Releases BIM Pricing
Plug-in for AutoCAD Architecture
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 18, 2009:
Signal Hill, Calif.
– 1st Pricing, a Southern California-based eCommerce and
Technology Company, has announced that they have completed and
released a plug-in that links their patented revolutionary
Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology to AutoCAD®
Architecture - nearly doubling the available window images.
Today it is compatible with version 2008. You can expect 2009
compatibility in just a few more weeks and 2010 shortly
thereafter. This is the first technology to simplify BIM - one
that removes extra steps rather that adding steps as all other
technologies seem to do. Also, 1st Pricing has created a
standardized platform that can integrate directly with any
object oriented CAD program. Visit www.1stPricing.com to
download the free plug-in.
Pricing technology is unique in the BIM world as it connects the
theoretical design world to the practical build world” said
Douglas Lopez, Founder of 1st Pricing and a general contractor.
“For the first time, we translate architectural design language
so that it matches up to real-world products and terminology so
that the architect’s intentions are crystal clear. We can say
which brands are available in a given zip code so a manufacturer
can get specified on the plans plus we can identify green
building materials to encourage sustainable building practices.
It is a search engine specifically designed for CAD.” The
databases the plug-in can search through an unlimited number
databases in a split seconds are endless.
With the click
of a button, the 1st Pricing technology accesses multiple
databases through an internet portal and can pull which brands
that are available in the region plus, Green information, Energy
ratings, RFID or provide comparison pricing of multiple brands
to fill out a detailed bill of materials with all related
content on demand. At the same time, an online shopping cart is
created for easy fulfillment from a local material distributor
based on the project zip code. Changes and updates are made
within seconds so that everyone is on the same page. Today, the
Company is focused on building materials for residential
construction but plans to add commercial building products in
the future. In the CAD industry, the supply chain component is
often referred to as the “fifth dimension of CAD” or 5D.
technology identifies available products by zip code providing
viable options to everyone involved in the building process.”
adds Lopez. “By identifying multiple brand solutions from local
suppliers to precise architectural specifications, we are
empowering the homeowner and their contractor with a number of
fulfillment choices complete with delivered-to-the-jobsite
an Autodesk® authorized developer, currently offers free
plug-ins for users of AutoCAD® and TurboCAD®. A plug-in for
Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD® is currently in beta and is expected to
be released in sometime in the next quarter. More platforms are
already in development and will be released later this year. The
1st Pricing technology was initially released in TurboCAD in
1st Pricing is
part of California Distribution Center (CDC), a building
material distribution company focusing on fenestration products.
CDC Also operates 1st Windows.com - the only site on the
Internet that offers instant, real-time, dynamic pricing and
purchase of both replacement and new construction windows. The
website, which also offers doors, skylights and acrylic glass
block windows, has been online since April of 2000.
allows anyone, homeowner, do-it-yourselfer, architect or
contractor, to get buy-it-now pricing for made-to-order windows.
Not only does the site offer pricing for a specific brand, it
can offer on-demand pricing for up to six brands,
simultaneously, with the click of a mouse. When the order is
fulfilled, the manufacturer delivers the product directly to the
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