LONDON, 25 April, 2012 — A new roof-dimensioning tool from Xactware has turned one of the most complex estimating tasks into one of the easiest and quickest. Aerial SketchTM is a revolutionary roof- dimensioning tool that uses aerial imagery to help contractors and surveyors dimension roof structures in a matter of minutes.
With Aerial Sketch, users download aerial images for an address, trace the roof, and then create fully dimensioned roof plans and 3D diagrams that they can use to estimate refurbishing or reinstatement costs. Aerial Sketch is available in Xactware’s claims estimating platform, Xactimate®, and vastly improves the speed, reliability, and safety of estimating damaged roof structures.
“Accurately scoping and estimating roofs can take hours, even days, and can be one of the most perilous tasks in the industry,” said Vernon Davenport, Xactware’s director of European operations. “Now, with just a few clicks of a mouse, Xactimate users can finish even complex roof diagrams in their office before they even set foot on the site.”
Aerial Sketch leverages high-resolution photos and patent-pending Xactware technology to detect and trace roof features automatically. After importing aerial images into the tool, Xactimate users need only click a few buttons, and Aerial Sketch will instantly outline the perimeter, ridges, and valleys. Property professionals can also use the tool to determine the pitch of roofs.
“Safety, accuracy, and efficiency are top concerns when estimating a loss,” Davenport said. “Property professionals who use Aerial Sketch will find it can do much to help them achieve these goals, as well as relieve many of the pains associated with their day-to-day work.”
Xactware Solutions (Xactware) is a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) company specialising in the property insurance, refurbishment, and restoration industries. Xactware’s applications include buildings and contents estimating programs for PCs and tablet PCs, as well as powerful online systems for reinstatement-cost calculations, estimate tracking, and data trending in real time.
For more information about Xactware’s products and services, call Xactware at 020 7680 4970 or visit www.xactware.co.uk.
Xactware Director of European Operations
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