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GLASS FABRICATION SOFTWARE

Smart-Glass is the fastest glass drawing and order entry tool, bar none.

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Online order entry portal

Smart-Glass is glass fabrication software that acts as an online portal for your customers to place and view their glass orders.

Using a dedicated login, your customers will be able to draw, price and place their glass order with you in a matter of minutes. You will receive a fabrication-ready glass order that only needs a simple sanity check before being sent to fabrication.

Smart-Glass will warn your customers if the hole sizes are too small, the holes are too close to the edge, if dimensions are missing, etc. Your customers will be able to place their order with confidence and you won’t receive any unproduceable orders.

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Streamline order entry

Delays at the order entry stage can slow down the entire fabrication process. With Smart-Glass, customers can draw and place their orders with you in a production-ready format, meaning orders get through to fabrication quickly. This can reduce lead time by a day or more. The whole process is faster and means more orders can be taken without the need to employ more staff. 

Smart-Glass has been tested drawing glass against CAD and paper and is significantly faster than both. Time-saving features include user customizable cutout and panel libraries, drag-and-drop cutouts, one-click edge work and easy cloning of glass panels. Drawings are interactive, meaning the user can click on dimensions to change them.

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Accurate costing

Your costs can be loaded into Smart-Glass, so pricing calculations happen in the background as your customers draw.

The software understands shape surcharges, tracking exactly how many notches, holes and lineal feet of edge work are required as your customers design each panel. Jobs can be quickly cloned to see how different glass make-ups affect pricing.

You can set the pricing for each customer individually in their order portal, so there's no additional work if you have different rates for different customers.

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Avoid mistakes

Mistakes caused by misinterpreted drawings or order entry errors are common in the glass industry. These errors are painful for fabricators, stressing your system and staff as you try to deliver replacement glass as quickly as possible.

Smart-Glass helps eliminate all these errors. Computerized drawings are easy to interpret and machine friendly output (such as DXF) allows jobs to go straight to cutting tables and CNC machines. Smart-Glass also exports to production systems, allowing your customers' carefully drawn glass to skip the time-consuming and error-prone order entry process.

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Straight to production

Reduce your turnaround time — production-ready drawings come from your customers, eliminating the need for time-consuming redraws.

Accurate glass drawings with cutout blowups and movable dimension lines can be exported straight from Smart-Glass. Best of all, the software will warn the user if their design cannot be reliably tempered and you won't receive impossible-to-produce orders.

Output to PDF, DXF or send straight to production software.

Features

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Drag and Drop Cutouts

Search the library of real world hardware cutouts, or your own custom favorites, and drag cutouts directly onto your glass drawing.

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Interactive Drawings

Smart-Glass drawings are intuitively interactive. Click on a cutout to select it and display a cutout blow-up. Click on a measurement to alter it directly on the drawing. The drawing will update instantly in response to your change.

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Faster than CAD or Paper

Smart-Glass has been tested against CAD and paper, in a variety of settings, and is significantly faster than both at drawing glass. It simultaneously calculates costs and can be exported to production systems with a button click.

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Detailed Glass Drawings

Produce accurate glass drawings with cutout blowups and movable dimension lines. Output to PDF, DXF or export straight to production software.

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Accurate Costing

Smart-Builder automatically calculates the cost of your glass and processing for the selected supplier. Change suppliers to instantly compare costs before you place an order.

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Cloud Based

Available online in the cloud from anywhere you have an internet connection. Use on Windows, OS-X, iOS or Android.

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Easy Quotes

Customers can even use Smart-Glass to generate their own quotes by adding a custom markup to your supplier costs.

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Glass Processing Rules

Smart-Glass contains many glass processing rules and will warn you if your holes are too small, cutouts are too close together or panel is too narrow to be reliably toughened.

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Production interfaces

Stop re-keying orders into different systems. Take your orders straight from Smart-Glass to your glass production software, reducing mistakes and speeding up your production lead times. Current interfaces include LiSEC, A+W, Hanic, Bitec and more.

OUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Smart-Glass, offering fast and easy drawing, pricing and ordering, is available as a stand-alone tool or integrated into the Smart-Toolbox sales system (CRM/ERP).

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Whether you are looking for a simple estimation tool, a powerful job management system or a 24/7 web portal to sell your product online, Smart-Builder has a solution for you.

Smart-Builder’s glass software has been purpose-built for the industry and understands how you need to price and quote jobs better than any other glass software on the market. Integration with accounting and production software helps you streamline operations and eliminate double entry.

With customers ranging from glass installers to glass processors and hardware suppliers from around the world, they know the glass business and they know how to help.

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