About Roof Wizard

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,...


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Supported Operating System(s):

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

13 Reviews of Roof Wizard

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.15 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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November 2015

Tim from Hamilton Roofing (Aust) P/L

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2015

Roof wizard and Team Hamilton

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?

May 2016

Derek from Metal Sales Manufacturing

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2016

The Best Roof Estimating Software our there!

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.

May 2016

Ian from Dynamic Bradview Roofing

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years


Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

5.0

May 2016

Ian from Dynamic Bradview Roofing

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.

April 2018

Francis from Roofline Marlborough

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

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Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

3.0

April 2018

Worth it if you invest the time

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.

October 2015

Tony from Oakwood Roofing

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2015

Great experience, quick and efficient.

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.