Solidworks provides us the ability to create intelligent, parametric models. By assigning variables and defining equations throughout the process we are able to very quickly adapt and amend certain aspects and features; for instance making the change from 2 to 3 drawers by simply changing the variable, or redefining the carcass material thickness. Even 0.1 of a millimeter can have a significant effect on the setting out or alignment of detailed elements, we therefore check each material prior to fabrication with a micrometer and adapt the models to suit. This level of care and attention to detail makes all the difference and ensures an exceptional finished product. This is also of fundamental importance in being able to offer a degree of flexibility during the construction process; if a room is reconfigured or we need to make new allowances for additional services we can simply change the variables associated with the cabinet widths and the model(s) will update automatically, saving us countless hours during the design process. This all relies on every model being built correctly and to a set standard, so we have spent a lot of time developing these systems and building this intelligence into our models.
The setting out of the Decorex stand was defined by the dimensions of the various floor & wall tiles. We worked closely with Hutchison Flooring to ensure suitable tolerances were allowed, and minute changes to these could be made without adversely affecting the setting out of the other components/elements of the build as they would all update automatically with each other.