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“National Lumber is committed to intelligent customer service” by Phill Barrett

MiTek Sapphire Building Information Modeling Software

Recently, National Lumber Company's Engineered Wood Products Division completed full integration of the MiTek Sapphire™ Building Information Modeling Software. The Sapphire suite of software enables National Lumber's designers to collaborate with builders, architects and structural engineers to supply virtually error free projects.

National Lumber produces a three dimensional structural model of the customer's project by importing the architect or engineer's two dimensional design into MiTek Sapphire and resolve any structural issues before materials are shipped to the job site. The Sapphire suite is able to import and read CAD files from platforms such as, Autodesk Revit Architecture and Autodesk Revit Structure as well as AutoCAD® Architecture, SoftPlan, Digital Canal, Cadsoft™ Envisioneer™ and  PDF files. The drawing can then be shared with anyone using the free MiTek Sapphire Viewer available for Windows or Apple platforms.

Using a smart phone, a framer on the job can scan a QR code on a layout provided by National Lumber and download a three dimensional model of the project to clarify any questions he or she may have. Coupled with the premium services National Lumber offers, such as Precision End Trimmed Engineered I-Joist Floor Systems, HIGH-Rim insulated rim board, Pre-cut Rafter Packages, Panelized Wall Systems and Truss Systems for Floor and Wall applications, National Lumber's commitment to intelligent customer service is second to none.

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For more information on the superior services National Lumber offers, please contact Phill Barrett at (508) 509-9310 or email Phill at

- Phill Barrett, National Lumber Engineered Wood Products Division

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