WinEx GRADE Earthwork Takeoff Software


41 reviews(4.5/5)
41 reviews(4.5/5)

WinEx-GRADE from Roctek is an on-premise site development takeoff solution designed to give users the ability to import, edit and create site drawings. The solution allows users to import images from Vector PDF, DWG and DXF CAD files or other image supported formats such as JPG, TIF and BMP.

With WinEx-GRADE navigation tools, designers can develop digital drawings with high accuracy and precision. Roctek's proprietary LineTracker technology along with Dynamic Zoombox provides precision upto the pixel level. Once a raw drawing is uploaded, the solution automatically calculates an estimate time required for completing the job.

With WinEx-GRADE, users can create 3D renditions of actual site properties. Designers can also use alternate drawing plan option to create multiple page drawings of one takeoff. The application automatically takes care of the subgrade quantities like flat pads, parking space, interior streets etc.

Other features include lone and connected spot routines, trench routines, 3D cut and fill and elevation maps.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Windows 2000 , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Chris from VMG Health

    Specialty: Other specialty contractor

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    Simple to navigate

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Solid program, would endorse.

    Pros

    The overlying best part about using WinEx is that I was immediately a pro. Very easy program to navigate

    Cons

    Not super easy to get a hold of customer support but I only needed to ask a question once throughout the first week of using this program.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Randy from Strider Construction

    Specialty: Construction manager

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2018

    With training the WinEx software is great to work with.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Donel has been extremely helpful in training sessions.

    Pros

    Lots of helpful features to create accurate takeoffs. The technical support is is extremely helpful.

    Cons

    Changing to super high density can take a long period of time. Otherwise, there are no other cons I can think of.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • kirby from CPA Pavement Services INC.

    Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

    Good product with no regrets

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    As a field guy coming into the estimating world and having minimal computer knowledge this was the easiest program to learn and become efficient with as we tried a few of the other top systems. Technical support is outstanding.

    Cons

    I really have no negative comments to offer. I guess the only thing I could say is the fact of needing a 'key' to run the program can be a pain as far as using it at the office and home and a second key is a little pricey for the added convenience.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • Aaron from Musa Excavating Contractors Inc.

    Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2018

    Easy ,productive program with top knotch support!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    I have worked excavating for 20 years as an equipment operator, foreman ,and site super . When i started my company I soon realized estimating was one of the hardest for me. I tried most takeoff programs and found this to be most user friendly and i could do double the takeoffs utilizing Roctek winex grade.

    Pros

    Being new to estimating this program is easy to use and customer service is top notch ! Great features fpr the price point.

    Cons

    Havent found anything negative yet I feel its a good all around program that i feel cpuld grow with my company .

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • Brett from Marco Group

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    February 2018

    Excellent Cut Fill Software

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Able to take the most complicated site and break it down and provide cut/fill quanitities for estimates

    Cons

    The fact that we are unable to use it for Site Services and Trenching or placing the foundations is a big factor

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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    Response: Justin, ROCTEK International

    March 2018

    Thanks for the kind words Brett! We are able to handle Site services, Trenching, Value Engineering, Sub-Surface Stata, CAD/PDF Linework Imports and much more. We tried to reach out to offer training but could not find you in our customer database. Please call 800-826-7763 for a walk-through or Job Review.

  • Trey from Complete Maintenance Solutions

    Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    January 2018

    Love the software

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Very easy to use and adapt to after using a couple times. The Roctek (Winex Grade) team is extremely good at what they do and very helpful.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • Scott from Ridgeline Site Services

    Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2017

    Roctek Review

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Customer support is tops! I like the program and I wanted to be successful at using it, but we went back to Agtek.

    Pros

    Many nice features and simplistic approach. Customer support was awesome-- yet that is kind of the problem-- I spent too much time with them because the program logic was difficult to follow.

    Cons

    Snap function is horrible. Input of data lines and contours is confusing. Importing drawings is cumbersome. Inability to input annotated lines. Cut-Fill graphics are primitive. Output file summary is displayed with odd logic and on too many sheets. Training videos outdated.

  • Jeff from Holmes Excavation & Concrete Inc.

    Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2017

    Overall very good experience

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    The application specialists were very helpful and patient when we contacted them for help. Having more specialists available would speed up your clients learning curve.

    Pros

    This program offers a lot for the purchase price. This now gives us confidence in our takeoff quantities,

    Cons

    We would like to see more training videos available that we can use when we encounter questions. Having the videos means we would not have to call in for support as often.

  • Nicholas from TMG Construction

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    February 2017

    Roctek is a Superior Product

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Roctek via WinEx Master is software equipped to satisfy ALL needs. This is a powerful tool replete with superior reporting, digitizing, and visualization tools. Has many features, so it will not be something you can learn overnight, but the customer service is so outstanding that they will stay with you all night if you needed to learn it fast! Keep up the great work, Roctek Team! Looking forward to seeing how you can possibly top off this software with your new release. The company never ceases to amaze me!

    Pros

    Business reports are needed to make executive decisions. The reports generated here are for champion decision makers! Too much good info! Add an exceptional takeoff team, and you'll be winning projects in no time!

    Cons

    Lots of good features. Not as intuitive, so requires expert support to fully maximize the product's utility.

  • James from Ahern Contracting, Inc.

    Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    February 2017

    WINEX MASTER

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    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.

  • Chris from Terry Estimating Service

    Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    December 2016

    WinEx Grade

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    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

  • Patrick from Bougalis and Sons Co.

    Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    November 2016

    Tech support, use it.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    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.

  • Ryan from The Middlesex Corporation

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    November 2016

    Middlesex WinEx Review

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    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.

    Pros

    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.

  • ROBERT from Priority Grading, LLC

    Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    November 2016

    Great customer service!!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    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.

    Pros

    Its fast and for the most part easy to use. It takes some time for me to learn how to use being that I am not that computer savvy. I do love the product and think it is the best out there for what I do.

  • Alex from Thieneman Construction

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    November 2016

    ROCTEK Experience

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    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.

  • Roy E. from Durr Heavy Construction, LLC

    Specialty: General contractor

    September 2016

    Introduction to Roctek

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    Do not have any issues with anything about the program

  • Nick from S&S Paving & Construction, Inc

    Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

    September 2016

    Roctek Arizona Users Review

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

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

    Cons

    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.....

  • Richard from Richard Heckman

    Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

    August 2016

    Great technical support for great software

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

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

    Cons

    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.

  • Brad from TW Dirt

    Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

    August 2016

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

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    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.

    Cons

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

  • Richard from Heckman Excavating, Inc.

    Specialty: Earthwork/excavating

    July 2016

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

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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