4th Dimensional Facade Solutions Uses Autodesk Inventor Software to Save
Time, Win More Business
SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 28, 2012--
Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has named 4th Dimensional Facade Solutions, the
New Zealand-based design and build company, as the Autodesk Inventor
of the Month for February 2012. The company was recognized for its
use of Autodesk
Inventor software to create stunning facades for a series of
projects with unique physical and environmental challenges, as well as
highly complex design and build procedures.
The company’s assignments include a café that sits on the edge of a
mountain, 6,000 feet above sea level; a Moroccan-style restaurant with
an elaborate operable window system; and a stunning vacation home called
Jagged Edge, where each facade on the structure is rhombus-shaped, and
contains no 90-degree angles.
Prototyping capabilities of Autodesk’s
products enabled us to develop and plan original and unique designs that
are financially viable and award-winning,” said Jason Dent, founder of
4th Dimensional Facade Solutions. “This is a key reason why we are
winning these amazing design projects from clients.”
Using Autodesk Inventor enabled 4th Dimensional Facade Solutions to
streamline its design workflow and, in the company’s estimation,
effectively eliminate 10,000 hours of designing and physical labor, an
approximate savings of NZD$775,000 (US$830,000) across the three
particularly challenging projects mentioned above.
Digital Prototyping Ensures Accuracy, Reduces Costs
4th Dimensional Facade Solutions worked closely with its
reseller—Autodesk Gold Partner CADPRO Systems—to capitalize on the
benefits of Autodesk software throughout the design and build process.
To fully capitalize on the power of Autodesk Inventor software, 4th
Dimensional Facade Solutions uses high-performance Dell computers and
NVIDIA graphic cards.
In the design phase, 4th Dimensional Facade Solutions used Autodesk
Inventor to create 3D Digital Prototypes of the facades. By simulating
and validating the accuracy of its designs, the company was able to more
confidently order the exact amount of premeasured materials from
overseas manufacturers required to construct the facades.
The interoperability of Autodesk’s products ensured that the company was
able to work smoothly across AutoCAD,
Revit and Autodesk Inventor software and effectively collaborate
with architects, engineers and other partners during the build
phase—helping to minimize on-site errors.
About the Autodesk Inventor of the Month Program
Each month, Autodesk selects an Inventor of the Month from the users of
Autodesk Inventor software, which takes manufacturers beyond 3D to
Digital Prototyping. Winners are chosen for engineering excellence and
groundbreaking innovation. For more information about Autodesk Inventor
of the Month, contact us at IOM@autodesk.com.
About 4th Dimensional Facade Solutions Ltd.
Operating since 2004, 4th Dimensional Facade Solutions is a
New Zealand-based design and build consultancy specializing in glass
facades, and also dealing in timber and steel works.
About CADPRO Systems Ltd.
CADPRO Systems is New Zealand’s leading supplier of professional
Computer Aided Design technology, specializing in Digital Prototyping
solutions for Manufacturers and Building Information Modeling (BIM)
technology for architects, engineers, contractors, and owner/operators.
For more information, visit www.cadpro.co.nz.
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D
design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the
manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and
entertainment industries -- including the last 16 Academy Award winners
for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk software to design, visualize
and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in
1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of
state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information
about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.
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Jennifer Gentrup, 415-547-2435