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Toronto, February 8, 2012

Building Envelope Software Technologies BEST announces the SOLID (Storefront On-Line Intelligent Dialogue) console as available options in our cutting edge ERP system PrefSuite as well as in our online configurator and order entry system PrefWeb.

The SOLID console extends the EXPERT SYSTEM * capabilities in the PrefSuite product line allowing users to create and estimate elevations directly in PrefSuite. Providing an option for SOLID interactive capability in our PrefWeb offering is part of our ongoing commitment to providing the glazing community with intelligent affordable solutions while partnering with our strategic clients.


SOLID allows configurations to be created with just a few keystrokes and/or a few mouse clicks. Complete BOMs, 2D and 3D renderings including animation are realized and rendered with minimum effort. As younger employees enter the workforce, expertise from earlier generations can be passed on to the next generation using expert system technology securing a manufacturers configuration and assembly methodologies. Elevations created using SOLID can be sent directly to manufacturing lines with or without automation/CNC capabilities which in turn can be controlled using our advanced PrefCIM plant floor control system as well as our camQuix CNC interface support software.


By providing expert system capability over the internet, manufacturers and glaziers can now have elevation creation and estimation capabilities without the need for configuration software installed on their local workstations.





*Expert system

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In artificial intelligence, an expert system is a computer system that emulates the decision-making ability of a human expert.[1] Expert systems are designed to solve complex problems by reasoning about knowledge, like an expert, and not by following the procedure of a developer as is the case in conventional programming.[2][3][4] The first expert systems were created in the 1970s and then proliferated in the 1980s.[5] Expert systems were among the first truly successful forms of AI software



Toronto, September 8, 2011

Business Envelope Software Technologies Inc. (BEST) is pleased to announce Productivity Packs for its LogiKal and PrefSuite software offerings.

Users of LogiKal and PrefSuite now have a single point of contact for their manufacturing and estimating software as well as their CNC programming support. From the creation of an elevation to assistance with operations on the plant floor; as well as to help with automation and your CNC equipment, support is available from a single company for the first time in the industry.

LogiKal users can create elevations, manage their projects, submit orders to their extrusion suppliers, issue purchase orders, and fabricate using CNC equipment in a single seamless process.

PrefSuite users are provided all of the capabilities of the LogiKal users and in addition benefit from the advanced ERP capabilities of the world renowned PrefSuite ERP capabilities.

For LogiKal users, the productivity pack allows users to include camQuix for a nominal monthly charge.

camQuix is designed to deliver two major benefits to our clients in their production environments. The first is Quick programming of CNC equipment, and the second is to provide machine independence. camQuix can provide CNC programming for most equipment manufactured and used in the fenestration industry. Using camQuix, the impact of machine replacements/failures, and planned maintenance is minimized. Users using machines from more than one manufacturer benefit from using one single friendly CNC interface.

See your BEST representative for further details.

Visit us at Glassbuild in booth 1311 or call 1-800-746-0641 for more information.





July 14, 2011

At Building Envelope Software Technologies (BEST) we continue to develop and implement the finest quoting systems in the industry today.  The Preference Quoting System has raised the bar for all others to follow.  Our quotes contain scaled models and not just images for a true “what you see is what you get” quoting approach.  We have gotten tremendous feedback and in the true BEST spirit of never sitting still we are proud to announce the next generation quoting system we call PrefIQ.  PrefIQ complements our tradition PrefSuite system as both systems will be available for quoting.  PrefIQ focuses the quoting process by minimizing the steps and taking the user through the entire selection process.  PrefIQ will provide quotes, customer markup, order status and review, engineering documentation, test reports and installation details.   It was designed from inception to be IPAD and tablet friendly for “on-the-go” quoting and presentations in the home. We believe we have the best products in the industry and using our advanced software tools will help our customers make the most of their time. Visit us at Glassbuild in booth 1311 for a demonstration.



July 8, 2011

Building Envelope Software Technologies (BEST) announced today that it has acquired the exclusive distribution rights to camQuix and cadXtract from camProx of Karlsruhe Germany. BEST will also assume all operations previously provided by camProx in North America including existing clients and client support. BEST will provide first level support to clients while camProx will provide second level support. camQuix can take the model information generated in the BEST products LogiKal and PrefSuite and pass them to most CNC machines in the market including Emmegi, Elumatec, FOM, Hako, and Tekna.

We are also pleased to announce that Mr. Ingo Haeussler, a principal of camProx is joining the BEST Consulting Division. Mr. Haeussler is widely recognized as a leader in production automation having worked with firms such as Schueco, Wicona, Hueck and Heroal. He has also been responsible to adapting CIM technologies and data flows from construction requirements to the manufacturing environments in projects such as Swiss-Re in London England, the GLA building in London England
(see image below), and the Burj Al Arab luxury hotel in Dubai (see image below).


BEST is constantly broadening its technologies to support the building envelope sector, as well as its resource base of individuals with practical experience in the industry. The acquisition of this technology, and the addition of the camProx founder to our Consulting Division demonstrates our commitment to supporting our clients within the building envelope sector.




June 30, 2011

Building Envelope Software Technologies Inc. (BEST) of Denver Colorado announces that it is moving from current facilities in Wheat Ridge to Lakewood, Colorado. This significant upgrade in facilities and infrastructure reflects our commitment to quality support for our growing client base. The move is expected to be completed during the week of August 1, 2011, and steps are being taken to minimize inconvenience to support hot lines and other client services




June 3, 2011

Building Envelope Software Technologies Inc. (BEST) commenced operations in our Denver offices. BEST is the exclusive distributor of LogiKal, a world renowned configurator for curtain wall and storefront systems.




May 2, 2011

Orgadata AG of Leer, Germany announces that Building Envelope Software Technologies Inc. (BEST) of Denver Colorado will become the exclusive distributor of its world renowned LogiKal software for North America. The assets, clients, personnel, and infrastructure of Orgadata USA LLP are to be transferred to BEST and its current operations will be performed by BEST.

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