Announcing Handset Designer R5

Originally posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014

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Handset Designer Avontus is proud to announce the new release of our popular formwork software, Handset Designer. First released in 2003, this new version also works under our subscription model pricing, which means you can purchase Handset Designer outright, or, if you’re operating under a limited budget, you can purchase Pay-as-you-go, which has a small startup cost and a monthly payment. Details can be found on our Handset Designer Purchase page, which also contains upgrade information for existing users.


What’s New?

  • Handset Designer is now an Add-In for Microsoft Visio 2013 on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 (Visio will not run on XP or Vista). Avontus is an authorized reseller for Microsoft Visio 2013, which is included in each purchase.
  • Integration with our robust, industry-proven inventory and billing software, Avontus Quantify. In just a few button clicks, Handset Designer materials can be pushed out to an estimate. The estimate can be converted to a reservation of materials, shipped to the jobsite, and optionally billed for per-piece or square foot rental, and others.Contact us today for a free online demonstration and trial.
  • You can now turn off 24” panels to eliminate them from the design. Previously these were always included, since they’re the major component.
  • Handset Designer can be taken into the field on a tablet or a Microsoft Surface computer for fast and easy estimates on the go.
  • Administrator access for running the software is no longer required.
  • Help system is now available onAvontus Assist.

Compatible with Harsco Mod-U-FormEMI EliteSymons Steel-Ply, Universal Uni-Ply, Red-Form, and many others. If your company has any handset forms, this software is a must!

By: Michelle Caskey

Quantify is Now in the Windows Store

Quantify is Now in the Windows Store

Originally posted on Thursday, May 9, 2013

If you’re thinking about upgrading to Windows 8, we want you to know that Quantify has been accepted into the Windows Store. In order for an application to be accepted into the Windows Store, Microsoft must first rigorously test it, to ensure compliance with Windows 8.

We’re pleased to be the first and only software application in the scaffolding industry that meets their stringent requirements.

Quantify is Now in the Windows Store

By: Brian Webb



Latest Quantify Product Guide Available

Originally posted on Saturday, June 18, 2011


The latest Quantify product guide is available online. The guide provides an overview of features, as well as details on specific Quantify functions. Find out all the ways Quantify can make your business life easier.  (3.5 MB)

By: Brian Webb

‘Beam Me Up’ Scaffold Designer

Scaffold Designer allows for simple and complex scaffolds to be easily designed, including Beam and Ply Spans and Dance Floors.

In just a few simple steps using the flexible Bay Details menu of Scaffold Designer and the generic Beam and Ply material list import you can create these structures.  Request your Generic Beam and Plywood import list from the Avontus team here ( ).

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Design your supporting structure complete with guard rails and toe boards


Drag a New Bay to the page and Edit




Skip the Verticals and the Beam Space Sides using Bay Details




Set Base # and overlay beam bay and Add Bay to Side




Drag a New Bay to page and edit Base Node Elevation, Plank Type (to Wood Planks), and Convert to Plank Only Bay




Set the first board in place and Add Bay to Side to complete the plywood surface




Select Bill of Materials to see the component count


Beam Tips and Tricks

  1. Request your Beam and Ply import materials from Avontus here ( ).
  2. Material Master can be edited with your stock beam lengths and sizes.
  3. Custom properties can be edited to allow for different clamps and clips as required.
  4. Stringer and Beam configurations available by changing the Base Node Elevation in Bay Details.
  5. Double Plywood decks can be configured by adding the depth of plywood sheet to Base Node Elevation of plywood bay detail, on a new plywood bay.
  6. Custom guard reail height can be achieved with ‘Collapsed Connector Bays’.

Welcome to the new website

We’re proud to announce a newly revamped website, launched in the UK. Come back often to see new posts and more information on our products.