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Smart-Shopfront is part of the world leading Smart-Builder range of software. Smart-Shopfront
is specialised for shopfronts, glass doors and commercial partitions, with a host
of sophisticated features designed to manage the complexities of shopfront glass
Smart-Shopfront makes designing even the most complex bespoke shopfronts intuitive.
Whatever fixtures and fittings the configuration or customer demands, our configurator
handles all the details: latches, locking options, adjustable pivot points, top
or bottom closers, deductions, mitres and much more. Our step-by-step approach enables
you to create experts in your team, ensuring a consistent, accurate result every
Shopfront design and quoting can be an involved process requiring an expert installer
and a significant amount of time. With Smart-Shopfront, design and calculation takes
a fraction of the time, making your expert designers more efficient. Smart-Shopfront's
intuitive drag-and-drop interface and automatic calculations mean that even new
users can be designing like experts in minutes.
Panel and cutout calculations can be a complicated matter in shopfront design —
hardware clearances, mitres, overlapping panel deductions and more can add up to
a lengthy and error-prone process. When it comes to calculation, Smart-Shopfront
lives up to its name: its sophisticated calculation engine handles every aspect
of your design calculations. Variable-angle mitres, clearances, out-of-squares,
cutouts and variable centrelines are no problem for this powerhouse program: ditch
the calculator and move your business into the future with Smart-Shopfront.
Customers need to get a sense of shape and scale with shopfront designs: there's
no better way to give them one than with Smart-Shopfront. Smart-Shopfront's integrated
3D engine renders your shopfronts in stunning detail. Your customers will be blown
away to see a zoomable, rotatable 3D view of their shopfront. Smart-Shopfront also
lets you add realistic 3D images to your quotes, to give your tenders the edge.
Smart-Shopfront allows us to provide a fast and accurate drawing and estimating
service to frameless shopfront customers.
- Grace Haven Industries, South Africa
Smart-Shopfront is more than just a complete design package: it's a powerful way
to manage your business's information. Have you ever had a customer call up to proceed
with a quote you can't even find any more? Or needed to replace a panel in an old
installation — how do you know the panel's dimensions without going out and
remeasuring? Smart-Shopfront keeps a database of all your quotes and installations,
fully searchable and each available at the touch of a button.
Not all shopfronts are created equal: as well as classic rectangular frontages and
corners, customers can have unusual and finicky spaces to fill. Smart-Shopfront
gives you full control over every angle and dimension of your shopfront. In addition
to the wide range of supported panel types, you can assign head and base slopes,
out-of-squares and elbows to your shopfronts, all with millimetre accuracy.
Smart-Shopfront is equipped to deal with the whole gamut of frameless shopfront
features. Smart-Shopfront's panel system handles nibs, notches and elbows, transoms
above doors and fixed panels, full- or partial-height fins, pop-ins and pop-outs.
Standard glass doors are supported, along with sliding doors and multiple entrances.
Smart-Shopfront handles complex geometry effortlessly, calculating mitres
and clearances as you add panels. Smart-Shopfront's powerful hardware engine
handles numerous lock, latch, handle and closer options, and a broad range of head
and base support methods. Cutouts for all fittings are handled seamlessly as part
of the Smart-Shopfront design process.
A lot of information can reside in your installers' and designers' minds —
standard fitting combinations, doorway and panel styles, standard designs and more.
You are better off having a central repository for all this information, where everyone
can get to it. Smart-Shopfront offers such a repository — its robust database
stores a shopfront library, preferred fittings and fitting combinations, customised
styles and more, taking the load off your staff.
Shopfront hardware can be complicated, with different rules for closers working
with patches and rails, keepers for locks, left- and right-oriented patches and
more. Designing a shopfront can seem to involve more referencing of hardware manuals
than actual design. By incorporating your rules into its hardware database, Smart-Shopfront
automatically takes care of these issues. This lets you do your job without getting
bogged down in manuals, confident that Smart-Shopfront will handle hardware rules
consistently and accurately. As with all Smart-Builder software, Smart-Shopfront
is 100% hardware independent, and can be adapted to your individual needs.
Smart-Shopfront can export your design as a DXF file or to one of a number of external systems
(including Lisec, A+W and Bitec). Taking you from design to manufacturing quickly and efficiently.
Our company has used the software for more than ten years now and the savings in
glass errors, time and money have been phenomenal. We see it as a vital tool for
any owner who wants to grow their business. It has been the unsung hero of our installation
- Euroglass, New Zealand
Smart-Shopfront's user interface has been built in a very user friendly way, it
allows the user to visually create shop-fronts and edit them, by dragging and dropping
panels onto the screen.
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