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Virtual Reality

Both communication and visualisation are essential elements when executing a project. That’s why Polytek uses VR technology. Adding this to our 3D reviews allows us to gain a tangible picture, and you can even walk through the design before anything is built. Would you like to use this technology in your designs? Don’t hesitate to contact us!      

POLYTEK present at the KU Leuven entrepreneurs day

We recently manned a booth at Group T’s entrepreneurs’ day. Many students visited our stand and got acquainted with the tools we use at Polytek for mechanical, civil and structural engineering.  Using a virtual reality headset, visitors to our stand were able to walk across a platform in  Group T’s atrium. This of course allows us to make detailed engineering very visual!

Visually and technically correct? Effortless!

Modification of an existing installation means there will be as much reuse as possible, and the existing situation will be measured as accurately as possible. Usually, the elements known at the time are measured. This will often restrict the designer and result in tunnel vision. To stop this from happening, we use a 3D scan to produce a point cloud of your installation. This results in the quick…

Perfect positioning of new platform in existing situation

When you create a new design, you naturally want to avoid any clashes with the existing installation. A 3D scan is the perfect tool to eliminate the chance of this happening. To connect to an existing installation, we convert specific elements of the point cloud into CAD objects. This means we have a point of reference to start from when designing. This design can be accurately evaluated against…

Fast, accurate and meticulous

Do you want to make a connection between two fixed points? Of course, this measurement cannot be made until the fixed points are in their exact position. At the instruction of the end customer, we started by producing a design our customer could use to request quotations. Our customer was able to use this design to request a quotation from various suppliers. This enabled the end customer to…

Feel the vibe, taste the sweetness

In order to be able to produce the technical design, we started with a graphic design every time. In this case it was the DJ Stage designed by Antje Kestens. Using her sketches, we set to work to ensure the design was feasible from a technical point of view. To this end, we created a full 3D drawing of the stage, including all the décor and banners. We then checked the design against the relevant…

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

On behalf of one of our customers, we produced a conceptual design for a new robotised conveyor belt system in the customer’s existing installation. We used a 3D scan to evaluate in practice once the new design had been executed. We placed the designs from the CAD software in this point cloud, which ensured that everyone involved in the project was aware of the impact, including operators,…

Bietentram

Based on an architect’s design, we created the detail design of the Bietentram (Sugar Beet Tram). This steel structure will become an ideal place for many passers-by to take a break, where the rich history of sugar and the old railway track “den IJzerenweg” will be explained. We created the construction drawings and made stability calculations for the beams and nodes. To improve efficiency, we…

POLYTEK CHOOSES ADVANCE STEEL

Werner Herbots, managing director of engineering firm Polytek, now works with the new software package Autodesk Advance Steel. Advance Steel aligns perfectly with the Autodesk BIM philosophy, and Werner firmly believes in the power of BIM, so he decided to purchase a licence. This means he is the first Advance Steel customer in the Benelux region.       The evolution to 3D Polytek was founded in…

Platform for a cooling tower

This is an existing situation, this is why we always start with an accurate measurement! With this information we started to design a new platform between the existing roof beams. We calculated the stability and also looked at the access to be able to perform maintenance in an efficient way.After The 3D review, we made the production drawings to be able to build the platform! We had a satisfied…