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Can’t get your head around CAD? Are you old school when measuring drawings?

Take areas and dimensions quickly and easily from PDF drawings. Click on the points and corners of the measurements on the drawing and QuickScale will calculate the dimensions for you. Print the drawing to scale with the measurements. We are available for any questions, or help and support you may need, for as long as you need us, at no extra cost.

Upgrade QuickScale

Do you have QuickScale Lite? If you would like to print the drawing with the measurements and/or export dimensions to a spreadsheet, you can upgrade to the Standard edition.  If you would also like to count items, add notes to the drawing, add measurements together, allocate categories etc, you can upgrade to Plus.  The cost is the difference between the one you have (Lite) and the one you...

Windows or antivirus update

If your PC does a windows or antivirus update and your QuickScale no longer works, do a QuickScale update on the update page of this website

Printing PDF’s and not winning the contract

Do you send your drawings to a printer to have them printed to scale?  How much does that cost – and you might not win the contract? QuickScale is a simple Windows program for calculating areas and measurements on PDF and DWG drawings.  Scale the drawing by clicking on either end of a known measurement and type in the distance.  From then on, click on the points and corners of...

Take Off Software of Choice Award 2019

Building Update has awarded QuickScale the Measurement and Take Off Software of Choice Award 2019.  They said "QuickScale is the UK’S leading software specialist in taking measurements and areas off PDF drawings"

Upgrade your QuickScale to a higher edition

Upgrade your QuickScale to a higher edition.  Only pay the difference between the edition you have and the one your want – you don’t have to buy a new licence. Get features you don’t already have like printing the drawing, counting items, adding notes and text to the drawing, and many more.

Measurements not visible in QuickScale

If your measurements or the measurement lines are not showing in QuickScale, click on the view tab and ensure Show All is ticked, along with lines, areas etc

QuickScale now reads DWG drawings

QuickScale Standard and Plus will read a DWG drawing. Your dimensions and calculations are saved with the drawing as a new PDF.

New updates and improvements released

There is a QuickScale update available on our website. Standard and Plus customers can now open DWG drawings as well as PDF.   For Plus customers, categories has been simplified. To update, copy and paste your keycode into the update page on this website - for all customers - desktop and USB licences. To find your keycode, open QuickScale and click on the View tab, then click About. ...

DWG and DWF drawings

QuickScale Standard and Plus editions will soon support DWG and DWF drawings.  An update is due to be released shortly.

keycodes and errors within QuickScale

Please keep your QuickScale keycodes as you will need these for updates.  To update, copy and paste your keycode into the Update page on this website.  If you experience any problems or errors with QuickScale, DONT UNINSTALL THE PROGRAM because once the keycode has activated, it will not activate again.  Please do an update instead.

New Windows October 2018 Update

New Windows October 2018 Update.  QuickScale Issue. We have discovered a problem with the new Windows 1809 Update (released on 3rd October 2018) that causes QuickScale to hang. The problem manifests itself when you click the Open button on QuickScale.  You get an unhandled exception dialog with the message: "Visual Styles-related operation resulted in an error because visual styles are...

.439 update

Please update your QuickScale to v2.5.4.439.  This will help annotation errors and juddering.  To find your keycode, open QuickScale, click on View then About. This is for both desktop and USB licences.

Price increase - first one in 8 years

On Monday 12 February 2018 we will have our first ever price increase for Standard and Plus licences. We have been trading for 8 years now and this will be our first increase.  All quotes and estimates will remain valid for 30 days after the price increase date, ie until 12 March 2018.

Support notes

Until we can complete the support page, please copy and paste this link into your internet. If you cant find what youre looking for, please email  Thank you    

Virus or trojans

QuickScale is NOT a virus/trojan. Running "anti-malware" programs (which includes anti-virus and anti-spyware software) is good practice and highly recommended (normally!).  There are, however, situations where anti-virus (AV) programs in particular can cause problems - and installing software is one of those situations. Some AV programs are known to "interfere" with QuickScale...

Proud to sponsor Harold Wood Running Clubs annual race again

We are proud to be sponsoring Harold Wood Running Clubs annual charity race again this year.  The 5 mile run on Sunday 1st October will start at 11am.  Come along and watch the race, and enjoy a drink afterwards in the clubhouse.  

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