Steve Plesa’s latest show stopping project came with a unique challenge: “curved walls everywhere”.

For Stream Line Joinery, this was no problem, and exciting! Located in “The Toaster,” an iconic building nestled in the Circular Quay space at the foot of the Sydney Opera House, this high-profile project demanded a standout interior design.

Getting started

Working closely with the architect, Steve and his team, led by Trent Walton, a PYTHA Pro with over 15 years of experience, demonstrated how PYTHA software seamlessly handles complex joinery projects. After the client approved the design, Trent started by modelling the entire apartment in one file, overlaying a DXF floorplan from the architect and a 3D survey.

Despite being a considerable model, it was crucial to see the entire apartment, to involve the client throughout the project. A 3D walkthrough onsite of the construction drawing was an essential kick off for the client. The ‘master’ model also helped visualise the intricate design details, including curved walls, ceilings, and hidden doors, to various team members throughout the project. For example, using tools like sectioning and perspective views (camera angles), Trent could highlight finer details as needed, depending on which part of the project team he was communicating with.

Communicating and planning the project

A particularly challenging aspect of the project was creating flat-packed joinery items due to site limitations on length, height, and width. Some components had to be partially constructed on-site. PYTHA’s detailed plotting capabilities ensured Trent could communicate his construction approach with complete clarity to the downstream team.

Detailed drawings minimise errors, crucial in complex projects where initial mistakes can lead to significant issues later. This clarity in communication was essential for the project’s success from production through assembly and installation.

The client’s vision of curved walls, doors, and framing required precision in templating as well. The team used the software to create templates for the ceilings and walls, allowing them to check measurements against the DXF and survey models before manufacturing commenced. This assured accuracy once in manufacturing, as well as effective coordination with other trades.

The right tools for the business

Stream Line Joinery’s use of PYTHA exemplifies how the right tools can power even the most complex projects, turning ambitious designs into reality with precision and efficiency. The software’s ability to produce detailed, accurate models and drawings has saved time and reduced errors, and supports excellence in craftsmanship for Steve’s drafting and trade teams. This project not only showcases Stream Line Joinery’s expertise, it highlights their capability for sophisticated and high-end residential projects. We’re so pleased to see the success stories customers like Stream Line Joinery can achieve having PYTHA in their toolkit.

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