SmartBuild 1-36 Release Notes

SmartBuild 1-36 Release Notes

New Features:

  • Span Table Updates

    • Gable post span tables will now only use ceiling height and spacing to determine post material

    • If there is no gable post span table, then the eave post span table will be used for selecting the gable posts. As long as the post spacing is the same on the eave and gable wall, then the same post material will be used on the gable and the eave

  • Improved Door and Window Input

    • Inputting doors and windows in a job has been streamlined

    • Add and Edit modes are now combined into one mode

    • By default, Add mode will be turned on, so you can place a door and window without clicking the ‘Add’ button (which no longer exists)

    • If you click on an existing opening then you will be in the ‘Edit’ mode

  • Lock Outputs based on job status

    • There are new columns in Settings/Outputs to control which outputs become available based on job status

    • For example, you can hide Order specific outputs (and therefore not be able to create) until the job is moved to the Ordered status

    • Outputs can be hidden for New, Quoted, and Ordered status (or any combination).

  • Part Length control for all Door and Window framing parts

    • Similar to Length controls for other framing parts (like purlins and girts), there is now more control over which lengths are added to the material list for door and window parts (jamb posts, packing, girt blocking and headers).

    • These are located under each opening type in the Framing Rules

  • Opening Framing Rule terminology has been updated to make it easier to understand what each setting controls.  See Framing Rules for updated language

  • Skirt Boards can now be added to stud frame walls

  • Descriptions of job materials are now output to the document templates (instead of SKUs)

  • Additional support has been added when a third attached building that is larger than the base house is added to a model.  Previously, the shared wall was not framed or sheathed

  • There are now controls for the rafter height/location where it meets the top of the side wall

    • There is a new setting in the Framing Rules under the Framing/Roof section for ‘Rafter Heel Type’ with the option of ‘No Seat Cut’ or ‘Seat Cut’

      • If No Seat Cut, rafter will sit on top of the truss carrier

      • If Seat Cut, a new ‘Height Above Plate’ input will be used to control the height of the rafter where it meets the top of the wall

      • To preserve existing jobs, the default is set to ‘Seat Cut’ with a height above plate of 0’

  • Optional Watermark on all Print outputs

    • Under Settings/Customize, you can choose to apply a watermark to any PDF output created in a job using the ‘Print’ function

    • By default, this will be turned off