Miha Ravšelj (2010) Gastonvo- computer support for marketing of built-in wardrobes. EngD thesis.
Companies manufacturing furniture usually sell their products in their furniture stores. Many Slovene furniture companies have been using application Gaston by ib-CADdy. With this application based on predefined library it is possible to place various furniture elements inside kitchen, bathroom, living room… Gaston elements are predefined by 2D symbols and 3D mesh which means that the application itself does not support any geometrical modifications. Software supporting selling built-in wardrobes with sliding doors is therefore one of the latest market needs. A built-in wardrobe is a parametrically described assembly with varying geometry. In the process of selling and manufacturing companies are faced with two major difficulties: data transfer from the store to the manufacturer and the preparation of the received data for manufacturing. In the first part of this diploma work the basic principles of GastonVO (software supporting selling built-in wardrobes in furniture stores) are presented. This application is based on common graphical user interface built on the top of the complex XML data structure and predefined library of basic assemblies/parts. In the second part of this diploma one possible solution for manufacturing data preparations is presented within SolidWorks CAD environment. The predefined library and addin for SolidWorks enable us to generate 3D built-in wardrobe assembly considering the received GastonVO project file.
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