Buildertrend is a great platform for your trade partners to collaborate with you. Having as many trades as possible actively using Buildertrend with you will help streamline communication and reduce mistakes.

To activate a trade, they will need to be invited to participate first. Trades that are active in the platform have access to many features to help them communicate with you as well as get their job done.

You can invite a trade partner to the platform by navigating to the Sub/Vendors tab.

From the Subs/Vendors tab, either select a sub from the list or create a Sub. 

Once an email address has been entered into the Email field, you can send them an invite via email by selecting the Invite Sub/Vendor button.

You have the ability to customize the invite at this point. Select Send on Save to proceed.

You will be returned to the Sub/Vendor Details page. Select Save to send the invite.

An invite will then be mailed to your trade partner. They will receive an activation email where they will be able to set up their free Buildertrend account. If they already have a Buildertrend account, they can simply sign in. They can set up a new account by selecting the Nope, I'm New Here option.

They will be asked to create a Username and Password. Once they have created their credentials, they will be able to log in at, as well as use the mobile application. Your trades will them be able to collaborate with you using Buildertrend.

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