Software provides paperless, electronic plans.

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BidScreen XL v2.0 add-in application lets user view, pan and zoom variety of electronic drawing files while measuring and color coding areas, lengths and count items in Microsoft Excel. Quantity measurement and color-coded image is recorded and saved into Excel cell. BidScreen XL contains collection of Excel estimating templates for general contracting, concrete and other sub trades.



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Vertigraph, Inc. Releases BidScreen XL Version 2.0


Dallas, Texas (September 1, 2001)... Vertigraph, Inc., a leading developer of takeoff and estimating software solutions for the construction industry, announces the release of its new BidScreen XL version 2.0 software. BidScreen XL is designed for estimators and quantity surveyors seeking an easy to use takeoff tool for paperless, electronic plans while working in Microsoft Excel.

BidScreen XL is a Microsoft Excel add-in application that lets the user view, pan and zoom a variety of electronic drawing files while measuring and color coding areas, lengths and count items in Microsoft Excel. After identifying the drawing file, simply click on an Excel cell and electronically identify and measure items in seconds with BidScreen XL and your mouse. The
quantity measurement is recorded into the Excel cell and the color-coded image is also saved with the cell. BidScreen XL also contains a collection of Excel estimating templates for general
contracting, concrete and other sub trades.

Feature enhancements to this latest BidScreen XL release include:
* view multiple images concurrently
* takeoff circles, arcs and rectangles by clicking on three points ratlher than tracing
* improved print features with the ability to select the desired scale
* the ability to delete selected measurements at any given point in a drawing

"Electronic plan distribution is gaining in popularity and BidScreen XL is the ideal tool for measuring items and recording the results into a Microsoft Excel workbook. General Contractors
are finding that electronic plan distribution is more efficient and less costly than distributing paper plans. Measuring quantities from paper plans also requires a costly digitizing tablet or a time consuming scale; with BidScreen XL you can now digitize with your mouse" states Erich Schoenkopf, President of Vertigraph, Inc.

BidScreen XL is intuitive and has a similar user interface as Vertigraph's popular BidPoint XL software. BidPoint XL is the leading application in the industry for performing quantity surveys of paper plans in Microsoft Excel with the use of a digitizer tablet.

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