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What Makes SmartBuild Systems So Smart?

As a contractor, do you spend more time than you’d like chasing leads only to close around 15% of them? As a supplier, are you spending valuable time helping contractors with takeoffs every week? Those days are in the rearview with SmartBuild Systems. What are the best parts of using SmartBuild Systems software? Bid times are cut from 3 hours to about 20 minutes, error rates drop to under 5%, and you can win up to 50% more jobs

“With SmartBuild, I quote on the spot when a customer comes in, and I do that every day. Most quotes I generate take 10 or 15 minutes, where they used to take an hour and a half. The other thing I love is showing the customer the 3D model. Pictures sell!” Kevin White, owner of Bluegrass Metals and Lumber. 

SmartBuild for Post Frame, Garages & Sheds, and AllMetal Buildings fulfills the mission of a fully-integrated system, figuring out all the building requirements on the back end while helping sell the building to the client on the front end. Now, that’s smart!

Comprehensive Design System 

SmartBuild software is the construction industry’s only complete design system for post-frame structures, metal buildings, garages, sheds, carports, and roofing. This post-frame and metal building design software offers a wide range of tools and features to handle all aspects of the design process. This saves time and effort for construction professionals by providing everything needed to build a structure.

Ease of Use and User-Friendly Interface 

Menu-driven prompts allow you to update the 3D image of your design so you can see, from any angle, what your building will look like. Simply input the following information:

  • Dimensions
  • Roof style
  • Foundation
  • Doors and windows
  • Cupolas
  • Finishes

Once you are happy with the building design, with the push of a button, SmartBuild does the rest:

  • Populates the sales contract
  • Compiles the bid and order using the custom database
  • Calculates the price, including materials, labor, and sales tax
  • Builds a cut list for sheathing and trim
  • Automatically generates construction drawings
  • Creates a description of the building
  • Emails and prints a copy for the buyer on the spot

It doesn’t get much smarter than that!

Fewer Errors

Manually entering data into spreadsheets has an inherently high error rate which can result in costly mistakes like the delivery of incorrect materials or improper window sizing. According to a study at the University of Hawaii, 88% of Excel spreadsheets have 1% or more formula errors. That adds up to a lot of improperly sized cupolas and incorrect color schemes! Contractors using SmartBuild Systems reduce the error rate to less than 5%, saving time, money, and a lot of headaches. 

Customization and Flexibility 

SmartBuild Systems adapts to various project requirements and offers a high level of customization to meet specific needs. This could range from customizable building dimensions to incorporating different materials and finishes.

Customizable SmartBuild design features include:

  • Unlimited attached buildings—in line or perpendicular
  • Unlimited lean-tos, sheds, porches, and wraparounds
  • Interior walls
  • Insets
  • Any type and number of windows and doors
  • Cupolas
  • All roofing materials, including asphalt, tile, and metal

In the words of SmartBuild Systems user Chad Wilson of Graber Post Buildings, “SmartBuild is truly a game changer!”

Excellent Customer Support

We want you to succeed. Every company is different, so all of the variables users may encounter when setting up their SmartBuild Systems software cannot be covered in a single guide; that’s why we’re here to help. In addition to talking with a SmartBuilder, watching helpful demos and educational videos is a great way to dive deep into SmartBuild Systems. 

As your software partner, SmartBuild Systems is committed to continuously increasing the value of our software. New feature updates based on customer feedback and a new webinar are released every two weeks. Excellent customer service is the smart way to do business!

Find a SmartBuild Supplier near you or contact us for more information or a live demonstration.