Welcome to Version 22
Our aim is to constantly improve your experience when using ArtiCAD and to make it easier for you to create winning presentations that help you to sell. We are delighted to present our latest design software innovation - Version 22
Introducing Version 22!
Click here to watch our Version 22 new features video.
Our aim is to constantly improve your experience when using ArtiCAD and to make it easier for you to create winning presentations that help you to sell.
Your ArtiCAD software is continuously developed and enhanced, with the needs and desires of our thousands of loyal customers at the forefront of every decision.
We are delighted to present our latest design software innovation – Version 22 – and have highlighted some of the new features below:
This new feature allows you to continue designing whilst images are rendering in the background. Using a camera list, multiple renders can be queued, prioritised, and paused – giving you complete control of the images that are rendering in the background.
Whether you queue and process your renders while you continue working on the system or if you set them to render overnight, the background rendering feature is sure to revolutionise the speed in which you produce designs and will help optimise productivity.
(Image above: Background renderer window, ArtiCAD-Pro)
Tags and Labels
“Island or no island?”, “Grey or navy?”, “Bath or shower?”, “Full hanging or double hanging wardrobes?” – presenting different design options instantly has never been easier!
Items within designs can now be tagged using the new Version 22 tags feature. Tagging items lets you layer different design options allowing you to present alternative choices and pricing within just one design – all at the click of a button.
(Image above: Tags interface, ArtiCAD-Pro)
Tag groups can be added, edited and deleted, and all of them save within the plans – meaning that once you have set them for that design, you won’t need to do it again!
A new Labels feature will transform the way that annotations are presented within your designs. You can now add labels and arrows while working in plan mode and position them where desired in the design. Using arrows and lines to outline and highlight certain aspects of the plan, this new feature not only benefits the designers using ArtiCAD but also fitters, plumbers, and installers.
(Image above: Tags interface and Labels in a plan, ArtiCAD-Pro)
Labels and Tags together
The ability to tag labels and arrows means that annotations can be hidden, and multiple plan options can also be presented – whether that be the plan for your customer or your installations team.
Our free pricing tool, ArtiQuote, has been further developed and enhanced to make it much faster and easier to price your designs. Even component-based pricing has been given a facelift in terms of functionality and efficiency.
As you know, you can import pricing data via spreadsheets or generate your own pricing catalogues to work in ArtiQuote but this requires you to maintain your own pricing data. We’ve produced a series of videos, available in the members area, to show you how to use ArtiQuote. New videos to incorporate all of the Version 22 enhancements to ArtiQuote will be available in the next few days.
If you don’t have the time or the desire to create and maintain your own pricing data, why not take a closer look at ArtiQuote Plus? This uses live supplier pricing data created and maintained by fellow ArtiCAD Group Company, Smart Systems. If you are already using ArtiQuote Plus, you’ll notice that the system has also been enhanced in Version 22!
To find out more about ArtiQuote Plus, please contact your account manager or email us and we’ll contact you.
For those wishing to add more in-depth reporting, customer relationship management, installation management, scheduling, warehousing and document management to their pricing and ordering software – take a look at KBBConnect from Smart Systems. Again, the integration with ArtiCAD has been further enhanced and there’s a new mobile version of KBBConnect to make the system even more effective for your business. Email us for details and we’ll arrange to provide you with an online demonstration.
We’ve re-recorded all of the Level 1 and 2 training videos to reflect Version 22 and these are available in the Members Area. We’ll be adding some new Pricing videos shortly.
We’ve just launched our new website!
This has a fresh look and feel to it and is designed to give you a much better experience – we hope you’ll enjoy using it.
Initially, the new website will link to the current Members Area. This is because we will need all of our customers worldwide to re-register for Members Area access and we need another couple of weeks to perfect the re-registration process.
Re-registering will allow you to manage your own passwords instead of having to contact us if you forget what it is. It also allows us to personalise our online contact with you and to provide you with a far better experience.
We’ve installed a new Helpdesk system (Zoho Desk) which is fully integrated with our extensive business process software – and our website. Once you re-register, you will be able to raise your own support tickets (without filling in any forms), view your ticket status and history and, once fully operational, you will be able to live chat with our technicians.
Please look out for our emails later this month asking you to register for Members Area access.
Our superb tiling tool is ready to use but we’ve delayed launching it because we want to provide you with the option to select from extensive tile libraries.
Arti-Tiler – with tiling library access options – will be launched in October!