Construction of the Walt Disney Family Museum, located in the Presidio of San Francisco, required the talents of an experienced specialty contractor that could handle a job incorporating historical preservation and 3-D modeling.
Big D, won the contract to create a dramatic 164-foot spiraling ramp and central staircase that leads from one of 10 galleries to the museum’s main interactive exhibit area. The company’s work was part of a $110 million contract to renovate an existing barrack’s from the 1890s and add 15,000 square feet of exhibit space in the barracks’ rear courtyard. The 3D precision measuring for this complex project was done with ETemplate’s digital measuring system.
I purchased ETemplate for a major remodel of the Julliard School’s Alice Tully Chamber Orchestra Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York City. It cut our field measuring time by 75%. Every component was a perfect fit.
We used ETemplate to measure the remodel of the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. We needed no field adjustments; everything fit like a glove.
We purchased the ETemplate digital measuring system so that employees wouldn’t have to go into the field and manually template a soffit, for example, using cardboard or plywood. The company does all its engineering work in AutoCAD and exports that to Wood WOP which directs the CNC cutting.
When we would go out and template something the old-fashioned way, we had difficulty transporting that information back into the computer to write all the programs we need to cut out all the parts and pieces.
ETemplate allows the company to send one employee to a job site. We know the information is true, it’s accurate, and it’s whatever is actually out in the field. It’s a great time-saver for us.
We are sitting here templating another kitchen. The ETemplate system is EXCELLENT! When I said I wouldn’t be in this business without ETemplate I meant it. I was extremely skeptical that it could provide the accuracy needed. But the accuracy of ETemplate along with the accuracy of a CNC are a perfect match. We end up with puzzle pieces that fit together absolutely perfectly.
We have become completely reliant on the data we get and after 60 plus kitchens with ETemplate we have not had a bad fit or error yet. We will always “test” the system by taking several overall measurements with a tape and comparing the taped measurement to the ETemplate measurement and to this day the largest variance we have had was 1/8″!! We usually get 1/8 or 1/16 or zero for the difference, and we tend to think that WE are the ones who have not measured perfectly, not ETemplate.
Tech support is also fantastic, but I never call them anymore because I have no problems with it. If you have any questions, I will be more than glad to help you with your decision.
After 37 years in the business of engineering design and modeling, when we decided to embark on the business of producing templates at ErgoMeasure, the most important thing for us was to assess the products on the market that were suitable for high speed templating. The product that we would finally choose needed to have versatility, accuracy and dependability. It also needed to be user friendly, have a “Point Of Difference” that set it apart from its competitors and be backed by a rock solid guarantee. After exhaustive research there was no question in our minds that “ETemplate” was the obvious choice. Why?
Previously with measuring, there was always an element of trust that was needed between the person measuring and the end user of that measured information. It was also difficult to relay the information and to visualize the real item being measured, as a sketch could not provide this for complex areas measured. ETemplate developers have not only come up with a product that gives the templater the ability to accurately measure flat or complex 2D or 3D surfaces, they also provided all users along the way the ability to visualize the real measured area with their ground breaking “Back plotting” invention. This functionality being their “Point Of Difference” combined with all the other qualities mentioned above as well as safeguarding its templaters in the event of disputes, sets ETemplate apart from their competitors and makes them, in our opinion, the best digital templating product on the market.
Our company, ErgoMeasure, has now completed over 200 templates that included complex bench tops, curved landings and steps, open area measurement both in 2D & 3D and “ETemplate” provided us 100% success with every template when it comes to accuracy. The developers of ETemplate have obviously conducted exhaustive research to remove any inaccuracies via a comprehensive checking and auditing system. The system is so versatile that it gives the user the ability to become totally creative during the measuring process.
The ETemplate software has been cleverly crafted and gives its users the choice of using this advanced measuring technology with their own highly developed “Process Center” or combines it with other CAD (Computer Aided Design) packages on the market to produce a DXF (Data Exchange File) for use with modern CNC (Computer Numeric Controlled) machines. Either way the final result is the same. Amazingly accurate and easy to use!! If you need to develop a physical template, don’t stress, as this can also be achieved by processing this information to a vinyl template cutting machine.
Speed is another consideration in this competitive world we live in when it comes to choosing a commercially viable product. Using ETemplate we have been able to create a viable business that delivers accuracy combined with speed at a very competitive cost for both small and large manufacturers.
Our conclusion is that we feel most electronic templating products on the market are either slow or cumbersome or both in comparison to ETemplate which offers great versatility at a very affordable price.
The friendly staffs at Tri-Tech-Solutions, Inc., developers of the ETemplate products, are always available to answer any queries that arise, and their expert team always has the solutions to any problems that may arise. Need I say more!