Emily Dwight – PlusSpec

Residential builders learn to use CAD software for construction

Why small residential home builders are learning 3D CAD software. With material prices at an all-time high and a shortage of quality tradespeople, smaller builders are finding benefits in 3D construction software. Many builders are implementing 3D CAD software that enables them to walk clients through their home and demonstrate what they’ll deliver and how […]

What to look for when purchasing 3D Software for Residential Construction

  Before purchasing construction software, consider the end result as well as the immediate need. It’s a good idea to look long term when considering a software solution, as buying a pack of band-aids will only fix minor cuts… How do I know which software to buy & how much should I spend? Before you […]

Sketchup Estimating Plugin for Builders

Drawing & Estimating using plugins inside Sketchup, A builders perspective. I’m a building contractor, I used to use Sketchup for the basics, now I use the PlusDesignBuild plugin inside Sketchup to estimate all of my jobs and it’s changed the way I quote and build homes. As a builder, plan interpretation and client communication are […]

IFC to Sketchup Optimizer, Organizer, Quantifier and Procurement

Become super-efficient with IFC & save hours, days, weeks or even months of time with the NEW IFC optimizer toolset for Sketchup IFC inside Sketchup can be slow, messy and painful, so the team here decided to fix it. That’s right, we pimped the IFC ride so you can get more done, more accurately, in less [...]