Influence of design chain on company competitiveness

The COVID-19 virus has severely disrupted the established world order, and major countermeasures have extremely disrupted the economy. Starting with the aviation, tourism sectors, the influence has extended to the restaurant and hotel business. Undoubtedly, this wave, as it spreads further, will reach (or have already reached) the furniture manufacturing sector as well. Continue reading…

10 common mistakes when implementing a new CAD system in the company

The main stream of a manufacturing company is product production. From material supply to delivery and assembly. This process requires a variety of information without which production simply cannot take place. Therefore, each company has a separate information flow, which feeds the production flow with all the necessary information.

With growing competition, the demands on the product flow become increasingly demanding. This, in turn, imposes requirements on the information – its full-fledged and operative nature.

One of the main sources of information for a furniture company is the CAD system. It generates information about the product itself for other main activities – supply, production, accounting, management, etc. It is impossible to overestimate the importance of CAD for all company activities. Therefore, its choice is critical not only for its immediate users – the constructors but for the whole company.

Below we will list the main mistakes made by companies when implementing the new CAD system. Continue reading…

6 LARGEST PAINS OF FURNITURE DESIGNER

Any design process is a way to express your creativity and achieve satisfaction and self-realization. Furniture design is not an exception. Nowadays, most experienced carpenters design their products on a computer before producing it. Moreover, no one is surprised that such design process takes place in 3D space. There are various CAD system on the market today, which offer a wide range of design possibilities – from universal CAD systems like SketchUp and AutoCAD to specialized for furniture design software. Working with a universal CAD system you can create a pretty decent 3D furniture model. Modeling allows clarifying the structure of your creation and how it must be produced and built. Perfect, right? At least it would be if not the following largest pains that furniture designer runs into? Continue reading…

Small spaces design. How to make it work?

In my personal opinion first and most important purpose of the home is to provide comfort, coziness and relaxing environment. How different people understand those things concepts should be considered as the main inspiration for an interior. Sometimes by following trends and design rules we forget to tend the most important aspect – who will be living in the space. On the other hand, only following clients‘ requirements and/or „your heart“ if you are redesigning on your own, might lead to quite a catastrophic result. Therefore it‘s important not to lose your head and think through what should be the final results. Especially when you have a small space to work with and considering how many „do‘s and don‘t‘s“ are flaring around small spaces interior design. Continue reading…

Furniture design

Work with materials and colors

Any design is closely related to the selection of materials and their application in the construction. Furniture design is no exception. However, unlike machinery, where the correct selection of material has a significant influence on the functional, cost-performance characteristics of the machine being developed, furniture design more closely relates to the aesthetics created by the furniture designer. And as

it is well known the aesthetics of furniture is a very important factor for successful furniture sales process.

The design of the furniture could distinguish the following steps: Continue reading…

Database management and teamwork in Woodwork for Inventor

Many reasons to have one file

Some users wanted to see the final visual result of their creation instantly. Others felt the need to work as a team and share their data with co-workers. Also, there were users who required to have all materials and manipulate it fast.

All this giant tangled mess of wishes and issues were presented for us to solve. Soon we figured that there was no room for workarounds.  We had to create and implement a new mechanism which would satisfy all customer’s needs and be up-and-coming in the future.

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Woodwork for Inventor V9

Another year has passed, and here’s the launch of a new version of Woodwork for Inventor.

Since the beginning, we have been praising that we have ideas for the next 5 years and speculated that after that we might take a rest. But reality turned out to be completely different – today’s backlogs is exploding from ideas and goals. It shouldn’t have been a surprise because the amount of Woodwork for Inventor users is growing every week and the more users – the more feedback we get. So when we gather all user’s remarks, partner suggestions, our own insights we have a problem not with the lack of ideas but with the necessity to choose what to develop next. So we sort it, prioritize and always push ourselves to do as much as possible.

And we will do our best to keep the pace. Continue reading…