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The New Ultimate software update: PlusSpec V 1.3.5

By | PlusSpec, PlusSpec Updates | 2 Comments
What’s new in Version 1.3.5?: This update includes the following:
  • Multi-Skin Wall, which allows plasterboard thickness & has the option for cavity insulation
  • Solid Wall, which includes concrete walls
  • Skirting in the Flooring Tool
  • Block & Beam option in the Joist Tool
  • Tag Tool, which gives you the ability to point out areas in your project for easier collaboration & communication
  • More image types able to be used when creating materials
  • Ability to switch between material libraries (AUS, US & UK – with more coming soon)
  • Water Tank, Corner Brick Sill & Round Window components added to the Component Tool
  • Updates to Take Off / Estimation Tool
  • Updates for scenes including the new Presentation scene
  • Updates to tool dialogues
  • Bug fixes
We believe that PlusSpec for SketchUp is revolutionizing BIM/VDC (particularly within Residential construction). But, we are committed to making it even better. At PlusSpec, we take the time to listen to what our customers want. We value your feedback, and we would like to thank the PlusSpec community for your ongoing support, ideas, and suggestions. The best thing about being part of the PlusSpec community is that you can influence the future of PlusSpec. So please, keep sending us your ideas and suggestions. We love hearing from you. So, please continue to help us, help you. The team at PlusSpec have been working hard to capture everything that you have asked for, and we are trying to incorporate each suggestion as quickly as possible. However, we also have some remarkable, game-changing plans for the future. We have no doubt that you are going to love each and every update. PlusSpec 16 coming soon:
  • Composite Walls
  • Composite Material Drag & Drop
  • Batten Out feature
  • Paint feature
  • Updated dialogues
  • Updated Splash Screen and more!!!
Check out the images below to see just a few of the new features in PlusSpec V 1.3.5  
Multi-Skin Wall

Multi-Skin Wall

 
Solid Walls

Solid Walls

 
Skirting

Skirting

 
Block & Beam

Block & Beam

 
Round Window

Round Window

3D model Section cut fills in Sketchup and PlusSpec

By | Architecture, Design, Designers, PlusSpec, Sketchup, Sketchup for Construction & Estimating, Sketchup tips and tricks, Software, Tutorial | One Comment
A Sketchup Tip and trick that will save you some time when using section planes in your 3D model. Basically Sketchup is a surface modeller which means the geometry is hollow. When you cut a section through wall or a prism you will see the inside of the geometry that may have supposed to be solid Like this.3D model is hollow when cutting a section   Step 1 Create & place a section in your Sketchup modelUse Sketchup section tool or PlusSpec scene creator to create a 3d section cut in your 3d model Step 2 Ensure your section planes are showing and right click the section cut in Sketchup and select create group from slice. Note it is easier to place your section in 3D view or perspective instead of parallel projection. Basically this gives your model a 3D perspective as you would see in real life. Select the section plane in Sketchup 3d model and create componentOnce you have created your group from slice it can be hard to select so here is a  TIP hide part of your model by right clicking and select hide. This will make it easier to to select the section group. Once you select your section group right click and make it a component. Then copy and paste your component in a place where it is easier to work on like in the image shown bellow. You can then simply triple click inside of the copied components and add faces and textures.  2D cad like section plane is now solid in your 3d model When you reactive your section cut you will not see the face as it is still being cut. TIP simply move the section plane forward .1mm and hey presto you have a solid section.  move you section plane forward in your 3d model There is a plugin that you can use named Skalp you can find it here http://www.skalp4sketchup.com/ it will save you a lot of time, we are talking about integrating Scalp into PlusSpec in the future so stay tuned. the aim is to make your 3d modelling experience seamless.
You can simply add  a colour to your section cut in your 3d model.

You can simply add a colour to your section cut in your 3d model.

Happy Designing

The Problem with BIM

By | ArchiCAD, Architects, Architecture, BIM, Construction, Design, Designers, PlusSpec, Revit, Sketchup | No Comments

It’s not meant to be hard.

The Secret of BIM_Its not meant to be hard Disclaimer:  No Grandmothers were harmed in the making of this article (as we did not make them try to use any of the mainstream BIM software systems).   The word ‘simple’ is often interpreted as meaning something that lacks power or sophistication. In fact, many professionals often equate simplicity with being amateurish. But in the words of Steve Jobs ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’.   The ‘Grandmother principle’ does not actually mean that something should be so simple to use that even your Grandmother could use it. The Grandmother principle outlines that if something is overly complex, then it will inevitably cost you and your business as much as it will ever give you.   The truth is that current BIM software have innumerable complexities and constraints – especially for Residential design and construction. They are incredibly difficult to learn, cost you a vast sum of money to purchase and upskill staff (which is why the vast majority of practices do not even provide sufficient training), as well as prolonged periods of unproductiveness. Complexity also breeds specialization. Software specialization is bad news for Architects, Builders and Estimators. Why? Architects need to focus on design. Builders need to focus on construction. And Estimators/Quantity Surveyors need to focus on estimating. Software is merely a tool – an evolution of the pencil and paper, which should simply allow you to work faster and smarter.   You need a software solution that is simple to teach and quick to master. You should not have to structure your recruitment process around software specialization, or fear losing staff simply due to their ability to use a program.   To quote John Maeda in The Laws of Simplicity, ‘Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.’   SketchUp logo For those of you who have never used SketchUp, it is the most popular free-form 3D modeling software in the world. As the name suggests, SketchUp was born out of the desire to design in 3D in a manner that is reminiscent of sketching. As the team at SketchUp put it, ‘SketchUp Pro is like a pencil with superpowers.’ And they are not wrong. SketchUp has been created so that you can design in 3D with freedom. It allows you to concentrate on designing, not modeling. In the words of the SketchUp team ‘When the medium is simple enough, the barriers to creativity disappear.’   The problem with SketchUp is that even though it is used by the vast majority of design professionals, it is often derided for being too simple (and lacking those much needed BIM features). It is more often than not deemed to be a great concept design and visualization tool, which is put into a similar category as Photoshop: nice to have, but not essential.   And even though a large portion of Professionals have been vehement in their belief that SketchUp could not compete with other full implementation BIM software, the simple truth is that millions of Professionals around the world love using it, and have been waiting for SketchUp to become smarter, more powerful, and parametric – so that it could truly compete with the likes of Revit and ArchiCAD.   That time has arrived. Introducing PlusSpec for SketchUp: PlusSpec for SketchUp 3D CAD & Estimation Software Logo PlusSpec for SketchUp is an amazing new design and estimating 3D CAD software, that combines the power of BIM (Building Information Modelling), VDC (Virtual Design and Construction), 3D Modelling, 2D Planning/documentation, and Estimation. PlusSpec uses real manufacturers products from the free RubySketch online library, and generates automatic specifications and product schedules. Material take-offs and estimates are formulated as you design. PlusSpec incorporates parametric modelling within the native SketchUp platform, so that any design option can be explored quickly and easily in either BIM or free-form 3D.   Although PlusSpec for SketchUp can be used for any type or size of construction, PlusSpec has been specifically designed for Residential design and construction, and it is the first CAD software that benefits both Design Professionals and Builders/Contractors/Estimators equally.   Material take-offs and estimates (Builders & Estimators) and feasibility studies (Architects) will never be the same again.   PlusSpec has grown SketchUp into a full implementation (from concept to construction) BIM solution that will finally provide Architects and designers with the tool that they have been waiting for. It has been created so that you can design, document and prepare feasibility studies or estimates faster and smarter. You have the best of BIM technology and parametric modeling (PlusSpec), as well as free-form modeling (SketchUp), which provides you with total design freedom. You are not limited by components/families, or our wall types. In fact, your imagination, is your only boundary!   PlusSpec for SketchUp is the perfect balance between design and construction and epitomizes and enhances the SketchUp mantra: ‘Great tools are ones you look forward to using…They let you do what you want without having to figure out how. They help with the hard or boring tasks so that you can focus on being creative, or productive, or both.’    PlusSpec for SketchUp is Revolutionizing Residential BIM: Perform complex tasks, simply. Enrich your workflow. Easy to learn and upskill. Increase your efficiency. Maximize your profits!   Take a look for yourself: www.plusspec.com

The Top 5 Tools that every Architect Needs

By | Architects, Architecture, Design, Designers, PlusSpec, Sketchup | 4 Comments
1. A camera and two feet (feet optional): PlusSpec for SketchUp 3D CAD design software_architectural photo inspirations Architects need to collect images. And most importantly, you need to travel so that you can see and experience the sights and sounds of the different cities and towns, from antiquity to present.   If you see something beautiful, you should take a photo and then store these images in an Inspiration folder. This collection will form a tangible ‘architectural memory’ for you to refer to, use, and learn from.   If you can afford to travel and see the architectural splendours around the world, you will benefit immensely. Architecture is not just about form and function. It is also about the feel and emotion.   2. A big Fat pencil (and pens): PlusSpec for SketchUp 3D CAD design software_Clutch Pencil Every Architect should sketch. We are not talking about creating visual masterpieces, or works of art. We are talking about sketches. Sketches are simply a way of exploring an idea visually. They are not for presentation purposes. They are simply a ‘mind-dumping’ exercise. And there is no faster way to concretize an idea than with a big fat pencil (for a concept), or with pens (for details).   YOU DO NOT NEED TO DRAW WELL. You need to understand that sketching is different to drawing. This distinction is crucial. Otherwise, you will be too afraid to sketch. Sketching for Architecture is simply about working through your thoughts. What you do with your sketches is up to you. In our experience, they almost always end up in the bin the moment that they become unnecessary.   You need a big fat pencil. Big fat pencil’s allow you to quickly capture your mind’s intent. It is about expressing the ‘parti’ or concept, not the fine details. And most importantly, they are just sexy!   You need pens of varying thicknesses (and perhaps even various colours). We would suggest that two pens of varying thicknesses is sufficient: a very fine one for lighter lines, and a thicker pen for the heavier profile lines.   3. Paper PlusSpec for SketchUp 3D CAD design software_yellowtrace paper Even in this modern age paper should be readily available, whether it be in the form of a notebook, or yellowtrace. We think that it goes without saying that you will need these. Although we are proponents of paperless offices (and envisage that the future of BIM/VDC will create a paperless workflow), an Architect will always need paper to sketch on.   4. A Waste bucket PlusSpec for SketchUp 3D CAD design software_waste bucket   An Architect needs a waste bucket, both in the physical sense, as well as in the philosophical sense.   Physically: It is important that you keep your work desk tidy: A clear desk makes for a clear mind. You will need a physical waste bucket to purge yourself of your endless sketches (once they have served their purpose).   Philosophically: Just as a writer needs to be able to ‘kill their babies’, and discard words, sentences and paragraphs (no matter how eloquently posed), Architects need to be able to ‘kill their babies’ also, and remove ideas that no longer fit a project by enriching the parti.   Note: Just as writers store their killed words, make sure that you store your killed concepts/details for future use. You never know when they may become the perfect solution.   5. SketchUp: SketchUp logo   We believe that every Architect should use SketchUp (to at least some extent). The SketchUp mantra is: ‘Great tools are ones you look forward to using…They let you do what you want without having to figure out how. They help with the hard of boring tasks so that you can focus on being creative, or productive, or both.’ This philosophy perfectly reflects the needs of an Architect.   For those of you who have never used SketchUp, it is the most popular free-form 3D modelling software in the world. As the name suggests, SketchUp was born out of the desire to design in 3D in a manner that is reminiscent of sketching. As the team at SketchUp put it, ‘SketchUp Pro is like a pencil with superpowers.’ And they are not wrong. SketchUp has been created so that you can design in 3D with freedom. It allows you to concentrate on designing, not modelling. In the words of the SketchUp team ‘When the medium is simple enough, the barriers to creativity disappear.’

Are you an Architect, Designer, Builder or Estimator in the United Kingdom? PlusSpec is launching a UK Material Library that will revolutionize your CAD 3D BIM software workflow

By | Architects, Architecture, BIM, Construction, Design, Designers, manufacturers, PlusSpec, PlusSpec Updates, Sketchup, Sketchup for Construction & Estimating, Software | 2 Comments
PlusSpec for SketchUp is an amazing new design and estimating 3D CAD software, that combines the power of BIM (Building Information Modelling), VDC (Virtual Design and Construction), 3D Modelling, 2D Planning/documentation, and Estimation. PlusSpec uses real manufacturers products from the free RubySketch online library, and generates automatic specifications and product schedules. Material take-offs and estimates are formulated as you design. PlusSpec is the first CAD software that benefits both Design Professionals and Builders equally. Material take-offs and estimates (Builders) and feasibility studies (Architects) will never be the same again. Although PlusSpec for SketchUp can be used for any type or size of construction, PlusSpec has been specifically developed for Residential design and construction. Please take a moment of your time to go to our website and learn how PlusSpec will benefit you, no matter where you live in the world: www.plusspec.com Earlier this year, we officially launched PlusSpec, which included Australian and US Material libraries. However, we understand that construction methodologies differ from country to country, so we are dedicated to releasing PlusSpec software versions that suit every region around the globe. Since our launch, we have had thousands of requests from UK Architects and Builders for a UK Material Library. You Asked, We Listened. Introducing the PlusSpec UK Material Library: We are proud to announce that the PlusSpec UK material library is coming soon. We are currently Beta testing, and foresee an imminent release. Although we believe that this is a big step in the right direction for our UK users, this is just the beginning, and there is a lot more to come! Do we have every manufacturer in the UK? Not yet. However, in the coming months, we will be working with UK manufacturers to create more content, and to establish a comprehensive and dedicated UK product library. In the meantime, you can create your own products and materials, and associate the brand, and other desired ‘BIM’ information (such as size, cost, etc), which you can save for repetitive use. If you generate your own free-form custom objects, or use a model/component/family from another software package, just remember to use the PlusSpec BIM tool, so that it becomes a true smart object, with all of the necessary information. So, what’s new in this PlusSpec update + the UK Material Library?: Block and Beam Tool We are proud to announce the release of this amazing Block and Beam option, which allows our UK users to generate this popular floor typology with a simple click of a button. The new Block and Beam floor option is generated with the Floor Joist Tool. This floor option has been one of the biggest requests from our UK users, and we know that its inclusion is going to dramatically enrich the workflow of all UK architects and builders. Brick and Block sizes(UK): PlusSpec now contains all of the standard UK block sizes. With PlusSpec, you model is a virtual representation of what will be built. Simply select the size of block that you want to use, and all of the information will be captured in the model and the Take-Off: size, thickness, quantity, price, etc. Like all of the walls in PlusSpec, the blocks are parametric, so if you decide to change the size of block, you can simply modify it with the click of a button. Brands and Materials (UK) It is important to understand that generic content can inevitably lead to errors through misrepresentation. PlusSpec uses real products, from real manufacturers, and allows you to create your own. PlusSpec will give you an enormous advantage over your competitors by reducing human interpretation of products. PlusSpec comes with a direct link to the Rubysketch online library, which provides our users with access to real manufacturers’ products, specifications and warranties. All products are exact representations of the actual product, which mitigates the possibilities of error, and creates a smarter and more accurate documentation set. We took the liberty of creating several UK manufacturers products for the PlusSpec UK release. However, this is just the beginning. In the coming months, we will be working with UK manufacturers to create more content, and to establish a dedicated UK product library. Composite Walls (stage 1) This is Stage 1 of turning all of the PlusSpec wall types into Composite walls (full control of layers). Stage 1 allows users to include actual thickness of materials, such as, plasterboard/gyprock, as well as being able to include (and assign a thickness to) cavity insulation. It also allows the use of timber battens on timber stud wall types. Concrete Walls We are happy to announce the the addition of the Concrete wall type, which has been a popular request. The Concrete wall tool allows the user to easily adjust the wall thickness, which also automatically quantifies the cubic capacity for walls.   Skirting The new Skirting tool is simple and powerful. You do not have to trace or select walls. Whenever you model a floor, you are able to automatically generate parametric skirting, which you are free to modify or remove at any time. TAG Tool This new tool enables unprecedented collaboration, by allowing you and your consultants to assign notes or questions directly inside the model. You can also add information that you want captured in the Take-Off, such as billable time or variations. Builders will be able to generate visual RFI’s by assigning a tag to the detail in question, and the design team will be able to locate the RFI and answer it without the need for any deciphering. Timber stud framing sizes (UK) PlusSpec now contains all of the standard UK timber stud sizes. Simply choose the required timber size from the list and ensure the accuracy of your drawings. If you need to change timber sizes to align with your engineers specifications, you can simply select your walls and then assign a new timber size. And much more, such as:
  • Generic wall types
  • Generic materials (Rammed Earth, etc)
  • Handrail tool
  • General bug-fixes & improvements
At PlusSpec, we take the time to listen to what our customers want. The best thing about being part of the PlusSpec community is that you can influence the future of PlusSpec. Don’t miss out. Purchase TODAY! www.plusspec.com

NSW draft review of the building professionals act 2005

By | Construction, Designers | No Comments
Building design and planning is undergoing a review in NSW. You may like to read pages 186 through to 189 if you are a building designer. There are clear benefits of being part of a reputable association such as the Building Designers Association Australia. For more information on the Building designers Association Australia see.  http://www.mydesigner.net.au/index.php/contact-us   Draft Review of the Building Professionals Act 2005 – 21 August 2015 There are pros and cons in the draft of which many will be evident and should be open for discussion and comment before the review is complete. Building Professionals Board   BP Act Review draft report recommends significant reforms to certification and building regulation Dear Stakeholder, Mr Michael Lambert has produced a draft report as part of his independent statutory review of the Building Professionals Act. Mr Lambert has inquired into the effectiveness of certification and building regulation in NSW, and concurred with the challenges identified in previous reviews. He has also taken into account valuable feedback he received on the previous discussion paper through surveys, submissions, interviews and face-to-face consultation events. More than 40 recommendations Mr Lambert’s draft report recommends the creation and proper resourcing of a single building regulation office, a new ‘Building Act’, and a partnership model between state and local government to help with compliance and enforcement matters. Mr Lambert would like to see enhanced certifier accountability to act in the public interest, the creation of a best practice certification and building regulation process, an electronic information strategy, and the prioritisation of reforms to fire safety and waterproofing certification. Draft report now on exhibition – have your say The Draft Review of the Building Professionals Act 2005 – 21 August 2015 is being exhibited on the Building Professionals Board website for 28 days. Mr Lambert will consider all submissions as well as the results of an independent cost-benefit analysis of the proposed reform package. I encourage you to read Mr Lambert’s draft report and send feedback for his consideration before he finalises his report in two months’ time. Submissions and comments may be sent by: Submissions close at 5 pm on 21 September 2015. All submissions will be published online, so please read our privacy statement. More information More information about the review can be found on the Board’s website.
Dr Gabrielle Wallace, Manager BPB Dr Gabrielle Wallace Manager Building Professionals Board

The Top 3 Technologies that will Transform the Construction Industry

By | Architecture, BIM, Construction, PlusSpec, Sketchup, Tradies, Uncategorized | 2 Comments
1. BIM/VDC Software PlusSpec_Take-OffWe believe that BIM/VDC (Building Information Modelling/Virtual Design & Construction) is the most important technology that the Construction Industry MUST embrace.   In Australia, design and construction professionals operate in a very high-cost environment. Productivity and waste reduction are essential for our continued prosperity – and yet we continue to be hamstrung by errors and other compounding issues that technology should have made antiquated.   The problem with technology is that as it becomes more prevalent in the day-to-day business of our industry, the easier it is to become lost – not knowing which platform to use, or who to believe. And although the architecture and manufacturing industries are now embracing BIM/VDC, a large percentage of the construction industry (particularly the residential construction industry) are unaware of its advantages, and don’t even understand what technology is now available.   Although larger Construction Companies are beginning to embrace BIM/VDC, many Residential Builders still think that it is not applicable to them – and that it will not offer them any tangible benefits. However, this could not be further from the truth.   The benefits of BIM/VDC are many, but simply put, it will: provide the ability to virtually test a number of factors, without having to waste the time and resources to actually build the structure; decrease project delivery time; keep projects under budget; reduce errors and waste; increase the efficiency & quality of your communication; facilitate better collaboration; and raise your level of Customer satisfaction.    The Construction Industry NEEDS to embrace BIM/VDC – including Residential Builders.   2. Tablets/Smartphones Tablet Smartphone Technology The adoption of tablets/smartphones, in conjunction with BIM/VDC, will dramatically impact the Construction Industry.   Combined with BIM/VDC technology, builders will be able to access an ‘on-site’ version of the project, and they will be able to quickly add relevant notes, queries and dimensions. This will enable companies to be able to act as a cohesive team, whether they are on site, or in the office. Moreover, it will greatly improve communication between Design Professionals and the Construction Industry.   RFI’s are tedious and painstakingly slow. Surveys estimate that the Construction Industry spends at least 30 minutes for each question raised in the field. On top of this, most RFI’s are not visual in nature and require deciphering, which only exacerbates the problem.   However, with tablet/smartphone technology, combined with BIM/VDC technology, this can now be done in less than 5 minutes. Builders can simply open an ‘on-site’ 3D model and generate visual RFI’s, or open a PDF of the plans, markup the problem, and then email the RFI.   RFI_ExampleWith the advent of this technology, Builders will be able to track and generate site analytics, track products (QR codes), and much more. Paper will be phased out (or at least minimized). Let’s face it, paper is expensive, hard to manage, environmentally unfriendly, and antiquated. In the near future, paperless construction sites may become the norm.   3. Augmented Reality Augmented Reality Although Augmented Reality is still in its infancy, it is the next evolution in the BIM/VDC process, and has the potential to revolutionize the Construction Industry. Combined with tablets/smartphones, or ‘Augmented Reality glasses’, Builders will have the potential to see the BIM/VDC model in the real-world environment. Simply put, this means that Builders and Trades will be able to be on site and overlay the virtual images and data from the BIM/VDC model directly onto the physical space. It will look as though the building has already been constructed.   Real time visualization will create better insight into the design and construction details, and completely eradicate the need for 2D drawings and paper. Imagine being able to actually see the site setbacks, or to overlay the BIM/VDC virtual model on top of the as-built construction, for comparison and error analysis.   The benefits of Augmented Reality boggle the mind. But one thing is certain: it will dramatically enhance the BIM/VDC workflow, and make it even more essential that the Construction Industry has fully embraced BIM/VDC technology.

PlusSpec: The Smartest Way to Quote

By | Architecture, BIM, Construction, Designers, PlusSpec, Sketchup, Sketchup for Construction & Estimating, Tradies, Uncategorized | No Comments

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Meet Jane: Jane used to be a desperate housewife. She is married to Bob (the builder). They have two children together, but Bob never spent time with them as a family.

 

Instead of taking his lovely wife and children on family vacations, or relaxing with them after work, Bob spent all of his time quoting. He was either on site working (which he gets paid for), or he was at home quoting (for free).

 

Jane had almost given up on her dream of spending the weekends as a family, taking vacations, or to simply escape from time to time on spontaneous, romantic getaways. But then she saw PlusSpec.

 

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At first Bob wasn’t sure if Jane could do all of the quoting/estimating for the business (after all, she had never even been on a building site). He quickly changed his mind!

 

Now Bob spends all of his evenings and weekends with his family (as well as playing golf, or with his mates at the pub), and for the first time in years, he feels less stressed. He never has to waste another second on unpaid work!

 

Jane is loving her new job, and Bob and Jane regularly spoil each other with gifts, from all of the extra cash that they are bringing to the business. They even have the time and money to have the occasional romantic getaway! Not only do they now charge for quotes, but Jane has also started offering an Interior design service to their clients (she puts the Block to shame!). 

 

If you are a Residential builder, stop wasting away your hours tediously preparing quantity take-offs, and losing money. You should be on site, not in the office.

 

75% of small builders indicate that their wives/partners already do the invoicing and administration work. With PlusSpec your wife/partner could become your company’s greatest asset, and you will even be able to charge for quotes!

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PlusSpec for SketchUp: Total Customization

By | Architects, Architecture, BIM, Construction, Designers, PlusSpec, Sketchup | No Comments
PlusSpec for SketchUp offers Total Customization, and is the Perfect BIM/VDC Software Solution for Your Company. PlusSpec for SketchUp is an amazing new BIM software, that combines the power of 3D Modelling, 2D Planning, BIM/VDC, and Estimation. PlusSpec uses real manufacturers products from the Australian-made RubySketch online library, and generates automatic specifications and product schedules. Material take-offs and pricing estimates are formulated as you design. Feasibility studies and Building quotes will never be the same again. Out-of-the-box Solution: Unlike many of our competitors, PlusSpec is an out-of-the-box solution: You can simply install it and use it straight out of the box, with minimal required customization to suit your workflow. You can start drawing in 3D, and combined with SketchUp Pro, generate professional 2D drawings, with no required set-up or configuration. PlusSpec for Sketchup offers total design freedom. You can control and customize every element of your workflow, drawing methodologies, and output. The majority of our users do not require Custom PlusSpec Software Solutions (to create specific, unique, features – that specifically suit your company). Licence Price: AUD$990, per 12 month subscription (includes full support and free, regular upgrades) Custom PlusSpec Software Solutions: Every company is different. If PlusSpec does not perfectly suit the unique requirements of your business, PlusSpec can be customized to create a perfect solution for you. Some companies (such as Volume Builders, Specialized product manufacturers, etc) want a specific software solution that is tailored to suit all of its unique requirements. This requires a unique Custom PlusSpec Solution. PlusSpec can be customized to suit your practice/company. For a small consultancy fee, you can meet with one of our team members and discuss the ways in which PlusSpec can be customized to best suit your company’s workflow. From the consultation, you will receive a report, which will outline to you our advice, all associated costs for implementing these custom features, as well as an estimated time of completion. If you are happy with the proposal, the development team at PlusSpec will create a unique and custom software solution to best suit your business requirements. Licence Price: AUD$990, per 12 month subscription (includes full support and free, regular upgrades) Consultation fee: Contact PlusSpec for a quotation. Customization fee: This will be determined from the consultation. Each customization is unique, and the price cannot be quantified until all factors have been considered. To arrange to meet with a PlusSpec consultant and discuss how PlusSpec can be customized to suit your business, please contact: info@plusspec.com  
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