Trakware is a leader in
the development of powerful, easy to use and affordable excavation
Trakware was established in 1992 in Chicago, Illinois.
In that same year, Trakware launched the first version of
their flagship product, EarthWorks for DOS. The DOS version of the
EarthWorks software was groundbreaking in several ways. It was the first
affordable excavating program, costing many thousands of dollars less than
it's competition. It was designed from the ground up to be user
friendly. And it spoke the user's commands and elevation entries,
freeing him or her from having to concentrate on their computer screen
rather than their drawing.
Trakware relocated to Albuquerque, NM in 1997.
In that same year, Trakware released Earthworks for Windows.
That program continued their tradition of designing software with the user
in mind. The Windows version of the EarthWorks software was laid out identically to
the DOS version, allowing users to transition seamlessly to the newer
In 1998 Trakware released TrenchWorks. TrenchWorks was another example
of Trakware's design philosophy of simplicity and ease-of-use. Within
that same year, two other similar competitive programs were released, only to both
fail with the following two years because they were simply too complicated
In 1999 Trakware released SectionWorks. SectionWorks allows users to
estimate road, rail or canal excavation projects from cross-section drawings. Based on the TrenchWorks
design, it was also a simple program to use.
And during those years, Trakware has continued to refine
it's product line.
In 2000, Trakware released the EarthWorks software as a 32-bit program in
order to harness the power of Windows NT and 2000.
In 2003, Trakware released EarthWorks Pro. The Pro
version of the EarthWorks software allows estimators to bypass most or all of the tedious
task of digitizing from paper drawings. EarthWorks Pro reads
drawing information directly from AutoCAD drawings. This allows
several hours of tedious digitizing to be reduced to minutes of importing
from an AutoCAD file.
In 2005, Trakware released the newest version of EarthWorks and EarthWorks
Pro with hours of built-in training videos.
In 2006, Trakware released it's most important
version of the EarthWorks software since the introduction of EarthWorks for Windows.
The newest version of EarthWorks, uses
solid modeling techniques in it's engine to give the most precise estimates
in 2008, Trakware released it's onscreen version of
EarthWorks to work with PDFs and TIFFs. This gave our users the freedom to
do their takeoffs anywhere, freeing them from their digitizers and their
In 2012, Trakware released it's Vector PDF takeoff version
of the EarthWorks software. It allowed our users to skip all the tracing
required for typical onscreen takeoffs by importing the vector linework
directly from the PDF. That single feature reduced the takeoff time to 1/5th
of the previous time and greatly increased accuacy.
We continue to refine the EarthWorks software with this
single goal in mind. To provide the easiest-to-use excavation takeoff
software at a reasonable price.
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