Quick Estimate. Anything that promises to speed up takeoffs and estimating deserves a look. The Ultra Scale Master Pro digital takeoff tool measures from scale drawings and calculates area and volume. It has 72 built-in scales and four custom scales for out-of-scale drawings. When connected to a personal computer, it can transfer information directly to spreadsheets and estimating software. It costs about $500. Calculated Industries, 800/854- 8075. www.calculated.com

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