We do not expect downtime for any projects, with the move occurring this weekend and work continuing as usual from Monday morning.
After working in the building industry on house software for over fourteen years, we are currently prototyping a new application suitable for very fast house drafting and scheduling. The software reads two dimensional house layouts and then draws complete structures from them.
Following wall insertion and the roof shape, roof trusses are inserted using pre-defined spacing rules. Currently we insert trusses using a hip end, truncated girder layout although we plan on putting more layouts in place soon. The software has tools that allow manual manipulation and insertion of trusses so that a required layout can be achieved if modification is required.
It uses our online graphics engine which has been continually refined and improved for over a decade. The graphics engine is also part of MySys, which includes mechanisms for simple generation of drawings, reports (including BOM), work flows, quoting and project management. It allows the building to be shown and manipulated in web browsers, and is a very solid foundation for new building or engineering companies.
A video is coming soon.
Our patio software was designed to make patios wrap around existing structures, typically houses. We believe that drawing the new patio wrapped around the shape of someones house helps clients get a really good idea of how it will look in real life. The ability to give potential buyers a view of their house with the patio attached provides an excellent sales tool. The software is simple to use and is intuitive so drawing and modifying during the sales process is easy and can be done on the spot.
The software lives within our MySys software which makes quoting simple and also allows images from the software to become part of your quote. The software runs in an Internet enabled web browser and is simple to learn. The patios are modeled to Australian standard, using both lookup tables and structural engineering analysis, both of which lead to highly accurate quoting and a much reduced sales to build time. Please have a look at the video below and feel free to call us for a chat or a demonstration.
There are lots of things to get right in quoting or building a large industrial shed. Attention to detail in everything. Our software attends to every detail from an accurate and attractive graphical display to BOM, reports and construction drawings. At the end of this article is a video demonstration of the software being used.
Some of the the features of this system are:
- Completely detailed shed system for large industrial hot rolled sheds
- Simple resizing of shed, bays, frames, openings
- Detailed connections and plates
- Visual bracing - fly, strap and cross
- Cladding options with matching colours and profiles
- Ability to view all parts of shed, including openings and correct representation of sheet profiles
- Ability to edit frame positioning, bay spacing, shed dimensions, opening types and insertion with automated frame placement around openings
From the moment we contacted Eli and the team we were thoroughly impressed with their knowledge, professionalism and enthusiasm. They asked us what we wanted and needed rather than forcing us into some standard solution. They also offered helpful suggestions which greatly improved the final product.
The training provided by August to our staff on the use of our upgraded website was the best IT training that I have experienced. Although we bombarded him with questions, he never appeared rushed and answered all our questions thoughtfully. The training was tailored to our specific needs and we all walked away for more knowledgable than when the training commenced.
I have no hesitation in strongly recommending Eli, August and the rest of the team for anyone, from the IT novice to the IT savvy as they always seem to know how to be clear to their client regardless of skills or experience.
Matt Freeman, Senior Research Officer – PHIDU, Torrens University
Alltraders have been making mobile applications for several years. Our apps have been deployed to corporate clients to solve corporate needs.
Recently we have started writing apps using C# within Xamarin. This means that our apps can be easily deployed to Android, Apple and Windows without having to write three versions of the app. Many of our team are experienced C# programmers, so using Xamarin has been a good choice to adopt.
Our first app in 2011 was for an engineering company in Western Australia who wanted their staff to be able to record soil tests on a site map. It went so well that their site inspections became far cheaper as they were much faster to do. Clients were amazed that the data was reaching them in real time as the inspections were being performed.
We are currently writing a quoting application for hardware for agricultural equipment. The app links to an online sales system and quotes are mapped against inventory levels and data is shared to the main office instantly.
After more than ten years creating high quality websites in South Australia, Alltraders Web Department is now named Adelaide Websites. The new branding closely reflects what it does which is to create awesome websites in lovely Adelaide. The web team have been an integral part of Alltraders for years and will continue to be in the future. The re-branding is expected to help them be more visible than they could be within the Alltraders brand.
The Adelaide Websites team of Eli and August have collectively worked for us for over 20 years. They each have a passion for creating beautiful and highly functional websites and are backed up by the rest of our team who are mostly software developers. Alltraders has benefited greatly by the ability of the Adelaide Websites team to make our software not only be really functional, but also to look good.
If you need a new website, online shop, newsletter campaign or search engine optimisation, get in contact with Adelaide Websites.
“Alltraders were full of great ideas throughout the OneVault journey.
The innovation of the Web Design Team and the genius of the Programmers enabled us to develop a product that exceeded our expectations.
Alltraders have become an important partner for our business operations and we look forward to working with them on future projects.”
Bonnie Coleman, Director, OneVault Enterprises, www.onevault.net.au
Is designing and detailing taking up an inordinate amount of time in your sales process?
Having a web-based quoting system has many benefits, including access by many users from many locations, with minimal computing requirements and reduced application support and maintenance.
The next logical step to improving an online quoting system is to add a graphical component to increase efficiency, improve the accuracy of quoting and streamlining the detailing and manufacturing process.
The use of a graphical interface may not be suitable for everyone, so ask yourself: do you have a repeatable process within defined parameters but it is laborious and resource intensive to do by hand? If so, you may well benefit from a graphical design front end.
Alltraders have developed and are continuing to develop a CAD engine that is able to work online through web pages. This engine allows companies with drawing and drafting needs to have access to their applications via the Internet and a secure site. There are many benefits to this and our experience has shown us repeatedly that this is a great way for a business to grow.
“ Using the Internet for our software means that anyone, anywhere can have access. This is particularly good if a builder has a sales person or has multiple offices. Online software has proven to be very attractive and beneficial to our clients, and we have seen a lot of success stories. ”
The Alltraders software team are experts in CAD based drafting and 3D CAD for building companies. The experience we have gained by writing and maintaining the internationally used STEELbuilder program has resulted in many of the developers becoming experts in Australian construction, particularly in the areas of residential housing and the residential and commercial shed industry.
The Internet removes location barriers. Aside from the obvious advantages, online systems allow companies to grow to a much larger size by giving the ability to reach into markets that they otherwise wouldn't be able to. Alltraders online solutions are a great way to help your business to grow.
Tailoring the CAD engine for a specific purpose can help companies to expand and grow. Alltraders specialise in and have lots of experience in understanding a companies building sytem and putting it and the client online.
Dear Eli and Michael,
I write to thank you for all your advice and assistance with upgrading my website. It has been a great experience, from the planning to the implementation. The result for the very modest investment is a significantly easier to use site that looks much better. I've really appreciated your efficiency and professionalism in making this happen.
John Harris, Managing Director, Impress Media Australia, www.impress.com.au