BIM Window & Door Toolkit
for AutoCAD Nearly Triples Number of
Quotes in First Month Since Launch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JANUARY 6, 2005:
Signal Hill, Calif. – 1ST Pricing (www.1stPricing.com), a
Southern California-based technology company providing practical
solutions to the building industry, tripled the number of priced
plans and total building materials quoted during the first month
since the release of their downloadable plug-in for AutoCAD®,
AutoCAD Architectural Desktop™ and Autodesk Map 3D®.
Previously, the technology was only available in TurboCAD.
In November 2004,
1ST Pricing™ provided quotes for 172 sets of plans in
California alone, up from 67 in October. The increase in quotes
translated into an even greater increase in the total number of
products quoted. In November, more than 1500 windows were
quoted, a 500 percent increase over the previous month.
simplified BIM process saves both architects and contractors a
great deal of time," says Douglas Lopez, president of 1ST
Pricing. "As a general contractor myself, there is no way
that I could read and quote 172 sets of plans in a month even if
the architect provided complete and accurate information."
free software creates a detailed bill of materials including
real-time, comparative pricing from numerous manufacturers
combined with pricing and an online fulfillment capability to
support it. AutoCAD is the most used architectural computer
aided design program (CAD) in the home building industry. 1ST
Pricing is an Autodesk® Authorized Developer.
automate the entire process including specifying products
directly on the blueprints with competitive line-item pricing,
online review & fulfillment and jobsite delivery" Lopez
explains. "We provided detailed, comparative pricing on
over 1,500 windows without any additional demand on our staff
– it is exciting to see this industry transforming technology
A free download of
the Window & Door Toolkit for AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architectural
Desktop and Autodesk Map 3D is available at www.1stPricing.com.
The pricing service is also free.
Press contact: Greg Guss
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