As we’re drawing towards the end of 2021, we’d like to take time to revisit some of the top-visited articles on our website for the year.  It has been a busy year! Below is a recap of the Top 10 most-read articles on our website in 2021:

1. Manufacturing challenges for windows and doorsManufacturing challenges

In ancient history, the Chinese may have intended it as a curse, but ‘may you live in interesting times’ is more a matter of fact these days than an indicator of any specific difficulty. That’s apparent in manufacturing, where the resurgence doesn’t mean your challenges have disappeared but have instead changed with the times. 

2. Soft Tech V6 Demo {Webinar}Soft Tech Webinar

In this webinar, we share the key features of V6; the design of windows and doors, how to create accurate estimates, as well as how to generate useful outputs from V6 such as shop drawings and various reporting functionality. Soft Tech’s V6 software can handle any type of frame product, which includes windows/doors, curtain wall, storefront, etc., for all the various material types.

3. The latest on Soft Tech Drawing ModuleDrawing Module

To date, the functionality of the Drawing Module has been largely focused on providing an offering that meets the needs of all product types in a consistent way. So, with the recent release of the Drawing Module, a key focus has been on providing the functionality to support the development of Custom Layouts.

4. Soft Tech launches ERP Extensions ModuleERP Extension Module

Soft Tech’s ERP software solution provides the ideal start-up option to power integration between Soft Tech V6 and Microsoft’s Business Central. This offers a pre-defined ERP solution for businesses who want to make a start on improving efficiencies within their estimation and manufacturing workflow processes.

5. M&A NEWS: Compusoft and 2020 Technologies announce mergerM&A Merger

We would like to take this opportunity to personally inform you that on June 30th, 2021, Compusoft signed a definitive agreement on a proposed merger with 2020 Technologies to create a leading provider of space planning and manufacturing solutions for the residential and commercial segments.

6. Compusoft Group to acquire Access IT, publishers of contractERPV6 + cERP

Soft Tech is pleased to welcome AccessIT, publishers of contractERP software to the Compusoft Group Family after the recent acquisition announcement with Access IT. This acquisition will position Soft Tech to offer a full end-to-end ERP solution specifically designed for the window & door market.

7.  2021 Trends for the Window and Door Industry2021 trends

Despite big changes, windows of opportunity open. As the most memorable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons year came to a close, and many of us are “back in the office” to kick off 2021, I see more than a few silver linings in the dark clouds to which we’ve endured and adapted to so far. Specifically, even as commercial business wanes, domestic demand is ramping up.

8. Soft Tech V6 CNC Milling SetsV6 CNC Milling

Soft Tech is always looking to improve our software offering for our customers, and one area we have recently identified where gains could be made is through our CNC offering. With the growth of CNC machines in the market, we continue to look into ways to increase the speed to implement milling operations into the database.

V6 Configurator9. Under the Hood: How to Know What You’re Looking at in Fenestration Configuration Software

In a coming series of articles, I’m going to share some of the key attributes, features, and functionality you should be looking at when choosing the best software for your estimating and manufacturing needs. In this series, our goal is to help you to know what you’re looking at.

Manufacturing Automation Webinar10. Industry 4.0 – Manufacturing Automation for Window and Door manufacturers {Webinar}

Soft Tech’s product specialists discuss the essential automation of product configuration and the critical next step to the automation of product manufacturing. We talk about V6 software and how it automates configuration, quotation, and pricing; and we demonstrate how V6 connects to shop floor equipment from saws and crimpers to CNC routers and advanced machining & cutting lines.


The journey of Soft Tech being acquired by Compusoft in September 2020, followed on this year as we welcomed First Degree Systems and AccessIT into the window and door vertical of the business. And, most recently the announcement of a merger between Compusoft + 2020 brings in the addition of FeneTech to the window and door vertical of the business. We’re anticipating next year to be one of bringing together each of our strengths to play a large role in providing end-to-end solutions for the global fenestration industry. We can’t wait to bring you along with us on this journey!