1ST Pricing is dedicated to providing useful
and innovative technology to the building industry. For years, people have
been talking about “intelligent” or “smart” symbols. We have them - and
much more. We can provide you with smart symbols or we can link to yours –
you make the call.
The CAD industry is working feverishly
toward a new design model with many different names - PEN (Parametric-ENabled),
BIM (Building Information Modeling), Virtual Building, Building Lifecycle
Management, Building Simulation, even 3D (versus 2D). What ever you want
to call it, the benefits are real. The only problem is that they stop too
soon in the process. 1ST Pricing takes it the rest of the way.
We have developed an architectural CAD
add-on technology that delivers tremendous efficiency tools to architects
and other designers, a practical project management service for
contractors and an effective advertising channel for building product
October 2004 we introduced the window and
door toolkit for AutoCAD®, Architectural Desktop™ and Autodesk
Map®. More information can be found
March 2004 we introduced TurboCAD Version
with 1ST Pricing’s technology that offers windows, skylights, entry and
interior doors. This was followed a year later with TurboCAD 10
Professional and Deluxe. More platforms and products are coming soon.
The end results of our patented technology are detailed product
schedules that are generated automatically - complete with comparative
pricing and fulfillment options. This removes the responsibility from the
designers to manually create a schedule or semi-manual schedule assistants
that most companies employ or are working toward.
For example, when a designer drops a
window into a drawing, they use our architecturally accurate (2D & 3D),
brand generic, "smart" parametric symbol. Immediately, a configuration box
opens that requires them to specify all details - height, width, color,
glass, material, etc. – the graphical representation coupled with the
attributes makes the symbol an “object.” When the drawing is complete, the
designer enters the zip code of the project and clicks a button. We count
all of the objects, build a schedule and access our website for vendors
and pricing in that zip code. This takes about 20-30 seconds.
Additionally, electronic versions of the product schedules are stored on
our server for remote access by anyone involved in the project. Today we
quote windows, doors, skylights & acrylic glass block. By Q4 or Q1 we
expect to be quoting 65-70% of all building products in a plan. We also
have the e-commerce technology to complete the transaction.
Currently, we are pre-packaged in TurboCAD and in beta-testing with
AutoCAD®, ADT and AutoCAD® LT. We are an authorized AutoDesk developer and
we are in talks with several other architectural CAD software companies.
We would like to have your software be part of this program.
We are not trying to sell you anything - we want you to include the 1ST
Pricing plug-in with your software. Your customers will love it. Here are
some of the benefits that they will enjoy:
• Increase your Construction Document productivity
• Share Construction Documents easily
• Reduce Errors
• Easy Changes and Updates
• Provide added value to your client
• Gain more control over the project
• Gain a competitive advantage over your competition
• Make the process more enjoyable