ETemplate Systems, a provider of 3-D measuring and templating technology, recently updated its ELaser Pro system that creates an “intelligent” CAD model from a visit to a job site, allowing users to model as they measure. The updated technology creates CAD files that are fully compatible with downstream design and manufacturing systems.
Company president Paul Hansen says the new ELaser Pro exports data files to communicate directly with popular cabinet-design software such as Cabinet Vision, 2020, KCD and Pro Kitchen, as well as standard DXF output to AutoCAD and Microvellum.
“We build files that are directly compatible to those systems, so the ELaser end-users can continue the design processes inside their software,” Hansen says.
“This system eliminates extra steps and makes the design process go faster. Typically, members of the wood industry are out there doing manual measuring, hand documenting, then having to key in all of the data back in the office. Here they are getting digital measurements on the fly and they’re getting more accuracy with the abilities of the 3-D laser.”
ELaser quickly creates a floor plan and pushes it out to the ceiling height. Next, the user can add doors, windows, switches, outlets and plumbing to the design and have all the data pass to the cabinet-design software, saving time and reducing measuring inaccuracies.
The update also makes it easier to measure odd 3-D shapes and has additional tools to input out-of-level and out-of-plumb surfaces into the CAD model.
“These additional measuring tools not only aid in the design and installation of millwork, they also provide inspection capabilities to verify the as-built to the original design,” Hansen adds.
The system has a base price of $14,000.
For more, visit www.etemplatesystem.com.
This article originally appeared in the August 2017 issue.