Software simplfies design process

Nashville-based LP Building Products is rolling out LP Solutions Software, a whole-house building design program offered exclusively to LP customers.

LP Solutions Software, an integrated approach to computer aided design (CAD), allows customized framing layouts that accommodate builders’ needs while making the design process more efficient and flexible. LP Solutions Software combines structural and non-structural framing and analysis in an integrated architectural software application.

“LP Solutions Software retains a traditional architectural feel, while allowing users to add other LP materials like connectors, windows, doors, stone, brick and siding,” said Ben Midgette, product development manager for the Engineered Wood Products (EWP) division. “The software will ultimately include all LP products.”

The software offers a built-in optimization tool to tell users what material will work for a particular condition without “trial and error.” This   allows builders to utilize materials and resources more efficiently so that the structure is neither overbuilt nor under-designed. The parametric modeling allows users to move walls, beams and other objects and still retain the proper relationship with everything connected to it; parametric modeling allows for changes while maintaining accuracy.

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