Release Notes

This page documents the changes and updates made to IdeaRoom products. Note that some updates listed may not yet be available on your site.

 

IdeaRoom for Sheds 1.56.0 (4/13/22)

  • Updated the format of the top section for the quote email format. These changes are an incremental step towards more highly-formatted PDF versions of our quotes. Some additional customizations are available, if needed. Please contact support@idearoom.com for help with these.

  • Added a fast-add option for ramps (on supported doors) and shutters (on supported windows) to increase upselling opportunity and improve discoverability

  • Improved discoverability of the Call to Action button on mobile, to increase mobile conversion rates

  • Added pricing by region for flower boxes

  • Updated component nudge buttons to snap to margin when nudged out of bounds

  • Adjusted siding material to be flush with the bottom of buildings

  • Clicking logo icon on configurator may now open home page link in a new tab

  • DMARC-compliant emails can now be configured, reducing messages that end up in spam folders (additional client configuration is required)

  • Added a centered without rotation watermark position option

  • Improved region mapping to accommodate more complex zones

  • Line items with no price can now be optionally shown in consolidated invoices

  • Fixed bug that caused wall components to not adjust to sizing changes after moving a component

IdeaRoom for Carports/IdeaRoom for Buildings 1.56.0 (4/13/22)

  • Updated the format of the top section for the quote email format. These changes are an incremental step towards more highly-formatted PDF versions of our quotes. Some additional customizations are available, if needed. Please contact support@idearoom.com for help with these.

  • Added double sided walls

  • Added the ability to charge for additional options selections per building section

  • Improved discoverability of the Call to Action button on mobile, to increase mobile conversion rates

  • Fixed bug that caused base rail dimensions to be inverted

  • Fixed issue where front/back lean trim intersected with front center wall

  • Fixed bug that caused custom deposit percentage to revert to the default percentage

  • Improved performance of dialogs contain dealer fields

  • Clicking logo icon on configurator will now open home page link in a new tab

  • DMARC-compliant emails can now be configured, reducing messages that end up in spam folders (additional client configuration is required)

  • Added a centered without rotation watermark position option

  • Improved region mapping to accommodate more complex zones

  • Line items with no price can now be optionally shown in consolidated invoices

SalesView 1.3.0 (4/13/22)

  • Added ability to vary SalesView surcharges by subtotal amount

  • Fixed bug that caused dealer configurators to not inherit supplier surcharges from SalesView


IdeaRoom for Sheds 1.55.0 (2/9/22)

  • Augmented Reality added for supported phones and browsers.

  • Ad campaign tracking support. Register your ad parameters with IdeaRoom (contact support@idearoom.com), and the parameters will be passed through with design links.

  • The Estimate section of IdeaRoom will display a building subtotal prior to displaying SalesView-applied surcharges.

  • Improved dormer and cupola discovery by displaying the add icon when the wall adjacent to the roof section is selected.

  • Custom dialog fields are now retained when opening leads from SalesView.

  • Fixed issue that caused missing elevation images in webhook payload for payment prepared event.

IdeaRoom for Carports/IdeaRoom for Buildings 1.55.0 (2/9/22)

  • Fixed bug that caused clipping of center section's overhang when adding back leans.

  • State selection and secondary phone number are no longer cleared in submission dialogs after updating zip code.

  • Design selections are now reset when opening a design for a configurator that has changed suppliers.

  • Fees for frameouts that intersect frame legs can now be applied to custom frameout sizes.

  • Fixed issue that caused notification that supplier is no longer available to be shown even though order did not include a supplier originally.

  • Relocated reference number in footer to prevent overlapping with body text.

  • Wall items placed on a wall with a lean to and frameouts can now be edited without selecting the frameouts.

  • Fixed issue that caused additional fees to not be included in lead total shown in SalesView.

  • Updated base framing rendering for wraparound leans.

  • Augmented Reality added for supported phones and browsers.

  • Ad campaign tracking support. Register your ad parameters with IdeaRoom (contact support@idearoom.com), and the parameters will be passed through with design links.

  • The Estimate section of IdeaRoom will display a building subtotal prior to displaying SalesView-applied surcharges.

  • Improved dormer and cupola discovery by displaying the add icon when the wall adjacent to the roof section is selected.

  • Greensky Finance integration added to Carports.

  • Custom dialog fields are now retained when opening leads from SalesView.

  • Fixed issue that caused missing elevation images in webhook payload for payment prepared event.


IdeaRoom for Sheds 1.54.0 (12/15/21)

  • Resolved bug that caused extra components to be listed as line items

  • Implemented workaround for Google Maps API not recognizing certain zip codes

  • Fixed bug that prevented window in front gable of porch from being moved

  • Color selections are now supported for both interior and exterior walls

  • Fixed bug that prevented 0 from being selected in custom dropdowns with a different default value

  • Fixed bug that caused shadows to be shown in screenshots for vendors with shadows hidden

  • Fixed bug where delivery price was not updated after selecting custom options

  • Fixed bug that caused "Buy This Building Now!" button to show in emails of customers without checkout enabled

  • Fixed bug that caused gable dormer overhang to not be flush with the roof overhang

  • Fixed issue that interfered with adding a window to a gable dormer

  • Improved performance for metric vendors

  • Version ID in webhook payload will now match emailed quotes

  • Notes included in saved designs will no longer be restored when accessing the design without a UUID

  • Updated HubSpot CRM integration access token expiration to 25 minutes

IdeaRoom for Carports/IdeaRoom for Buildings 1.54.0 (12/15/21)

  • Saved quotes from a supplier that is no longer available are reset

  • Added GreenSky integration

  • Resolved bug where selected supplier did not match state selection

  • Added support for new truss design with angled web lines

  • Frameouts can now be discounted to 0 and line item will be hidden

  • Improved performance for metric vendors

  • Version ID in webhook payload will now match emailed quotes

  • Notes included in saved designs will no longer be restored when accessing the design without a UUID

  • Updated HubSpot CRM integration access token expiration to 25 minutes


IdeaRoom for Sheds 1.53.0 (10/26/21)

  • Sales Tools custom line item now defaults to discount with quantity of 1

  • Custom checkbox options can default to selected (checked)

IdeaRoom for Carports/IdeaRoom for Buildings 1.53.0 (10/26/21)

  • Sales Tools custom line item now defaults to discount with quantity of 1

  • Custom checkbox options can default to selected (checked)

  • Support different pricing for individual enclosed sides and multiple enclosed sides

  • Quote, checkout, and save email formats can be set independently as either invoice or summary

  • Added option for evenly distributed column spacing on porch wraparounds

  • Added support for pricing based on roof upgrade prices

  • Performance improvements for save and submit dialog boxes


IdeaRoom for Sheds 1.52.0 (9/16/21)

  • Support for Zip-Tax as an alternative to Avalara for calculation sales tax

  • Draggable dormers are now shown on 2D floorplans

  • Added "Delivery address is the same as billing address" checkbox to checkout dialog

  • Custom position of door hinges shown correctly on saved designs

  • Buildings with a specific roof level height are now shown as expected

  • Roof components are now supported with wall groupings

  • Style groups can be changed without invalidating saved links with previous groupings

  • Floorplans now include legends on emails

  • Floorplans notations have been improved for better readability

  • Grid-based floorplans are now available

  • Floorplans can now be included in a larger, formatted size at end of an email (rather than embedded in the email content)

  • External checkouts can choose between sending or not sending an email before redirecting

  • Standardized event properties sent with Google Analytics events

  • Door swing title can now be customized

IdeaRoom for Carports/IdeaRoom for Buildings 1.52.0 (9/16/21)

  • Support for Zip-Tax as an alternative to Avalara for calculation sales tax

  • Updated "Delivery address is the same as billing address" radio button in checkout dialog

  • Added optional wall height parameter to wall price function

  • Added ability to price extended roof overhangs independent of base price

  • Added support for rendering zigzag braces

  • Dealer discount is correctly applied to saved design pricing

  • Wainscot color selection shown as a single line item

  • Floorplans now include legends on emails

  • Floorplans notations have been improved for better readability

  • Grid-based floorplans are now available

  • Floorplans can now be included in a larger, formatted size at end of an email (rather than embedded in the email content)

  • External checkouts can choose between sending or not sending an email before redirecting

  • Standardized event properties sent with Google Analytics events

  • Door swing title can now be customized


IdeaRoom for Sheds 1.51.0 (8/10/21)

  • Ability to hide pricing for a specific building style.

  • Additional information dialog window can now be added to style icons and size labels.

  • Added support for changing building style based on selections.

    • Example: A Basic Shed style will be updated to a Premium Shed style in the Your Estimate tab when it includes a dormer, extended overhang, and double doors.

  • Workbenches can be set to have a length that always matches the full length of the wall the workbench is placed on.

  • Submission dialog windows can now include a print button to print the current design and (optionally) send an email.

  • Added support for lean style porches.

  • RTO options can now differ between dealers and suppliers.

  • Added ability to change price calculation by height selection.

  • Custom color values are cleared after selecting a different color.

  • Roofing options update after selecting a new siding type.

  • RTO National payment succeeds for full amount plus credit card fees.

IdeaRoom for Carports/IdeaRoom for Buildings 1.51.0 (8/10/21)

  • Ability to hide pricing for a specific building style.

  • Additional information dialog window can now be added to style icons and size labels.

  • Added support for changing building style based on selections.

    • Example: If you start with a carport (and the Style: Carport in Your Estimate) and then add walls, the style becomes a garage (and the Style: Garage in Your Estimate).

  • Ability to specify a maximum or minimum difference between lean and center heights.

  • Added ability to add gable end walls to wraparound corner walls.

  • Inner walls for tack rooms are shown as expected.

  • Floorplan dimensions do not add 2.5 in length.


IdeaRoom for Sheds 1.50.0 (7/2/21)

  • Porch railing color can now be shown as a line item in Estimate tab with a corresponding price.

  • Flowerboxes, lofts, and dormers can now be included as standard options for buildings.

  • Turn off IdeaRoom-generated customer emails to enable clients to provide their own emails to customers.

  • Added support for redirecting to an external checkout provider's website with financing options in checkout dialog.

  • Porch decking color can now be shown as a line item in the Estimate tab.

  • Improved wall generation performance.

  • Improved performance around determining building options based on selections.

  • Watermarks can be displayed centered over building (as text or logo).

  • New pricing visibility option: Hide pricing on configurator, list line items in emails without prices, and show total estimate in emails.

  • New pricing visibility option: Hide pricing on configurator, hide individual line items in emails, and show total estimate in emails.

  • Full purchase integration with the Dealer Management System of RTO National.

IdeaRoom for Carports/IdeaRoom for Buildings 1.50.0 (7/2/21)

  • Added ability to specify which categories of wall items should be allowed to intersect with framing.

  • Improved wall generation performance.

  • Improved performance around determining building options based on selections.

  • Watermarks can be displayed centered over building (as text or logo).

  • New pricing visibility option: Hide pricing on configurator, list line items in emails without prices, and show total estimate in emails.

  • New pricing visibility option: Hide pricing on configurator, hide individual line items in emails, and show total estimate in emails.

  • Full purchase integration with the Dealer Management System of RTO National.


IdeaRoom for Sheds 1.49.0 (5/17/21)

  • Pricing based on square footage excluding porches now supports more complex porch shapes.

  • Roof elements can be represented as icons instead of radio buttons (Ex: dormers, cupolas).

  • Added ability to create custom groups of door and window components.

IdeaRoom for Carports/IdeaRoom for Buildings 1.49.0 (5/17/21)

  • Ability to create custom totals and subtotals in Estimate tab.

  • Roof elements can be represented as icons instead of radio buttons (Ex: dormers, cupolas).

  • Added ability to create custom groups of door and window components.


IdeaRoom for Sheds 1.48.0 (4/8/21)

  • Added option to show measurement lines between wall components (doors, windows, etc).

  • Electrical Package Support

  • Length and width can now be displayed as labels below images on emailed designs.

  • Labels can now be displayed for roof surfaces.

  • Improved configurator load time and loading spinner.

  • Added support for Google Ads conversion tracking.

IdeaRoom for Carports/IdeaRoom for Buildings 1.48.0 (4/8/21)

  • Added ability to customize gap panel labels and toggle visibility in Estimate tab.

  • Surcharges can now be added that are a percent of the total building cost, but not included in the dealer deposit calculation.

  • An additional total line can be added to the estimate tab that will include the estimate total and nontaxable services.

  • A loading spinner will now be displayed over door/window buttons when a door or window is being added to a building.

  • Labels can now be displayed for roof surfaces.

  • Improved configurator load time and loading spinner.

  • Added support for Google Ads conversion tracking.


IdeaRoom for Sheds 1.47.0 (2/14/21)

  • Added support for CAD doors to automatically change door handle and hinge sides according to swing.

  • Added ability to differentiate color subgroups in the Color tab.

  • Email addresses that receive emailed quotes can now differ by state or zip code.

  • Added "Copy Link to Clipboard" button to Sales Tools to get a design link without submitting a design.

  • Redirect links can now be added to the "Success" page of the checkout dialog window following successful checkout.

  • Added ability to price doors based on door swing selection.

  • Added new arrangement option for Style tab to select styles from style groups.

  • Sales tax calculated with Avalara integration no longer rounds to the nearest tenth.

IdeaRoom for Carports/IdeaRoom for Buildings 1.47.0 (2/14/21)

  • The Estimate tab can now be differentiated from submit buttons with a different color.

  • Installation surfaces are now listed in emailed quotes and details tab.

  • Added support for Facebook Pixel ID.

  • Interior wall and roof surfaces now have have a ridged metal appearance.

  • Added ability to better indicate to user that their door or window placement intersects framing if this affects pricing.

  • Added ability for gable and gap panels to automatically be applied when a front or back lean is selected.

  • Added dropdown to Sales Tools to manually toggle different price books and/or suppliers.

  • Nontaxable services can now be listed out on quote invoices below the subtotal.

  • Sales tax calculated with Avalara integration no longer rounds to the nearest tenth.


IdeaRoom for Sheds 1.46.0 (12/16/20)

  • Flooring options can now be filtered by building size.

  • Added webhook call for E-Impact integration.

IdeaRoom for Carports/IdeaRoom for Buildings 1.46.0 (12/16/20)

  • Added building and section level editing capabilities.

  • Added ability to hide siding selection if siding should not be customizable by wall.

  • Gap panels can be automatically applied when a gable lean is added.

  • Added "Is your billing address the same as your shipping address?" field to check-out dialog window.

  • Added option to toggle whether dealer deposit discount is applied to subtotal or deposit only.

  • Processing fees are now listed as a line item on emailed quotes.


IdeaRoom for Sheds 1.45.0 (11/11/20)

  • Default window placement location now adjusts to accommodate windows height restrictions.

  • Enabled filtering of door colors by region (zip code or state).

  • Doors handle options can shown as radio buttons on door editor window.

  • Custom radio buttons on submit for quote dialog window can be grouped under custom headers.

  • Wall labels on 2D floorplans reflect custom wall labels on configurators.

IdeaRoom for Carports/IdeaRoom for Buildings 1.45.0 (11/11/20)

  • Added option for gableend framing to align with sidewall framing spacing.

  • All color selections are now listed on Estimate tab.

  • Dealer processing fee can now be added to Estimate and is included in deposit amount.

  • RTO labels and estimates can now be filtered by building subtotal.

  • Door swing can be adjusted and is reflected on 2D floorplans.

  • Building styles can be filtered or hidden for regions (zip code or state).


IdeaRoom for Sheds 1.44.0 (10/7/20)

  • Ramp color can be customized to accommodate a larger range of ramp appearances

  • Added closed corner block trim style for faux windows

  • Added ability to filter flooring options based on business logic

  • Height options can now be filtered by state or zip code

  • Added option for buildings to not have any selectable flooring options

  • Added ability to export "Your Details" to csv format

IdeaRoom for Carports 1.23.0 (10/7/20)

  • Delivery fees can now be calculated as a percentage of estimate subtotal

  • Added ability to charge a cut fee for half of a gap panel

  • Added labels to 2D floor-plans to distinguish sides of buildings

IdeaRoom for Buildings 1.23.0 (10/7/20)

  • Wall items can now be moved in 1/2 inch increments with nudge buttons


IdeaRoom for Sheds 1.43.0 (8/25/20)

  • Added flexible, moveable dormers

  • Added roof snoop

  • Support for siding reveals to expose a portion of the shed base

  • Dealer information, when available, is now included in all email formats

  • Style groups can be conditionally visible based on the region

  • Support multiple measurement formats: none, all, vertical-only, or horizontal-only

  • Payment methods can now be based on the base price, total price, or subtotal

  • Customers who use our SharpSpring integration can now include the sales rep email

  • Increased flexibility in managing upgrade pricing for doors and windows

IdeaRoom for Carports 1.22.0 (8/25/20)

  • Added ability to not have j-trim on gap panels

  • Interior roof color can be different from the exterior roof color

  • Payment methods can now be based on the base price, total price, or subtotal

  • Added ability for sides of loafing shed roof extension to be enclosed

IdeaRoom for Buildings 1.22.0 (8/25/20)

  • Added new column bracing types: y-bracing, angle blocks, and step-ceiling crown molding


IdeaRoom for Sheds 1.42.0 (8/4/20)

  • Added ability to customize color of decking

  • Added email-only pricing visibility

  • Added single sign-on capabilities for SalesForce.com (requires custom implementation work)

IdeaRoom for Carports 1.21.0 (8/4/20)

  • Added ceiling feature for covering trusses

  • Added text search for size dropdown (length, width, and height)

  • Discounts are now applied to custom line items in Sales Tools

  • Custom quotes now display total size of multi-section buildings correctly

  • Credit card fee calculations have been updated to industry standards

  • Added email-only pricing visibility

  • Added single sign-on capabilities for SalesForce.com (requires custom implementation work)

IdeaRoom for Buildings 1.21.0 (8/4/20)

  • Added wind bracing for sidewalls and ceilings

  • Added ceiling feature for covering trusses

  • Added text search for size dropdown (length, width, and height)

  • Added sliding and garage doors with custom sizes

  • Addressed a visual issue where trusses and purlins emerged through overhangs

  • Added email-only pricing visibility

  • Added single sign-on capabilities for SalesForce.com (requires custom implementation work)


IdeaRoom for Sheds 1.41.0 (7/9/20)

  • Added the ability to support SKUs for custom charges

  • Added the ability to add decorative braces to the exterior of the building

  • Fixed an issue where in-swing doors were shown as out-swing doors on the 2D floorplan view

  • Added the ability to create a unique button and redirect to a specific URL with a specific UUID

IdeaRoom for Carports 1.20.0 (7/9/20)

  • Braces can now be shown on the four corners only

  • Added the ability to copy the design link from within Sales Tools

  • Added the ability to append the customer name to the subject line of the email

  • Added the ability to apply filtering logic to connection fees

  • Added the ability to print an order using the supplier’s order form format

  • Added a “Center” button that allows the user to distribute windows and doors equally on a wall

  • Added flexibility to show the inside of a wall facing inside the lean or inside the center section

  • 2D Floorplan views are now shown on the print order

  • Added the capability to redirect to a specific URL after a successful Save or Buy

  • Added the ability to control when the two Print buttons (Print and Supplier Print) are shown: Always, Never, or When Logged into Sales Tools.

IdeaRoom for Buildings 1.20.0 (7/9/20)

  • Wrap-around porches are now dynamically resided when the building size is changed

  • Additional truss and framing options have been added