Knauf Tools

client
Knauf Gips KG

year
2014 - 2017

We developed a plug-in for Rhino 3D for Knauf Gips KG , that automates various planning processes.

In addition to smaller highly individual tools for editing 3D - components the core of the plugIn are the KuppelCreator (domeCreator) and the Bogentool (tool for making arches).

KuppelCreator

This tool allows to fully automate the process of calculating, planning and manufacturing of Special dome constructions consisiting of a variety of components.Thereby a 3D model and all data for calculation and for the CNC manufacturing are created.The domes consists of up to 4 layers of plasterboard that are subdivided into elements that are producible quantities and easy to handle.Furthermore all CD-profiles, rings of square pipes , hangers and connectors are calculated and prepared for the manufacturing process .The interface allows for quick configuration of the desired dome based on the basic parameters height and radius of the dome.

The interface allows for quick configuration of the desired arches based on basic parameters.

 

 

 

Bogentool

Interactive CAD-Plugin that fully automates the digital production of a gypsum Arch.

This tool allows to fully automate the process of calculating, planning and manufacturing of gypsum arches by bending over a wooden substructure. The final arches are stacked and nested on europallets. Thereby a 3D model and all data for calculation and for the CNC manufacturing for the arches, the substructure and the packaging are created.

The easy to use interface allows for quick creation of the arches by manipulating the basic parameters.