Ziatek RoofDraw! fulfills your requirements for an easy-to-use takeoff system for your most complex roofing estimates. The simplicity of its operation defies its power. It can be used as a simple, stand-alone CAD application to draw a roof from field measurements or extracted from dimensions on paper or electronic drawings. NO DIGITIZER REQUIRED! This system can reduce your takeoff time by a factor of 10, and improve your accuracy. The ability to send all quantities into any Windows application eliminates errors that result from manually entering takeoff quantities into an estimate.
- Multiple-pitch roofs are easily handled.
- Color-coded edge types.
- AREA and edge LENGTH values can be published on the graphic image per user’s preferences.
- Drawing automatically zooms to fit the eligible screen area as the user enters dimensions.
- Link quantities to Excel™ or any other Windows™ program.
- Automatically determines diagonal measurements and automatically applies the correct pitch factor.
- Line filleting feature solves for unknown lengths.
- Three-D view verifies takeoff geometry and is a professional-looking presentation for customers.
- Export DXF files.
- Generate steel roof panel diagram and cut list.
- Develop roof framing diagram and quantities.
Bonus Spreadsheet with Assemblies
With Excel™ being the spreadsheet of choice for most estimators, Ziatek RoofDraw! includes a sample spreadsheet that performs assembly estimate compilation with ease. With little effort, the database can be populated with an estimator’s own items for the types of roof that he works with. At estimate compilation time, the roof type is selected, and all items in that assembly are loaded into the spreadsheet, complete with pricing, conversion factors, formulas, etc. When used in conjunction with Ziatek RoofDraw!, this spreadsheet can complete even a complex estimate in minutes!
What are assemblies? When a single roof type is selected, many items that are required to install that roof get loaded into the estimating spreadsheet. That is a perfect complement to Ziatek RoofDraw’s ability to transfer ALL takeoff data into the spreadsheet as a single block of data with a single command. The speed of creating a complete takeoff and estimate is unbelievable! And, adding, deleting, or editing the database part of the spreadsheet is a simple task for anyone who can work in Excel with no more than basic spreadsheet tasks!