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As a Residential House Designer & Estimator,  having the tools listed below would greatly improve productivity.


Feel free to add to the list.


Wall Definitions

1. Option for corner boards, quoins, etc..  Currently we must create these.

2. Wall components with vertical and horizontal offsets


Roofs / Rafters

1. Options for shadow board(s)

2. Options for Gable end returns, Hip, Full Hip with ability to set length and roof pitch.  Currently we must create these



1. Header options; size, material, vertical location, placement in relation to wall depth.

Jack studs, sill plate(s). Currently no option in settings.

2. Moulding profiles library to change trim on the fly and update.

Great for client presentations.


Stair Rails

1. Library of rail profiles to choose from and have the railing update.

Currently need to create extrude along  path, profile, then do the operation.



1. Auto countertop cutout for sinks.

Maybe has been corrected as I just upgraded to VW 2019.



1. Should already have "templates" for takeoff purposes.

Think Wall Framer tool worksheets.  I am customizing for my needs.



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First I think those points need to be in the Wishlist


I'm with you with Walls and the cabinets!

For the Stairs rails don't use the stair handrails, I'll recommend to use the Railing tool bc it let you use custom posts and profiles.

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