I hope this message finds you well.
I’m reaching out to address a significant concern that has consistently emerged from client feedback and my own experiences in the field. Our current process lacks an efficient method for recording and integrating ceiling height data into our floorplans, which is a critical feature for our clients involved in real estate and construction.
At present, the survey app only allows for the input of exterior wall measurements, which necessitates the cumbersome process of using external applications or relying on memory for ceiling heights. This gap in functionality becomes increasingly apparent and frustrating when managing multiple properties daily.
Our workflow currently involves a manual input of “recalled” ceiling height when we’re back at home in the Stitch program on our computers, but the resultant floorplans lack ceiling height information, which is not only a bottleneck but also detracts from the accuracy and completeness of our service. I then need to use expensive monthly subscriptions to professional PDF Splitter programs where I can edit these floor plans to tailor the necessary needs for my clients, such as inputting Ceiling Height under neath the Finished Square Footage on the Stacked Floorplans for each Level, as an example.
The absence of ceiling height details has been historically justified by measurement standards and the complexities arising from vaulted ceilings. However, given that we take responsibility for precise external measurements, it stands to reason that we should extend our manual control to include ceiling heights.
In light of these challenges and the unequivocal demand from our clients, I propose the following immediate actions:
- Integrate an option within the survey app to record ceiling height alongside exterior wall thickness. This feature should be straightforward and intuitive.
- Implement a feature that allows for the inclusion of ceiling height data during the upload process, similar to how we handle exterior measurements. This will enable the drafting team to reflect ceiling heights accurately on the floorplans.
- Enhance the customization of floorplan presentations to avoid clutter and improve aesthetic quality, including the ability to move icons such as the pencil icon for better visual management.
These changes are not merely for convenience; they are essential for meeting the requirements of the MLS and municipal building departments. Our clients, who are realtors and construction managers, have unanimously expressed that ceiling height information is not just a preference but a necessity.
I am confident that with these updates, we can significantly improve our service delivery, streamline our workflow, and meet our clients’ needs more effectively. I trust in our team’s ability to innovate and adapt to these industry demands, and I look forward to the positive impact these enhancements will have.
Thank you for considering this request. I am eager to discuss this further and assist in any way necessary to facilitate these improvements.