ChangePlan Ltd was approached by Macro Art, to manipulate flat artwork to be split into panels & manipulated to bend around differing profiles to produce the Liverpool Media Wall, a 30m wide 7m high advertising screen. The different profiles used to form of the wall meant that extensive image correction was needed to allow the panels to merge as one image.
Vauxhall Golf 25 years
ChangePlan Ltd was called in to distort ready prepared artwork. A large plate, approx 6m in diameter, was produced to commemorate the Vauxhall Golf 25 year anniversary. The artwork, which had to be printed onto the plate, had been produced. ChangePlan Ltd had to transform the artwork to fit around the rim of the plate, which was at an angle, so the curvature had to be distorted The Picture (apologies for the quality) shows it on Hanger Lane, (the North Circular Road, A406), London, UK.
1998 to 2004
ChangePlan Ltd formed a close and long-standing working partnership with Byrum UK Ltd (now Byrumlabflex Ltd), in providing laboratory & hospital storage systems across the UK and internationally.
We developed a bespoke AutoCAD application extension (using menu customisation, autolisp, activeX, etc.) to build a library of their range in 2D and full 3D to enable designers to quickly and efficiently produce 2D & 3D layouts.
From the start (using AutoCAD r10) we modelled all parts, using layers to separate the 2D representation (symbol) and the full 3D accurate model, allowing draughtsman to work on 2D plans, whilst still producing the full 3D layout.
Accuracy is key, when installing precision manufactured units, and with routines controlling then placement of frames, worktops, and units, ensured complete accuracy, enabling conflicts to be identified in the design process.
Elevations and views were then accessible instantly from the model ensuring accuracy and a true interpretation to the client of the end result.
This has evolved into the parts being used for accurate visualisations at the onset of the design process, ensuring the client can see, in full detail, the intended design and can make, previously prohibitive, revisions to their concepts without the usual costs, delays, and waste.
An additional drawing management system was developed, allowing accurate tracking and time costing of drawings against projects and cost centres within a central database.
Also, due to the nature of their particular field, the application can grow and be extended in house as more and new products are taken on by the company, giving them full control, and allowing the business to grow. Bespoke software development offer many unseen benefits.
Grade II listed building
ChangePlan Ltd produced a full 3D model of a Grade II listed building. All renovations and extensions had to be presented to committee for approval. Every feature had to be taken into consideration, from correct stonework to new doors matching existing in style & manufacture. The 3D rendered model proved an invaluable tool to not only show how the new interacted with the original, but also for cataloguing features prior to commencement of works. Lots of the Original windows and doors had to be replaced, and the new Romanesque style pool added to the rear had to compliment the original build of the house.