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.

Cut and fill map
Cut and fill map
Cut and fill map
Proposed 3D visualization
Proposed 3D visualization
Existing 3D visualization
Existing 3D visualization
Elevation diagram
Elevation diagram
Slice view
Slice view
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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Dalton from Avenue Grading

Specialty:  Earthwork/excavating

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Customer support

Functionality

September 2018

I've had a very smooth experience learning the software.

Customer support has easily been the best feature of the product. I have called in so many times for help and have always received clear, concise instruction. Particularly, I have liked that, for the most part, I have spoken with the same person each time I call in. This makes it so much easier to move forward because you're able to build a report with someone who can watch your progress and give more specific advice rather than speaking with a different person each time and having to explain yourself all over again.

Pros

It is very intuitive. A lot of the processes can be figured out or learned quickly simply by trying to logically approach how you think various aspects of the job site would be entered.

Cons

At this point, I do not have any dislikes about the product. I am new to this type of software so I don't currently have any criticisms.

Brett from Marco Group

Specialty:  General contractor

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

September 2018

Excellent Cut Fill Software

Pros

Able to calculate cut/fills efficiently and provide accurate quantites. Provides 3d models showing before and after contours

Cons

Lack of ability to do site services accuratly and rock excavation for this. Difficult to import PDF;s and normally end up doing manually

Chris from VMG Health

Specialty:  Other specialty contractor

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

May 2018

Simple to navigate

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.

Randy from Strider Construction

Specialty:  Construction manager

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

May 2018

With training the WinEx software is great to work with.

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.

kirby from CPA Pavement Services INC.

Specialty:  Earthwork/excavating

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

April 2018

Good product with no regrets

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.

Aaron from Musa Excavating Contractors Inc.

Specialty:  Earthwork/excavating

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

March 2018

Easy ,productive program with top knotch support!

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 .

Brett from Marco Group

Specialty:  General contractor

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

February 2018

Excellent Cut Fill Software

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

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

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

January 2018

Love the software

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.

Scott from Ridgeline Site Services

Specialty:  Earthwork/excavating

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

June 2017

Roctek Review

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

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

May 2017

Overall very good experience

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

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

February 2017

Roctek is a Superior Product

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

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

February 2017

WINEX MASTER

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

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

December 2016

WinEx Grade

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

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

November 2016

Tech support, use it.

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

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

November 2016

Middlesex WinEx Review

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

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

November 2016

Great customer service!!

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

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

November 2016

ROCTEK Experience

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

Ease-of-use

Customer support

Functionality

September 2016

Introduction to Roctek

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

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

September 2016

Roctek Arizona Users Review

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

Ease-of-use

Customer support

Functionality

August 2016

Great technical support for great software

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.


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