Ra Workshop Express

Complete, simple, fast, accurate windows and doors estimator

Ra Workshop is one of the easiest to use software for windows and doors design

Complex and complete windows and doors estimation features.
Customize your costing at any level: profile, hardware, glass, labor, installation, etc.
Complex reports, that improve and speed up your estimation process.
Order glass report, allowing you to order glass before the joinery is ready.

Ra Workshop Express is
the complete estimation edition.

It can compute aluminum, uPVC, wood and steel profiles and it can help you design a great variety of products: windows, doors, shutters, roller shutters, insect screens, roller insect screens, panels etc. From here things are getting even easier: bill of material is automatically generated, and tens of other reports are one click away.

This package was designed to run in showrooms

as a windows and doors quotation tool. Using Ra Workshop Express, you can create stunning and professional quotations and we know for a fact that this will translate in more sales for your company.

The perfect choice for you

If you distribute your products using a Dealer network, then Ra Workshop Express is the perfect choice for you. This edition can be configured in such a way that your dealers can use it without having access to confidential information.

COMPLETE SOFTWARE SOLUTION

Why choose Ra Workshop Express

Everything you ever wanted from an estimating platform. Any type of material, any type of component, can be used by anyone to create
quick and accurate quotation that will save you a lot of time and money. Our stunning reports will bring more sales, plus its ease of
use means after an hour of training you’ll be up and running.

Fast and friendly user interface

We have designed the application with a non tech users in mind. The application is flexible and has a very friendly user interface that will allow you to design a windows and doors quote in minutes.

Works with any material: uPVC, aluminum and wood

Able to computer windows and doors made with uPVC, aluminum and wood. Along the way, meeting with different kind of customers with different needs depending on the material they used, we added special features for each material type.

Design a wide range of openings

Casement, Tilt & Turn, Awning, Hopper, Sliding, Sliding Monorail, Tilt & Slide, Parallel Tilt & Slide, Pivot, Folding, Insect Screens, Shutters. When talking about windows and doors we believe that there is no shape and opening that we can’t design with RA Workshop.

State of art reports

We are putting a lot of efforts in our report’s designs, as we know this is your image in front of the customer. Within RA Workshop Express, you have the ability to generate and print a range of professional reports including client’s quotations, dealer’s price, bill of materials, glass order.

Customizable Reporting

Customizable reporting allows you to quickly hide and show various items, making it easy to share different elements of your estimate with a range of people.
All reports can be exported in a range of common formats.

Accurate BOM

You know how it said that the power of the car stays in its engine. Our backend modules accurate compute each element of the window or door to generate a precise bill of materials, that is the base of any financial information: material costs, profit, dealer price, customer price.

Different price calculation

Not only that you can calculate the final price for the customer based on different extra costs and services added to the materials prices, but you can also use alternative methods like square meter price or typed price.

Glass order

RA Workshop is able to accurate compute glass sizes for both regular and irregular shape and present them in an easy to read format. The glass order report can be exported in a range of common formats, to help your supplier import the cutting glass sizes in their own software.

Globalization

We have customers all over the world from Australia & New Zeeland to Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe to South and North America. This led us to develop specific sets of features, for every area where we are present.

Help is also available from our technical support staff

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s where you will find answers to commonly asked questions about choosing, upgrading and using Ra Workshop software. If you need more information before making your purchase decision, don’t hesitate to contact us.

RA Workshop can compute any profile system for windows and doors: PVC, AL and Wood. Also, it can work out with any hardware system even if it’s an international brand or a local one. Finally, you glass list will be up and running so you can have an accurate bill of material when calculating project.

RA Workshop, depending on the edition that you have can design and calculate a complete range of openings: casements, awnings, tilt and turns. French windows, sliding, lift and slide, bifold, tilt and slide, pivots, insect screens, shutters, etc. Our more than 15 years’ experience, working with customers all over the world, made us believe, there are not windows or doors that we can’t compute.

Depending on how many profiles and hardware systems you are using, our support team is able to estimate the number of hours needed to fully your database setup. It is usually taking between 2 to 4 weeks from gathering the information from you or from your supplier until you can start using RA Workshop in production. Take into consideration that changes to the database may appear along the way as you will finetune your products and we can anytime help you with these changes as we are offering after delivery support to our customers.

We have a support department that is in charge with trainings and any request that may come from the customers. We are supporting you via email, phone, skype or remotely connecting to your computer via TeamViewer. Also, if requested, we can send a team on site, in your showroom or factory to train and support you employees to better perform when using RA Workshop.

One of our biggest challenge is to support our customers all over the world. That’s why, people in our support department are working in shifts to assists projects in North and South America as well as Australia and New Zeeland.

The database setup features is open, so whatever our support team is doing in the database, you or your team as a customer can do as well. The disadvantage of managing RA Workshop database yourself is that involved more time from your team, but the big advantage will be that you will have a good knowledge of how the software is working in the background. It is up to you to take the decision to let RA Workshop team manage the database or do it yourself.

You can download anytime RA Workshop Trail version. It is a fully, functional estimation and production version that will work for 30 days. You can check and test any features of our software and verify it is the proper solution for you company.

View System Requirements

Ra Workshop Versions

Desktop (Stand-alone)

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 8.1/10 - 64 bit

CPU Type

* We recommend a 4 core processor or higher, the examples above are for refference.

Intel Core i3 @ 3GHz or higher
AMD Ryzen 3 @ 3GHz or higher

Hard Disk Space

* We recommend an SSD drive for faster database connections/workflow.
*Reserve 10 GB or more for disk space, as your database will grow over time.

500 GB (or higher) standard mechanical drive, SATA III, 7200 RPM or
500 GB (or higher) SSD drive, SATA III, 500 MB/s
Full installation with SQL Server Express: 1 GB with Demo database

Memory (RAM)

8 GB or more

Display Resolution

* We recommend having a higher resolution up to (or more) 1920x1080 when running complex projects that require a vast workspace.

1024×768 or higher with True Color

Network

Ra Workshop will check your license online and will need to be updated regularly. Unrestricted internet access is required.

Network adapter / Ethernet network card

Database

* SQL will be installed automatic with Ra Workshop.

Microsoft SQL localDB 2012 SP3 or higher

Notes

* Administrative user rights required for Ra Workshop installation.
* Mac users can install a virtual machine with Windows 10 OS in order to run Ra Workshop.
* For technical support, users must have internet access and either Microsoft Remote Desktop, Team Viewer or Anydesk installed on their workstation.

Ra Workshop Version

Server Workstation

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 8.1/10 - 64 bit
Microsoft Server 2012 R2 or newer - 64 bit

CPU Type

* We recommend a 4 core processor or higher, the examples above are for refference.
* For more than 8 clients connected simultaneously to the server, we recommend an 8 core server processor.

Intel Core i3 @ 3GHz or higher
AMD Ryzen 3 @ 3GHz or higher

Hard Disk Space

* We recommend an SSD drive for faster database connections/workflow, in RAID 1 or higher if possible (e.g: 2 x 500GB SSD RAID1 array).
* Reserve 10 GB or more for disk space, as your database will grow over time. Once the database exceeds 10GB, you need to purchase a full Microsoft SQL edition, as the Express version limits you to a 10GB database.

500 GB (or higher) SSD drive, SATA III
Full installation with SQL Server Express: 2 GB with Demo database and SQL Management Studio included

Memory (RAM)

16 GB or more

Display Resolution

* We recommend having a higher resolution up to (or more) 1920x1080 when running complex projects that require a vast workspace, if running Ra client on the server.

1024×768 or higher with True Color

Network

* Ra Workshop will check your license online and will need to be updated regularly. Unrestricted internet access is required. * To avoid loading time and loss of work, wireless connections between the client and the server is not recommended.

Network adapter / Ethernet network card
100Mbit/s bandwidth essential for internal network

Database

* SQL will be installed automatic with Ra Workshop.

Microsoft SQL Express 2012 SP4 or higher

Notes

Administrative user rights required for Ra Workshop installation.
For technical support, users must have internet access and either Microsoft Remote Desktop, Team Viewer or Anydesk installed on their workstation and server.
It is highly recommended that we re-evaluate your server requirements depending on the number of clients connected, the complexity of the database (if it has CNC modules, etc.).
We recommend a dedicated server for Ra Workshop server as 3rd party software can affect the connection speeds, relyability and security of the system.

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Up to this moment, Ra Workshop has already implemented the following list of machines.

Cutting centers: Elumatec E555/1 (DGX), Elumatec E255/A, Elumatec SBZ610, Graf Synergy Multifab 3000, Graf Synergy EX1 Protocol, Kaban Cut, Kaban 1030 / 1040 / 1070 (InfoSys), Murat TT 405, Murat Maxer, Pertici 500F2K, Pertici SC55, Rotox ZGS 314, Techna TK145/10 Gold, Soenen Hendrix DVE

Welding centers: Graf Synergy SL4FF, Graf Synergy AKS6100, Kaban, Murat, Sturtz 4HSM_JC, Sturtz 4VSM_JC, Sturtz SE-SL-HSM 30/36), Murat,
Soenen Hendrix Q4, Soenen Hendrix AKS1600, Soenen Hendrix 4HSM_JC/4VSM_JC

Machining centers: Articon SC-231, Elumatec SBZ 608, Graf Synergy STB Multifab 3000, Graf Synergy FAB CUT F1, Graf Synergy Fa1 Protocol, Kaban FA 10xx, Kaban SB3010, Mecal Kosmos 305, Murat NR 210, Murat SC220-40, SAC Sueri F300, Soukup Drilex, Soukup Spectra, Thorwesten PBZ

Profiling and tenoning: Soukup Wizzard, Soukup Crafter, Soukup Crossline 500

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