Steve Delaney doesn’t like change. To illustrate this point, he’s been a joiner for 32 years and a dedicated, exclusive user of PYTHA 3D CAD for almost two decades.
But when a change will improve work efficiency and the quality output of projects, Steve is all about giving it a go. This is why Steve’s story is such a great example of how the latest in automation technology can uncover real world efficiencies in production, that save time and money for everyone from business owner to employees to clients.
His first significant work adaptation happened when he was employed at Vogue Shopfitting and Joinery. When the business was planning to buy its first router, a neighbouring business recommended taking the leap into the new world of software at the same time, and the decision was made to implement PYTHA 3D CAD. Steve volunteered to be the driver of this pioneering software product, and when his day on the factory floor was done, he’d sit down and play with PYTHA. With his can-do attitude, it didn’t take Steve long to master the 3-point axis and see the enormous potential of this technology. That was PYTHA V17, and some nine versions later, Steve’s never considered using anything else.
During his career, Steve has worked on spectacular shopfitting and commercial refurbishment projects, along with some high-end residential fitouts, too. To accommodate this top-tier work, Steve recognised the need for another significant change with the adoption of PYTHA Workshop to further streamline automation.
The benefits are felt further down the production line as well.
Having confidence that the drafted project will transition seamlessly to the factory floor means assembly and install tasks can be supported too. For example, machines can be reliably programmed to do as much of the hard work as possible, which in turn makes jobs quick to assemble and easy to install. With efficient process and clear communication of jobs comes confidence from the factory and site teams. Errors are minimised and there are time and cost savings for businesses and their clients alike.
Steve has recently launched his own business, Mid Set, offering a wealth of drafting and production know-how. For Steve and his clients, PYTHA Workshop delivers the confidence that jobs will just always work.
“It’s accurate, dependable, powerful – we can do anything together. We know that if it works on the PYTHA screen, then it just works.”
Steve says the decision to move to PYTHA Workshop wasn’t made overnight. But, when smooth automation is key to quality production, he says it’s plain and simple,
“If you don’t keep up with automation, you won’t be competitive. The best software saves money and helps you win jobs.”
Since working with PYTHA Workshop, Steve says he hasn’t even reverted to the previous software for historical work that comes his way. The time to reset these jobs in PYTHA for output to PYTHA Workshop is negligible compared to the cost of running old systems.
From Steve’s hands on perspective, he can now see every element of every job, right on the PYTHA screen. Because there’s no need to go back and forth between applications to ensure everything is correct, the checking process is significantly faster and more accurate. Having the entire job visible in this way makes a huge difference.
“You’re not just dragging and dropping cabinets and hoping that’s sufficient for the factory and install teams; you’ve got the complete joinery item, with all of its parts and all of the machining, all on one screen.”