ProEst Estimating Software to Showcase Newest Release of its On-Screen ProEst Takeoff Software with MagniPoint™ technology at Upcoming Trade Shows

Enhancements to ProEst Takeoff version 12 focus on improving speed at every step in the takeoff process

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 3, 2008: ProEst Estimating Software, a leading provider of construction estimating and takeoff technology, will showcase the newest release of its on-screen ProEst Takeoff Software at several upcoming trade shows. Major enhancements to ProEst Takeoff version 12 have been designed to increase efficiencies during each step of a contractors takeoff process.

A significant enhancement to ProEst Takeoff version 12 is the new Magnify Point Function, which allows users to easily select points for measurement without zooming in or out of a blueprint. This time-saving feature expedites the takeoff process by reducing the number of steps needed to select measurements for a takeoff.

ProEst Takeoff now supports the use of multi-page blueprints in PDF format. This allows the user to quickly select a single page from an entire file, which eliminates the need to separate a PDF ahead of time in order to identify the specific blueprint sheet needed for a takeoff.

Another time-saving feature in version 12 is the ability to view two plans at one time. This enables the user to view job specifications on one set of plans while performing a takeoff on a second set in a new window. By toggling between screens using simple mouse clicks, the user can quickly reference specifications while keeping the takeoff visible at all times.

Other key enhancements to ProEst Takeoff version 12 include: - A new auto-load function to import multiple images at one time - An auto-fill function to quickly add layer and sheet descriptions - Improved integration with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office - Additional integrations with online plan rooms

One of the biggest challenges faced by contractors is performing quick, accurate takeoffs, said Jeffrey Gerardi, president of ProEst Estimating. The new ProEst Takeoff software with MagniPoint™ technology allows contractors to at least double their productivity and will integrate directly into their current Microsoft Office software.

ProEst Takeoff 12 will be showcased at the following trade shows: - World of Concrete, January 22-25, 2008, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, Booth # S-10311 - International Builders Show, February 13-16, 2008, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, Booth # W4582 - International Roofing Expo, February 21-23, 2008, Las Vegas Convention Center (South Halls), Las Vegas, NV, Booth # 2149 - Conexpo-Con/Agg, March 11-15, 2008, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, Booth # S-10311

ProEst customers that own ProEst Takeoff and have a current ProEst Service Plan are eligible to upgrade to version 12 at no additional charge.

ProEst is the developer of ProEst estimating software and ProEst Takeoff software, simple, powerful and innovative estimating solutions for construction. An industry leader since 1976, ProEst Estimating Software is used by more than 6,500 construction firms nationwide. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, ProEst is committed to streamlining and improving the estimating process by continuously enhancing its products to deliver the latest advances in technology. Digital takeoff technology, a Microsoft Office 2003 look and feel and seamless integration with popular construction estimating software programs are just some examples.