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Success Stories

Konkan Railway Interiors
One of the very first project that was conceptualized in TAD. Those days (1989), TAD was working in DOS. We needed to quickly layout the cabins of the 15000 sq.ft. interior. The railway engineers were busy at work in one corner, and we had very little time. The entire work had to be finished in 45 days from design to handing-over. We side-stepped the process of drawings. Instead, we took our computer with TAD on it, and sat with the engineers to work out the layout. Unfortunately, TAD did not have much more capabilities then... so we did some drawing work using a DOS drafting software called EasyCAD (It came on a floppy along with a book) However, TAD helped in all the estimation when we made the tender. The job was done on time and within a budget of Rs 300/- per sq.ft (around 7 dollars per sq.ft)

Centre-line checking by Space-Arct
Space-Arct was one of the earliest adopter of TAD (the DOS version). One day, when I went to their office the principal; late Subhash Padhye, was showing me how he went about doing centre-line checking of the column starters at a hostel that was being constructed. Instead of taking a traditional centre-line drawing, he took down corner-to-corner measurements of several columns that effectively criss-crossed the entire set. It was similar to triangulation. If those measurements were correct, that means the columns were cast correctly.

Church estimation
The Little Flower Church at Nerul, Navi Mumbai was designed with an extremely low budget. A small controversy arose regarding our choice of design: we needed to cross-check whether the volume of concrete consumed in the project reflected the efficiency we had promised. The church was one of the few projects that did NOT start in TAD. The reason was that the DOS version of TAD did not have the capability to model hypar roofs. But by the time the church got built, the operating system of our computers had changed and we did have a working version for Windows 98. We quickly re-modeled the church in TAD Designer Lite and verified that the volume consumed by the hypar roofs were indeed quite efficient. Job done.

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