Prima Architectural Joinery is one of the largest commercial joinery operations in Melbourne. With their expert and ultra-experienced team, the company has built a vast portfolio of commercial projects. Their gallery boasts fabulous office and retail fitouts, impressive hospitality and education projects and some stunning high-end residential installations.
Pytha Partners have been proud to be a part of the Prima Architectural Joinery story for over a decade. We recently spoke with Operations Manager Pat Mollica about their software journey, and we share his perspective here.
One thing Pat has learned during his long time in the trade is that CAD software is not a one-size-fits-all product. The company trialled and tested two other programs before landing with PYTHA 3D CAD. While these other software products were okay with joinery, the drafting team soon learned they lacked the capacity to understand complex situations. With the increasingly ‘out-of-the-box’ projects they were procuring, the intuitive and customisable nature of PYTHA 3D CAD turned out to be their ‘third-time-lucky’ best fit.
Today, the company holds eight keys and has a competent team of PYTHA technicians. Pat is a huge fan of Willy’s Training Manual, and this is his go-to for helping wood machinists and cabinetmakers transition from the factory floor to the drafting team. Pat says the product has a short learning curve for those with trade experience; their knowledge of production methods and processes translates seamlessly into the 3D-based principles of PYTHA.
The product proves its worth when communicating with architects, too. Prima generally receives 2D drawings for tendering; their team then irons out construction issues and produces 3D images for client approval. This process ensures all parties are on the same page before production kicks off, allowing a seamless and cost-efficient construction.
‘We trust PYTHA with our joinery.’
Throughout his long relationship with Pytha Partners Australia, Pat has appreciated knowing that he has a team on hand to help if problems arise. He wrapped up our conversation with the simple statement that ‘we trust PYTHA with our joinery’. And with a highly-regarded, reputable and professional company like Prima on our client list, we’re beyond proud to have earned this trust and confidence in our product and team.
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