SMART Estimator

SMART Estimator 2024 Release Notes


SMART Estimator Version 2024.2 public (Build 709)
July 2024

The following enhancements have been made in this version of SMART Estimator:

  • AddedA new cantilever platform tool has been provided for Macdeck scaffolding system that can be used to apply single cantilevered decks to the Macdeck safety deck scaffolds.
  • AddedA new “Change Bay Axis” tool has been provided to set the primary elevation along which the decks would be laid down for an irregular Macdeck safety deck scaffold.
  • UpdatedMacdeck scaffolding system now supports irregular shaped safety decks.
    • Both rectangular and irregular safety decks now support raised decks for filling gaps.
    • A separate infill tool is now available for Macdeck irregular shaped safety decks to use smaller deck sizes to fill in gaps around the boundary.
    • Users can now generate 2D drawings of these safety deck scaffolds.
    • Material lists and pricing for both type of safety decks can be generated now.
    • BIM models of safety deck scaffolds can now be exported to IFC standard.
    • Users can use setting out view to constrain bay sizes for both the rectangular and irregular shaped safety decks.
  • ImprovedThe installer for SMART Estimator has been redone to look and match the other CADS software installers.
  • Bug FixedFor a new installation, the default windows server folder is set while choosing the Enterprise Server (Windows) option.
  • Bug FixedSafety lamps are not automatically added to birdcage scaffolds created in earlier versions.
  • Bug FixedCopying of scaffolds in Schedule IT after changing the item name or item ID now works correctly.
  • Bug FixedWhen pricing rates are amended and saved, they are now reflected in the estimate without needing to restart SMART Estimator.
  • Bug FixedThe Quote IT covering letter now reflects the correct pricing when scaffolding has been modified in the estimate or when additional items are added to the quotation.
  • Bug FixedThe quotation prefix and suffix specified in the settings are now used correctly while creating a new quotation.

SMART Estimator Version 2024.0 (Build 410)
February 2024

The following enhancements have been made in this version of SMART Estimator:

  • AddedThe Macdeck scaffolding system is now available!
    • Macdeck Safety decking by JMAC Safety Systems is available under the new Macdeck scaffolding system. This can be used as a “crash deck”.
  • ReplacedSMART Estimator User Guides have been replaced by the new and improved online Help Centre. The Help tab now contains an Online Help button rather than a User Guides menu.
  • RemovedThe obsolete tools for importing addresses from legacy products (C.A.S.E., SMART Scaffolder UK, Legacy Outlook) have been removed from the address book.
  • ImprovedThe speed to load the quotation print preview has been significantly improved, especially for projects with many items.
  • Issue Fixed“Macdeck” has been added to the default Quote IT dictionary, so it is not reported as a spelling mistake.
  • Bug FixedThe Project browser now updates immediately after saving a copy of an Enterprise project with a new Quote Number using File > Save As.
  • Bug FixedChanging the display name for a Configuration now immediately updates the Select Configuration correctly.

SMART Estimator API 24.1.0
February 2024

  • ImprovedTo help prevent confusion, upgrading data to 2024.0 or higher now prevents all previous versions of SMART Estimator from connecting to the same data store. You will instead be prompted to connect using SMART Estimator 2024.
  • Bug FixedFixed a rare issue restoring backups with invalid symbols in the projects list file.
  • Bug FixedFixed some issues restoring SMART Estimator backups from older versions that contain a Macdeck configuration.

SMART Estimator API 24.0.0
January 2024

  • UpdatedUpdate to allow cloud storage upgrades to 2024.
  • Bug FixedFixed a rare issue where a backup file could be created with invalid symbols in the projects list file.