Our latest Tekla Application
https://youtu.be/OznNwGDB-CM Bolts on gage application After tiring of the struggles with locating bolts on the gage lines of directly connected members, we decided to develop this connection to work more effectively in applying these types of connections. If you like...
Our February Application Development
https://youtu.be/n_Xn9ONiReQ We developed this Application to assist in our QA processes to make certain that narrow gage holes wouldn't cause last minute problems with shop tools. This helps us to address problems before they reach the shop floor. This tool...
Tekla API application – The little tools are the best tools
https://youtu.be/D8vGIDPzFhU Most times the simple tools are the most effective tools. We recently developed a tool that edits the prefix of an object to contain its phase (there is a way to set your environment to do this, but it causes the numbering series to jump...
Here's a 230 ton warehouse campus we recently completed. It's not walking distance, but you could cycle to it from here and not have to stop for a beer. https://youtu.be/4IKPO4NBTLM
Local commercial project
https://youtu.be/Z2f1Mc85Plg Here's a local commercial build we just completed that's just down the road from our office.
Too early for Christmas but ….
Yes it might be too early to start posting about Christmas, but these guys need to get moving in order to provide one to special children. We're proud, and lucky enough to be able, to support this cause and encourage all of our Kiwi collaborators to do so as well. HO,...
W.I.P. conveyor system (No.2)
If you saw last week's post about the Biomass system we're working on, this is the next step. The bucket elevator here is being fed by the transfer tower from last week, and there will be a loading conveyor underneath these silos at some point as well. As you can see...
W.I.P. materials handling system
We're currently working on a system for a biomass plant that contains these two conveyors and transfer tower. It's about 5% of the total scope, and nowhere near complete (as you can see) but it lets you know what we're working on. https://youtu.be/uMrWdLu9CZ0
Here's a prototype for a pedestrian bridge application we recently designed. By investing in application development we are able to drastically reduce Design/Development and Detailing costs, which puts steel in the field and...
Here's a cooling tower we did last year. It's a bit basic and not all that interesting, but keeps us busy.
Another bridge project
Here's another bridge we did not long ago. Asymmetrical design is the trend these days and this was right on point.
Interesting civic project
Here are some shelters we provided for a bus depot that weren't too terrible to model but proved challenging to transfer to actionable fabrication data. With some help from the shop crew we were able to provide drawings they could interpret and in the end it all went...
Little pedestrian bridge
Here's a little pedestrian bridge we provided shop documentation for not too long ago. There are vertical bar pickets on the near side spaced to allow a view through, but on the far side they are rotated 45° to provide some privacy for a residential building nearby.
Using real-time collaboration tools when no one else is real-time.
VR and Design validation
It's been quite some time since our last post, but despite our hectic pace here's an example of what we've been up to ... VR is more than just a "frill" and fancy sales tool, it has actually become a staple in Design validation and if you haven't incorporated it into...
A plucky little BRU from earlier this year
Here's a video of a Bulk Recovery Unit we created for a wood products plant. These are complicated little pieces of equipment that receive, segregate, and convey, spillage that is collected from around the plant so that it can be reprocessed.
Our latest model/rendering
This is a bucket elevator conveyor that is part of a new pellet mill we're working on. It's one of many bucket, drag and belt conveyors on the site. This was all accomplished within Bricscad. We might try to make the rendering a bit more lifelike but for now just...
Recently completed Project
Recently completed Project — 52-tonne Warehouse structure.