Smart-Builder Ltd.

91 Crane Avenue, Isleworth , TW7 7JR London
United Kingdom

Telephone +44 3303 800130
info@smart-builder.com

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 10 / A55
 Interactive Plan

Hall map

glasstec 2016 hall map (Hall 10): stand A55

Fairground map

glasstec 2016 fairground map: Hall 10

Contact

Paul Needham

Department head/group leader
Business, corporate or plant management

London, United Kingdom

Phone
+44 (0) 844 809 9337

Email
uk@smart-builder.com

David Brennan

Executive board/managing director
Business, corporate or plant management

New Zealand

Phone
+64 9 968 4222

Email
nz@smart-builder.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Glass production/Production Technology
  • 01.11  Suppliers for the glass machinery industry
  • 01.11.02  Software
  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.07  Processed flat glass
  • 03.07.02  Transparent glass facade systems
  • 03.07.02.01  Mullion-transom systems
  • 03.07.02.01.01  Mullion-transom constructions made of metal

Mullion-transom constructions made of metal

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.07  Processed flat glass
  • 03.07.02  Transparent glass facade systems
  • 03.07.02.05  Other transparent facade systems

Other transparent facade systems

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.08  Structural use of glass
  • 03.08.01  Structural use of glass

Structural use of glass

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.08  Structural use of glass
  • 03.08.02  Tempered glass doors

Tempered glass doors

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.10  Technical processing, treatment, finishing design.
  • 03.10.01  Glazing, glass building
  • 03.10.01.01  Construction with glass, specialist glazing systems
  • 03.10.01.01.01  Specialist construction (shower partition walls)

Specialist construction (shower partition walls)

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.10  Technical processing, treatment, finishing design.
  • 03.10.01  Glazing, glass building
  • 03.10.01.01  Construction with glass, specialist glazing systems
  • 03.10.01.01.02  Glass door systems

Glass door systems

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.10  Technical processing, treatment, finishing design.
  • 03.10.01  Glazing, glass building
  • 03.10.01.01  Construction with glass, specialist glazing systems
  • 03.10.01.01.03  Railings and balustrades

Railings and balustrades

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.10  Technical processing, treatment, finishing design.
  • 03.10.01  Glazing, glass building
  • 03.10.01.01  Construction with glass, specialist glazing systems
  • 03.10.01.01.06  Brackets and glass fittings

Brackets and glass fittings

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.10  Technical processing, treatment, finishing design.
  • 03.10.02  Windows and glass façades
  • 03.10.02.01  Glass façade elements

Glass façade elements

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.10  Technical processing, treatment, finishing design.
  • 03.10.02  Windows and glass façades
  • 03.10.02.02  Windows/window systems (wood, plastic, metal)

Windows/window systems (wood, plastic, metal)

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.12  Interior design and decoration
  • 03.12.03  Panelling and countertops

Panelling and countertops

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.12  Interior design and decoration
  • 03.12.05  Showers and bathrooms

Showers and bathrooms

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.12  Interior design and decoration
  • 03.12.07  Mirrors

Mirrors

  • 05  Measurement, testing, control technology and software
  • 05.01  Measurement and control technology, sensoring
  • 05.01.03  Measuring devices to be used on site

Measuring devices to be used on site

  • 05  Measurement, testing, control technology and software
  • 05.03  Host computer systems, IT, Communication and Security Technology
  • 05.03.01  MRP/CAD/CIM systems

MRP/CAD/CIM systems

  • 05  Measurement, testing, control technology and software
  • 05.04  Software, BIM - Building Integrated Modeling and applications for architects and planners

Software, BIM - Building Integrated Modeling and applications for architects and planners

  • 06  Contracting, consulting, engineering, services

Contracting, consulting, engineering, services

Our products

Product category: Software, Software, BIM - Building Integrated Modeling and applications for architects and planners, Contracting, consulting, engineering, services

Smart-Builder - Our brand Our company

Over the past 20 years, more than two million structures have been designed using Smart-Builder's award-winning software.

Today, over 1000 companies worldwide use Smart-Builder software to design showers, shopfronts, partitions, splashbacks, railings, balustrades and pool fences.

Increase Sales
Smart-Builder will help you head off competitors, bring in new customers and retain existing clients:
Have your designs ready sooner
Ensure your quotes are accurate, thorough and professionally presented
Impress your customers with stunning 3D drawings
Keep track of sales, jobs and more for existing clients

Improve Efficiency
Smart-Builder and Smart-Toolbox ensure all aspects of your day-to-day business run smoothly:
Keep track of quotes, jobs, customers and more
Manage glass and hardware ranges
Handle purchasing, scheduling, stock management and sales analysis with Smart-Toolbox
Integrate design and business management in one package
Integrate with external software. Including Lisec, A+W, Bitec and MYOB

Save Costs

Smart-Builder's intuitive interface and accurate calculations save on materials and labour.
Ensure clearances and gaps are accurate.
Place cutouts correctly every time, for all types of hardware
Generate complete hardware lists automatically
Export designs directly to DXF for manufacturing.

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Product category: Software, Windows/window systems (wood, plastic, metal), Software, BIM - Building Integrated Modeling and applications for architects and planners

Smart-Glass Designer

Smart-Glass the new stand-alone glass designer

Complete with a drag-n-drop cutout library and custom shape designer Smart-Glass is set to change the way glass is designed and ordered for good. It is a cloud based glass designer that can design virtually any piece of glass, and fast!
You can choose or design a shape, add your processing and then select your glass unit make up, whether it is monolithic, tempered, double/triple-glazed or a custom laminate.
The best part about the designer is that you don’t need to be a CAD or computer expert to use it. A realistic drawing of your glass is displayed and updated on screen in real-time as you design, and you can simply click on the drawing to edit measurements. To add a cut-out, all you need to do is drag-and-drop from the cut-out library or enter a new cut-out on the fly. Meanwhile, an interactive blow-up of the cut-out makes for easy editing, even on your tablet or iPad.

Computer aided design is something that is common place in glazing businesses nowadays. Whether using a generic CAD drawing tool or something more specialized, the benefits of making the switch to a digital system are impossible to ignore. Organization, precision, and customer perception are all improved drastically, yet traditional CAD tools can be time consuming and often a trained technician is needed to get good results. There have been many attempts to meet the market need for a simpler tool. But so far they are either, clunky and inaccurate, or linked to expensive high-end machinery that is simply inaccessible to most glazing businesses.
Smart-Builder have traditionally specialized in creating cutting edge design tools for frameless glass structures, but realized that there was no simple, easy to use tool, for companies who just want to design and order panel by panel. So Smart-Glass was born. Being a cloud based system, you can access it from anywhere, see all of your jobs, quote and order on site and even check or approve orders while on the go. Director David Brennan believes that “Smart-Glass will be a game changer for the glass industry. Whether you are a glass manufacturer looking for an order entry portal for your customers or simply an installer who wants to design and order your panels fast, Smart-Glass will be an indispensable tool”.

To find out more about Smart-Glass, visit www.smart-builder.com

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Product category: Software, Showers and bathrooms, Software, BIM - Building Integrated Modeling and applications for architects and planners, Specialist construction (shower partition walls)

Smart-Shower

Smart-Shower forms part of the world leading Smart-Builder range of software.
This software is the only suite of integrated products designed specifically for the frameless glass industry.

With over 1,000,000 showers configured worldwide, Smart-Shower is the world’s leading configurator software for designing frameless showers, shower doors and shower screens. Smart-Shower is much more than a template system, it knows and understands showers like an expert installer. Even complex bespoke shower configurations can be built in mere minutes from just basic dimensions and hardware selections, saving time and eliminating costly mistakes.

Why Smart-Shower?


Free up your experts: Many shower installation businesses are limited by the number of showers their expert designer can accurately calculate and order glass for. Worse still, this expert designer is often the business owner meaning they are spending every free minute at work (and often at home!) catching up on glass orders, instead of running the business. Smart-Shower will take over much of this load, leaving your expert the time to focus on the true complexities of your business.
Save on Glass:  Toughened glass is expensive and the tolerances required for frameless showers are tight. The cost of unusable glass can be a significant one. Smart-Shower eliminates wastage by taking care of the glass size calculations for you and producing detailed glass order drawings at the touch of a button. No more issues with forgetting to deduct clearances, hinge cut-outs not lining up, or glass not matching a raked ceiling.
Faster Quoting: Quoting can be a very time consuming exercise, yet it is essential to maintain a healthy flow of work. Unfortunately, firing back quick but inaccurate quotes is not the answer. Quote too high and a competitor gets the job, quote too low and you could well lose money on the job. Smart-Shower solves this by allowing you to design and cost a complete shower so quickly that there is no excuse for not knowing the exact glass and hardware costs expected. The fact that the resulting quote also looks so professional with a computer drawn 3D representation of the shower is the icing on the cake.
Record Keeping: Have you ever had a customer call up and give the go ahead for a quote you can't even find any more? Or maybe a customer breaks their shower door and needs a new one sent out for installation - how do you know what size the door was without going out and remeasuring? Smart-Shower solves both problems by keeping a complete record of all showers you have quoted or installed.
Flexibility: Smart-Shower supports an amazing range of configurations, including the most complex showers you are likely to encounter. This is important in a configurator as the hardest showers are the ones where you can save the most time and have the greatest chance of error when doing it manually.

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Product category: Software, Structural use of glass, Railings and balustrades, Software, BIM - Building Integrated Modeling and applications for architects and planners

Smart-Balustrade

Frameless glass balustrades, barriers and pool fences are a popular, modern feature in homes and commercial properties.
The Smart-Balustrade configurator has been developed to meet this growing need. Smart-Balustrade offers a full-featured, swift balustrade design engine, incorporating sophisticated elements like curved and facetted sections, and generating stunning 3D images.

Smart-Balustrade elegantly balances ease of use with sophisticated calculation: much more than a template system or a CAD program, it knows and understands glass balustrade construction like an expert installer. Complex balustrades can be built in minutes, complete with accurate calculations, saving time and eliminating costly mistakes. It couldn't be easier!

Why Smart-Balustrade?


Free up Your Experts -  Balustrades are a complex architectural element — customers want sophisticated design, which takes up your expert designers' valuable time. Smart-Balustrade's intuitive drag-and-drop interface changes everything, making the design process simple. Features like stairs, gaps, curved and faceted sections are available at the touch of a button, and Smart-Balustrade takes care of all the angle and length calculations. Unlike CAD packages, with Smart-Balustrade, even novices can be designing beautiful balustrades in no time, freeing up your experts for truly complex jobs. 
Accurate, Efficient Calculations - Calculating glass and hardware quantities is a delicate business. Calculations can be involved, and if you under-estimate your needs, you risk losing time, money and your customers' confidence. Smart-Balustrade's expert design algorithms make these problems a thing of the past. Smart-Balustrade determines efficient extrusion orders based on required and stock lengths; it calculates glass sizes flawlessly and optimises infill count based on your preferences. Enjoy greater efficiency and greater reliability by entrusting your calculations to the expert Smart-Balustrade system.
Faster Quoting - Quoting can be a very time consuming exercise, but it is essential to maintain a healthy business. Firing back quick but inaccurate quotes is not the answer: quote too high and a competitor gets the job, quote too low and you could well lose money. Smart-Balustrade solves this problem — balustrade design and costing are integrated into a single process, taking a matter of minutes. A fast, accurate quoting process means more jobs and happier customers — which means a more profitable business!
Better Record Keeping - Have you ever had a customer call up and give the go ahead for a quote you can't even find any more? Or have you wanted to base a new design off an old one but can't quite recall the details? Smart-Balustrade is more than a design program — it keeps track of all your quotes and installations, making record-keeping thorough and painless. 
Bring your designs to life - With any balustrade installation, it is important for the designer, customer and installer to understand how the final design looks. Plan views or elevations can't always do a complex balustrade justice. Smart-Balustrade's cutting-edge 3D modelling engine lets you inspect your design in space from the very start, rotating, panning and zooming to see it from all angles. The 3D view is also a phenomenal sales tool: wow your customers with a realistic 3D view of what they have so far only imagined.

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Product category: Software, Mullion-transom constructions made of metal, Other transparent facade systems, Structural use of glass, Tempered glass doors, Glass door systems, Glass façade elements, Software, BIM - Building Integrated Modeling and applications for architects and planners

Smart-Shopfront

Smart-Shopfront is part of the world leading Smart-Builder range of software.
Smart-Shopfront is specialised for shopfronts, glass doors and commercial partitions, with a host of sophisticated features designed to manage the complexities of shopfront glass and hardware.

Smart-Shopfront makes designing even the most complex bespoke shopfronts intuitive. Whatever fixtures and fittings the configuration or customer demands, our configurator handles all the details: latches, locking options, adjustable pivot points, top or bottom closers, deductions, mitres and much more. Our step-by-step approach enables you to create experts in your team, ensuring a consistent, accurate result every time.
Why Smart-Shopfront?


Free Up Your Experts -  Shopfront design and quoting can be an involved process requiring an expert installer and a significant amount of time. With Smart-Shopfront, design and calculation takes a fraction of the time, making your expert designers more efficient. Smart-Shopfront's intuitive drag-and-drop interface and automatic calculations mean that even new users can be designing like experts in minutes.
Thorough and Accurate Calculation - Panel and cutout calculations can be a complicated matter in shopfront design — hardware clearances, mitres, overlapping panel deductions and more can add up to a lengthy and error-prone process. When it comes to calculation, Smart-Shopfront lives up to its name: its sophisticated calculation engine handles every aspect of your design calculations. Variable-angle mitres, clearances, out-of-squares, cutouts and variable centrelines are no problem for this powerhouse program: ditch the calculator and move your business into the future with Smart-Shopfront.
Impress Customers with 3D Images - Customers need to get a sense of shape and scale with shopfront designs: there's no better way to give them one than with Smart-Shopfront. Smart-Shopfront's integrated 3D engine renders your shopfronts in stunning detail. Your customers will be blown away to see a zoomable, rotatable 3D view of their shopfront. Smart-Shopfront also lets you add realistic 3D images to your quotes, to give your tenders the edge.
Better Record-Keeping - Smart-Shopfront is more than just a complete design package: it's a powerful way to manage your business's information. Have you ever had a customer call up to proceed with a quote you can't even find any more? Or needed to replace a panel in an old installation — how do you know the panel's dimensions without going out and remeasuring? Smart-Shopfront keeps a database of all your quotes and installations, fully searchable and each available at the touch of a button.

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Product category: Software, Panelling and countertops

Smart-Splashback

Smart-Splashback is the newest addition to the world-leading Smart-Builder range of software.
Smart-Splashback brings Smart-Builder's glass design expertise to kitchen and bathroom splashbacks — popular features in modern homes.

Smart-Splashback is designed with the unique needs of splashback designers and installers in mind. Smart-Splashback accommodates the need for high precision in glass measurements and the wide variety of shapes and cutouts needed in splashback design. Of course, Smart-Splashback also includes the intuitive interface, 3D drawing and job management common to all Smart-Builder design products.

Why Smart-Splashback?


Save on Glass -  Toughened glass is expensive and the tolerances required for splashbacks are extremely tight. The cost of unusable glass can be significant, not to mention the delays caused by having to reorder panels. Smart-Splashback eliminates wastage by taking care of the glass size calculations for you and producing detailed glass order drawings at the touch of a button. No more issues with misaligned cut-outs or notches, or forgotten deductions for overlapping panels. Smart-Splashback ensures millimetre accuracy for all your glass measurements.
Impress Potential Customers - First impressions are critical to making sales. The presentation and professionalism of your quote is a key element in turning potential customers into paying ones. Smart-Splashback gives your business a serious edge with its realistic 3D images. Show your design to customers onscreen, in fully rotatable, zoomable 3D, or add images to your quotes to make your firm stand out from your competitors. Either way, Smart-Splashback will give you the edge.
Integrated Pricing - Smart-Splashback's integrated pricing scheme makes it easier than ever to go from design to quoting to sales. Once your design is complete, Smart-Splashback's database of glass types, processes and finishes automatically determines your costs, applies your preferred markups for each and produces an accurate quote. All these elements are completely under your control — changing the glass type for a splashback, changing your markup on coatings or applying a trade discount will take mere seconds.
Accurate Record-Keeping - Smart-Splashback is more than just a complete design package: it's a powerful way to manage your business's information. Have you ever had a customer call up to proceed with a quote you can't even find any more? If you need to replace a panel in a splashback you installed months or years ago, how do you know the panel's dimensions without going out and re-measuring? Smart-Splashback keeps a database of all your quotes and installations, fully searchable and each available at the touch of a button. If you want even more then upgrade to Smart-Toolbox for full sales and operations support for your glass business.

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Product category: Software, Software, BIM - Building Integrated Modeling and applications for architects and planners

Smart-Web

Smart-Web allows you to easily add an attractive glass configurator to your website.
Design websites are available forshowers, shopfronts, splashbacks, balustrades or custom glass panels. Smart-Web configurators use your logo, colours and graphics to fit seamlessly into your website and can be linked to electronic payment systems.

Why Smart-Web?


Increase Sales - Customers today are computer savvy and many turn to the internet as their first source of information for household projects such as a new shower, splashback or balustrade. Nor are they satisified with submitting a request form and being told that "a customer service representative will get back to you on the next business day". They want answers now and businesses which can provide quotes on demand at any time of the day or week have a huge advantage.
Impress Potential Customers - With consumers turning to the web in droves it is a reality today that many businesses thrive or die on the strength of their website. First impressions are critical to making sales. When a customer comes to choose between two competitive quotes the more professional quote has a clear advantage, even if the price is higher, as customer's naturally assume that a more professional company will do a better job. Smart-Web displays a full colour 3D picture of the customer's design which updates immediately in response to their choices. The same picture is also included in a professional quote which can be viewed on screen, emailed or saved to the customer's computer.
Improve Efficiency - Smart-Web quotes are created online by the customer without any involvement by your staff, saving valuable time. Each Smart-Web quote is stored in full in your Smart-Builder database along with all the contact details, design choices and measurements entered by the customer.This means that when the customer places their order it is trivial to update the design with any changes required and produce production drawings. Alternatively, if there is a lull in business, you can easily follow up on your website quotes.
Respond Quickly - We realise time is valuable so Smart-Web has been designed to be easy to configure. Smart-Web uses standard internet technologies and can quickly be styled by any web designer to match the look and feel of your existing website. The options, styles and hardware available within the configurator are all controlled from your Smart-Builder database so it can easily be updated to respond to day to day changes in your business.

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Product category: Software, MRP/CAD/CIM systems, Software, BIM - Building Integrated Modeling and applications for architects and planners

Smart-Toolbox

A key component of the world-leading Smart-Builder range of software, Smart-Toolbox is focused on business and sales management and is built from the ground up for the glass industry. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with the shower, shopfront, balustrade, railing and splashback design modules.

Smart-Toolbox has been built specifically for glass merchants and installers. It provides a sales system which is extremely flexible and can be as simple or complex as you need. You have control over the whole life-cycle of quotes, jobs, work orders, glass orders, invoicing and receipts — all this information is at your fingertips.

Why Smart-Toolbox?


Keep Track Of Your Business - Have you ever been at a loss when a customer has called asking about the status of their installation? Or had to rummage through untidy papers and files to figure out whether a quote has been followed up or an invoice received? Smart-Toolbox makes administration simple, by integrating tracking of quotes, installations, invoices and all other elements of your glass installation business. Smart-Toolbox also tracks customers, suppliers, glass orders, inventory and more: it's an end-to-end glass business management system.
Schedule Your Staff Efficiently - Our customers tell us again and again that the scheduling features in Smart-Toolbox have revolutionised their business. Smart-Toolbox allows multiple schedules, so installation visits, measurements, sales calls and more can be co-ordinated effortlessly. Smart-Toolbox's scheduling is so flexible that you can even use it to keep track of time and tasks for your office staff.
Maintain Large and Small Jobs - Smart-Toolbox is highly flexible and able to handle business at all scales and levels. Smart-Toolbox works for businesses selling single panels, double-glazed window units or individual showers, and for firms building and installing hundreds or thousands of complex shopfronts or balustrades. Smart-Toolbox can be used with one-off cash customers, or it can maintain a robust, cross-referenced database of trade and commercial clients. No matter what the scale of your business, you'll get full value from Smart-Toolbox.
Design and Manage Together - Smart-Toolbox is fully-integrated with the other applications in the Smart-Builder range: the design features of Smart-Shower, Smart-Shopfront, Smart-Splashback and Smart-Balustrade combine seamlessly into Smart-Toolbox. Take your jobs from design and measurement through quoting, installation and invoicing, all in the same software package.

Use Smart-Toolbox's powerful reporting to analyse your business's performance.
Analyse Your Business
The better you understand your business, the faster it will grow and the more profitable it will be. Smart-Toolbox's powerful reporting offers sophisticated analysis of all elements of your business, so that you can identify strengths, weaknesses and bottlenecks easily. Break down your sales by customer category, division, job type and more; consult monthly summaries to track performance over time; use Smart-Toolbox's financial features to keep track of material costs and customer debts. Knowledge is power, and with Smart-Toolbox, you'll know more about your business than ever before.

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Aug 2, 2016

Updated Smart-Builder Tradeshow Schedule 2016

The team at Smart-Builder are excited to have 4 great shows to exhibit at this year. With Glasstec, the FIT show and GlassBuild in the Northern hemisphere and the return of AusFenEx in the southern, there will be plenty of opportunity to show-off our latest features and catch up with our customers.

 FIT Show UK - 12-14 April 2016

With the expansion of Smart-Builder’s UK office to include new staff members and support their rapidly growing customer base, Smart-Builder are thrilled to be part of the show again this year. The FIT Show is the primary focus for the UK glass industry. Forging a bridge between the manufacturers and distributors of products, components and services and the companies and individuals that fabricate and install them.

You will find Smart-Builder at stand 113 in hall 1.
Smart-Builder Staff attending: David Brennan (Managing Director) and Paul Needham (UK Manager)

AusFenEx16 - 14-16 August 2016

On the back of an excellent show in 2015 Smart-Builder plan to increase their presence at the show this year by taking more staff and sponsoring one the lunches. Over the past 12 months Smart-Builder have seen excellent growth within the Australasian market and they are keen to keep spreading the word. In 2016, the Australian Window Association (AWA) joins forces with the Australian Glass and Glazing Association (AGGA) to facilitate AusFenEx16: the largest gathering of fenestration, glass and glazing professionals in the Asia Pacific region.

You will find Smart-Builder at booths 53 and 54. Smart-Builder is also aproud sponsor of AusFenEx16.
Smart-Builder Staff attending: David Brennan (Managing Director), Gary Wang and Sam Frankland

Glasstec 2016 – 20-23 September 2016

Smart-Builder’s popularity has grown rapidly over the years since they first exhibited at the show in 2008. Glasstec 2014 was their busiest year yet, and even with 7 sales staff, a bigger stand and a giant touch screen showing off their Smart-Web configurators, the team barely had time for a bratwurst and a bier. Glasstec is the meeting point for the world of glass, not only the world‘s largest trade fair for the glass industry and its suppliers but also the most international event. Smart-Builder will be returning this year in full force, eager to show off their new features.

You will find Smart-Builder at stand A55 in Hal10 
Smart-Builder Staff attending: David Brennan (Managing Director), Paul Needham, Ingrid Scott, Gary Wang, Sam Frankland, Aliena Weiland, Krzysztof Lang

GlassBuild 2016 – 19-21 October 2016

Glassbuild America is approaching fast and Smart-Builder are pleased to announce that after more than 10 years working in North America, they will be exhibiting at the show for the first time. This years' show is being held in the famous Las Vegas convention centre from the 19-21 October 2016. Come visit the team from Smart-Builder at booth 533.
Smart-Builder Staff attending: David Brennan (Managing Director), Paul Needham and Sam Frankland

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Jul 27, 2016

Smart-Design gets a Make-Over

Smart-Builder are pleased to announce a fresh new look for both Smart-Design and Smart-Toolbox. While always at the cutting edge of visual glass design with diagrams, interactive drawings and colour 3D views of structures, Smart-Builder applications have traditionally followed the standard Windows look and feel.

Times have changed. From Smart-Builder's next release the default appearance will be Smart-White: a clean white background, blue window surrounds and blue highlighting. The effect is similar to the appearance of Microsoft Office 2016. For those not ready to say goodbye to grey there is also a Smart-Grey skin which keeps the blue highlights but with a grey background. Of course, customers can also revert to the default Windows look and feel if they wish.

The same release also sees the debut of a new main Project List screen for Smart-Design. The new design brings:

Better use of large screens
Big iPad-friendly icons
Configurable default action buttons for each printout
Enhanced pricing and margin support
Customer mode for hiding actual costs, while still being able to discretely see your margin at the current price
Improved performance for very large databases

 Keep your eyes peeled for more visual upgrades in the future as Smart-Builder ensure to retain their leading reputation for quality and usability.

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Apr 13, 2016

Smart-Glass means Smart-Glazing

Smart-Builder are pleased to announce their new stand-alone glass designer, Smart-Glass. Complete with a drag-n-drop cutout library and custom shape designer Smart-Glass is set to change the way glass is designed and ordered for good. It is a cloud based glass designer that can design virtually any piece of glass, and fast! You can choose or design a shape, add your processing and then select your glass unit make up, whether it is monolithic, tempered, double/triple-glazed or a custom laminate. The best part about the designer is that you don’t need to be a CAD or computer expert to use it. A realistic drawing of your glass is displayed and updated on screen in real-time as you design, and you can simply click on the drawing to edit measurements. To add a cut-out, all you need to do is drag-and-drop from the cut-out library or enter a new cut-out on the fly. Meanwhile, an interactive blow-up of the cut-out makes for easy editing, even on your tablet or iPad.

Computer aided design is something that is common place in glazing businesses nowadays. Whether using a generic CAD drawing tool or something more specialized, the benefits of making the switch to a digital system are impossible to ignore. Organization, precision, and customer perception are all improved drastically, yet traditional CAD tools can be time consuming and often a trained technician is needed to get good results. There have been many attempts to meet the market need for a simpler tool. But so far they are either, clunky and inaccurate, or linked to expensive high-end machinery that is simply inaccessible to most glazing businesses. Smart-Builder have traditionally specialized in creating cutting edge design tools for frameless glass structures, but realized that there was no simple, easy to use tool, for companies who just want to design and order panel by panel. So Smart-Glass was born. Being a cloud based system, you can access it from anywhere, see all of your jobs, quote and order on site and even check or approve orders while on the go. Director David Brennan believes that “Smart-Glass will be a game changer for the glass industry. Whether you are a glass manufacturer looking for an order entry portal for your customers or simply an installer who wants to design and order your panels fast, Smart-Glass will be an indispensable tool”.

To find out more about Smart-Glass, visit www.smart-builder.com

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Jan 28, 2016

Smart-Builder Branching Out

The use of toughened glass in commercial bathrooms and changing rooms is becoming increasingly more prevalent. Its sleek professional look, coupled with durability and ease of cleaning, make it a popular choice. Smart-Builder’s shower design software allows you to easily design showers and toilet cubicles, large or small, in seconds. Smart-Shower takes your site measurements, uses your design rules, and automatically places hinges, brackets, handles and more... The results are impressive: Precise glass drawings for production, hardware lists for installation, realistic 3D images, and an accurate breakdown of the cost. All this is generated and updated in real time, as you design and modify your job.

For those of you already familiar with Smart-Builder's shower design software, you will be pleased to know that the latest version also boasts support for 3-way glass connectors and hinges, allowing for an even greater range of design options for toilet and shower cubicles.

As always, all Smart-Builder customers get unlimited updates, so if you want to try out the new features, contact the team at Smart-Builder today.

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About us

Company details

Smart-Builder is the world’s leading software for designing frameless glass structures.

Smart-Toolbox is an advanced office sales and debtor management system.
Smart-Shower for configuring virtually any glass shower, steam enclosure or bath partition.
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Company data

Sales volume

1-2,5 Mio US $

Export content

> 75%

Number of employees

11-30

Foundation

2000

Area of business
  • Glass products and applications
  • Measurement, testing, control technology and software
Target groups
  • Manufacturing, Processing and Finishing
  • Architecture / Construction
  • Windows and Facades