How Snaptrude Empowers Small Architecture Firms
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Small architecture firms face special challenges – constantly searching for new work; pleasing existing clients; motivating staff; and keeping up with ongoing changes in technology and software, to name only four.
Small firms often don’t have the luxury of a dedicated IT team. When there’s a glitch in hardware or software it’s not “someone else’s problem.” It’s yours and your team’s. Small firms also don’t have the resources to prepare detailed client presentations. It’s more efficient to collaborate in real-time with software that allows the entire team, including the client, to see exactly where the project is at any given time and to offer ideas and suggestions directly in the program, visible to all.
Snaptrude is made for firms of all sizes, but its strengths especially benefit small firms. It is a cloud-based BIM software with a sketch interface that will be familiar to staff at all levels. By knowing where the project is at any given time, you are servicing your client and keeping them happy. No more embarrassing delays of “We’re working on it...” – there’s never a question of where the project is because it’s in the cloud for all to review, share, and comment upon.
One of the things that the digital revolution in architecture has produced is clients with very high expectations – they expect to be “wowed.” Snaptrude has powerful rendering capabilities, but also the ability to be exported and rendered in other programs. And since it’s already a BIM product, unlike SketchUp and Rhino alone, it can be exported into Revit as a data-rich model.
One of the things that the digital revolution in architecture has produced is clients with very high expectations – they expect to be “wowed.” Snaptrude has powerful rendering capabilities, but also has the ability to be exported and rendered in other programs. And since it’s already a BIM product, unlike SketchUp and Rhino alone, it can be exported into Revit as a data rich model.
Newsflash: Snaptrude will soon have an AI component to its interface. With this, it will be able to intuitively update your drawings and models for accurate BoQs. Again, because it is such a powerful program it requires fewer people to execute construction-ready documentation. This will be a boon for small firms with limited staff. Stay tuned for an announcement of this AI dimension to Snaptrude by subscribing to our newsletter.
Small design firms are known to be bastions of diversity and believers in a strong work/life balance. As such remote work has caught on in small firms to the point where full, five-day-per-week work schedules are a thing of the past. Remote work has clearly caught on in small firms, and Snaptrude’s cloud-based interface makes this workstyle more productive and collaborative.
Snaptrude can be a valuable addition to the technology menu of a small firm. Younger employees may enjoy the fun of Rhino and more mature staff the ease of SketchUp, but Snaptrude has in many ways the best of both programs and added advantage that Snaptrude drawings are already BIM ready.
Take the Snaptrude challenge: Try it out for free or sign up for a demonstration and allow Altaf Ganihar and his colleagues to show you the ropes of Snaptrude and what it can do for your small firm. See how Snaptrude does not put untold stress on your technology infrastructure or your IT staff – if you have one at all. Rather, it helps small architecture firms meet the challenges they face dealing with larger firms. Indeed it fits well into the esprit de corps that exists in most small firms.