We understand that different users have different needs. Apex v5 was designed to support modules that allows you to activate new functionality as your business needs it.
The optional Apex v5 CAD Module offers users the ability to import .DXF and .DWG files and make direct edits to individual lines or trace them to draw sketches based on the actual vectors created by various CAD applications.
Key Benefits of the CAD Module include:
- Increased Efficiency
Users can eliminate re-drawing properties where .DXF and DWG files are readily available and have more flexibility to work more directly with architects, builders and other professionals that rely heavily on CAD formats.
- Preview and Layer Management
The CAD Module layer control allows users to turn layers off and on to focus only on the details pertinent to them prior to importing into Apex v5.
- Vector Precision
CAD files are drawn in units of measure and users are given the opportunity to specify the drawn unit of measurement which is automatically converted in Apex giving you vector-based precision you need for accurate area calculation.
Utilize Aerial Photography and MORE
Apex v5 features Photometrics functionality that provides users the ability to load images of hand drawings, blueprints or aerial photography into Apex that they can set a scale based on a known measurement and then trace directly over the image to produce professional results and calculations!
Key benefits of Photometrics include:
- Work with Aerial Imagery
Users can import aerial imagery for use as a reference when creating a property sketch.
- No More Guessing
When it comes to difficult-to-measure properties, sometimes your best and only option is imagery. Provided you have a known measurement, you have everything you need set to draw the entire property!
Save Area Comments/Notes
Apex v5 allows you to store comments for each Area you draw. We liken it to a repository of information that you can reference for future review or pass on to other Apex users without having to keep track of where you left it. You could also use it as a "punch list" ensuring that all the Areas within the property are accounted for.
"Stretchy Curve" Interior Lines
With improvements to Interior Line drawing, you no longer have to manually edit curves through traditional dialogs. Simply roll your mouse wheel and instantly transform your lines into curves. This new functionality makes Drawing Interior lines or tracing via Photometrics faster than ever before.
We have improved our drawing engine providing users with optimal performance and reliability. Larger, more complex sketches now load and render quicker with far less flicker than in past versions. This all adds up to doing your job faster.
Improved Export to Spreadsheets
In previous versions, all that was available were the calculations summary and minor information about the sketch. This has been significantly enhanced to provide subject information, calculation details per Area and sketch images! All of this data can be reformatted and/or referenced by other spreadsheets and applications to match your business needs.
Sketch Page Control
Before Apex v5, your only option was to insert add a page to the front or end of a series of pages. Now you can control your current page by moving it up or down the list of pages until you are satisfied with the new ordering. No more Cut/Copy/Paste required!