AppliCad USA has launched an enhancement for its roof take-off software that enables roof contractors and material distributors to accurately determine the hip and gable pitches of subject roofs using standard aerial photographs.
To use the feature, a user imports the oblique image, drops the 3D axis indicator (CPL) on the corner of the building image, aligns the 3D axes with the roof edges, and measure the pitch of the gable end or the hip end of the roof. Results are accurate to plus or minus one half of one degree. The pitch information is then used to help accurately model roof geometry either in 2D, accurately reporting 3D areas and lengths; or in full 3D, reporting areas and lengths of roof features. Users can use the derived information to simulate the application of the roof materials, calculate labor and materials, and generate the results in Microsoft Word report templates.
AppliCad’s new 3D measurement technology will be included with software updates due for release October 30. The update will be free to all AppliCad customers with current Investment Protection Program contracts.