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Wanted: your best PYTHA renders and technical drawings

Would you like to see your PYTHA creations featured in a book? Pytha Germany are compiling a book of 40 years of PYTHA 3D CAD, and they’re looking for the best of the best images, drawings and PYTHA creations from around the world. We’ll also showcase your work at the Pytha Partners Convention, and offer some pretty sweet prizes for the best technical drawings and renders. Send you submissions to vrowe@pythapartners.com.au today! (Note: keep in mind that if you send us your best drawings, our marketing team are likely to use them all over the place, so make sure you’re ok with plenty of exposure!)...

Sharpen your PYTHA skills at dedicated workshops

Whether you’re a long-time user or a PYTHA-newbie, the depth and capacity of this incredible software means there is always something new to learn. With the German PYTHA developers joining us at our upcoming Convention, we’re cashing in on the knowledge we’ll have in the country and have organised a series of workshops to help you continue to get the ‘most bang for your buck’ with PYTHA 3D CAD. Topics will be based on our three ‘PYTHA pillars’ – modelling, machinery and rendering – and will suit all PYTHA users, regardless of the version you are using. When you register for the Pytha Partners Convention, you’ll be invited to attend two of the following workshops: Modelling: explore new techniques and alternative functions to fast-track your modelling and boost your productivity. Machining: review the new Workshop and CAM interfaces, and learn more about Analyzer and working with CNC CAM interfaces (BSolid, Woodwop and more) Rendering: learn how to effectively apply surfaces and lighting with the new V23 RadioLAB, and impress your customers with stand-out renders. Developer Q & A Convention delegates will also enjoy a forum-style presentation with the developers of PYTHA, who’ll be front of stage and ready for your questions. This will be a great opportunity to ‘meet the makers’ and ask your whats, whys and hows. The developers will also be eager to hear your thoughts about where you see the future of PYTHA 3D CAD, so come armed with your best ideas! Find out more about the Pytha Partners Convention here, or contact us today to learn more about the...

Staron® Solid Surfaces Design Awards now open!

Leading designers and architects from across the world are embracing the quality and versatility of Staron® Solid Surfaces, using the product in a wide range of applications. The Staron® Design Awards were created almost nine years ago, and offer a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the versatility of the product and the design skill of those specifying it. The 2017  Staron® Design Awards are now open, and designers, architects, developers, kitchen and bathroom designers and students are invited to submit their favourite design projects featuring Staron® Solid Surfaces. Entries may be submitted in any one of the following three categories: Commercial category – open to any installed commercial/industrial project (the winning entrant receives a prize of $2000 cash along with marketing exposure) Residential category – open to any installed house/apartment project (with winner taking home prize of $1000 and enjoying great marketing exposure) Concept category – open to any idea or concept that has not yet been realised. This can be a drawing, graphic or sketch, with a prize of $250 plus marketing exposure. The Staron® Design Award judges panel includes Sophie Watson from Indesign Magazine, Stephen Varady from Stephen Varady Associates and Amanda Stanaway from Woods Bagot. With their wide and varied experience, the judging panel brings a vast wealth of knowledge to the judging process. The judges meet in Sydney when the Staron® Design Awards close to decide on a winner for each category. Entry to the Staron® Design Awards is free and easy and can be made online at staron.com.au. Entries close on September 30 so don’t delay! Image: Commercial Staron Design Award 2016 winning design by Maria + Al...

Mark McCrindle to share his wisdom at Pytha Partners Convention

Is working with Generation Z zapping your energy? Are Millennials making you crazy? Or are you a part of the iGeneration and feeling misunderstood? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you won’t want to miss the knock-out keynote session at our upcoming convention in Sydney, with thanks to the support of Program Partner, ASOFIA. Mark McCrindle is an award-winning social researcher, best-selling author and influential thought leader with a great understanding of key social trends and their impact on our business operations – technologically, demographically, socially and economically. He believes it’s critical that organisations and leaders observe these changes, and respond to the trends in order to maintain engagement. The construction industry is certainly experiencing rapid changes in technology and demographics, and many business owners admit to struggling to keep up.  In their dealings with cabinetmakers, joiners, shopfitters and designers across the country, Pytha Partners have had many conversations with concerned operators about the declining number of apprentices, and the challenges they face in keeping younger staff on board long enough to train them well. The data seems to reflect these concerns: despite some enthusiastic efforts by various levels of government to increase the uptake of apprenticeships and traineeships, numbers in most states continue to decline. On the other hand, university participation rates are on the rise, as are the numbers of young people moving directly into the labour market. What’s really concerning, though, is that those that do enter an apprenticeship directly out of school have a pretty low chance of finishing their time, with just over half collecting a trade certificate. Mark will offer...
Join us at Inside, Sydney

Join us at Inside, Sydney

We can’t wait to see the latest Biesse automation and software at Inside, Sydney later this month (26-28 July). If you’re keen to see a hundred tonnes of Biesse and Intermac machinery in action, and want to know how to transform your factory floor for a greater competitive edge, you won’t want to miss this show. Since 1969, Biesse has designed, manufactured and marketed a comprehensive range of technologies and solutions for joiners and large furniture, window, door and wood building components manufacturers. In recent years, they’ve also been active in the plastic processing machinery sector, developing ad-hoc solutions for a growing market. They’ve connected with leading industry partners like Hafele, Hettich and Pytha Partners Australia to bring you a one stop shop for ‘thinking forward’. Michael and Katie are looking forward to catching up with existing customers and chatting to new PYTHA users, so if you have any questions for our Pytha Partners tech team, make sure you come and say hello.  Find out more about Inside, Sydney and register...