Metal Sales Partners with AppliCad for Metal Building Solutions

Estimating Software Streamlines Projects from Start to Finish

Publish Date: Tuesday, January 04, 2011

LOUISVILLE, KY… Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, the premier nationwide provider of metal panels for the building and construction industry, has officially partnered with AppliCad, a technical software applications development and marketing company based in Melbourne, Australia.  The partnership will allow Metal Sales to marry their high-profile product with AppliCad’s world-class software, which provides industry-specific functionality to improve the accuracy and productivity of metal roofing, tile and wall cladding projects.

AppliCad runs simulations of metal building applications in 3D CAD models, and provides quotations based on those simulations.  Each model is built from an architect’s design, with 70-80% of projects for re-roofing.  AppliCad is an international leader for management of the quoting process.

AppliCad has been exporting their software around the world for over 16 years, with the U.S. being one of their first markets.  However, Metal Sales’ sheer size and presence provides AppliCad with greater opportunities than ever in America.  At the same time, Metal Sales can draw on the unparalleled experience that AppliCad brings to the metal building sector, ultimately providing a premier service at all levels to architects and building construction professionals.

“Working with Metal Sales brings great opportunity to our organization,” says Ray Smith, Managing Director of AppliCad.  “Their status as a high-profile player in the metal industry and as a provider of some of the most elegant solutions for the metal roofing sector will help us to consolidate our position in the American marketplace.”

The partnership brings the unique potential for total integration of AppliCad into Metal Sales business systems.  AppliCad invented the process of modeling roof geometry in 3D and simulating the application of roof material.  This will vastly improve the accuracy and productivity of the estimating team, reduce material waste and create total integration with Metal Sales’ production processes.

With the increasing popularity and virtually limitless applications of metal roofing, Metal Sales and AppliCad are looking forward to a bright future together; combining their talents and experience to offer the most comprehensive metal building services available.

“Our partnership with Metal Sales has already been very valuable for our business,” says Ray Smith.  “They have helped us leverage our product, which is unique to their industry, and our credibility in the sector continues to strengthen.”