AppliCad has developed software for simplified roof modeling in 3D that results in comprehensive cladding material and labor take-off, client proposals, and job planning. The software creates complete material lists, cutting lists, workshop details, supplier orders, and a labor summary at the click of a mouse button. With 25+ years experience and software in 148 countries, AppliCad knows how to do estimates for metal roofing and wall cladding, including all associated trim and accessory items.

SmartBuild is a software system that empowers users to create custom designs for post-frame structures. SmartBuild uses cutting-edge technology to deliver complete 3D interactive input in a user-friendly web-based environment. Users are guided through a simple, menu-driven set of prompts to design any custom building. SmartBuild automatically creates framing, sheathing and trim cut lists, material lists, pricing, and drawings to make ordering materials streamlined.

Michael Stone

Since 1999, Michael Stone’s books, articles, and training have helped thousands of contractors of all types build stronger, more profitable businesses. Stone is the author of the best-selling books Markup and Profit; A Contractor’s Guide Revisited and Profitable Sales, A Contractor’s Guide, and has more than five decades of experience in the building and remodeling industry.