Basic Software Toolkit for Valuation Engineers

Here is a short list of the main software tools used in my office:

  • MARS
    • Salford Systems MARS ($15,000) or
    • R-Language Earth Package (Free)

  • R-Language – Hundreds of other useful statistics, graphing and related products.
  • Quantum GIS https://www.qgis.org/en/site/ (Free)
  • ArcGIS ($$$)
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  • Chief Architect Home Designer Pro (You can always upgrade to Chief Architect Premium)  (Cost $499)
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  • JetBrains 
    • Rider (C#)
    • PyCharm (Python)
    • CLion (C/C++)
    • Intellij (Java, …)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio (C#, Python, …)
  • PostgresSQL (free)
  • SQL Server (May cost)
  • Oracle MySQL (free)
  • Oracle SQL
  • SQLite (free)
  • MS Word 
  • MS Excel
  • Acrobat DC
  • Photoshop 
  • Also recommend the Adobe Creative Suite Full Package – if you can use the other Adobe products).
  • IrfanView (free) for bulk processing of photos
  • Notepad++
  • 1Password to manage passwords
  • WordPress for websites

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