This tool is not for contractors. It is intended for truss manufacturing companies, both wood and metal. Its driving premise is that truss companies normally must engineer a truss system to obtain the quantity of pieces involved, they generally know the costs per lineal foot of various types of trusses and their success ratio is far less than 50%.

With that in mind, the tools in this system are designed to produce a truss quantity by types, spans and other factors very quickly and accurately based on the estimator’s experience of the requirements of any given design. With that information and their already known cost per lineal foot, an estimate can be produced in minutes rather than hours or days.

As is noted, it requires the Advanced+Ext environment and uses a 27 column Measurement List Configuration.