Tip of the Week – Color Coding Products

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like specific products to always be given specific colors on your layout? You can do this within the Labeling tab.
 
Here’s how you do it:
1.  Go to the Profile/Labeling tab and select “Product Family”, then select the “Add Product Family” button as shown below.

2.  Select the product you want to “color code”…

Tip of the Week – Framing Details

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to add an image or text to your Framing Layout? You can do this with the “Framing Detail” tool.
 
• Make use of a custom framing detail that you created for a specific condition.
• Insert an “onsite” photo to give clarity to a decision you made.
• Add an “approval form” to…

Tip of the Week – Select Box

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like the ability to select numerous items all at the same time? You can do this with the “Select Box”.
 
Here’s how you do it:
1. To draw a “Select Box”, simply left mouse click and drag to start creating a box around the items that you want to select. Drawing the box…

Tip of the Week – Multi-Select Feature

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to make changes to multiple items at the same time? You can do this with the “Ctrl + right click” option.
 
• Joist Spacing can be changed in multiple containers quickly.
• Hanger conditions can be set for multiple containers all at the same time.
• Products and Applications can be adjusted for…

Tip of the Week – Adding Lists

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to add an another list to your Project?
 
•  At times you may need to create multiple “Lists”. For example, a plan might include a detached garage along with a house. In this case two lists could be created; one for the house, and another for the garage.
•  No Limits: Any number…

PrebuiltML – New Software Release 4.8.0

PrebuiltML New Software Release 4.8.0:
Another Leap Forward!

 

Existing Users: Log in to your account to get the latest verions!
New Users: Get these latest features in a Free, 14-Day, fully featured trial version!

 
WHAT’S NEW WITH THIS RELEASE:
In this version we have taken wall assemblies to a whole new level – more flexibility, “linkability”, and other features to improve efficiency as you take-off…

Tip of the Week – Setting Edge Condition: Hangers

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to quickly add hangers to the edge of a roof or floor container? You can do this with the “Edge Condition” tool.
 
•  After drawing a floor/roof container, you can change the “Edge Condition” from “Normal” to “Hanger”. Hangers will be applied at every location that a floor/roof member contacts the…

PrebuiltML In Person With New Exhibit Dates!

A quick news update, concerning our earlier blog post, autumn is a great time to reflect on
the end of a busy summer and to plan ahead for new projects.

We have been actively building an online presence through our website and other social media, but what about in person?  The human element can be easily blurred with the saturation of today’s forms…

Tip of the Week – Setting Stocking Lengths

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to change the stocking lengths for Lumber or EWP material?
 
• Stocking lengths can quickly be set for all Lumber and EWP as a whole.
• Specific Stocking Lengths can also be set for specific products. 

Here’s how you do it:
1. Go to the Profile tab and select the Stocking Lengths tab.

2. Set…

Home Sales and Starts – Up, Down and all over the board

Since our “bubble” collapsed in 2008 the Construction market has become more volatile, especially the housing market. If we look at just 2014 so far, June housing starts dropped more than 9% from May while building permits were down 4.2%. Along comes July and housing starts shot up 22.9% with applications for building permits increasing 8.1%! August rolls in with…