Why BidScreen XL Version 9 is the best takeoff solution available

Our customers know that Vertigraph’s BidScreen XL is the very best takeoff software in the industry. The release of BidScreen XL Version 9 has further increased the lead over all other solutions. There are several reasons why Vertigraph’s BidScreen XL Version 9 is so strong. First, as an Excel add-in application, BidScreen XL performs the […]

The strange history of the takeoff and estimating software marketplace

The following information, created May, 2020 by Vertigraph, Inc., addresses takeoff and estimating software supplied to general building contractors that prepare lump sum and negotiated bids; and sub-contractors in original CSI construction divisions 3 through 10. Site excavation, mechanical and electrical sub-contractors have unique takeoff and estimating needs and this paper does not address those […]

BidScreen XL Version 9 Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2020 Vertigraph Releases BidScreen XL Version 9 Software Dallas, Texas (April 27, 2020) . . . Vertigraph, Inc., a leading developer of takeoff and estimating software for the construction industry, is pleased to announce the release of its new and enhanced BidScreen XL Version 9 software today. The BidScreen XL […]

Vertigraph April 2020 Newsletter

Vertigraph’s April 2020 newsletter covers several topics including the home use of the Vertigraph software during the coronavirus outbreak; the recent release of BidScreen XL version 9; information about its key people; recent enhancements to SiteWorx/OS; competing cut and fill software from Trimble; information on product reviews and managing your business in these challenging times. […]

Vertigraph Releases SiteWorx/OS Version 9 Cut and Fill Software

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2017   Dallas, Texas (December 7, 2017) . . . Vertigraph, Inc., a leading developer of takeoff and estimating software for the construction industry, is pleased to announce the release of its enhanced SiteWorx/OS Version 9.0 software for surface modeling and quantity takeoff of excavation quantities. This new version of […]

File Types – Raster and Vector Files

There are many files created by the construction industry. A construction plan file will be either a raster file or a vector type file. This paper will define and explain the differences between raster and vector files. Although somewhat technical, understanding these file types is important. How the takeoff is accomplished, and the options available […]

It is all about Productivity

Why do we make more money than past generations? What makes the economy grow? The answer is productivity improvements. We are simply much more productive today. Although inflation, increased spousal earnings and population growth increases per capita income, it is productivity improvements that cause the economy to grow in real terms. In fact, we are […]

Automating the Takeoff & Estimating Process

There are many options available in applying information technology to the takeoff and estimating process. What software is available? What criteria should one use to evaluate software? Which system is best for your operations? This paper tries to shed some light on your options. Automating the Takeoff Process Takeoff is the process of obtaining quantity […]

Calculating Cut and Fill Quantities: Modern Techniques and Best Practices

General and site contractors are often searching for the ideal way to calculate cut and fill quantities from grading plans. While there are a variety of approaches, certain methodologies may be better than others, depending on the contractor’s needs. This article will identify these approaches. Key Points for Consideration The first question contractors should ask […]