ArchiFrame & Archicad in Wood Element Production 

Transcript for the video “ArchiFrame & Archicad in Wood Element Production – VVR Wood Testimonial – BIM Timber Prefabrication”

(00:05) My name is Ville Valve and I’m the co-founder of VVR Wood. I run the design and development in our company. Our element production process starts with the architect’s 3D model, and we break walls and slabs into different element types and then design those elements.

(00:24) Typically, our models can have hundreds of different elements and tens of thousands of different parts. We have to make sure that this information flows through the construction process and is useful for every part of it.

(00:42) ArchiFrame is a very important tool for us because we are designing everything that we do, using ArchiFrame.

(01:08) One of the most important features of our program is the flexibility of the program. In our projects, typically, we have many different types of elements and the construction types are changing in every project. So we have to be able to make different element types, different drawing layouts, different parts and the flexibility of ArchiFrame allows us to define the element types by ourselves and change them according to our needs.

(01:40) For us, ArchiFrame is a digital tool and an important part of software automation, which helps our designers to make the routine work faster and more accurate and so they can focus on the most important parts of the building project.

(02:03) In choosing ArchiFrame, one of the most important aspects was the strong integration with Archicad. It’s software which is used in a lot of architectural designers’ offices and this allows us to work more closely with the architects and also we don’t have to give other designers so many restrictions and guides to be able to integrate in our design processes.

(02:42) Every project is different. We have to be able to meet our customers’ needs.