Italy-based SIFA makes shop fitting proposals
using Microstation V8 customized with special
tools developed by an outside company and an
internal division of SIFA. The tools automate sev-
eral procedures in the layout of production mod-
els that would otherwise be overly complex. For
example, they enable parametric walls and
frames to easily create an environment.
To add to and visualize the production models in
a user-friendly way, the objects are taken directly
from the official list in PDF format. Once an element is chosen from the list, it is automatically
imported into the drawing together with its features, materials and geometry.
The system allows replacement of the material in
every object in the layout and
generates reports with prices.
This customization allows an
entire project, together with
rendering and reporting, to
be very quickly generated.
It is possible to operate both in 2D and 3D mode
and also to export in PDF 3D, allowing interactive
navigation inside the layout. This easy and quick
way of modeling also improves the quality of the
end result. ;
“Sometimes management has a difficult time seeing clear benefits from technology investments. When an award is won, the positive attention and focus provides outside validation of decisions. It also sends a clear signal to the community who is the front runner and should be watched as a marketing threat.”
Director of Systems