Featured video: The Key to Switching from v14 to v15
See how to sign up with GDS for your user license.
Get a quick summary of how v15 works.
Understand how the Menu Tree guides you through the process of working on a job.
Learn the different tools in the Toolbar and how they can help you.
Learn the key parts of v15 that affect any job you create.
Watch how easy it is to create a job and enter elevations.
Understand the Drawing Settings available for Shopdrawings and Printing
Understand how details drawings are used in v15.
Learn how to print drawings and details at different scales, and with detail bubbles.
See how to arrange details in the GDS CAD tool, and insert elevations to create a perimeter sheet for shopdrawings.
See the basics the Free CAD program in v15, and how to Move and Delete entities in a drawing.
See how easy it is to modify, move, and enter text in the Free CAD tool in v15.
Learn how to extend lines and drawing rectangles in the WinBidPro Free CAD tool.
Learn the basics of working with elevation and details drawings in DoublCAD. See how the Border feature works and understand where all of these files are located on your computer.
Learn how to use the Layout and Splice tabs in the drawing window.
See how to enter doors into your elevations drawings.
Learn how to use the Uneqlual and Window/Transom tabs.
See how the Step/Cascade and Rake top features work.
Learn what the Arch Top, Bulkhead and Height tabs do for your elevation drawings.
See how to add all types of horizontals to your drawings.
Learn how to add Splits, Mitered corners, Glass Stops and Glazing Adapter to your elevations.
Learn how to change vertical material to and exclude components from a drawing.
Working with glass records, pricing, and adding glass to your elevations.
Understand more of the details with configuring doors and door frames.
See how simple it is to create and configure Entrances in the Entrance window.
Understand how to make a door frame apply correctly as a sub-frame for curtain wall systems.
Watch a Webinar recording and learn how to configure a door frame by entering the correct profiles and setting values.
Watch a recorded Webinar covering how to configure door frame stock length parts.
Learn how to configure and change door leafs so that not only look correct, but give you the correct parts and glass sizes.
Learn to save time and effort by creating and editing Entrances in WinBidPro. Preconfigured entrances save time over adding door frames and doors separately.
Understand how a can-stick system needs to be configured.
Watch the recorded Webinar of all the settings and tricks in the Profiles tab when editing a framing system.
Watch the recorded Webinar of all the tricks and uses for Stock Length Material tab when editing a framing system.
Watch the recorded Webinar of how to properly enter parts in the Gasket and Hardware tabs when editing a framing system.
Learn how to properly configure Can/Stick systems that use continuous head and sill channels. Make sure your settings are correct for the right cut sizes and glass sizes.
Learn how to configure Butt Glazed systems so that metal cuts are figured correctly. Also learn how to edit glass sizes to get all glass listed correctly.
Learn more about the different ways you can configure Butt Glazed (SSG) systems depending on the look of the drawing you prefer.
Learn how to add glass to your elevations and work with the glass table.
Understand more about the Glass Table. Learn how to update pricing, change labels, and filtering the list.
Watch a recording of the Webinar that covered all aspects of the Glass Table.
Learn all about glass in WinBidPro, from the Glass Table, to Job Glass, to Elevation Glass, and the Final Glass Report.
See how the Labor Defaults are configured and what the different values mean.
See a more in depth explanation of the labor settings in v15.
Learn how to configure glazing labor for your shop.
Get a clear understanding of how to modify labor defaults and how WinBidPro uses the different default.
A continuation of the Labor Defaults Part 1 video, this one covers job level labor settings and how they differ from the global defaults. This also covers printing reports and exporting labor summaries.
Understand where all of the values in the Markup Report come from and how to add costs and other charges to your quotes.
This Webinar recaps a few of the concepts from the first Webinar. We then discuss the notes and contact information that can be added to the Markup report, as well as printing and exporting.
Learn how to update multipliers, and the many helpful and more advanced features in the Parts List.
Understand the difference between Master level part changes, and job level part changes. See how the Optimizer relies on Job Part information.
This is a recording of the Webinar covering all aspects of the Parts List in WinBidPro.
This is a recording of the Webinar covering ways to fine-tune your Final Parts Report pricing and parts in WinBidPro.
Find any of the Webinars we have done in the Archive below, or look in the different training videos categories on this page for a variety of videos and Webinars. All of these are stored on our YouTube Channel and can be viewed at your convenience as often as you like.
Harlan Kloostra offer training services for both GDS WinBidPro v15, and EasyCAD and FastCAD software. Harlan is a reseller of these CAD programs, and they work very well with the drawings and details created by GDS. Harlan is a long time GDS partner and an extremely experienced glazier, estimator, project manager, draftsman, and more!
Dean George is an industry professional who has turned his attention to educating and training new estimators looking for a career in the glazing industry. Dean takes a real world approach to his training and has devised a curriculum which takes you through all of steps of bidding a fenestration job.