Roof Wizard software


12 reviews(4.0/5)
12 reviews(4.0/5)

Roof Wizard from AppliCad is an estimating and takeoff application that serves the needs of roofing, siding contractors, and estimators. The solution prepares roofing and cladding proposals, generate cutting lists, supplier orders, and fabrication details. It models structures in 3D from aerial images and PDF documents to create estimates, material lists, panel, trim cutting lists and supplier orders.

AppliCad roof software automates manual processes and provides 3D roof and wall modeling and measurement functionality for manufacturers and contractors. The solution can model up to nine different stories and variety of roof shapes and multi-angled structures.

Roof Wizard estimates cost based on selection including extras like fall protection, fasteners, and wastages using the calculation method defined by the user. Takeoff offers a range of quote methods that include costs and payment schedules. Users can print drawings of a roof, batten, block layout, panel cutting, and flashing.

Roof Wizard integrates with digitizers, Excel and CAD.

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

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  • Francis from Roofline Marlborough

    Specialty: Roofing & siding

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    April 2018

    Worth it if you invest the time

    Ease-of-use
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    Quality
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    Pros

    Comprehensive take off system, that is very accurate. Absolutely love Block Cutting and the ability to show Contractors where certain roofing needs to go.

    Cons

    To set up correctly takes ages, and to set up correctly you need more than and entry level knowledge of computers, also if you don't have knowledge of how a long run roof goes together (off cuts flipping over and going to opposite of hip etc), well you need that knowledge, unless you're using it to just to get a Square Metre rate. In the age of instant gratification it's not instantly user friendly. If the set up could be streamlined in some way, it would go a long way... Honestly the set up is the biggest thing.

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  • Leigh from Jaguar Roofing Services Pty Ltd

    Specialty: Roofing & siding

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    April 2018

    Excellent tool for both calculating exact costs and for a professional presentation in your quotation

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
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    Pros

    I know what it will cost me to do the job, there is no more guessing of what materials I will need i have the exact quantities

    Cons

    The amount of work to set up the program at the start can be a bit cumbersome especially if you are doing metal roofing

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  • Nick from CMI WA

    Specialty: Roofing & siding

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    April 2018

    Reaonable

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

    Its very accurate, and works very efficiently. Easy to work with roof and walls for the most part. Handy.

    Cons

    Its quite buggy, and can crash without warning. Can't always get a resolution from the support line either.

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  • Jeffrey from TAMCO

    Specialty: Other specialty contractor

    August 2016

    Great estimating sofware

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

  • Dan from Town and Country Metals

    Specialty: Roofing & siding

    August 2016

    Metal Roof Estimating

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    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.

    Cons

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

  • Ian from Dynamic Bradview Roofing

    Specialty: Roofing & siding

    May 2016

    Ian from Dynamic Bradview Roofing

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    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.

    Cons

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

  • Bernie from Roof Estimation Services

    Specialty: Roofing & siding

    May 2016

    Love the Wizard

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    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.

    Cons

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

  • Derek from Metal Sales Manufacturing

    Specialty: Roofing & siding

    May 2016

    The Best Roof Estimating Software our there!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

  • Nathan from C S Roofing Canterbury Ltd

    Specialty: Roofing & siding

    May 2016

    Great Pricing Programme

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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

  • Marty from API Sheet Metal, LLC

    Specialty: Roofing & siding

    March 2016

    Buyer Beware

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

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

    Cons

    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.

  • Tim from Hamilton Roofing (Aust) P/L

    Specialty: Roofing & siding

    November 2015

    Roof wizard and Team Hamilton

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

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

  • Tony from Oakwood Roofing

    Specialty: Roofing & siding

    October 2015

    Great experience, quick and efficient.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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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