January 5, 2009 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Maidstone, Kent - Today Microspot Ltd. developers of 2D and 3D graphics and photo applications, announced the release of Alan J Maki's Builder Pro sample plans and symbol libraries as an add-on to MacDraft Professional, the powerful 2D CAD drafting and architectural drawing software package.
Alan J. Maki owner of Beyond Basics Drafting & Design has been using MacDraft since 1985 and in that time has designed his Builder Pro libraries that allow him to be more efficient in the design process. Thanks to his libraries and MacDraft he can produce an average of 160 new home and remodeling plans a year working a 10-15 hour week. Alan says "With MacDraft and my libraries I concentrate on what is really needed and so I produce drawings in a fraction of the time it takes other home designers."
Microspot have been aware of Alan's libraries for some time and knew of his success in the drafting business. They have managed to talk Alan into making them available to all MacDraft Professional users to help them with their home designs. With Builder Pro you receive the complete system that Alan has been using for 15 years to produce his plans. From additions libraries that can be completed in minutes to 100's of his common library items for plan, elevation, sectional views and more.
There are two finished sample plans and a sample plan book containing over 150 sample plans to give you and your customers ideas. These sample plans are also available on the CD in PDF format and you can use them to make your own custom plan book and add your own plans. There are plenty of other sample plans and sample documents and it is all explained in an easy to follow printed manual.
After you register your Builder pro you will be given access to the members web pages where you will receive updates and technical support by email, forum or telephone free for the first year. You can also purchase complete plans from the sample plan book at discounted rates to customize in MacDraft or supply to your customers unmodified. This membership can be renewed in subsequent years.
Robert Coulling Managing director of Microspot said, "We are excited to be able to offer the benefit of Alan's years of experience with MacDraft to our users to help them to design home plans in the fastest possible time. Builder Pro is the perfect add on to MacDraft for home designers, contractors and builders that wish to submit plans to customers or for permitting. We intend to continue working with Alan to further improve and refine the system in the future."
The Builder Pro System including MacDraft can be purchased from the Microspot web site. Owners of MacDraft can purchase just Builder Pro but they will need version 5.6.6 to run it. Pricing For the Builder Pro System including the first year support is $944.00 (USD). Existing users of MacDraft can purchase Builder pro alone for just $595.00 including the first year support. Support is renewable for $99.00 and includes free up dates of Builder pro libraries (All prices exclusive of tax). For further information on this or any other Microspot product please visit our website.
Founded in 1964, Microspot Limited develops and markets applications for 3D modelling and animation, interior design, 2D drawing and drafting, image editing, and media management as well printer drivers. Microspot's affordable and easy-to-use applications enable business and home users to quickly achieve professional results. Microspot Limited, Concorde House, 10-12 London Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8QA, UK Tel: +44 (0) 1622 687771; Fax +44 (0) 1622 690801.