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MEP for residential construction: Why it costs so much in time, money & waste

If you've listened to Episode 2 of our Architects are from Mars Builders are from Venus Podcast, then you would have heard Ross Beattie (a builder with over 20 years in the construction industry) say "You don’t want air-conditioning shafts coming through your trusses/rafters,  and we’ve all seen that. It’s hard for a tradesman to [...]

Podcast Episode 4 – Featuring Drew Pasek

Main Quotes or Takeaways * I've used most CAD software, such as AutoCAD, Revit and others. When I started my own company I wanted to re-evaluate how the workflow occurs from start to finish and how to streamline things. * When I first started with PlusSpec I found it challenging, but I gave myself about 3 months [...]

Podcast Episode 3 – Featuring Garry Jones

Main Quotes or Takeaways * Graphic communication is essential but it needs deciphering and can be interpreted differently by each person reading the drawing. In the past, a lot of meetings were taking place, which did solve a lot of these problems. But because time is money, a lot of these meetings have slowed down (or [...]

What’s New in PlusSpec 2018?

PlusSpec 2018: Bigger, Better, Smarter Our first big update for 2018 is now available! In this post we're just going to focus on the 'big stuff'. So, check out our Release Notes for a full breakdown of improvements. What's New? Our main focus for this update was Windows and Doors. Before this release the window/door [...]

Podcast Episode 2 – Featuring Ross Beattie

Main Quotes or Takeaways * A 2D plan isn't enough for what we need. A working 3D model that shows all the detail (aesthetic and structural) is essential to avoid errors and for the build to meet it's targets, because you can lose a hell of a lot of money at the beginning of a build [...]

Are You Dimensioning Floor Plans Correctly?

Dimensioning a set of plans seems simple, right? Wrong. Dimensioning is way more complex than what most people think, and there is still a lot of confusion and error that continues to be made by the Design and Construction Industry. In this blog post, we're going to discuss the most common mistakes made when dimensioning [...]

Understanding Automated Tag Folders, Tags/Layers inside Sketchup & PlusSpec 2022+

About Tags/Layers:  In essence, Tags/Layers enable you to name and group geometry together and turn the associated geometry off or on according to your preference. A bit of history:  In Sketchup 20 onwards, Layers are now called Tags. Seeing that Plusspec works all the way back to Sketchup 17; we call them Tags/Layer or Tags [...]

Podcast Episode 1 – Featuring Andrew Dwight

Main Quotes or Takeaways * As an owner of a Design-Build company, I was sick of haemorrhaging money from the common issues that cost our industry so much time, money and waste. Because I couldn't find any software that resolved the issues for all aspects of a build (design, estimating & construction), I created a Tech [...]

I’m an Architect, Not a Salesperson!

If you own an Architectural or Design practice and you think that you are not a salesperson, then you are costing your business more than you know! Many of you are probably cringing right now. Let's face it, salespeople often get a bad wrap. That's why most of us don't like being labelled as one. But, like [...]

Introducing the RubySketch 2018 Webcasts

In 2017 we launched a weekly webinar series, and we were blown away by its popularity! These webinars were simply our way of providing even more free training resources to help you get good fast - or to simply discover PlusSpec (and all of its benefits) before making the switch. These sessions were 100% live, [...]