Contractors can import electronic drawings for paper-free take offs using QuoteExpress On-Screen, an extension to the QuoteExpress Sheet Metal estimating and QuoteExpress Piping estimating products. On-Screen removes the need for a digitizer pen and paper prints, while still giving estimators the ability to input directly from the engineering drawings. On-Screen allows users to import a drawing file into QuoteExpress and display it on the computer monitor. Takeoff is performed with the mouse instead of a digitizer pen, and on-screen icons allow users to scale ductwork, pipe and add fittings and equipment. QuoteExpress provides customers with all the capabilities of the company’s standard digitized take-off, plus allowing the option of on screen input-to-input fittings such as duct, pipe, elbows, reducers, and taps.

Quote Software Inc., 72 West Broadway, Suite 201, Eugene, OR 97401; (800) 813-7020; fax (541) 684-4728;  www.quotesoft.com/on-screen.htm.