Starting from the beginning of the process that contractors typically go through on every project, we decided to create a piece of software that would enhance or automate every possible step. RapidBid is built with your workflow in mind so it can help you optimise the entire process, making your business model instantly more cost-effective.
Taking it step by step, here are a few of the key ways in which RapidBid builds on the way you already work as a roofer, and simply makes it easier for you.
1. Selecting your files
Firstly, when you have a ton of paper drawings to sort through, it’s unlikely that you’ll even be able to get started within the first few minutes. Organising files on-screen is much easier with RapidBid, because you can preview the digital copies of your drawings and quickly identify which ones you want to open.
2. Focusing on what’s important
As a roofer, only certain parts of each drawing will be relevant to you when you complete your take-off. If your file has layers built into it, the software will allow you to show or hide these so you can find what you’re looking for more easily.
3. Automatic detection and counting
If you need to highlight or count every copy of a particular item on your drawing, there’s no need to do it by eye. The software can take care of it automatically, you just need to select what you’re looking for. This is a major time-saver that also helps ensure your figures are accurate.
4. A powerful toolkit for measurements
One of the most important features for roofers is the ability to draw custom shapes when you need to measure lengths, areas and angles. RapidBid offers flexible tools on-screen so you don’t need to manually calculate these – just a few clicks will generate the answers you need.
5. Cut down on unnecessary duplication
Working with all your figures in one place, on one screen, is a huge advantage compared to the alternative method. It means you don’t have to continuously enter the same numbers all over again, or check and double-check that you’ve transferred data correctly from manual take-off papers to your final estimate.