Ziatek Crystal is a robust, fundamental digitizer takeoff program that is used by construction cost estimators for fast and accurate quantity surveys.
Ziatek Crystal is a robust, fundamental digitizer takeoff program that is used by construction cost estimators for fast and accurate quantity surveys. It defies its simplicity with amazing power. Although it works in one color, the user can select that color from the entire Windows palette, as well as set the drawing line weight and choose a fill style for areas from a selection of eight styles. The program determines Area, Length, and Count as the basic quantities that can be generated in any scale and in any common units of measure. By entering Height (or Depth, or Thickness) the estimator can also create vertical surface area and volume quantities in selectable units of measure. A graphic audit trail can be viewed in 2D and 3D images. All quantities can be transferred into an estimating program such as Microsoft Excel with a single click of the digitizer input device on a proprietary menu pad that can be placed on the digitizing tablet or mat.
This takeoff system can be used for takeoffs of any trade’s quantities that involve lengths, perimeters, areas, and/or volumes. Those trades include (but are not limited to) concrete, landscaping, plastering, drywall, flooring, roofing, siding, painting … and more!