GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM BILBAO
CATIA Computer Program
FOGA uses CATIA, a 3-dimensional computer modeling program originally designed for the aerospace industry. This program is supplemented by more traditional 2-dimensional CAD programs.
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Step by step
DIGITIZING THE PHYSICAL MODEL
This step produces a series of points on the computer screen, which together create a shape which roughly resembles the shape of the physical model. The points are then manipulated, cleaned up and smoothed out.
Basically the outline of the physical model.
SHADED SURFACE MODEL
Basically the outline of the physical model. The lines represent the cladding pattern of the titanium panels.
The secondary structure will vary from project to project. In the case of Bilbao, it is part of the structure which supports the galvanized steel under-layer of the cladding system.
This is the stage at which the CATIA computer model is used to generate the steel shop drawings.
THE FINISHED BUILDING