I build virtual prototypes on the computer of objects that will be built on the shop floor. Full-scale layouts are generated from my 3D models as well as parts drawings and fabrication drawing. 3D drawings on the shop floor make easier for the crew to clearly understand what they are building. Dimensioning the 3d model is a great way of minimizing errors. The best of both worlds is a 3D model and an orthographic projection on the same sheet of drafting.
The 3D model clarifies details that are not clear on the original design drawings. Whether the project is scenery for the theatre or architectural millwork building experience is crucial for the technical designer to be able to draw accurate plans.
I added Rhino with V-Ray to the programs I use for Design, Fabrication Drawings, and Rendering
“Using Rhino is like using SketchUp and AutoCAD at the same time.”
Shop and Fabrication drawings are my specialty. Fine Woodworking is my passion and so is the attention to detail that defines my work. My drawing skills can build 3D models of most things you can imagine. My drawings are– what you see– is what you get. If the parts fit correctly in the model, they fit correctly in fabrication. I create CNC and waterjet files from 2D drawing when they fairly straightforward, but complex objects must fit, so I create CNC files by extracting them from the model. I have an excellent track of making all the pieces of the puzzle fit.
My workflow consists of using AutoCad, SketchUp and VectorWorks either as stand alone programs or using them together. I create 3D models that produce 2D Draftings as well as create 2d orthographic projections. I can produce AutoCad files for CNC and Waterjet output.