Sometimes, models can’t be simply solved by 2D autocad drawings. A good example is this lounge seat, designed for the university of Amsterdam by Rudy Uytenhaak Achitects and manufactured by Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions. I converted the initial sketches and rough autocad 3d model, combined with the 2D structural drawings from Gielissen into an integrated 3D model with all the parts necessary for manufacturing.
All the parts in the model were then converted to 2D drawings and nested for CNC cutting, where the seats and backs of the seats needed ‘unrolling’ to get the correct dimensions. The hundreds of parts were coded, and the 3D model was used to make assembly drawings from. Normally projects like these would have required many, many hours to get manufactured by hand, requiring difficult to make molds and much more waste material. Furthermore, the 3D model was used to get feedback from the architect about important design details.
Wireframe model, showing the structural elements:
2D parts, nested for efficient manufacturing: