EVstudio is now using Blackpoint Software with ACA

by Jim Houlette, PE May 7, 2019

Our structural department is working with Oakwood Homes and has recently added Blackpoint Software to AutoCAD Architecture (ACA) to help improve our services to our Client.  Blackpoint provides may great features for home builders.  First, it helps to organize and track plans, it also helps […]

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SAPPHIRE Build Option Manager (Formerly Blackpoint) – The Future of Residential Options

by EVstudio AEP May 29, 2018

SAPPHIRE Build Option Manager (Formerly Blackpoint): Putting the Pieces Together Production homes are popping up everywhere as the Denver housing market continues to charge forward akin to many growing cities across the country. But with costs continuing to rise due to high demand, labor shortages, […]

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EVstudio and Oakwood Homes: Castle Rock, CO “The Reagan”

by Shannon Osiecki March 2, 2016
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EVstudio was hired to produce full sets of structural plans for several Oakwood homes, including “The Reagan: Carriage House at The Meadows,” located in Castle Rock, Colorado.  ”The Reagan” is one of many options for the Meadows community. “The Reagan” is a 3-story house.  The […]

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Blackpoint: Streamlining Production Building

by evstudio May 6, 2015
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Blackpoint is an extremely powerful tool, integrated into AutoCAD to seamlessly combine architectural and structural option sets for production builders. The structural engineers at EVstudio are currently working in conjunction with Oakwood Homes to provide a multitude of design options that are engineered for two […]

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Blackpoint Box Options

by Ross Maxwell, PE July 2, 2012
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I was recently working with Oakwood Homes to add some additional options to one of their homes series. By using the Blackpoint software add-in for AutoCad, this becomes a relatively easy process. A base model is drafted, then just the parts that are affected by […]

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