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AVAware Launches Video Production

AVAware is proud to announce the formation of our in-house video production team

As part of our ongoing effort to develop the most effective demonstration and training resources possible, AVAware has recently established a new content group within the company. This talented team consisting of writers, graphic designers, animators and editors will be responsible for the creation of a variety of new learning resources.

In addition to newly updated documentation and online resources, AVAware has begun using video as a means to demonstrate new products and product features. If a picture is truly worth a "thousand words", then a video should improve on that by an order of magnitude.

To be clear, these will not be the typical software developers training fare, which normally consisting of a monotonous screen capture and a stammering voice over. As always, the goal is to elevate our products to the highest possible level of quality and professionalism. To that end we have committed to delivering videos with the same level of production quality and attention to detail that we give to our software products.

AVAware is launching this initiative with short videos that supplement the popular "Quick Tips" featured in our newsletter - beginning with this month.



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In addition to the embedded links found on the AVAware website and with our newsletters, all our videos can be directly accessed through our YouTube channel. In addition, users will have the opportunity to preview videos prior to their official release.

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AVAware staff is Helping to Build a 'Mountain of Toys'  This Holiday Season


The Toy Mountain Campaign is an annual holiday drive held in coordination with the Salvation Army, Bell Media and other corporate sponsors. Now in its 23rd year, Toy Mountain has provided toys to countless families in need enabling their children to share in the joy of the holiday season.

In the months of November and December, Canadians across the country are challenged to "Help build a mountain of toys!" as the campaign is featured on CTV's national news broadcast.

In a departure from the usual gift-buying office traditions like "Secret Santa", the AVAware team has chosen to initiate a new tradition to celebrate the holiday season. Instead of buying gifts for each other, everyone decided to purchase children’s toys on behalf of Toy Mountain.

For more information in the Toy Mountain Campaign,
please visit: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/toy-mountain




AVAware Celebrates 22 Years!


AVAware's first offices
1996 - 2009

AVAware's current facility
2010 - present
December 2018 brings with it a landmark moment in AVAware’s history. Twenty two years ago, on the 12th of December 1996, AVAware was born... well, incorporated anyway. AVAware was originally founded by the current President, Paul Kirsch and a gentleman by the name of Steve Rendulic. Rendulic was a veteran of the architectural openings industry, having spent many years working with a competing software developer. Motivated by a desire to develop more technologically "current" software for the industry, he enlisted the aid of his co-founder, a software engineer with extensive experience in developing line-of-business applications for several industry segments. Together they began AVAware with a vision to sincerely establish new standards of quality for both software development and customer support.

AVAware made their debut in the architectural openings industry with the introduction of a revolutionary new product... AVAcad. AVAcad is the first and only CAD application specifically designed for architectural openings. In addition to providing detailers the means to create CAD-quality elevations in seconds, AVAcad launched a new era of technology in the industry with its ability to "disassemble" elevations and generate fully priced material lists – all automatically.

Not long after the release of AVAcad, AVAware released 'AVAproject' – an innovative piece of software that would forever change the way take-offs and estimates would be done for years to come!




AVAproject Fusion - the revolutionary data access and reporting tool and latest major software release from AVAware Technologies is now shipping!

More information about AVAproject Fusion can be found on the AVAproject Fusion product page and the Fusion Theory of Operation document.



AVAproject users can now import files created by Allegion’s SpeXtra specification writing software, directly into their projects.



Earlier this year, AVAware was contacted by Allegion’s software group; they wanted to know if it was possible to offer AVAproject users the ability to make use of SpeXtra files to facilitate the creation of project estimates and submittals. It certainly is.


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Help File Available for Download

Available for download now is a newly expanded and more comprehensive Help File. Accessed through the Help menu in AVAproject, our new Help File provides access to past and present editions of the Getting Started Guide and is fully searchable, providing an expansive knowledgebase. Our Help File provides you with:

  • The Getting Started Guide
  • AVAproject and AVAcad release notes
  • Supplemental articles for further reading
Getting Started Guide Now Available

A new "Getting Started" guide has been released to compliment the new edition of AVAproject and AVAcad. The new guide features supplemental content for AVAproject, and can be downloaded via the Downloads section of the Customer Login area.


Catalog Installer

The AVAware Repository, is a structure and storage location for AVAproject system files. To accomodate all of our users, regardless of which version of AVAproject is being used, every catalog now comes packaged with the new Catalog Installation tool. The Catalog Installer determines which version of AVAproject is running and installs catalogs to the appropriate directory.

No more browsing for application paths or moving catalog files manually! Simply "double click" the downloaded catalog to launch the Catalog Installer and click "Install". The Catalog Installer will install the catalog file exactly where it needs to be.

For more information, see Catalog Installation Help.



64-bit Compatibility

64-bit operating systems have become the new standard, due to 32-bit operating systems reaching their limit with respect to the computer hardware they can support. The AVAware development team have optimized AVAware products to run seamlessly on both 32 and 64-bit operating systems, taking advantage of whatever computer hardware is available.

Improved Data Connectivity

The AVAproject Suite is an extremely powerful set of tools that enable maximal productivity in minimal time. For even more efficiency and convenience, we have developed a number of exports for accessing data from AVAproject files for use with other tools, including backend systems, accounting packages, etc.

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AVAproject
AVAproject... the all inclusive Windows-based project management system encompassing all aspects of the bidding, detailing and submission cycle...

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AVAcad
AVAcad... the easiest to use and most comprehensive door and frame drawing tool available...

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