Quick Topia Web-based construction manage-BuildTopia now features integration with Intuit's QuickBooks. This is major news, since the Intuit software is by far the most popular accounting program among small builders. The integrated system lets builders view QuickBooks data within BuildTopia, offering enhanced job cost reporting, payment approvals, closing entries, and financial reporting. Integration with Quick-Books is free for BuildTopia subscribers. Prices start at $900 a month. Visit www.buildtopia.com for more information.
View Finder DataCAD 12, the new release from software maker DataCAD, lets builders design walls, doors, and window objects that can be manipulated graphically or via dialogue boxes and displayed in 3-D and 2-D as well as in photo-realistic rendered views. Builders can switch between 2-D and 3-D views at any time during the design process without compromising the integrity of the drawing. The software sells for $1,295. Visit www.datacad.com/demo for a complete overview of the software.