TG20:08 Scaffold Software – CADS Launches SMART Scaffolder Version 2.0

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CADS has launched version 2.0 of SMART Scaffolder – fast, easy and accurate scaffold software that helps scaffolders to estimate and design TG20-compliant scaffolds. SMART Scaffolder version 2.0 users will benefit from a new user interface that makes the popular scaffold software even faster and easier to use.

Scaffold software to help scaffolders comply with TG20:08

November has been a record month for sales of SMART Scaffolder. We are seeing revenues rise month on month due to increasing awareness of the benefits driving up demand for it.

CADS has launched version 2.0 of SMART Scaffolder – fast, easy and accurate scaffold software that helps scaffolders to estimate and design TG20-compliant scaffolds.

SMART Scaffolder version 2.0 users will benefit from a new user interface that makes the popular scaffold software even faster and easier to use.

New benefits include a built-in word processor with integrated spell checker which enables users to modify and format text in covering letters and quotations and add photos, drawings and 3D images.

Other new features make it easier to understand the breakdown of costs within an estimate.

A new ‘Cost Analysis Summary’ report shows a breakdown of labour costs, material costs, overheads and profit for each scaffold item. The report is also displayed in a new coloured pie-chart.

It is now easier to modify the price by applying new values for the profit, discount, labour overhead and material overhead.

Improvements have also been made to the printed reports in SMART Scaffolder. It is now possible to print quotations, TG20:08 check reports, load lists and drawings for selected scaffold items.

Users can create quotations for one-off customers faster as their contact details can now be entered directly into an estimate without needing to first enter them into the integrated address book.

In 2010 system scaffolding will be introduced across the SMART Scaffolder range of software. Users will be able to quickly model system scaffolding in order to produce price estimates, drawings and picking lists. Initially for Cuplok, other popular systems will follow shortly afterwards, including Layher and Kwikstage.

Version 2.0 of the popular scaffold software was unveiled at the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) 2009 AGM at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh.

CADS Sales Director Ian Chambers said: “November has been a record month for sales of SMART Scaffolder. We are seeing revenues rise month on month due to increasing awareness of the benefits driving up demand for it.

“In less than two years since the first release we already have more than 200 Smart Scaffolder customers, with at least one in every county.”

The scaffold software helps companies to comply with HSE safety guidance for working at height and to comply with the recently adopted TG20:08 rules by confirming whether or not a scaffolding configuration can be designated as a ‘basic scaffold’.

Under TG20:08, any proposed scaffolding which is not a ‘basic scaffold’ must be designed by a competent expert such as a chartered structural engineer.

SMART Scaffolder software helps scaffolding companies to:

  •     estimate safe, TG20:08-compliant scaffolding much faster
  •     win and tender for more business faster and price more accurately
  •     prove their competence to contractors, builders, inspectors and other safety professionals
  •     justify the extra cost of using a scaffolding designer when required under TG20:08.

SMART Scaffolder is a modular software system that can be used independently, alongside existing software such as Microsoft Office email and accounting packages, or as an integrated suite. There are various modules:

  •     SMART Scaffolder estimate IT – quickly and accurately generates quotations, drawings and load lists
  •     SMART Scaffolder check IT – checks whether your scaffolds are ‘basic’ or need ‘design by calculation’ under TG20:08 regulations
  •     SMART Scaffolder model IT – cutting-edge 3D visualisation with quick and easy drag and drop modelling. Images can be used in method statements and price quotations.
  •     SMART Scaffolder draw IT (for AutoCAD) – makes it easy to draw professional scaffold engineering drawings using AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. Simply drag and drop scaffolding components on to your drawing.
  •     SMART Scaffolder draw IT Link – automatically creates a DXF file that can be emailed to a colleague or an external engineer for importing into their AutoCAD drawing package. This dramatically reduces turnaround delays and engineers’ fees.

CADS (Computer And Design Services Ltd) is a major developer of construction industry software with more than 4,000 clients across the world, including contractors, engineers, fabricators, detailers and scaffolders.

The company is headquartered in Poole, Dorset with two further UK offices plus global offices and resellers in India, South Africa, the Middle East, North America and South East Asia.

CADS is an Information Member of the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC); a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an Authorised Autodesk Developer of AutoCAD based drawings solutions.

For more information on the SMART Scaffolder range of scaffold software – including a free TG20:08 guide – view http://www.smartscaffolder.com or contact Julie Page, SMART Scaffolder team, +44 (0)1202 603031.

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CADS (Computer And Design Services Ltd) is a major developer of construction industry software with more than 4,000 clients across the world, including contractors, engineers, fabricators, detailers and scaffolders.

The company is headquartered in Poole, Dorset with two further UK offices plus global offices and resellers in India, the Middle East, North America and South East Asia.

CADS is an Information Member of the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC); a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an Authorised Autodesk Developer.

CADS SMART Scaffolder helps scaffolding company bosses, designers, engineers and supervisors to construct safe, TG20:08-compliant scaffolding more swiftly and gain more business.

Main contractors and builders call for scaffolders with CADS SMART Scaffolder because the accurate and professional documentation helps them run projects better, more safely, in compliance with regulations and to budget.

Inspectors and other safety professionals trust documentation generated by SMART Scaffolder because it confirms compliance with TG20:08 scaffolding regulations.

CADS has produced a free, easy to use reference guide to TG20:08. This is aimed at scaffolders, main contractors and anybody concerned with the safe erection of scaffolding. It is available from http://www.smartscaffolder.com or by contacting CADS.

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