Helpful Features On Our Website You May Not Know About

by JRSBlogWriterJuly 16, 2014

Helpful Features on Acorn Engineering Website

You may have noticed we’ve recently updated our website. We didn’t just do this so it would be more appealing visually. The updates were made with you in mind. We wanted to make it easier for you to access the information you need.

We looked at what information is accessed the most, and then made that information even easier to find. We also listened to you when you told us you had trouble finding certain information, and we designed the site so it was easier to navigate.

Here are some changes and features you may find valuable.

Search Filter for Lead Free Products

Do you want to quickly find Acorn® lead free products? From anywhere on our website you can click on the “Products” menu. Then, on the left side of the screen you can choose “Lead Free Products” from the menu.

Lead Free Product Search

Alternatively, you could scroll to the bottom of any page and on the right side of the screen choose “View Our Lead-Free Products”

Lead Free Product Search

Search Filter For Items Typically In Stock

When you are spec’ing a job you often what to know what products are typically in stock for faster turn around. We’ve made this easy for you by creating a filter on our product search function to easily find these items.

From anywhere on our website you can click on the “Products” menu. Then, on the left side of the screen you can choose “Typically In Stock” from the menu.

Search for In Stock Items

OEM and Custom Manufacturing

Are you interested in OEM or custom manufactured products? This is something we can handle at Acorn Engineering Company®.

We gladly take on requests for custom products and modified products. Whether it’s fabrication, chrome plating, and polishing or custom outdoor hand wash stations that can operate in freezing weather, we’ve got you covered.

Simply click on the “OEM & Custom” button on our home page for more information and to request a quote.

Custome/OEM Info

Visual Spec Builder Access

Visual Spec Builder (“VSB”) is a free-to-use, revolutionary online platform that allows designers, architects, and engineers to build an entire plumbing specification, visually. Simply specify your project details, then choose from code compliant and compatible fixtures, fittings and interior wall colors, and see them instantly update on the system.

You can access the Visual Spec Builder Tool from any page on our website. Just choose Visual Spec Builder on the lower right corner of your screen.

visual spec builder

Easy Searching

We’ve designed our website to be a resource for you. Whatever you might be looking for, we want the information to be easily found. Our “Products” menu is your key to accessing submittals, specifications, brochures, parts information, installation videos, drawings, options and variations, and much more.

From the moment you log on our website, it takes as little as 35 seconds to find and open a submittal for any of our products.

Not exactly sure what you’re looking for? That’s fine too. At the top of every page is a search box where you can enter a keyword or part number and pull up every resource we have related to that search phrase or number.


We are very proud of the extensive resources we have available on our website. Resources such as submittals, parts list, brochures, images, Revit/BIM drawings, videos, literature, pricing, and more.

Looking for a video demonstrating emergency shower equipment testing? Click on resources, choose video in the “filter by resource category” box, choose Emergency Drench Equipment in the “filter by product category” box and in less than a minute you have a list of all our available videos and can watch them right from that screen.

Resources Menu

Accessible From Your Smartphone or Tablet

We also made the site accessible on your smartphone or tablet. We wrote all about that earlier here and you might find some of the lessons we learned in that process valuable for modifying your own website.

If there are other features you would like us to add please head on over to our Facebook page and let us know in the comments.