Sage North America has released Sage Construction Anywhere, a cloud-based platform that increases accessibility to project data, fostering collaboration. It enables everyone involved in a construction project to work together with common information and keep all projects, people, documents and data securely in one project hub in the cloud. It is built upon Microsoft’s cloud services platform, Azure, which provides data integrity and confidentiality. The Sage Construction Anywhere platform provides the administrator control over who sees what projects and details, as well as makes it easy to invite new companies, people and contacts to a project.
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- Product From SoftPlan Systems, Inc.
SoftPlan Systems, Inc. has incorporated new features into their SoftPlan 2014. The CAD package combines design technology with three-dimensional output and 64-bit memory model. This package update also introduces a subscription based service, SoftPlan+, which provides subscribers with access to a suite of cloud services and other exclusive tools. This additional service allows users to mark up drawings, add notes and take virtual tours of home in full, panoramic 3D from any PC, iPhone or iPad.
- Product From Hardware Resources
Hardware Resources launched the Vanity Visualizer Tool to provide designers, dealers and homeowners with another approach to match and coordinate surface colors and materials with the bathroom vanity styles from the Jeffrey Alexander and Elements collections. Available for iPads, Android tablets, smart phones and all computers with internet access, the user creates a custom space by selecting color and materials for the walls and floors. Vanity styles and sizes can be swapped out, and completed rooms can be saved as PDF files that include dimensions and pricing information.
- Product From Schlage
The Trane and Schlage brands combine to offer the Schlage Link system and expands as Nexia Home Intelligence, a smart home automation system. Nexia enables consumers to remotely manage door locks, heating and cooling, video surveillance, lights, shades and energy usage via any Web-enabled computer and most smart phones. Homeowners can receive a text alert when their kids arrive home from school, the pet sitter comes and goes or a contractor arrives and then departs.
- Product From The Sherwin-Williams Co.
Chip It! from Sherwin-Williams is an interactive Web-based tool that allows users to select any online image and identify the Sherwin-Williams paint colors that match the colors depicted in the picture. Users create a free profile at Letschipit.com and add the Chip It! bookmark to their browser toolbar. This allows users to identify up to 10 colors in online photos by scrolling over the image.
- Product From Ply Gem
The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem is a complete exterior home solution Web tool that includes a field guide and online visualizer to help remodelers walk customers through the home renovation process and visually depict how exteriors can be renovated. Options to view include windows, siding, stone veneer, fence, rail and accessories and accents. Twenty-two homes are available to visualize.
- Product From The Tapco Group
The Tapco Group has introduced the Virtual Remodeler, a Web-based tool that allows users to view building materials on houses. Users can upload photos of their home or select a house from a visual library. The visualizer is available for Tapco brands, including InSpire Roofing, Foundry Siding and Mid-America Siding Components.
- Product From KCD Software
KCD Software has simplified its user interface, making it easier to go directly from custom cabinet and closet design to CNC production, according to the company. The software features visual illustrations that allow the user to quickly select manufacturing tools and input specific tool measurements and sizes. KCD Software’s team facilitates a smooth transition for users of both new and existing CNC equipment to coordinate sample G-code and help them set up their favorite building methods within the software. There is no charge for this service or the free ongoing technical support offered, the company adds.
- Product From ProKitchen
ProKitchen's Professional Design Software for Windows and Mac supports 300+ kitchen cabinet manufacturer catalogs. The National Kitchen & Bath Association CKD exam-approved software includes Countertop Designer, Closet Designer and electronic ordering to EDI-supported manufacturers. Designers can export fully rotational 3D designs to their client's iPad/iPhone/Android.
- Product From 20-20 Technologies
20-20 Technologies features 20-20 Design v10 with a new, modern user interface, the ability to import 3D models from Google warehouse and AutoCAD and improved renderings produced in less time. Created specifically for kitchen and bath industry professionals, this CAD software's built-in rules ensure that projects comply with industry design standards.
- Product From Chief Architect
Chief Architect Software's version X5 of its architectural home design and drafting software offers enhanced tools and advances to existing features to improve the design experience and productivity. New features in X5 include: PDF Import; the National Kitchen and Bath Association dimension tool to automatically place dimensions for interior rooms and elevation views, an improved 3D Walkthrough tool; Progressive Ray Tracing technology and more.