incredible help. They take the time to understand my take-off requirements and offer solutions. I do a lot of my take-off's after hours, so most of the time, its just support getting back to me very promptly with a few pointers to help me work more effectively. I have become more confident with my take-off results when I use the program. The more I use WinEx Master, the more indispensable it is becoming to the estimation process.

Pros

I like that the software will work seamlessly with different types of electronic media, pdf or AutoCAD for example. The visualizations are high quality and very detailed, making it a very effective tool to explain a take-off to others. The program is easy to manipulate to allow "what if" scenarios. There are built in features that make previously difficult tasks easier (Alt Plan). The on-screen prompts are very helpful. The program support has been incredible and very knowledgeable about their product and my industry. The program is not a drag on my laptop resources.

Cons

I have not found an aspect yet that I can say needs to be improved. I would like to see more help videos and a little more detail in the manual, but neither of these items have been a problem because the support has been incredible.

Reasons for Switching to WinEx

The process of using Adobe to do takeoffs is too cumbersome, its not designed for what I need it do. gathering information in Adobe and using it in Excel leads to errors. I am not proficient in AutoCAD so using that for earth moving take-offs didn't work for me. AutoCAD is very expensive; we don't have it on everybody's computer. Having to rely on someone in another office to do a take-off for me gave me no confidence in the results. Also, not having the flexibility to manipulate/work the take-off approach was very limiting. With WinEx Master, I have a program that is less expensive, easier to use and at my fingertips.

June 2021

James from CSM Const Co Inc

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 2 years

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

Roctek Evaluation

Pros

The ability to be able to import from PDF or CAD. The great tech support provided by Roctek.

Cons

Not being able to enlarge the screen size of the Answer List.

May 2014

Melissa from Precision Excavating & Grading Co.

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Free Trial


Ease-of-use

3.5

Customer support

3.5

Functionality

2.0

May 2014

Too many processing errors.

Pros

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

Cons

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.

December 2013

Andrew from Plocher Construction Co

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Free Trial


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

December 2013

3+ years experience with this program

Pros

Software is easy to use making civil and utility takeoffs quick and accurate. The vendor is always there to help through any issues or confusion that you may encounter. Once grade lines are inputed, it is easy to make adjustments to get the most accurate takeoff. The shadings and maps are great for understanding the overall scope of the project that is being taken off as well as a great check and balance for the quantity computed. The program has great resources to aid in evaluating the overall scope of whatever project is being taken off.

Cons

I would say the part that I like the least is the lack of ability to import 3D CAD surfaces. Also, I wish there was an easy way to determine structure excavations and backfill. There is a way to manipulate it to get the answer needed, but it takes time, and if the region of interest boundaries are not right around the structure of interest it does not accurately calculate the quantity. I wish you could trace the structure, enter the bottom elevation and excavation slope, and get an answer without having the region of interest boundary where you may think the excavation will stop.