Webinar Training - PlusSpec

Discover PlusSpec with our Live Webinars

Webinars will last 60 minutes and will cover a broad range of topics that will help you become a PlusSpec Ninja.

If you don’t have PlusSpec, no problem! Come along and see why PlusSpec is the right choice for your business!

UPCOMING WEBINAR: Thursday Nov 23 AEDT / Wednesday Nov 22 PST, 2017

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Time: 9 AM AEDT / 2 PM PST, 2017 

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  • Understanding the BIM Tool & Components

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    In this webinar we’ll be demonstrating the BIM tool in detail. 

    One of the biggest strengths of PlusSpec for SketchUp is that you can easily draw your own 3D objects (such as, lighting, furniture, cabinetry, etc). 

    However, instead of drawing custom objects, you can also find other 3D objects (eg. from the SketchUp Warehouse, or from any other place). 

    We’ll show you how you can then BIM these custom objects (drawn of found) with the PlusSpec BIM tool, so that you can assign information to them (the essence of BIM), and quantify/price these objects. 

    We’ll also discuss the best modeling and file storing practices. 

    And, we’ll end on a Q&A so that you can ask us anything. 

    BIM Built Better. 

    Suitable for non PlusSpec users, Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced users. Pro and Lite. 

    See you there! 

  • A Whole Bunch of Tips and Tricks!

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    In this webinar we’ll be demonstrating a bunch of different things that you can do with PlusSpec for SketchUp that you may not even know that you can do! We’ll show a wide range of things, such as:

    • Creating smart hatching/fills
    • Sharing your Material Library with other users
    • Accessing the new Public material library
    • Projecting roof outlines for 2D plans
    • Using the Purge tool to maximize your file size
    • The Space tool (for room layouts and room size/volume calcs)
    • Saving a library of the PlusSpec materials to use for custom materials
    • The Grid tool, to help you draw to material constraints (eg. brick gauge)
    • The wall and floor surface tools
    • The BIMBits free 3D library

    And, we’ll end on a Q&A so that you can ask us anything.

    BIM Built Better.

    Suitable for non PlusSpec users, Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced users. Pro and Lite.

    See you there!

  • Deck Design & Quantification + Handrails/Balustrades

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    In this webinar we’ll be discussing Decks and Handrails. 

    We’ll demonstrate how you can easily create & quantify a deck or pad, including some of the common deck types, such as: flat, raised, and multi-level. 

    We’ll also show you how you can customize the structure and finishes, as well as how you can add different kinds of handrails/balustrades. 

    And, we’ll end on a Q&A so that you can ask us anything. 

    BIM Built Better. 

    Suitable for non PlusSpec users, Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced users. Pro and Lite. 

    See you there

  • How to model & organize projects with multiple floors/levels

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    In this webinar we’ll be talking about modeling projects with multiple floors/levels. 

    We’ll discuss best modeling practices and show you how you can organize each floor/level so that you can control them separately (via groups and layers). 

    We’ll demonstrate basements, split-levels, and also show you why PlusSpec is one of the most powerful choices for apartment design/estimating. 

    And, we’ll end on a Q&A so that you can ask us anything. 

    BIM Built Better. 

    Suitable for non PlusSpec users, Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced users. 

    See you there!

  • Advanced workflows: Walls, Layers and Custom Faces (for roofs & flooring) 

    *SESSION FINISHED*

    In this webinar we’ll be talking about advanced Tips and Tricks so that you can take your modeling to the next level. 

    We’ll discuss Materials/Products and the Material Creator, so you can build any wall-type (bricks, blocks, stucco/render, lumber/timber, steel, etc). 

    We’ll talk more about Layers and how you can use them for advanced control over your model (toggling between floor levels, creating new 2D views, etc). 

    We’ll demonstrate how you can create your own faces to generate flooring & roofs using the SketchUp tools, and best modeling practices. 

    And, we’ll end on a Q&A so that you can ask us anything. 

    BIM Built Better. 

    Suitable for non PlusSpec users, Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced users. 

    See you there!

  • Collaboration: Fly-throughs

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    In this webinar we’ll be talking about how you can collaborate with PlusSpec for SketchUp. 

    We’ll talk about the scene tool in-depth and discuss how on top of 2D construction drawings, you can easily create immersive fly-throughs for different audiences, such as: customers, consultants, trades, etc. Communicating in 3D is one of the most powerful features of PlusSpec for SketchUp! 

    We’ll discuss layers and styles so that you can control the way your model looks and reads for each view/scene. 

    We’ll also demonstrate the PlusSpec tag tool, which enables you to visually communicate within the model, both internally, and with customers/consultants (eg. RFI’s, Revisions, etc). 

    And, we’ll end on a Q&A so that you can ask us anything. 

    BIM Built Better. 

    Suitable for non PlusSpec users, Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced users. 

    See you there!

  • Customizing Walls & Combining various wall types

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    In this webinar we’ll be talking about the PlusSpec Wall tool. 

    We’ll discuss how to model with the correct LOD (Level of Deatil) and how you can customize your walls with the PlusSpec Material Creator. 

    We’ll also demonstrate how you can combine/join different wall types, and discuss best modeling practices to achieve such things as: Garage step downs, brick piers, horizontally split walls (wainscot), etc. 

    And, we’ll end on a Q&A so that you can ask us anything. 

    BIM Built Better. 

    Suitable for non PlusSpec users, Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced users. 

    See you there!

  • Creating Roofs with PlusSpec: Simple to the Complex

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    In this webinar we’ll be talking about the PlusSpec Roof tool. 

    We’ll demonstrate how to create a range of roofs with PlusSpec for SketchUp, such as: Hip roofs, skillion/shed roofs, flat roofs, etc. 

    We’ll discuss advanced Tips and Tricks so that you can take your modelling to the next level. 

    And, we’ll end on a Q&A so that you can ask us anything. 

    BIM Built Better. 

    Suitable for non PlusSpec users, Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced users. 

    See you there!

  • How to take your 2D drawings to the next level

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    In this webinar we’ll show you how you can create amazing, professional 2D drawings with PlusSpec for SketchUp Pro. 

    We’ll discuss advanced presentation techniques, such as: line work and overlays. 

    We’ll demonstrate how to best use the dimension tool (and discuss all the do’s and dont’s). 

    We’ll discuss sections and section hatching. 

    And, we’ll end on a Q&A so that you can ask us anything. 

    BIM Built Better. 

    Suitable for non PlusSpec users, Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced users. 

    See you there!

  • Presentation Tips and Tricks

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    In this webinar we’ll show you how to make the most of your presentations with PlusSpec for SketchUp, which leaves every other CAD software for dead!

    We’ll showcase how to use fog and shadow to make your model look sexy – straight out of the box.

    We’ll discuss ‘Styles’, and how they completely change the look and feel of your presentation drawings/model – and how they interact with your Layers.

    We’ll discuss line weight, and how you can control the profiles and sections of your model, directly within the model.

    We’ll briefly discuss Material Creation, and how to ensure you get the best seamless/tile-able textures.

    And, we’ll end on a Q&A so that you can ask us anything.

    BIM Built Better.

    Suitable for non PlusSpec users, Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced users – especially if you don’t have much SketchUp experience.

    See you there!

  • PlusSpec 2017 Sneak Peek

    *SESSION FINISHED*

    If you missed out, don’t forget to sign up early to our next one!

    In this webinar we’ll demonstrate what’s new in our upcoming PlusSpec 2017 update!

    BIM Built Better.

    Suitable for non PlusSpec users, Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced users.

    See you there!

  • Interior Design

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    If you missed out, don’t forget to sign up early to our next one!

    In this webinar we’ll demonstrate why PlusSpec for SketchUp is the number 1 Interior Design software.

    We’ll show you how PlusSpec for SketchUp gives you total design freedom, unlike any other BIM software, and will allow you to communicate your designs in a way that your customers will immediately understand and love.

    We’ll discuss how you can use real products from your favourite building manufacturers, which is at the core of Interior Design – and how your designs will become an immersive 3D mood board, unlike anything you’ve seen before.

    Finally, we’ll also show you how you can generate one-click Take-offs/product specifications and cost estimates, so that you can understand and control costs like you never thought possible.

    Suitable for non PlusSpec users, Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced users.

    See you there!

  • Live Q&A

    *SESSION FINISHED*

    If you missed out, don’t forget to sign up early to our next one!

    Join our live Q&A!

    Ask all of your questions about PlusSpec, and we’ll do our best to answer them.

    Not many companies like being put on the spot, but we love it! Why? Because we are that confident that PlusSpec is the right choice for your business, and will transform the way you design, estimate and build.

    Suitable for non PlusSpec users, Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced users.

    See you there!

  • How to Quote from Plans

    *SESSION FINISHED*

    If you missed out, don’t forget to sign up early to our next one!

    In this webinar, we’ll show you how to create accurate Take-offs from 2D plans, faster and smarter.

    We’ll discuss why so many Builders and Estimators are making the shift to PlusSpec. Come and see why our customers are raving about how much money PlusSpec has saved them by being able to SEE plan errors or complexities from the outset.

    Profession focus: Builders

    Suitable for non-PlusSpec users, Beginners and Intermediate users.

    See you there!

  • A Guide to creating 3D Details

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    If you missed out, don’t forget to sign up early to our next one!

    Last week we gave you an overview of why PlusSpec for SketchUp is the perfect balance between design and construction – and how you can easily create beautiful and professional 2D details directly from your model. We also showed you 3D details, and why we believe they are the future.

    In this demonstration, we’ll show you how to create a 3D detail vignette step-by-step!

    Suitable for non-PlusSpec users, Beginners and Intermediate users.

    See you there!

  • 2D & 3D Details

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    If you missed out, don’t forget to sign up early to our next one!

    PlusSpec for SketchUp is the perfect balance between design and construction. In this webinar, you’ll learn why thousands of architects, designers, builders and Universities/Colleges/Apprenticeships are making the switch to PlusSpec – and bringing back the art of detailing!

    – We’ll show you how PlusSpec is VDC (Virtual Design & Construction) and demonstrate how easily you can create unsurpassed construction details directly from PlusSpec models – and in a way that everyone will understand!
    – We’ll demonstrate how you can create amazing 3D detail vignettes (detail templates), and why we believe 3D details are the future.
    – We’ll demonstrate how you can easily import existing CAD details and use them to create 2D line details, or turn them into 3D detail vignettes (as detail templates).
    – We’ll discuss why so many Educational Institutions and Companies are pushing PlusSpec to teach construction detailing to students/employees, and how this will benefit our Industry.

    Suitable for non-PlusSpec users, Beginners and Intermediate users.

    See you there!

  • Doors & Windows 

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    If you missed out, don’t forget to sign up early to our next one!

    In this webinar, we’ll show you everything you need to know about adding doors & windows with PlusSpec for SketchUp.

    We’ll show you how you can easily insert, delete, edit, move and customize doors & windows – as well as how you can label them for your 2D drawings/schedules. We’ll also discuss how all of your doors & windows are quantified in your auto Take-Off/BOM.

    Suitable for non-PlusSpec users, Beginners and Intermediate users.

    See you there!

  • Customize & Create Complex Designs with the best of PlusSpec and SketchUp

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    If you missed out, don’t forget to sign up early to our next one!

    In this webinar, we’ll show you how to use the best of SketchUp’s free-form modeling with PlusSpec’s intelligent BIM, parametric tools. With this combination, you don’t have to be a software genius to create anything ‘outside of the box’ (unlike other software!).

    Suitable for non-PlusSpec users, Beginners and Intermediate users.

    See you there!

  • Geolocating a project & Site Modelling (contours)

    *SESSION FINISHED*

    If you missed out, don’t forget to sign up early to our next one!

    In this webinar, we’ll show you how to Geo-locate a project and how to model a site with contours, place your project within the site, and how to calculate cut and fill volumes.

    We will also discuss the upcoming Add Location changes in SketchUp, which will come into affect on May 22, 2017.

    Suitable for non-PlusSpec users, Beginners and Intermediate users.

    See you there!

  • Drawing walls + Multiple level/Multi-family homes with PlusSpec

    *SESSION FINISHED*

    If you missed out, don’t forget to sign up early to our next one!

    In this webinar, we’ll talk all things walls: drawing, editing, redefining, etc – and then demonstrate the best ways to model Multiple level/Multi-family homes.

    Suitable for non-PlusSpec users, Beginners and Intermediate users.

    See you there!

  • Take-Off/BOQ/BOM & Estimating 

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    If you missed out, don’t forget to sign up early to our next one!

    The most common thing heard from builders: ‘I HATE quoting jobs!’ . Want to improve how you create preliminary quotes, or simply want to know more about quoting and estimating?

    Special guest Andrew Dwight, founder of RubySketch, with decades of experience on the tools and a builder will be showing you how he used PlusSpec to improve his project and profit outcomes, and how to use PlusSpec better for yours.

  • Part 2 (Advanced) Creating Custom Materials/Products

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    In this webinar we will take off from where we left you last week. We’ll show you how PlusSpec allows you to make any material/product and wall types, as well as how you can create accurate Take-off’s/estimates from them.

  • Creating Custom Materials/Products

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    In this webinar you’ll learn how you can easily create custom Materials/Products and save them to your personal Material Library (so you can use them in any current or future project). 

    To put it simply, we’ll show you how to create your own walls, roofs, flooring, structure, etc. 

    This is one of the most powerful and underused features of PlusSpec. You won’t want to miss this!

  • Introduction to PlusSpec

    *SESSION FINISHED*

    In this webinar you will learn ‘Why PlusSpec’. 

    We will introduce you to PlusSpec and show you why it is the smart choice for your business. 

    If you already have PlusSpec but you’re new to the gang, this overview will ensure that you understand the fundamentals of PlusSpec so that you can get good fast.

  • Layout (2D Documentation) – The Next Level

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    In this webinar you will learn how to use SketchUp Layout to create professional, amazing-looking 2D drawings (construction documents) from your PlusSpec for SketchUp model. 

    This webinar follows on from the previous basic overview of Layout, and will help you make the most of more advanced workflows (such as overlay techniques, and creating your own scrapbooks).

  • Getting Started with Layout (2D Documentation)

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    In this webinar you will learn how to use SketchUp Layout to create professional, amazing-looking 2D drawings (construction documents) from your PlusSpec for SketchUp model. This webinar is a basic overview of Layout, and will cover all of the fundamental tips and tricks to help you get started.