New Programs and new features for Version 12
The quality and the versatility of our Chainlink Shop Drawings has taken a generational leap forward with CFS Version 12 and our brand new Shop Drawing program. The program now produces infinitely scalable vector graphic (SVG) quality images and can easily be converted to other formats, files can even opened in CAD. Shop Drawing also produces images in PDF, PNG, JPEG, and BMP file formats.
The enhanced quality has enabled us to print the Specifications right on the drawing page. With the new landscape orientation we can display both sides of a Double Gate and both Gate Posts. You have independent control over the colors for the fabric and framework, the post depth and concrete depth, and bracing and trussing options. It even supports multiple mesh sizes and can add patterns of privacy slats. You can open or edit drawings in PDF, Windows Photo Viewer, Paint, Inkscape or in your own default graphics program.
Other new features include new contract options, a complete breakdown of charges report for the vinyl, wood and ornamental fabricators, automatically add fence signs to material lists, can produce an itemized estimated with a total but without unit prices and more...
Find more information on Version 12 here.
RealScape 3D - Fence Visualization and Photo Imaging
RealScape 3D is an outdoor project modeling program with a strong focus on fence design. You create the project by placing residential and commercial buildings, streets, driveways, paths, trees, shrubs, flowers, forests, and vinyl, ornamental steel, ornamental aluminum, and wood fences onto a two dimensional siteplan. RealScape then renders the siteplan into a robust three dimensional world showing your fence project in a virtual world environment that you have created. You'll be able to show your proposal running up slopes and down gullies, at the edge of the woods, or along a street or sidewalk; just the way projects appear in real life. You can navigate through this world and view the project from any elevation or angle. You can take screen captures from any spot and even produce a multimedia video tour of the project.
RealScape also has Photo Overlay Imaging that enables you to overlay fences and other models onto digital photographs. This is a simple process since perspective is already built into RealScape models. You can switch heights, colors, styles, even types of fence with a click of your mouse and produce multiple visual options in minutes.
Find more information on RealScape 3D here.
CFS Enterprise Edition
In response to requests from our customer base to facilitate the exchange of information between The Computer Fencing System and their other business systems, we have developed the Enterprise Edition of CFS. The Enterprise Edition enables any programmer to access and direct CFS data to other programs.
Two of the primary applications in the Enterprise Edition are called InterOp and XML Export.
InterOp enables you to export data from the CFS Master File into a spreadsheet (CSV format) which can be used to edit the inventory data and import it back into CFS or to populate other databases (for accounting programs, web shopping systems, etc...).
XML Export produces a readily accessible (XML format) file for Scratch Builder and Cash Register output that contains every bit of information we have about that estimate or invoice. This wealth of information can be accessed by any programmer and sent directly to other programs.
Custom Applications (Apps) can be built using the data from XML Export and launched within the normal workflow of CFS. We have included several example Apps in this release.
We have also added Command Line functionality to InterOp, Update Master File and Data Miner to automatically fire up whatever functions you create.
Find more information on the Enterprise Edition here.
Watch the Computer Fencing System in action! Hundreds of fence companies have saved thousands of hours of work every year with CFS. You should be one of them. Youíll be amazed at how fast, easy, and accurate estimating can be, CFS can increase your estimating productivity tenfold. Contracts, Shop Drawings, Materials Lists, Computer Generated Job Sketches and a wealth of other reports, all with your company logo, are at your fingertips. CFS will make you look like the professional company that you are. So sit back and listen as we take you on a tour of CFS.
Computer Fencing System (CFS) Demo
Come explore our new Multimedia Learning Center where we offer video tutorials designed to benefit both new and existing customers. The instructional text and videos will help new customers to familiarize themselves with the program quickly and seasoned customers to learn new features and techniques to maximize their productivity. The Multimedia Training Center is the latest addition to our world class technical support service and is available to you 24 hours a day seven days a week.
There comes a time when you can't work any harder... Then it's time to begin working smarter.
As a small businessman your most valuable asset is your time and the time of your employees.
Computer Fencing System (CFS) will increase estimating productivity exponentially, eliminate mistakes, and produce a wide array of impressive sales aids and reports.
More Experience - Better Technology
Software Design Associates has led the fence software industry for over 25 years. We continue to innovate. In just the past few years we have introduced the revolutionary job input module QwikDraw, mobile workstation sycronization, visual fabrication for vinyl and ornamental fence, chainlink shop drawings produced with an estimate, interfaced with CMM and SSD computerized CNC routers, added barcode capabilites, interfaced with Google Maps, released our own built in PDF writer, and have integrated with several accounting systems.
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Over 1600 fence software customers
throughout North America.
Software Design currently has over 1600
fence contractor customers worldwide and has direct working relationships with dozens of the leading fence manufacturers
and wholesalers in the fence industry.
We are moving forward at an accelerating pace employing the latest innovative technology in fence software. We pioneered the use of handwriting recognition with our QwikDraw
program for Windows XP Tablet edition, provided secure interaction between our programs and on line databases,and introduced new interfaces with Google maps, satellite photos and GPS locations. In our latest version we have added QuickBooks
Premier and Enterprise Editions integrations, added bar code capabilities, developed a Synchronization Utility to Ďsyncí mobile computers returning to their home network and incorporated a PDF Writer into CFS enabling our customers to preview and produce e-mailable documents right out of CFS without having to purchase any other program.
We are committed to moving forward and bringing the fence industry the best that technology has to offer. We take pride in providing the best fence software on the market.
Unique Fence Tools
CFS will increase your estimating productivity ten fold, eliminate mistakes and produce an impressive proposal package including Contracts, Spec Sheets and Shop Drawings
. It will free up your time and that of your key employees for more profitable pursuits. You will get a firm handle on your costs, margins, and inventory. CFS will produce sharp, clear, professional reports for both your customers and employees and help to sell at higher margins. In addition to exact estimates in seconds, you will get your own color Parts Catalog
, Price Lists, Invoicing, Inventory Control, and computer generated Specification Sheets, Shop Drawings, and Job Sketches.
Using CFS is so simple to use youíll learn to estimate in minutes and save hours of work every week. All you need to know is how to measure a fenceline. If you need help we provide live, toll free telephone technical support that is available 45 hours each week.
There is no better, faster, more versatile, more comprehensive, or more accurate way to manage a fence company and organize your business
. The Computer Fencing System
has established itself as the fence industry software standard. Isnít your business too important for anything less? Donít let another year slip by without the most powerful tool in the fence industry.