C A D

Computer Aided Design

C A D

Computer Aided Design




Like a picture, "an engineering drawing is worth over a million words". It is a communication language engineers, designers and technicians can not do without. To paraphrase it, virtually nothing can be produced or manufactured without them. Thus, it should come as no surprise that a lot of effort and money has been spent by multinational corporations to develop and design software applications to facilitate this endeavour ( Pro/ENGINEER, CATIA, Siemens NX, SolidWorks, Autocad to name but a few) .

The myriad of cad programs in the market today is testimony of the advantages attained in using electronic tools over manual drawing. If the advantages were to be enumerated here, you will probably still be reading it come tomorrow. Suffice to say a "Drawing Board and T-Square" in today's electronic world is akin to two courier businesses where, one uses bicycles (manual drafting) and the other (the cad user) utilising top BMW 850cc-motorbikes. No contest really. The above analogy slightly understated we hope illustrate the advantages of using CAD. However, if you are the bicycle courier with an aversion to motor-bike (pun intended) all is not lost. We are here to help you compete on a level playing field without incurring the overhead cost involve (software, hardware, human resources - the lot).

Cad systems in the main come in various flavour. Some are intended for general drawing work while others will focus on specific engineering applications. Thus, there are programs that enable you to do 2D drawings, 3D drawings, renderings, shadings, engineering calculations, space planning, structural design, piping layouts, plant design, project management etc.

Today AutoCAD (a product of Autodesk) is generally recognised as the industry standard cad application with the capability to fulfill every drawing needs. However, as most engineers and designers will attest, sophisticated software will never be a substitute for creativity and original ideas. We have considerable experience and expertise in using this application in both 2D and 3D environments respectively. Coupled with engineering expertise we are in a position to help you concentrate on your core business while we handle all your drawing needs. This in general, will range from orthographic, isometric, detailed and assembly drawings to 3D models. Specialized and bespoke drawing services are also undertaken (i.e."reverse engineering" and the transfer of hard copy drawings to electronic format). Our CAD operators are experienced in the latest Autodesk products to provide quality services and support.


Basic Engineering Drawing Concepts

  • Detailed Drawing

  • A detail assembly drawing shows how all components are assembled and provides all the necessary details, dimensions and joining techniques (including welding) to fully assemble all or part of the project. It has several detailed drawings within it.

    • One or more of the components are drawn in more detail.
    • All the individual components have item numbers, ie Item 1, Item 2 etc.
    • The detail for these components is shown in the assembly drawing or in separate views, or on a separate detail drawing.
    • All the views necessary to gain a good understanding of the drawing are shown.
    • The measurements to manufacture the project are given.





  • Orthographic

  • In engineering, communication between the drawing office and the workshop is achieved mainly by means of engineering drawings and the principal method used to prepare these drawings is known as Orthographic Projection. Basically, orthographic projection is the representation of a three-dimensional component on a flat surface (the drawing sheet) in two-dimensional form. At least two orthographic views are required to indicate fully the shape and size of a component. If the component is a complicated one more than two views are necessary to facilitate or aid understanding.

    Orthographic projections are facilitated within traditional 3D CAD, surface modeling and solid modeling software. These now have very competent 3D modeling tools, so true orthographic drawings can be derived or captured from a solid model. One advantage of using traditional CAD software, over dedicated surface modeling or solid modeling software, is the flexibility in presentation afforded. Further advantage from CAD software is that orthographic projection or technical drawing derived from a solid model can be set up and dimensioned to drive changes to the 3D model if required.





  • Solid Modeling

  • 3D solid modeling is a critical aspect for modern product development and provides the basis for design, simulation, and manufacturing of any part and assembly across a broad range of industries, applications, and products. Solid modeling carries with it parametric data employed in both pre-production testing such as stress analysis and manufacturing processes such as CNC milling.

    3D solid modeling speeds the creation of complex parts and large assemblies. Creating 3D solid models of your designs instead of 2D drawings has the following advantages:

    • Speeds design development and detailing
    • Improves visualization and communication
    • Eliminates design interference issues
    • Checks design functionality and performance (without the need for physical prototypes)
    • Automatically provides manufacturing with 3D solid models that are required when programming CNC machine tools and rapid prototyping equipment
    A virtual 3D model of a machine, piece of equipment or even a production line may be designed from individual components. This allows dimensional tolerances to be precisely applied to a design pre-fabrication and the best third-party components selected. A discreet renderer enables the capture of high quality images for visualization purposes if required.





Visualisation

Photo-realistic 3D visualisation and 3D modeling transforms an idea or 2D design into an easy-to-understand, high-impact image that enables clients to view and understand their design in a more tangible way.
Mechanical services, architectural details or concept designs can be created in any varying measure of detail, from a basic clay type image to full photo-realistic detail with texture and depth.
This cost-effective technology brings the design to life and greatly facilitates communications with clients and other design team members during the tender and design stages of a project.

Some of the benefits include:


  • Ability to understand and comment on the design without incurring actual material costs
  • Visualise the impact of the design in existing surroundings
  • Improved control of material and finishes selection
  • 3D Visualisations, Photo-realistic images, and Product visualisations enhances communication
  • 3D Walkthroughs, Flythroughs, and Product animations ideal for marketing product or service
  • 3D Interactive environments - move around your model with ease (Assists with complex decision making)
  • 3D Visual Impact Images and Visually Verified Images Essential for planning consultants

Retail, interior design and architectural visualization are catered for via non CAD 3D software. Here the emphasis tends to be on form and artistic preference.






Mechanical - Architectural - Electrical

We used AutoCad extensively for Mechanical, Architectural (building construction) and Electrical Engineering projects respectively. We are conversant with all the ISO related standards. Thus if you are a small or medium size enterprise in any of the above professions, we can be a far more cost effective solution to look at. While you concentrate on your core deliverables we can handle the technical drawing aspect of your projects. Especially in situations were the aforementioned need to be verified by an authorised body - local authorities or a professional body.










Sample Some Of Our Work

3D Solid Modelling

Illustrative Exploded View

Assembly Drawing

Solid Modelling - Rendering

Solid Modelling - Rendering

Illustrative Drawing

Detailed Drawing

Orthographic Projection

Assembly Illustration - Projection

Assembly Illustration - Projection

Detailed Assemply Illustration - Projection

Building Construction - Plan Elevation

Building Construction - Plan Modification Elevation

Architechural Construction - 3D Model House Rendered




Our Most Recent Projects

Please do note that the clients listed below all came to us as a result of personal recommendations. They very much new nothing about the web let alone the fundamental technologies involved. One thing the knew for certain was that it is where everything is happening. They needed someone to take their ideas and make it happened so to speak on the web - And that's what we do here at ToromeTech.

Click on the vertical tabs on each client 's section to see how the sites were designed

Website Design - Project1

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Ezeogu Publication

Preserving Igbo Heritage

Their Objectives:

We are here to take you on a journey to discover and appreciate not only the Igbo language but also the culture to which it gives expression

  • To contribute our bit to the crusade for the preservation of Igbo language and culture
  • To bring the Igbo language to all Igbo children growing up in the Diaspora who are eager to connect with their heritage language
  • To provide a tool and to be of assistance to anyone (Igbo and non-Igbo alike) who has a genuine desire and interest in learning to read, write and speak the Igbo language
  • To create awareness on the current state of the Igbo language and the need to preserve it for the future generations

The Brief

A Complete Responsive Design

General theme should exude subtle colours and large expanse of margins and paddings that depict an uncluttered interface

  • Published Books will be sold on site
  • An interactive flash design game will be played on the site on a subscription basis
  • A dynamic content page showing Igbo phrases and their English equivalent
  • A dynamic picture gallery page

The Design Process

From Wire-frames To HTML5

In the design process, the business imperative as narrated by the client is of the essence. This is why they've come to us. Our design methodology is encapsulated in these four phases: Discovery - Design - Deployment - Delivery. Each of these consulting phases, defines a clear step in the process of taking the solution of a business problem from concept into production. The client is alway in tune with what is going on. This facilitate a smooth transfer of control after completion.

  • A wire-frame mock-up of the interface is the starting point
  • Basic graphic assets are added into mocked design to improve visual for client to get a handle
  • intended graphic assets from client are then modified and edited in Photoshop to attain proper dimensions and resolution as per design
  • Responsive design is implemented with a skeleton backbone of components from Bootstrap framework
  • Various CSS3 style sheets are created to render the HTML pages with the desire effects
  • Java-script files are created to drive the front-end interactions
  • PHP script files are created to power the back-end applications

Progressive Development

Client's Input At All stages

To effectively bring the client in to the design and development processes, a common venue had to be established. The most convenient and suitable location was the internet. thus, a private area was setup where client can log in and see how development was progressing. More importantly here,they could query issues they were not happy with and the development team can respond for them to see the immediate effect of their suggestions -

    Advantages
  • Very convenient for both parties
  • Significantly reduce glitches and typos
  • improved client satisfaction

Delivery

Deployment

This final stage of the design cycle was rather straight forward because it is invariably dependent on the preceding phases. Thus it was merely transferring the entire package from it testing platform on to a production one. Here, the databases for managing both the on-line book selling functionality and administering access to the on line Interactive Audio Application were implemented and tested. Paypal was the obvious choice for completing the e-commerce section due to it simple and intuitive modules.

Final Features

  • Site with interface as envisaged by client and then some
  • Java-script providing intuitive interactive elements at the front-end
  • Publish Book can be bought on site
  • Interactive - Audio Media can be played on site with access control
  • Client has total control of back-end activities













Website Design - Project2

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Fabu Publishers

Publishing Books With Moral Values

Their Objectives:

Fabu Publishers is a Foundational Publishing house based in London. We have developed into a leading publisher of historical, cultural, educational and religious publications to name but a few. Our books focus particularly on fostering a better world order and promoting self-transformation. Our themes are Self-awakening irrespective of your denomination. Foundational thoughts are not merely academic but real food for thought for the discerning.

The Brief

A Complete Responsive Design & Branding

General theme should exude a bright colour specified by client

  • A dynamic book display gallery on home page
  • E- commerce integration
  • Published Books will be sold on site
  • A means of subscribing to weekly news letter from home page
  • A dynamic detailed content page showing main attributes for each book
  • A blog and news section

The Design Process

From Wireframes To HTML5

Our design methodology is encapsulated in these four phases: Discovery - Design - Deployment - Delivery. Each of these consulting phases, defines a clear step in the process of taking the solution of a business problem from concept into production. The client is alway in tune with what is going on. This facilitate a smooth transfer of control after completion.

  • Mapping - A wire-frame mockup of the interface is the starting point
  • Mapping is very subjective due to the fact that your personal feelings (emotions) and experiences are the driving force. It starts from your brain where you envisage how everything will be positioned in a given time - space disposition.
  • The transfer of these brain concept on to paper (mockup) is the starting block for the interface to come into realization
  • Basic graphic assets are added into mocked design to improve visual for client to get a better visualization

Progressive Development

Client's Input At All stages

To effectively bring the client in to the design and development processes, a common venue had to be established. The most convenient and suitable location was the internet. thus, a private area was setup where client can log in and see how development was progressing. More importantly here,they could query issues they were not happy with and the development team can respond for them to see the immediate effect of their suggestions -

    Advantages
  • Very convenient for both parties
  • Significantly reduce glitches and typos
  • improved client satisfaction

Delivery

Deployment

This final stage of the design cycle was rather straight forward because it is invariably dependent on the preceding phases. Thus it was merely transferring the entire package from it testing platform on to a production one. Here, the databases for managing the on-line book selling functionality , contact form , newsletter, blog and news functionalities were implemented and tested. Paypal was the obvious choice for completing the e-commerce section due to it simple and intuitive modules.

Final Features

  • Site with interface as envisaged by client and then some
  • Java-script providing intuitive interactive elements at the front-end
  • Publish Book can be bought on site
  • A blog section
  • A news section
  • A news-letter section
  • Company stationery consistent with wed interface
  • Client has total control of back-end activities









Website Design - Project3

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The Nigerian Community

Joining The Motion

Their Objectives:

The Nigerian Community Waltham Forest (NICOWF) is a charitable organisation born out of the necessity to foster and strengthen the bonds among Nigerians living in the borough

  • Strengthening Capacity For Self-Help
  • Providing Economic Opportunity
  • Delivering Relief In Emergencies
  • Influencing Policy Decisions At All Levels
  • Addressing Discrimination In All Its Forms

The Brief

A Complete Responsive Design

The general theme should reflect the national colours (GREEN-WHITE-GREEN ) with large expanses of margin and padding that depicts an uncluttered interface

  • Lots of videos will be shown on site
  • Lots of pictures will be shown on site
  • Details of Nigerian embassies in the diaspora
  • Useful public information from the The High Commissioner s Office in London
  • A dynamic blog and news section
  • An opened architecture for accommodating new features

The Design Process

From Wire-frames To CSS3

There are multitude of different screen sizes across phones, tablets, desktops and TVs,. Screen sizes will always be changing, so it’s important that your site can adapt to any screen size, today or in the future. Responsive web design, responds to the needs of the users and the devices they’re using. The layout changes based on the size and capabilities of the device. For example, on a smart-phone, users would see content shown in a single column view where as a tablet might show the same content in two columns.

The fundamentals of the responsive design concept is based on a grid structure made of columns. A maximum of 12 will be utilized to display content for a typical desktop and anything bigger (TV). Tablets , smart-phones and smaller screen devices will use progressively less. The magic in rendering the same content for devises of varying screen resolution and sizes is in the css file (CSS - Cascading Style Sheet)

  • Mapping - A wire-frame mockup of the interface is the starting point
  • Mapping is very subjective due to the fact that your personal feelings (emotions) and experiences are the driving force. It starts from your brain where you envisage how everything will be positioned in a given time - space disposition.
  • The transfer of these brain concept on to paper (mockup) is the starting block for the interface to come into realization
  • Basic graphic assets are added into mocked design to improve visual for client to get a better visualization

Progressive Development

Client's Input At All stages

To effectively bring the client in to the design and development processes, a common venue had to be established. The most convenient and suitable location was the internet. thus, a private area was setup where client can log in and see how development was progressing. More importantly here,they could query issues they were not happy with and the development team can respond for them to see the immediate effect of their suggestions -

    Advantages
  • Very convenient for both parties
  • Significantly reduce glitches and typos
  • improved client satisfaction

Delivery

Deployment

Final Features

  • Site with interface as envisaged by client (based on the Nigerian Flag)
  • Java-script providing intuitive interactive elements at the front-end
  • Dynamic Photo Album
  • Dynamic Video Player
  • A Blogging Section
  • A News Section
  • Client has total control of back-end activities















Be Properly Informed

 

Publishing no more a privileged few

The main broadsheet and television to a certain extent have always argued that the principle of reviewing books that are only published through well-renowned publishers had inbuilt quality control they could not do without. It now seems the quality control factor was merely a smoke screen for maintaining the old school boy network. This hitherto sacrosanct principle is now being reviewed,revised or ditched completely. There now seems to be a change in the wind - or to put it bluntly a revolution in the making. As more self-published authors hit the big time, that reputation (of vanity,flagrant ego etc,etc.) is definitely beginning to diminish. Self-published authors are now thought of as entrepreneurs, energetic souls determined to forge their own identity and destiny in the cultural landscape.


Anyone can get published

Here at Torome Tech, we have the expertise to help you bring your dreams to fruition. it is generally said that, everyone has got a book in their head. Be it fiction or non fiction. The problem has always been the expense in getting it published. Well to a certain extent that obstacle has been rendered obsolete. Not because of the caprices of the big publishing houses but due to innovation in technology and the increasing power designers and programmers have in affecting how information is presented and consumed on the Internet platform. Thus you do not have to have a physical book so to speak(i.e printed) . Your book will reside on the internet to be consumed in a digital format only. That is to say people can read it online on their chosen platform (Tv,desktop,laptop,tablet, or smartphone). You can give it gratis or incorporate a charging scheme of your choice.This by and large, will be on a pay-access basis. Just in case you are one of those averse to digital books, the tangeable option can easily be realised from this juncture. You just have to say the number of copies you want and it get send to the printers - and that is it. You only need to have your story out of your head and we will do the rest. Interested - talk to us.


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