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In Focus: Skylights

New products come in an array of configurations and styles. More

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Estimating products that handle pre-sale and post-sale estimating

Last month we distinguished between pre-sale estimating and post-sale estimating.... More

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sketching details on computer-generated drawings

Drawing software and CAD programs have made it easier for kitchen and bath designers to generate floor plans and perspectives. Designers at Case Design/Remodeling in Bethesda, Md., and Callier and Thompson Kitchens & Baths in St. Louis offer examples of how they prepare for presentations by sketching details on computer-generated drawings. More

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Efficient HVAC Put Homeowners in the Comfort Zone

Few systems in a home are as important as its heating, air conditioning,... More

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CAD-Assisted Estimating

By Joe Stoddard. Many remodelers use CAD to create drawings and sales presentations but skip another important feature: the ability to automatically estimate materials. TurboCAD, AutoCAD, Visio, and other CAD programs all can count and report items on a drawing. More

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All CAD, All The Time

How an architectural firm made 3-D computer-aided design central to its design... More

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Using the right presentation tools

For remodelers not blessed with a silver tongue, using the right presentation tools can make all the difference. Tech-savvy remodelers have begun using CAD presentations at sales calls to give clients a sense of exactly what they're agreeing to pay for. More

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Fear Factor

EIFS is just one of the products that have cost builders millions over the years. That's why virtually every production builder shares the opinion of Randy Luther, vice president of construction technology for Centex Homes, about new products." More

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CAD Plus

Ten years ago I coined the phrase "CAD-Assisted Estimating" to describe early... More

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