smartbuild systems release notes 1-81

SmartBuild 1-81 Release Notes

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New Features

  • Improved Stud Frame Cross sections

  • Improved lighting, shadow, sky, and vegetation options in the 3-d model

  • Additional Foundation options

    • New ‘Thick Edge Slab’ foundation option

      • Existing Depth input will determine the full depth of the thickened edge (from top of slab), and an angle will go up at 45 degrees

      • Thick Edge Slab will be ignored if there is no slab

    • New Footing Depth and Footing Width inputs

      • Footings will be drawn below the foundation wall

    • Footing Depth and Footing Width will be ignored with Post Hole foundation (but apply to Stem Wall and Thick Edge Slab

    • Footings and thickened slabs will not show in the 3-D model at this time, but they do show on Cross Section drawings

    • The Stem Wall and Slab Cubic Yards/Feet calculation tokens will not include the footing or the extra thickened slab at this time

  • More steel shapes have been added as Profile options for Framing materials

    • Back-to-back Cee

    • Angle Bracket (and Angle Bracket Rotated)

    • Receiver Channel

  • Rake Angle framing part for steel or wood

    • A new ‘Gable Rake’ Framing member has been added under Roof Framing

    • If set up, this part will be placed on top of the purlins along the gable rake

  • New Sheathing and Trim Assemblies allow ancillary materials to be tied to a primary material for take off (similar to Packages but easier to use)

  • Expanded Product Systems to Roof, Wall, Liner, Wainscot, Ceiling, and Overhangs

    • These allow you to limit the material options and colors available by usage based on the selected System.

  • Color options for shingles (as well as brick, stone, etc.)

    • Colors can now have Textures and Bump maps

  • New Search capability on the Primary Material drop-down in Setup Wizard

  • Door mats have been removed from all relevant outputs

  • Support for different rafters on Main and Attached buildings with combined roofs


  • BUG FIX-Soffit and sheathing with overhangs clean up

  • BUG FIX-Interior skirt boards will not frame with stud frame walls

  • BUG FIX-Extra post on gable end walls with Parallel Chord Trusses