You may use the Preview Design on any lot that is not owned by another builder. This will let you follow the architectural design submission process, and review the community's guidelines, without having to submit the design.
Submitting a design in LotWorks allows a Builder to provide all architectural measurements, details, and selection information to the land developer for final approval.
The submission process can be accessed from the map, or from the lot's details screen by clicking on the Submit Design button.
If the Submit Design button isn't available, it's likely that:
1. No Home - The lot doesn't have a home. (Most Common)
Before a design can be submitted in LotWorks, a home must be added to the lot. This is true for Show Home and Spec / Quick Possession lots as well, and can be done by clicking Add Home Buyer or Add Buyer / Spec Home.
For more information on adding spec homes, please see: Adding & Removing Spec Homes.
TIP: If the Add Home Buyer button is still available, the process hasn't been completed. Make sure to click "Continue" after adding a buyer to submit their information.
2. No Deposit - The lot hasn't received a deposit.
Most LotWorks systems have rules in place that prevent design submission until a deposit has been received on a lot.
Payment status can be viewed on the map and on the Lot Details window. You may also contact the land developer to confirm the status of the lot.
3. No Permissions - You may be logged in under a different account.
If you have multiple accounts, check to see that you're logging in under the correct builder and access level. Typically, only "Builder - Design" / "Builder - Architectural" users have access to submit a design.
Click on your name (top-right) to access your user profile and view your builder and access level.
You can resubmit your design to modify finish details (Color, Manufacturer, Material) along with measurement details, and PDF plans. Comments may also be added.
Click the Submit Design Change button to submit a design change.
Design changes may be subject to additional costs by your land developer.
Please confirm with them prior to submitting a design change. Submitting a design change will notify the land developer, and the design will go through the approval process.
How to change the Model
The basic home style and model selections are locked in once a design is approved. This is because these selections directly impacts neighbouring lot options.
Please ask your land developer to Reset to Sold. This action will keep the buyers on the lot but will completely remove all other submitted design information, along with any reserved colours.