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New Alliance Offers Home Builders Speed and Flexibility by Connecting Sales, Option Selection, and Operational Processes Using 3D CAD in a BIM-Based Workflow

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Sales Simplicity ITW Instinct (NYSE: ITW), CG Visions, and BuilderMT announced today that they have allied and pre-integrated the workflow management, sales management, and design features of their award-winning software products.

The combined capability that results from this alliance – which includes BIM, CAD, CRM, and operational workflow – provides homebuilders with the remarkable ability to tie BIM and CAD home-design files directly to sales, estimating, and accounting, as well as to purchasing, work orders, and scheduling systems.

The breakthrough result of this alliance is that homebuilders can now construct custom or semi-custom homes at production speeds, with the costs and predictability typically associated with production homebuilding.

Demonstrations of the dazzling capabilities of this combined effort will be offered at IBS 2013, in booths 2849, 2649, 2749, and 2852, which are all connected to one another.

“It is clear that homebuilders are faced with managing an ever-increasing level of complexity and that they need a more comprehensive solution that links all of the information in the designing and building of their homes. Our combined system is designed to better ensure that they can make a profit on any home,” the companies said in a joint statement. “By linking the sales process, option-selection system, workflow management tools and 3D architectural software in a comprehensive BIM solution, we offer builders the ability to dynamically link any option-configured home plan directly to estimating and purchasing. This allows builders to quickly and accurately estimate the lot-specific costs – and the individual cycle times – for custom and semi-custom homes.”

This idea of custom-production building is so hot in the new home building market that these allied companies will be offering an official NAHB Continuing Education Unit (CEU) at IBS 2013 on just this topic, in booth C2649, once a day at 1pm. The CEU is entitled: “A Production Builders' Guide for Using a Digital Workflow & Smart 3D CAD.” The CEU is listed on the IBS web site and it was recently featured in Builder magazine (page 76).

“In today's market, the custom and semi-custom home builder has to compete on many levels,” the companies added. “Extremely accurate cost and time predictions are the ultimate business advantage that our systems can provide to builders. We are always working on new and innovative ways for building professionals to work smarter. That's what this alliance of award-winning software companies is offering at IBS 2013 and beyond.”

About BuilderMT

For the home building industry at large, BuilderMT provides highly-customizable workflow and building-process-management software that works in tandem with leading accounting systems and other wireless and jobsite productivity tools, such as CRM and warranty management. For 15 years, BuilderMT systems have been purchased by nearly 900 homebuilders and cumulatively used as a desktop workflow tool by upwards of ten thousand home building professionals. BuilderMT is widely recognized as a leader in process-driven, best-building-practices for homebuilders, as well as customer service, warranty applications, online training and innovative wireless applications. To learn more, visit www.BuilderMT.com, or call (888) 757-1991 ext. 271.

About CG Visions

CG Visions has provided BIM services and productivity tools to the residential construction industry for the past 13 years. Recognized by industry pundits as an award winning company, CG Visions is the leading provider of turn-key outsourced CAD and “Building Information Modeling” (BIM) solutions implementation and consulting. CG Visions is also the developer of “BIM Pipeline.” Built with a specific focus on how a residential builder operates, while providing the critical estimation bridge between various BIM software tools and back-office management systems. To Learn more, visit www.CGVisions.com or call (888) 988-4BIM.

About ITW Building Components Group

Innovative software, equipment, connector plate and construction hardware from ITW Building Components Group allow our customers to manufacture and sell the finest wood and steel roof / floor trusses and wall panels available in North America. Our award winning BIM software, VisionREZ, is part of the Instinct - Residential Design System that progressive builders use to streamline the entire building process.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a diversified manufacturer of advanced industrial technology with 100 years of history. Our 825 decentralized businesses in 57 countries employ nearly 61,000 people who are all focused on creating value-added products and innovative customer solutions. www.itwbcg.com

About Sales Simplicity

Sales Simplicity Software is the creator and marketer of leading Sales Automation, Content Management, Lead Management, eMarketing and Reporting Management tools for: new single-family, semi-custom and custom homes; condo, multi-family and senior living providers; developers and new-home realtors; and apartment sales and rental agents. www.SalesSimplicity.net

Media contact for ITW Building Components Group:
Mark Sedar, 775-825-0531
msedar@ITWBCG.com
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Media contact for BuilderMT, Sales Simplicity, and CG Visions:
John D. Wagner, 919-796-9984
jdwagner@wagnerpr.com

 

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