3D CAD Showcase
|Sprayhood and Bimini designed in 3D CAD|
We were probably the first company in the UK to start designing all our frameworks with CAD and to manufacture our Boat cover frames in house using CNC equipment. This gives us the possibility to bend virtually and curve not being restricted to standard formers. We have the freedom to design the most pleasing curvatures giving the best line to your canvas work.
At the same time we started using 2D cad to design our canvas developing a unique cutting file for each product. Again we were one of the very first in our industry to install a vacuum cutting table enabling us repeat any previous cutting file.
Here at Tecsew not being content we wanted to push the boundaries of good design further. We wanted to install 3D CAD design, yet there was no proprietary system available to our industry. We worked tirelessly for 3 years evaluating various systems and developing our own CAD system to take a design from concept to reality.
Key to our vision was the ability to have complete freedom of design. We wanted customers to be able to discuss their ideas and to be involved in the process as the brief we are given is turned into reality.
Since October 2009 nearly all of our work has been generated with 3D CAD, turning a vision into reality.
We do not bend a frame until the CAD design has been signed off after the customer has received CAD renders (photographs from the Cad model). Any tweaks needed are incorporated, different window and zip arrangements can be looked at. We are confident that after listening to your brief we can put the best possible design in front of you. The first time a frame goes down to the boat is when the canvas is ready to be fitted.
|Motorboat Canopies designed in 3D CAD||Sprayhood and Cockpit enclosure designed in 3D CAD|
Due to the time involved CAD designs are only developed after a job has been quoted and we have been commissioned to proceed.
With the power of CAD we can view the design from any angle on our screens and modify until we are happy to put design in front of our customer.
This process has evolved and been developed further and whilst the gallery below contains early examples we now upload cad shots into the relevant gallery with photographs of the finished project.
Some of the key features are detailed below.
- Meet customer on the boat, agree details on height and overall design requirements.
- Prepare quotation.
- If customer wishes to proceed we revisit the boat and take a CAD survey.
- Alternatively we can work with supplied 3D CAD files in almost any format.
- We then work to achieve the best possible design and generate rendered 3D images.
- Images sent to customer via email for approval.
- Any tweaks to the design are incorporated until the customer is happy to sign off the design.
- Drawing converted to 2D file for cutting.
- Framework files generated form the 3D CAD model and transferred to CNC.
- Canvas given to machinist for completion.
- Benching which involves insertion of fittings/eyelets/straps etc.
- Frameworks and finished canvas taken to boat for fitting.