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When demands are high, deadlines are tight and the client needs results it's no use finding your software can't fulfil it's role. Software purchased because it's just cheap rarely, if ever, delivers true value for money. Intelligent users have always invested in software that delivers profit and it was from this concept the QSToolbox™ suite of professional solutions was, and continues to be engineered.


QSToolbox software box   Digitiser Taking-off

  CAD/PDF/image measurement

  Cut & Fill Measurement

  Taking-off for Excel

  BQ Production

  Builder Quants BQ's

  Specification Writing

  Cost Planning & Estimating


Since 1995, Visual Precision has been carefully crafting a whole new range of innovative software solutions for the Quantity Surveyor and Estimator now known collectively the world over as QSToolbox™.

Based on the design philosophy of quality & ability as opposed to 'entry level budget price', the QSToolbox™ suite of programs includes a wealth of QS and Estimator orientated solutions as well as a total Enterprise Management application.

Our EasyGrid™ and EasyEarthworks™ digitiser based taking-off systems provides tools for the measurement of both normal area and length type work as well as more complex taking-off tasks such as roof works, joisting, stud walling and cut & fill groundwork. These innovative systems now stand at the very heart of many UK and International businesses, working in harmony with existing legacy systems, replacing older style less effective solutions or as total balanced solution matched with our other solutions such as QSExpress™ (bill of quantities production) and LaunchSite™ our own cutting edge Enterprise strength Tender Estimating & Cost Planning solution. Of course, many professionals use more mainstream software programs such as Microsoft® Excel™ and Visual Precision has again been at the forefront of design in adding DimSheet-Pro™ to the QS's armoury for adding value and functionality to this formidable and widely adopted spreadsheet system.



Taking-Off

EasyGrid

Rapid drawing measurement and taking-off for Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Engineers.
If you need to measure quickly and accurately from drawings and plans look no further! EasyGrid™, designed for Microsoft Windows, offers matchless design and effortless ease of use, just point and click or trace a line and the answer is yours. With the ability to seamlessly integrate with BQ and Estimating systems of all types or just on it's own, EasyGrid™ sets the benchmark that all other systems will be judged against but will never equal. It's the streamlined answer to your measurement needs.


Who's it for?

Anyone who has a need to measure quickly and accurately from drawings, plans, pictures and transparencies. Predominately aimed at the QS & Estimator, EasyGrid™ works seamlessly with BQ Production systems, Estimating systems, spreadsheets in fact any other program running in Windows. EasyGrid™ is an International system and handles metric and Imperial measurement standards straight from the box


What's available

  Software
  Add on modules
  Connectivity module [Info]
  Installation CD
  A4 manual
  Hardware as required
  Bespoke development
  Training
  Installation
  In use support
  Web centre access

  Request more info >>>

  Download the brochure

 
EasyGrid
The finest digitiser measurement system ever designed for the QS & Estimator

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 & 10 supported

Hardware & software turnkey systems

Links with all estimating and BQ systems

Reduces taking-off to minutes not hours

Easy to learn, easy to use

Not a 3rd party product - it's authored and supported by us!

Add-ons for roof measurement, joisting, stud walling, shear studs and more...

Continuing development path

Professional manual and multi media driven
 


   
On-screen file measurement

OnSight

For the rapid measurement of CAD files, pictures files, scans and PDF's
OnSight™ is Visual Precision's response for calls for a screen based taking-off system capable of handling CAD (DWG, DXF, DWF and DWFx), PDF (as vectors not just rasters) and other image files such as BMP, TIFF, JPG


Who's it for?

Anyone who has a need to measure quickly and accurately from CAD files, PDF files and image files such as JPG, BMP and TIFF's and want to keep everything on-screen and dispense with the digitiser. Predominately aimed at the QS & Estimator, OnSight™ works seamlessly with BQ Production systems, Estimating systems, spreadsheets in fact any other program running in Windows. OnSight™ is an International system and handles metric and imperial measurement standards straight from the box.


What's available

  Software
  Add on modules
  Connectivity module [Info]
  Installation CD
  A4 introduction manual
  Bespoke development
  Training
  Installation
  In use support
  Web centre access

  Request more info >>>

  Download the brochure

 
OnSight

At a glance feature set:

Traditional industry standard taking-off approaches
Handles CAD (including AutoCAD 2016), PDF and image files
Independant system - doesn't require CAD
On-the-fly automatic data saving
Imports PDF's as vector drawings where possible for use of fast and precise 'snap' measurement tools
Cloning tools for rapid duplicate object measurement
Mirror, rotate, grow, shrink and distort tools
Auto measure tools for area objects (i.e. room areas)
Auto measure tools for block objects (doors, WC's etc)
Auto scale set from CAD files
Mono and full colour print functions
Export to Excel™
Multi media Help (video based) for rapid knowledge deployment
Metric & Imperial support in one system
HotLink™ technology allows linking to LaunchSite, ConQuest and QSExpress™ Bill Production system as standard with user defining tools to create ad-hoc links to other systems on demand

Windows XP, Vista, 7,8 & 10 supported

HotLink function allows transfer of figures to other applications (BQ, Estimating, Spreadsheet etc)

Reduces taking-off to minutes not hours

Easy to learn, easy to use

Not a 3rd party product - it's authored and supported by us!

Add-ons for roof measurement, joisting, stud walling, shear studs and more...

Continuing development path

Cut & Fill Measurement

EasyEarthworks

Taking the pain out of cut & fill measurement.

Designed specifically for QS's, Estimators and Engineers who need to make rapid and highly accurate measurement of excavation and groundworks.

EasyEarthworks™ builds on Visual Precision's ever growing reputation for leading edge software solutions. Traditionally an extensive task, cut & fill as well as mass landfills can now be readily calculated from drawings and plans in minutes rather than days.

Compliant with all standard method rules (SMM7 as well as CESMM3), EasyEarthworks™ is fully Windows compliant and is designed to seamlessly interface with all other applications including spreadsheets, estimating and BQ systems of all types.

Standard features include the well established HotLink™ data transfer system as well as IntelliGuess™, a solution feature which allows for the resolution of measurements where certain pieces of key data (like levels) do not exist.


Who's it for?

Quantity Surveyors and Estimators for Main Contractors, Groundworks Contractors and PQS's who measure cut & fill and need demonstrably more accurate figures in less time. For pre tender, Tender and Post Contract work.


Who's it not for?

EasyEarthworks™ is ideally suited to construction type projects and has been specifically designed by Quantity Surveyors and Estimators for their work tasks. It is not suited to opencast mining or tunnelling.


What's available

  Software
  Connectivity module [Info]
  Installation CD
  A4 manual
  Hardware as required
  Bespoke development
  Training
  Installation
  In use support
  Web centre access

  Request more info >>>

  Download the brochure

EasyEarthworks
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 & 10 fully supported

Turnkey systems available with compatible hardware and hands-on training anywhere in the world

Runs with all estimating and BQ systems

Turns weeks into days, days into hours, hours into minutes; it's the fastest way to obtain answers of absolute accuracy

Superb 3D graphics engine

Enabled with standard measurement rules for the times when you need those all important depth categories (SMM and CESMM)

As easy as tracing a line, as simple as clicking on a point

Cost effective even for the very occasional user

Not a 3rd party party product - it's authored and supported by us!

Professional manual

Continual development path
 
 


   
Taking-off support for Microsoft® Excel™

DimSheet-PRO

Extend the use of your Microsoft® spreadsheets with the taking-off utility for all QS's and Estimators.

Spreadsheets systems are good at many things but taking-off isn't one of them - until now.

DimSheet-PRO™ is THE taking-off measurement system which links straight into all your existing Microsoft® Excel™ spreadsheets.


At the touch of a button your existing spreadsheets can have real taking-off power with DimSheet-Pro™ taking on all the taking-off chores leaving Excel™ to get on with doing what it can do rather than what it can't.

DimSheet-PRO™ gives you all you need for taking-off including timesing, annotation, sidecasting and anding-on in a fully featured extremely affordable package with tradition 'vertical style' dimsheets and common QS approaches, and with it's AutoCheck™ feature mistakes can be a thing of the past.

Easy to use, quick and easy to learn, DimSheet-PRO™ is the new 'must have' utility package for all QS's and Estimators. It will quite literally halve your taking-off time (or even better). Pound for pound it's one of the best investments in construction industry software you can make today and you can order it now by going to our DimSheet-PRO™ order form.

And to back up our confidence, the complete system is backed up by our no quibble 30 day money back guarantee. That gives you a whole 30 days to try the software in your own business daily routines and then return it if it doesn't live up to your expectations.


Who's it for?

Quantity Surveyors, Estimators and Architects working with and without Microsoft® Excel™ who wish to standardise their approach to measurement and need to junk their calculators and bits of paper (you know who you are!!!). Ideally suited to small bills and estimates undertaken on Excel™. DimSheet-PRO™ is an International system and handles metric and Imperial measurement standards straight from the box and can convert between the two.


Who's it not for?

Users undertaking large complex BQ and extensive Cost Planning projects. Those users should look at QSExpress™ and/or LaunchSite™


What's available

  Software
  Installation CD
  A4 manual
  Multi Media based Help/Tutorials [CBT]
  In use support
  Web centre access

  Request more info >>>

  Download the brochure
 
DimSheet PRO
PC based

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 & 10 fully supported

Runs stand alone or can link with Excel™ - it's your choice

Reduces taking-off to minutes not hours


Metric and Imperial modes (and can even convert between the two)
Easy to learn, easy to use

Professional manual

Direct backup from Visual Precision - the authors!

Affordable price


Complete with full audio visual multi media Help/Training system
 


   
Bills of Quantities Production
Builders Quants Estimating
Specification Writing

QSExpress™

The engine you've been waiting for!

One of the flagship systems of the QSToolbox ™ range of software, QSExpress™ is the reply to the industries repeated requests for a better engineered Bill Production and Tender Price Analysis system

Designed specifically to address the time and accuracy requirements of professionals requiring to produce bills, builders quants estimates and tender analyses functions within competitive fee constraints, QSExpress™ delivers the real and immediate commercial benefits demanded in todays competitive industry.


Who's it for?

Quantity Surveyors and Estimators with a need to produce accurate Bills of Quantities, Tender Analysis Reports and Builders Priced Estimates in the minimum of time necessary. Suited to both the single user and multi user office, users will be looking for a system to help them work to tight deadlines with the minimum of training but with the highest of confidence. Understanding of the significance of after sales support and industrial strength software engineering will also weigh heavily in the users careful choice of system


Who's it not for?

The very budget conscious who still think all systems are the same. Those who think you can still get something for nothing. Those who still believe in free lunches. Potential users who ask about the price first and it's abilities second.


Community software

QSExpress™ communicates seamlessly with other members of the QSToolbox™ family of applications including EasyGrid™ for electronic digitiser based taking-off, EasyEarthworks™ for cut & fill measurement and LaunchSite™ to which it can pass analytical elemental cost planning data

QSExpress™ can handle incoming tender bids priced via exported CITE (Construction Industry Trading Electronically) files.



What's available

  Software
  Installation CD
  A4 manual
  Multi Media based Help/Tutorials [CBT]
  In use support
  Web centre access

  Request more info >>>

  Download the brochure
 
QSExpress
At a glance feature set:

Single user and SQL Server based multi user versions
Traditional industry standard taking-off approaches
Drag & drop and Drag & Duplicate handling
Auto billing sortation
On-the-fly automatic data saving
Optional Specification Writing engine
Library Management
Library Creator
PQS Pricing& Builders Pricing
Analysis (multiple formats)
Unlimited tender prices
Tender Comparisons (4 methods)
Export to Excel™
Export/Import to CITE
Metric & Imperial support in one system
Multi currency
NRM2 compliant bill formatting with NRM2 library available


Easiest to use screen interface ever designed for this type of application with easy to use drag & drop functionality

Offers the most sophisticated and powerful taking-off engine ever written.

Additional module for specification writing available
VERY easy to use - one days hands-on training should see you flying

Multi media Help gets you up and running fast!

Direct backup from Visual Precision Ltd - the authors!

Affordable price and multiple libraries

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 & 10 fully supported

Digitiser and CAD file take-off options

Beats the competition hands down!
 


   
Cost Planning
Feasibility Estimating
Cost Modelling
Tender Estimating & Bidding

LaunchSite™

So good it's like legalised cheating.

Impressing clients is a key factor in retaining old accounts (as well as getting new ones) and with clients becoming ever more demanding your software systems must be right up to scratch. Delivering impressive reports is the name of the game, reports that convert your professional skill into attention grabbing, account retaining Cost Plans and Tender Bids with real punch - plans that are quick to construct - plans that write more to your bottom line - plans with the accuracy to confidently take a project to site (and beyond). LaunchSite™ is the system to achieve all of this...and more.

Bigger projects means bigger clients and profit earning Cost Plans and Tender Bids need more than simple spreadsheets to keep you in the game.

So where does LaunchSite™ score over other solutions? Firstly, its innovative ‘front end’ welcomes new users like no other system. Confidence in the system is immediately high, removing the typical resistance to change barrier and leveraging the users confidence constructively.

Secondly, the effortless technical ability of the system becomes instantly recognised by new users enabling them to engage the task ahead with zeal and a clear head. Large projects are no longer seen as proverbial mountains but are simply and effectively reduced to managable tasks that users attack with ease, little or no stress and therefore greater thinking and problem solving abilities. Short and pressing time scales can be engaged with the certain knowledge that the system is up to the job so each and every user can let their abilities and flair rise to the challenges that is todays fast moving construction market.

Of course, these reasons are just the start of why LaunchSite™ is the supreme champion in its field. More key profit earning features revolve around its technical prowess including easy to use drag and drop technology, stunning flexible reports via its Industry Standard report generator Crystal Reports, it's totally integrated taking-off capability, and other key features such as non destructive editing and of course its prescription strength HotLink™ tie-up with EasyGrid™, EasyEarthworks™ and OnSight™.


Who's it for?

Cost Planners and Tender level Estimators with the need to produce serious, in depth, highly detailed cost plans, cost models, feasibility studies and full tender bids.


Who's it not for?

Users who are still convinced spreadsheets can cope.


Community software

LaunchSite™ exchanges data with other members of the QSToolbox™ family of applications including EasyGrid™ for electronic digitiser based taking-off, OnSight™ for screen based taking-off from electronic format drawings and QSExpress™ from which elemental reference costs and tender based item costs can be mined.


What's available

  Software
  Installation CD
  A4 manual
  Multi Media based Help/Tutorials [CBT]
  In use support
  Web centre access

  Request more info >>>

  Download the brochure
 
LaunchSite
At a glance feature set:

Traditional industry standard taking-off approaches
Drag & drop and Drag & Duplicate handling
Audit trail system
Intelligent completion tracking
On-the-fly automatic SAVE function
Cross analysis capability
PQS and Contractor flavours
7 level 'drill down' structure
Time and Location Index linked cost adjustment capable
Metric & Imperial support in one system
Multi currency
and much more...

Full Windows compliant architecture for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 & 10

Stand alone and multi user SQL server based multi user

Integrated Crystal Reports Generator with optional customer creator

PDF, XLS, XML and RTF publishing options as standard

Multi analytical reporting formats including BCIS, Client Code, Benchmark, Cost Centre etc

Fully intergrated taking-off abilities with powerful taking-off dimsheet engine
Full tender resource reporting with supplier pricing and total analytical analysis

Direct backup from Visual Precision Ltd - the authors!

Affordable price, single and true multi user options.

Full audio visual multi media Help/Training system

Digitiser and CAD file take-off options

On-going development path

Cloud based options
 


   
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