BizPortz, developer of the post-frame construction industry’s leading post-frame, takeoff and estimating software, is today introducing Version 6.0 of its flagship design tool first introduced in 1999.
“Post-Frame Manager has gained the well-deserved reputation as the only design, takeoff and estimating tool ever developed for this very unique method of construction that conforms to the wildly different methods with which post-frame contractors erect buildings,” says company president, Tom Knight. “Every contractor does things differently, and if the product doesn’t conform to those methods, so far as the contractor is concerned, it doesn’t work.”
Knight emphasizes that, “our goal from the very beginning was to develop a tool that would not only simplify and streamline the builder’s task of designing post-frame buildings, but to create a tool that will enable them to sell more buildings and increase profits. The testimony from our customers is evidence that we’ve done just that.”
The release of PostFrame Manager Version 6.0 continues to expand on the company’s original philosophy and objective. Version 6.0 makes the builder’s job easier than ever before. The precise virtual construction of nearly any post-frame building, including those featuring multiple wings, unique architectural features such as eyebrows, porches or cupolas, can be done in just 3-5 minutes with PostFrame Manager. Interior walls, partial length lean-to’s on any wall including the gable end, a two-story structure, and valley connections…all of these unique building attributes are easily created, shown in 3D view and accurately estimated with precise material takeoffs. Construction drawings are created and a customer quote complete with color photos of the resulting building from any view or angle are quickly generated.
“This is an estimating tool that the contractor takes into the customer’s home or office,” says Knight, “creating the desired building while instantly responding to any number of what–if scenarios that are always part of the conversation. Ultimately the contractor can produce a quote and contract proposal on the spot, greatly reducing any opportunity for a competitor to get involved.”
BizPortz products feature a complete lineup of builder efficiency and profitability tools, including stud-wall, steel-frame, structural insulated panel and another just-released product – Decking Manager.
PostFrame Manager Version 6.0 and a complete lineup of one-of-a-kind takeoff and estimating products are now available from BizPortz, Lawrence, KS. www.BizPortz.com.