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Emstar Kitchens PYTHA Forerunners

Tony Galati of Emstar Kitchens in Thomastown, Victoria, was recognised for being an Australian ‘forerunner’ of PYTHA at the recent Pytha Partners Convention held in Sydney in October. Tony was acknowledged for his twenty-year dedication to the software during a special Gala event in the Sunset Room of Sydney’s iconic Luna Park. When he accepted his certificate (and a very nice bottle of plonk!), Tony was quick to grab the microphone and entertain the audience with his PYTHA story. As an enthusiastic young cabinetmaker in the 1990s, Tony was beginning to get the idea that technology would change his trade. When he discovered PYTHA software, Tony could see great potential in presenting kitchen and cabinet designs to clients in 3D. The investment was huge at the time, but this savvy business owner took the plunge and borrowed money to add PYTHA 3D CAD to his toolbelt. When the contract was done and dusted and his license was due to arrive, Tony shocked the PYTHA distributor when he asked what kind of computer he’d need to operate the software. Not only was he a software novice; he admitted he’d never owned a computer! Tony spent the first few weeks trying to get his head around navigating his first PC and learning how to use a complex 3D software package. The learning curve was steep, but in about three months he was doing renders for clients, and has never looked back! Pytha Partners Australia congratulate Tony on his vision and persistence, and look forward to the next decade with this PYTHA Pro. Keen to see how PYTHA can make a difference...

Official Australian Launch: PYTHA 3D CAD V23

The convention began with the official Australian launch of PYTHA 3D CAD V23. Guests had the privilege of learning all about the new version features ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’, with the developers flying in from Germany especially for the occasion. We asked those who attended to share what they’re most looking forward to in Version 23; here’s what they had to say: Techy Take-aways Good to see the programmer and be able to ask them questions directly. Learning a lot of small details with Willy. Machining and nesting capabilities, and report capabilities of Version 23. The profile and planning of angled pieces was a handy hint. The updates to the plot pages look fantastic. Editing in the plot. New modelling features to draw faster and more easily. Programmable fields within PYTHA. The possibility to personalise the drop-down menu Setting up interchangeable items like drawers by setting up the groups properly. The environment variables that can be used in RadioLab. That you can create just about anything! The simpler RadioLab interface gives me confidence to get it into our office and use it on a regular basis. Delegates also shared some great feedback about the event in general… Networking events 5 stars just for that view!! I had heaps of fun as I was on a table where I did not know anyone, so it gave me an opportunity to network with other companies. It was great to celebrate with the wider community also after some intensive workshops. Great location, great turnout. Food was great. Was good to meet other industry colleagues and discuss how they use PYTHA differently....

Celebrating PYTHA Pioneers

At our very special Gala event in the Sunset Room at Sydney’s iconic Luna Park, the founder of PYTHA 3D CAD, Willy Flassig, entertained the crowd with some hilarious tales about the very first trip he made to Australia to meet the then Australian dealer (think long dusty roads, kangaroos and a jet-lagged German who’s landed somewhere in the middle of Western Australia!). Although he had little hope for an avalanche of Aussie customers at the time, Willy shared his delight at the strength of our PYTHA community twenty years on. The twentieth anniversary of PYTHA in Australia was a great time to acknowledge the industry stalwarts who’ve been long-time users of this incredible software. We were honoured to have the following companies join us at the Gala, where they were recognised for their loyalty and support:     20 years Emstar Kitchens 15 years Bigway Interiors ARC Joinery Premier Furniture Rest Interior Emerald Shopfitters Euroline Joinery & Interiors Metro Joinery 10 years Furniture Design Studio Gellibrand Cabinet Works Interfar Furniture Systems Maxton Fox Minosa Ryde Joinery Yarra Valley Shopfitters With the formalities of the evening out of the way, guests rocked the dancefloor to the tunes of the Steve Foxe Quintet and the stunning Emma Birdsall (with thanks to Program Partner, Biesse). Some dress up props made for some interesting GIFS at the photo-station (‘cause who doesn’t want to wear a wig at some stage, right?!) – we’ll share these images with dinner guests via email. We’d like to extend a huge thanks to our program partners (ASOFIA, Austaron Surfaces and Biesse), our support sponsors (Family Wealth Advisory Sylvania,...

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...

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...