Free 3-D Roof Modeling Software Has Been Improved

Roofscape software has been completely revised with dozens of improvements to the roof modeling tools

Applicad’s Roofscape software has been completely revised with dozens of improvements to the roof modeling tools.

AppliCad’s RoofScape software has been downloaded by thousands of roofing professionals all over the world. It is the only full function, purpose built, 3D roof modeling program that is available for you to use entirely free of charge. The best news is that this wonderful program has been completely revised with dozens of improvements to the roof modeling tools, making it even faster and easier to create even the most complex roof geometry from aerial images, PDFs or measurements.

You might also use RoofScape as your way of learning how to create amazing 3D roof geometry before you invest in AppliCad’s full function professional version, Roof Wizard.

If you have downloaded and used AppliCad’s RoofScape software in the past few years, you’re eligible to download the new completely revised version at absolutely no cost to you.

AppliCad has embedded the necessary functions so that you can digitise or trace roof the geometry from PDF’s or aerial photographs pasted directly into the RoofScape workspace or simply insert measurements from your site visit.

AppliCad has embedded the necessary functions so that you can digitise or trace roof the geometry from PDF’s or aerial photographs pasted directly into the RoofScape workspace or simply insert measurements from your site visit.

If RoofScape is doing it for you, but you need detailed material cutting lists, waste optimisation, user defined reports in Microsoft Word, consider the upgrade path to AppliCad’s Roof Wizard and the Roof Wizard Read-Only software.

The latest release also includes other great productivity enhancements such as an image trace wizard which simplifies the creation of a 3D model from aerial images or a PDF; a new simplified menu system option that greatly improves ease of use as well as enhancing a new user’s learning of the functions. Many new tables and key text strings further enhance the creation of custom report templates, making detailed reporting possible – providing even more useful information to your suppliers, customers and installers without any extra effort on the user’s part.

Also new in Roof Wizard V7.1 is the Assembly Manager for commercial sites trying to manage 1000’s of trim and flashing combinations for roof and wall panel systems. Automatically create the correct associations between different systems that share similar or the same trim items. This new function improves accuracy and speeds up the creation of your material order lists without errors or omissions.

With zone design tools for high wind areas, multiple language support; pitch measure tools and aerial image digitising; tool tips, filled planes, combined roof and wall functions, seamless integration with MS Word; one click plane fill, block-cut waste optimiser, terminology localisation and commercial assembly function, PDF underlay for fast digitising, combined Track and Digitising of building perimeters puts AppliCad’s Roof Wizard at the forefront of software for the roofing and claddin! g industry. Our ‘Smart-Roof’ technology puts Roof Wizard at the top of everyone’s shopping list.

Combining the features from recent releases AppliCad is pleased to announce a major productivity enhancement with the V7.1 release – a Read-Only version that is entirely free to use. No additional licenses required. Load on as many PC’s as you need for complete model and job checking functionality – including auto-dimensions, quantity summaries, pitch, line style and line length annotation and detailed quotation and proposal review. Create estimates without a model and add material or labor items while checking. All at no additional cost. AppliCad Roof Wizard Read-Only version – only with an update to Roof Wizard version 7.1.

Our new Roof Wizard Read-Only is completely free of charge with your upgrade to Roof Wizard V7.1 – load as often as you like and anywhere you have the need to check your estimator’s work.

Read-only Version of Roof Wizard Upgrade Is Free

AppliCad announces a major productivity enhancement with the V7.1 release: a Read-Only version that is entirely free to use.

AppliCad announces a major productivity enhancement with the V7.1 release: a Read-Only version that is entirely free to use.

AppliCad announces a major productivity enhancement with the V7.1 release: a Read-Only version that is entirely free to use. No additional licenses required. Load on as many PCs as you need for complete model and job checking functionality, including auto-dimensions, quantity summaries, pitch, line style and line length annotation and detailed quotation and proposal review. Create estimates without a model and add material or labor items while checking. All at no additional cost. AppliCad Roof Wizard Read-Only version only with an update to version 7.1.

Our new Roof Wizard Read-Only is completely free of charge with your upgrade to V7.1 – load as often as you like and anywhere you have the need to check your estimator’s work.

The latest release also includes other great productivity enhancements such as an image trace wizard which simplifies the creation of a 3D model from aerial images or a PDF; a new simplified menu system option that greatly improves ease of use as well as enhancing a new user’s learning of the functions. Many new tables and key text strings further enhance the creation of custom report templates, making detailed reporting possible – providing even more useful information to your suppliers, customers and installers without any extra effort on the user’s part.

Also new in V7.1 is the Roof Wizard Assembly Manager for commercial sites trying to manage thousands of trim and flashing combinations for roof and wall panel systems. Automatically create the correct associations between different systems that share similar or the same trim items. This new function improves accuracy and speeds up the creation of your material order lists.

With zone design tools for high wind areas, multiple language support; pitch measure tools and aerial image digitising; tool tips, filled planes, combined roof and wall functions, seamless integration with MS Word; one click plane fill, block-cut waste optimiser, terminology localisation and commercial assembly function, PDF underlay for fast digitising, combined Track and Digitising of building perimeters puts AppliCad’s Roof Wizard at the forefront of software for the roofing and cladding industry. Our ‘Smart-Roof’! technology puts Roof Wizard at the top of everyone’s shopping list.

Determine Fastener and Clip Patterns to Meet Local Building Codes

Applicad's Zones Technology

Applicad’s Zones Technology

Roof Wizard now employs Zones Technology automatically for ordering extra clips and fasteners for panels and purlins on roofs in high-wind areas.

A 3-D roof model developed in just a few minutes in Roof Wizard shows operator defined zones for corners, edge and field where different fastener and clip patterns are required to be specified to meet your local building codes. Roof Wizard does this entirely automatically, ensuring that you get everything you need to fit your job the first time, every time.

Users also can model in 2-D, which is even easier and quicker, and report fully all 3-D areas and lengths and even apply labor and materials for a detailed client proposal

Model 3-D roof geometry from field data, blueprints or aerial images with NEW enhanced pitch measure tools for gables and hips from oblique images. Reduce roofing material waste costs and improve profitability of every job.

Roof Wizard also:

Provides professional client presentation of roof estimates in MS Word or Excel.
Automatically generates complete roofing material take-offs and labor cost data.
Reduces estimating costs with greater efficiency generating complete bids.
Fast and accurate quotation of all roofing materials and installation costs.

Automate Roofing Waste Reduction with Software’s Panel Optimization Tools

AppliCad has announced Block-Cut panel optimization tools to be launched with the next version of the its Roof Wizard software.

AppliCad has announced Block-Cut panel optimization tools to be launched with the next version of the its Roof Wizard software.

AppliCad has announced Block-Cut panel optimization tools to be launched with the next version of the its Roof Wizard software. In one sense, there is nothing new about the new software tools. The method used with Block-Cut has been employed to reduce material waste by roofers in Australia and New Zealand for a very long time. What is exciting about this announcement is that the capability is now automated, interactive and embedded in the Roof Wizard software, so just about anyone can learn how to do it reliably and accurately. An added bonus is that all the required installer reports are generated automatically to user defined templates with your company details.

Block-Cut is a new process where the estimator determines where panels/sheets can go and more particularly, where the offcuts can go, as part of a “block” of panels, thus substantially reducing waste material. It takes the blocks created and sub-divides them to show where the off-cut is expected to be extracted from and applied to the roof.

This is actually taking what roofers do manually, automating it and completing it so quickly that various options may be explored to achieve the best fit. Those roofers who reduce waste by flipping sheets around on hip ends will take to this immediately. It shows them exactly how to achieve the best fit. This is done in the office, before getting to the job site.
Indeed, it is done at quotation stage, allowing full use of offcut material to reduce the costs, improve your competitiveness and increase job profit margins.

The multi-coloured panel placement drawing is sent to the job with the material, and the installation team can see at a glance where every single piece and offcut piece must be placed by colour and section placement code; panel area B1 goes to roof plane area B1, B5 goes to roof plane area B5 etc. This achieves the optimal use of material that might otherwise be offcut waste—almost zero waste in this typical example.

Instead of the average job waste allowance being 10 to 12 percent, you can easily get it to 2 to 5 percent. This can go directly to your bottom line without major retraining and changes to your usual practices. Those not familiar with any attempts to increase profit margin by reducing waste might find this process a little bizarre, but experienced metal roofing guys down-under know and fully appreciate the value of this technique and are excited to have it in the new AppliCad Roof Wizard software. This one new feature could repay the value of the Roof Wizard software in just one moderate sized metal roofing job.