Free Scaffold Design Software, Seriously

Originally posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

View the complete newsletter here.

Ali Hajighafouri- Product Evangelist, Avontus Software

While we already offer an easy-to-use, standalone design and estimating tool for salespeople and estimators (Scaffold Designer), we want to help out engineers and others who are working in AutoCAD, too. That’s why we’ve released Scaffold Counter, a cost-free add-on to AutoCAD 2012-2015 for both 32- and 64-bit.




What can a free tool do?

As it turns out, quite a lot! Scaffold Counter includes drawing blocks for frame, tube and clamp, ring-type, and Kwikstage scaffolds (with more planned). It also provides an instant count of materials used, weight charts, and other reports. And, because it integrates with Quantify, you can easily create estimates with rates and new jobs.

What kinds of designs can I make with Scaffold Counter?

Just about anything! The tool also includes some basic builds already designed for you. Pedestrian walkways, rolling towers, stairs, and even complex industrial builds like LNG modules are all possible with Scaffold Counter. And, as the name implies, everything is counted for you.


How do I get Scaffold Counter?

Easily! Just visit to learn more. Or, just click the Install Now button to learn more and get the tool.

Avontus products save time.

Design and estimating are just the beginning of a scaffolding project. Scaffold Designer and Scaffold Counter both integrate with Quantify so you can easily add rates to estimates and mobilize materials for jobs. Just look for the Quantify button in the Bill of Materials.

Thanks for reading!

I hope you find Scaffold Counter to be a big help. Spread the word about this free tool and help your fellow engineers, too! Don’t hesitate to share your feedback with us, and if you need tools for non-AutoCAD users, or to manage your scaffolding business, we’re here to help. Click here to contact me for a demo and find out why scaffold companies of all sizes worldwide choose Avontus for their estimating, inventory, job, and billing management software.



Special Offer!

Using Abacus or iRent? Time to upgrade! Windows 8 is now available. Ensure your critical systems are compatible! New customers, purchase Quantify before July,1 2013 and get $1000 off your first license!

By: Michelle Caskey